MIT Scientists Say EVs May Still Need an Internal Combustion Engine

By Tim Healey A new report from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology says that EVs are ready to be the cars of tomorrow, but only with the help of yesterday’s engines.
The report, which uses surveys about consumer travel and GPS data to map out the potential spread of EV use, shows that EVs are capable of handling drivers’ needs nearly nine times out of 10, while also showing that today’s grid is ready to handle EVs on a widespread basis.
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“We find that the energy of 87 percent of vehicle-days could be met

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