EV battery output challenge!


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Jun 9, 2022
The EU deal to phase out combustion engine cars in just over 12 years is challenging, but a more daunting obstacle will be making enough batteries to power the electric cars needed as a result, a senior Volkswagen executive said on Wednesday.

The comment was made after European Union countries clinched deals on proposed laws to combat climate change early on Wednesday, including one requiring new cars sold in the bloc to emit zero CO2 from 2035.

That would make it impossible to sell internal-combustion engine cars.

The European Commission had first proposed the package last summer, aimed at slashing planet-warming emissions this decade, but the deal overnight makes it likely that the proposal will become EU law.

"It's a challenging goal. We think it's doable," VW Chief Financial Officer Arno Antlitz told Reuters in an interview at the Reuters Automotive Europe conference on Wednesday.

"The most challenging topic is not ramping up the car plants. The most challenging topic will be ramping up the battery supply chain."

I am seeing more and more brands state their struggles to keep up with batteries. I believe it takes longer to get resources to build these, especially because a lot of materials need to be mined. I am worried that ramping up production further will have consequences. I just hope things level out. I know the demand for EVs is high, especially for certain brands like VW.
I had no idea how long it took to get supplies for the batteries until I learned more about Teslas being made.

I would imagine one car is the same as 5,000 or more smartphones in terms of battery material and size.
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We are going through the change too fast. I think if they focused more on hybrids in the last 10 years, we would be in a better position. They should still focus more on hybrids given the shortages right now.
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They should still focus more on hybrids given the shortages right no

I have said this for a few years now. I think it is great that more people are switching to EVs but we didn't have much of a transitional period between being on mostly petrol to mostly electric.
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