In the fight to de-carbonize the world, governments around the globe are pushing hard to phase out vehicles that use internal combustion engines. For example, in the United Kingdom and France, new gasoline and diesel cars will banned from 2040. Norway has a goal to have every new car electric by 2025. Just this month California governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order requiring all new cars and passenger trucks sold in California starting in 2035 to be electric.
Along with these kinds of actions is the push to also de-carbonize electricity generation. Of course EVs need to be charged, and the more EVs that are in operation, the greater the capacity required to charge them. The natural question is, can the grid keep up? California is trying to lead the wave in renewable power generation, but its grid has been under pressure lately, due to heatwaves and wildfires, and they have had to introduce brownouts and/or blackouts for periods of time.
There are many advantages to electric vehicles (e.g. no emissions, longer lifespan, low maintenance) , but only if there is sufficient electricity, at a reasonable cost, to charge them.
I see this whole scenario as a perfect market for Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat SKL to enter. I can’t think of a government entity or auto manufacturer who would not be able to see the tremendous advantages to drivers that would come if electricity generation was either on-board vehicles themselves, or a device you keep at home to plug into, independent of the grid. Of course there would be other consequences to deal with (e.g. how to replace revenue from fuel taxes), but if the SKL worked well and reliably it would take emissions from both transportation and electricity genertion out of the equation