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Nowadays, more and more electric minibuses appear. Why does this happen?

Environmental factors:

Due to global warming, many glaciers in the Arctic Ocean are slowly melting. And the sea level is slowly rising, the world environment is getting worse and worse. It is urgent for countries around the world to take relevant measures to protect human homes.

Therefore, all countries in the world are reducing vehicle exhaust emissions, thereby reducing air pollution.

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As the third-largest country in the world, China has continuously strengthened its national economy and its national influence. It was the first to start research and development and vigorously promote electric vehicles in 2012. The Chinese government has provided huge financial support to all car manufacturers and financial subsidies to consumers of electric cars. Therefore, it results in greatly promoting the production and development of electric cars. In just two years, all car manufacturers in China have Invested in the popularization of electric vehicle production lines. It is charging piles and other electric vehicle equipment, accelerating consumers’ choice of electric vehicles.

Battery energy density is developing.

The first thing that restricts the popularization of new energy vehicles is the cruising range. While the energy density of batteries has developed by leaps and bounds in the past five years.

In the initial stage of 2014, the mainstream lithium iron phosphate battery in the market has an energy density of less than 100 Wh/kg. And an ordinary car has a battery life of 100 to 150 kilometers.

Technology development pushing through the changing.

In the past two years, through the optimization of ternary battery technology, most new energy vehicles on the market have reached an energy density of 150 to 200 Wh/kg. Moreover, the cruising range of new vehicles on the market has generally reached more than 400 kilometers. Some models, such as Tesla’s Model S long-range version or Weilai’s newly launched ET7 long-range version, even reach 700 to 1,000 kilometers. It has exceeded the mileage of ordinary fuel vehicles. Coupled with the heat pump, even if there is a certain mileage loss in the north in winter, there is no longer the trouble of mileage anxiety.

The upgrading of technology is still going on. However, the improvement of the cruising range is no longer the future development direction. Increasing the energy density is to reduces the size of the battery. It also aims to reduce the cost of the battery and the price of the vehicle. This will provide the energy needed to support computing power and entertainment for the coming era of autonomous driving.

By 2030, all-solid-state batteries will make breakthroughs. In terms of energy density, it can increase from 150 to 200 watt-hours/kg to 500 watt-hours/kg. In terms of safety, solid-state batteries do not contain electrolytes and are safer. The volume, weight, and cost of the batteries of new energy vehicles such as electric minibuses have been further reduced significantly. Therefore, fuel-fueled vehicles take in usage in all directions.

What’s more terrible is that autonomous driving will completely eliminate fuel vehicles.

It takes about 400-500 milliseconds for a fuel vehicle to issue a command to the start of mechanical transmission. While it only takes 30 milliseconds for electric minibuses. In the era of autonomous driving, this means that a fuel car with a speed of 100 kilometers per hour will have an additional braking distance of 11 meters. Which is higher and lower, at a glance, electric vehicles win.

Here is a summary. If we say that the development of new energy 10 or 5 years ago was still a strategic investment that did not see benefits or even purely increased costs. Then the development of the new energy industry can already become a rising pyramid on the horizon. In the future, countries that are the first to make breakthroughs and popularize new energy technologies on a large scale will be able to master lower energy costs. Moreover, they will also develop cooler smart lifestyles. Such as autonomous driving, Robotaxi/ Robotruck, and other driverless business models. Then, in turn with the name of environmental protection and low carbon to form trade barriers and re-divide the industrial chain.

Therefore, electric minibuses are increasingly being chosen by consumers and are beginning to be used globally.

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