Cars take forEVer to design – could that change?

Cars take forEVer to design – could that change?
October 19, 2017 Joseph Barletta
Article was found inside the Sept/Oct 2017 ChargedEV Magazine edition written by Christian Ruoff, Publisher.
Great article, just finished reading this month’s edition. So hey, you wanted feedback on this article. My thoughts, in addition to setting validation, safety, and reliability requirements inside the initial design of EVs I think we can learn a lot from biomimicry. We’ve dEVeloped synthetic photosynthesis, we look at how trees move water up from roots to their branches and leaves, if EV designers can take some lessons from the efficiencies and designs of nature it could prove valuable.
Look at the 5 elements that effect range for EVs:
  1. Speed
  2. Weight
  3. Friction
  4. elEVation
  5. Temperature
How does nature influence these elements inside its design and what can we learn from those lessons and how can we harness those lessons while infusing our technology to solve problems. I’m not saying I know exactly what they are, because I don’t, but maybe there’s something there that no one applied yet, could be worth diving into, just my $.02. Hope all is well, keep up the great work, cheers!


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