Since June 2017, ACFT Bureau d'Études has acquired a RENAULT ZOE electric vehicle.
This investment is part of a logic of sustainable development by:
- Reducing our ecological footprint: reducing the greenhouse effect, reducing the use of fossil fuels, reducing the energy impact.
- Limiting the health risks associated with fine particle emissions and noise pollution.
- Controlling the costs associated with the use of fuel and the maintenance of the vehicle.
Ultimately, it is planned to develop the use of this type of vehicle for travel to our customers.
Electric vehicles in a few words:
Autonomy / recharge:
- the autonomy is between 300 and 400 Km.
- Batteries use lithium
- The loading is about 8 to 16 hours on a domestic equipment and from 2 to 7 am on the charging stations in the public space
Lithium batteries are recycled by the so-called "hydrometallurgical" method, which makes it possible to recover both cobalt and lithium in the laboratory on a standard lithium battery. Extraction rates are a commercially viable approach, and then the metals will be used in new batteries or other areas of the industry.
New advances in the field of energy storage will change the situation with the advent of new solid-state batteries and graphene supercapacitors. These new devices will double the current battery capacity by two or three, while significantly reducing the recharging time. The range of today's 300 km will be much closer to the performance of traditional thermal vehicles that can travel 700 to 800 km. the players in the industrial sector of energy production and the automobile have understood the interest of embarking on R & D studies aimed at perfecting the existing systems while significantly reducing the environmental footprint. It must be remembered that diesel and gasoline vehicles have been polluting the atmosphere of large cities for decades, despite all efforts to reduce emissions of harmful gases and greenhouse gases.
A technological revolution is under way! In the next ten years or so, the fleet of vehicles in replacement yards will see the number of thermal vehicles currently in service divided by two. This will significantly reduce the impact of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. The batteries themselves will be recycled thanks to the development of new industries dedicated to this purpose.
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