[the emergence of new energy vehicles has detonated great changes in the traditional car manufacturing industry. Intelligent driving is redefining the future mode of travel. Then how to solve the power source problem of new energy vehicles will trigger an energy revolution].
Switzerland has not yet hosted any international car racing since 1954. It has become the best show for electric vehicle manufacturers to display future technology.
First financial reporters were seen in the E formula Championships sponsored by the industrial giant ABB (hereinafter referred to as "FormulaE"), which attracted more than 100 thousand visitors to the lake Zurich on the day of the competition to enjoy the event. Not only is Zurich, but the former Hongkong, New York and other sub stations also attract high attention.
In the view of ABB global CEO Shi Bifu (UlrichSpiesshofer), this is a good news for the future development of the industry, "no matter which team won the championship in the game, it is in fact the best way to promote the electric car industry."
The car guy "snatch the race"
In the pure electric civilian vehicle market, many car companies are fighting hard, so FormulaE is regarded as the best publicity platform in the industry. This has made Audi, Jaguar, Mercedes Benz and new auto makers from China gather in FormulaE.
Big guys dominate the traditional fuel vehicle industry, which makes them want to take the lead in the first tier at the beginning of the electric age.
Porsche said: "entering the competition and achieving success in this event is the inevitable result of our development of MissionE." The model is Porsche's first pure electric sports car, and is regarded as its product against Tesla.
FormulaE founder and chief executive AlejandroAgag said to the first financial and other media reporters, "the electric racing car represents the future of the racing championship. Our original intention of organizing the E formula tournament is to break the stereotypes, challenge the status quo and bring about a revolution in the racing industry.
According to the introduction of Agag, the FormulaE organizing committee will provide chassis and batteries for each fleet, but the rest of the racing car needs to be developed by the team itself. The rest includes motor, inverter, brake system, gearbox, drive shaft, body, cooling system, electronic control unit and so on. "These racetrack technologies can eventually feed back to civilian vehicle technology and improve their product strength." Agag added.
Whether it is Mercedes Benz, Audi and other car bigwigs or power supply system manufacturer ABB will regard electric vehicles as the inevitable trend in the future.
But it needs to be pointed out that the racing track in all aspects of the state are more ideal, but once the switch to the ordinary household electric vehicle, the latter can not achieve the former such as the "best ideal state", in practical use of many problems.
In other words, the emergence of new energy vehicles has detonated great changes in the traditional automobile manufacturing industry. Intelligent driving is redefining the future mode of travel. Then how to solve the power source problem of new energy vehicles will trigger an energy revolution.
The charging problem remains to be broken
As we all know, the biggest problem facing pure electric car industry is that the infrastructure is still unable to meet the needs of the vast majority of the owners, and the high-power charging network is expected to provide users with similar charging experiences of traditional gas stations. The move was once seen as an important step for car companies to promote the popularization of pure electric vehicles.
The FIA, which also hosts the F1, is confident that the power system may improve. "The energy capacity of the new electric racing car has doubled, and the mileage has doubled," Agag told the first financial and other media. The car also improves battery performance and uses new motor technology. In the future, the above technologies will eventually be used in conventional electric vehicles.
However, it is still a long way to go to apply the latest technology to conventional electric vehicles.
PaulFickers, director of azure engineering, told the first financial reporter that today's power solutions are still able to meet the needs of the competition, but there is still a distance to advance to public life. For example, in the FormulaE competition, changing trains is helpless. Obviously, endurance is still the main problem restricting new energy vehicles.
The first financial reporter noted that the industry is studying various solutions to these problems, of which fast charging technology is an option. The reporter learned from ABB that the latest model of the high power charger, TerraHighPower produced by ABB, has a power of up to 350 kW. In just 8 minutes, the battery will be able to support the electric vehicle's endurance to 200 kilometers, and the new charger is suitable for use at high speed road rest stations and gas stations. It is reported that the power of this charging pile is almost three times that of Tesla super charging pile, and it is also the world's highest power charging pile.
Reporters learned that ABB chargers are being installed around the world and have recently been selected for use by the US power company. This is by far the largest electric vehicle infrastructure project in the United States.
Apart from the United States, China, which occupies an important position in the world's new energy vehicle production, R & D and investment, has broad space in the charging pile market.
In 2015, the State Council Office of the State Council on speeding up the construction of electric vehicle charging infrastructure (state office issued  No. 73) was introduced, which is an important policy document in the national sense. Since then, the national development and Reform Commission, the State Energy Bureau, the Ministry of industry and information and the Ministry of housing and construction have jointly issued a complete set of supporting documents - "guidelines for the development of electric vehicle charging infrastructure (2015-2020 years)". This guide sets clear goals for the development of electric vehicle charging infrastructure in China.
Wu Qi, a senior researcher at Pangu think tank, told the first financial reporter that the overall construction goal will support the formation of a 100 billion level industry.
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