Electric Vehicle Journey Range Extension

Con Costello

The adoption of electric vehicles is essential to the reduction of global dependence on fossil fuels. Governments have established many incentives to promote the sale of electric cars, and a broad range of vehicles are now available. Despite their benefits, widespread adoption of electric cars has been slow. The public perception is that these cars have limited driving range and are slow to recharge. A number of solutions are under development. These include proposals for the production of more powerful batteries, and increased public charging infrastructure. However, while such developments are beneficial, they do not address issues surrounding the excessive consumption of energy. Vicinity Systems are developing technologies that enable drivers of electrical vehicles to find the most powerefficient route to their destination. Through integration with vehicle SatNav, Vicinity’s technologies analyse local topography in real time, thereby helping motorists avoid roads that will consume the most power and enabling them to drive further.