Nice bit of engineering! Well done! What do you see as the main limiting factor for mileage range? Battery capacity? Motor efficiency? I’ve been reading articles about guys building their own electric bikes lately, there is a lot of information available and off the shelf components. Everyone seems to struggle with range though. It makes you appreciate just how advanced companies like Zero really are.
WOW good for North Carolina !By the end of the decade, Europe could be the world’s second-biggest producer of batteries—and a Swedish startup called Northvolt may be key to its potential rise.
Zoom in: Although founded only six years ago, Northvolt is the leading European battery maker. The company announced three new battery facilities in the first quarter of 2022, including a 60 gigawatt-hour (GWh) battery plant in the northern region of Germany in March.
All three gigafactories are expected to begin operations by the end of 2025, and manufacturing would ramp up in the years after, bringing Northvolt’s total potential battery production capacity to more than 170 GWh—enough to power at least 1.5 million EVs per year.
- In Sweden, Northvolt plans to build a 50 GWh facility that will supply EV battery cells to Volvo and Polestar and convert a paper mill into a manufacturing plant for cathode active materials and battery cells.
- So far, it’s raised $6 billion to realize its plans.
Global electric-vehicle sales more than doubled in 2021, and EVs could make up the majority of new cars sold in Europe as soon as 2025, according to a study by Element Energy. That will likely add up to ~6 million new EV sales annually in the region.
Also this; https://insideevs.com/news/576710/vinfast-invest-4billion-usd-new-ev-battery-plant-north-carolina/
and this; https://governor.nc.gov/news/press-...anys-first-north-american-battery-plant-north
I saw a huge new battery plant on the I85 corridor as I drove past last week.