The Electrifying Future: Powering Up the Electric Vehicle Revolution
Hey fellow Redditors! I just listened to this mind-blowing podcast episode discussing the current state and future of the electric vehicle market, renewable energy, and the challenges we face. Strap in, because I’m about to drop some exciting insights that will leave you buzzing with excitement!
So, here’s the scoop. The episode starts with John Golden introducing Richard Flentge, and they dive right into the electric car market and the infrastructure challenges it faces. Richard spills the beans about major automakers joining forces with the Tesla charging system, and let me tell you, it’s a game-changer! Non-Tesla electric vehicle owners can now rejoice as the charging system becomes more widely available, making long-distance travel a breeze.
Now, you might be wondering about the strain on the power grid caused by the surge in electric vehicle demand. Fear not! Richard comes to the rescue with a solution: battery storage banks. Tesla’s megapack systems are already selling like hotcakes, and these battery storage banks will revolutionize the efficiency of the grid while handling the increased load from electric vehicles. It’s like a superhero cape for our power grid!
But wait, there’s more! John, being the curious mind he is, asks about the future of the electric vehicle market. Richard spills the tea and reveals that we can expect more variety in options. Goodbye, boring choices! Say hello to an electrifying fleet of vehicles!
Now, let’s talk money. John raises a valid concern about the cost of battery storage for consumers. Richard assures us that battery systems’ cost has already dropped significantly in recent years, and we’re talking from $22,000 down to $1,000 per kilowatt. Some Chinese imports are even pushing the boundaries, reaching the $500 range. Imagine that!
But here’s the kicker: Richard believes that once battery systems become even more affordable, around $2,500 to $3,500, it will be a game-changer for us, the consumers. The future is looking bright, folks!
John chips in, and I couldn’t agree more. The cost of battery storage can sometimes be as high as the cost of solar itself, which can be a bummer for some. But Richard shares a jaw-dropping example of a small battery sold for just $200. Can you believe it? Battery technology is evolving at warp speed, and Tesla is
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.