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Musk. Gates. Are They Both Wrong?





Robert Wingrove

Principal Consultant / Founder

“My conversations with Gates have been underwhelming tbh” – Elon Musk

At the end of August, Bill Gates pressed ‘post’ on his latest GatesNotes blog article. In the post on travelling and climate change he speaks about the progress of EVs over the last decade and how they are a realistic option for car owners today but states “(batteries will) probably never be a practical solution for things like 18-wheelers…”. Last weekend Twitter user @richardreinariv asked Elon Musk what his opinion was about this declaration, and in typical Elon style he quips a blunt dismissal, “He (Gates) has no clue”. Does he have a point, or has he no clue?

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Range Anxiety and BEV – Will it ever go away?

Let’s forget the technologies for a minute and talk about the source of range anxiety and what it will take to eliminate it.




Robert Wingrove

Principal Consultant / Founder

“Range anxiety is a state of uneasiness and apprehension about having insufficient battery charge, thereby stranding the vehicle’s occupants before reaching their intended destination.”

Articles discussing range anxiety usually take one of two forms. Discussion of techniques to circumvent the present inherent constraints of battery size/weight/cost though discussing ‘free loaners’, battery swapping and mobile recharging. Or, discussions of how much range is enough to eliminate range anxiety. After reading a few of these articles, I have some questions.

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