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So far Li-on batteries have been the kings of the new road, but that’s now facing a real challenge.
Now we have BMW + Toyota facing off to Ford + Nissan/Renault + Daimler/Mercedes, each looking to take the high ground for their own solution to carbon free motoring via hydrogen.
And they are not alone as you will see
Guest article by Ash Gupta
Check this link to Tom Warobec’s TV Auto News item from “Automotive News”. Apart from some sensible tips and range facts for driving EVs under extreme cold conditions, there’s positive news from BMW and Toyota on co-operation to develop Lithium Air Batteries to replace Li-ion batteries in EVs.
Ghosn feels auto makers need to take a three-pronged approach to addressing the new market that is unfolding in the age of mass produced EVs. "One, they need to be in all technologies from electric vehicles to diesel; two, they need to be in emerging markets, especially China, and 3, they need to have vehicles in each segment." Funny no mention of eco-auto-booming India.
Now this is a very special happening. The world's largest and most powerful player in the auto industry stoops down to hold the hand of a cheeky but smart upstart EV maker who has leveraged the design flare of Lotus to make a product that is now a better known brand name than many of the Old World's 'new kid on the block' car rivals like Kia or Proton.