Follow these four steps and the market will be flooded with electric car models within a short period of time!
1. Low taxes on electric cars
2. Medium taxes on "serial hybryds" (electric cars with a generator/range extender) under certain conditions
3. High taxes on conventional fossil cars including "hybrids" and "Plug-in hybrids"
4. High taxes on petrol and diesel
Why should serial hybryds get away with less tax than a regular hybryd you may ask? Because it`s a very flexible way to make a car which is good for both manufacturers and custumers. The manufacturers can basically design all new cars as fully electric primarily, and with some minor modifications convert the battery electric cars into serrial hybrids with very few compromises.
- If you want to continue to drive like before, you buy a car with a small battery and a range extender.
- If you want to drive electric but have range anxiety, you buy a car with a decent size battery plus a range extender.
- If you want to drive full electric, you buy a car with a big battery and no range extender.
Benefits serial hybryds have over regular fossil and hybryd cars:
1. The engine (generator) can be small, light weight and cheap. Thirty (30) kW of power should be plenty to maintain battery charge for most cars.
2. Regenerative braking / energy recovery.
3. Seamless tranmission and exelent torque available at all time.
4. Even if the generator has low output, the elctric traction motor can be powerfull
5. Since the engine doesn`t have a mechanical conection to the wheels, the engine can be placed basicly everywhere, in the back, in the front or wherever the designer feels like.
6. Low power output = less cooling = less drag.
7. Engine technologies which isn`t suitable or hard to do for regular cars can work well for generators, for example "homogeneous charge compression ignition" which in turn might make serial hybryds more fuel efficient than regular fossil cars.
8. You can buy a car as fully elctric and then add a range extender later on.
Suggestion: A car/buyer could get away with medium tax if the petrol range is no higher than the battery range and a maximum of 250km. And/or just tax petrol heavily!