How to get sufficient energy to support the EU 2050 automobile plan?
Briefly the EU 2050 automobile plan sets forth the idea that by 2025 combustion driven vehicles would be decreased to 50% with the remaining 50% being eliminated by 2050 in all cities within EU. Therefore all EU cities would be dependent upon electrical energy to implement the new plan and where would they get it from?
1) According to the EU plan there will be a vast need for energy to charge the electrical vehicles. Our concern is with how the EU will go about providing sufficient energy sources to meet the high demand? In providing all the needed energy what will be the cost to our environment. For example if one option is to build nuclear plants, recently we have seen the adverse affects on commmunities when things go bad.
2) The risks of how to implement the plan; possible nuclear plants needed, natural resources in jeopardy, nature in danger,
3) Car manufacturers, Governments, All vehicle owners
4) Near future; 2025-2050
5) European Union
Research question: Where will EU get the sufficient energy from?
This is of course not a problem with solar energy (that dramatically) but starts to be visible for wind energy, ocean wave etc.
This has been tested in laboratory scale and it seems to work well. I just have to thing, what would happen if we overshoot the demand and the production of microalgae. Will our future problem be competition for oxygen?
The next problem is usually the storage; how the recieved energy, for example from wind, can be stored for the time of the day when the energy demand is the greatest...or to cover the whole days energy demand?
But in the other end, maybe we have forgotten by that time what it meant to drive a car because of some new way from getting from point a to b, or we dont need to go to somewhere at all.
A intresting point of view from a automotive engineering student aint it? :D