Frost says telematics can reduce range anxiety

March 31, 2010 by  
Filed under Viewpoints

Praveen Chandrasekar, Frost & Sullivan

Praveen Chandrasekar Frost & Sullivan

Range anxiety remains the major challenge to be resolved to facilitate mass adoption of EVs in the coming years, according to Frost & Sullivan. The introduction of telematics in electric vehicles (EVs) to provide point(s) of interest (POI) and alerts packages that make the user aware of the charging environment, can resolve range anxiety, the firm believes. Unlike conventional vehicles for which it is still an expensive option, most hardware elements required for enabling these services will be built into the cost of the EV. An EV driver will only pay an incremental amount for services included in the subscription they pay for battery leasing and energy plans.