KULR Technology Eyes Opportunities in the New Auto Revolution


By: Nick Gambino

Significant auto companies have their foot on the fuel (or somewhat the accelerator) in their race to acquire the electric powered motor vehicle market place.

In what looks like it will be the biggest, most aggressive and most costly market place shake-up in a long time, automakers and tech companies are at complete velocity in their endeavor to corner the market place. A market place, which is predicted to generate additional than just one trillion pounds. At this price we barely go a working day without the need of some huge news or announcement in the industry.

For illustration, Toyota, the world’s biggest auto producer by quantity, declared a joint undertaking with Mazda to create a new line of electric powered cars. Toyota additionally declared a new electric powered motor vehicle that will vacation in excess of 600 miles on a single demand.

Hardly ever to be outdone, Volvo declared a new electric powered muscle mass vehicle. And it does not prevent there. Mercedes is promising ten new electric powered styles in the upcoming 3 yrs with $11 billion invested in the task and GM is ambitiously setting up to do absent with fuel completely and go entirely electric powered. The issue is, you’d be really hard-pressed to uncover a business that does not have present plans for an electric powered line.

But why now? Why are major auto makers doubling down on a product that is so plainly the antithesis of their present operation?

Well, for just one, the market place is predicted to be an absolute gold hurry in the around upcoming. In accordance to the industry experts at Stanford University and McKinsey & Firm, variables these as improved authorities laws and buyer incentives, escalating familiarity with electric powered motor vehicle options, lower battery charges coupled with remarkable functionality and well-known developments like motor vehicle sharing and automated driving, will explode it into a $one.five trillion market place by 2030.

“…electrified cars are anticipated to achieve additional and additional market place share from traditional cars,” The Stanford/McKinsey report reads. “…electrified cars will reach price performance with traditional cars, building the most important catalyst for market place penetration. Innovations in charging technological know-how, selection, and recognition will even more enhance the buyer benefit proposition.”

Even though electric powered motor vehicle makers might enjoy the rewards of a $one.five trillion market place, there might be even additional cash to be made in providing what’s required to make these cars. Take into consideration just two variables that are totally critical to the coming electric powered motor vehicle wave – batteries and charging stations.

With Tesla and Daimler making their own battery manufacturing facility and China likely massive on battery generation, the battery producing market place is currently quite crowded (aggressive). So that is not in which the cash is except if you are just one of these behemoth companies.

In a market place in which a 10% enhance in driving selection will be a massive providing issue, aggressive pros in parts these as ability effectiveness and protection will be really worth billions to the industry.

KULR Know-how in California has a breakthrough carbon fiber technological know-how, co-designed by NASA, that can make batteries safer and additional effective by keeping them cooler and minimizing their challenges of hearth and explosion. KULR is eying the electric powered motor vehicle market place for their just one-of-a-sort technological know-how.

“If you can lower the house and excess weight needs to maintain batteries interesting and secure, like we can, cars can weigh considerably less and go farther on the same energy,” mentioned Michael Mo, CEO of KULR. “It’s a enormous advantage.”

In accordance to Mo, “The cooler and additional steady you can maintain these batteries, the additional ability and functionality you can attract from them. The EV (electric powered motor vehicle) companies that crack the battery code 1st, obtaining top ability and functionality from batteries, will own the market place.”

Now that is the vehicle, but what about charging stations? In the aforementioned McKinsey report we get an idea of what the upcoming retains, “Recent projections for worldwide charging station deployments estimate that public and personal installations could expand from about two million in 2016 to in excess of 12 million in 2020.” Which is a 6-fold increase in charging services in only 3 yrs.

Community charging facilities’ estimates set costs among $six,000 for a modest parking garage to $one hundred,000 or additional for a huge, multi-port, quick shifting station. If you do the math you will see that this in alone is a market place that will see hundreds of billions of pounds poured into it in just the upcoming 36 months.

Once again, it is a superior time to be in the small business of supplying the technological know-how wanted to make these systems additional effective.

For KULR and their one of a kind technological know-how that usually means we should see some really superior periods for the California-based mostly business in the around upcoming.


Nick Gambino is a regular script writer and tech beat reporter for NewsWatch. He life in Northern Virginia with his spouse and daughter.

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