It is the luxury class where all fundamental new developments at cars had been the first time set in and later gradual found the way to small cars.
Higher city toll in London for gasoline guzzlers
The innovation price of the automotive industry should be given to the mayor of London! Because in the long run, he makes car driving cheaper.
Who drives regularly with a SUV into the city has to spend about 10,000.--EUR for the increased city toll. It's possible to sell a lot of new technology the first time with 10,000-EUR per year and bringing this new technology on the way to mass production and price decrease. The Renault Kangoo Cleanova II Plug-in hybrid version is equipped with 24 kWh batteries. At a gigantic SUV, there should be 40 kWh batteries.
40 kWh modern Lithium batteries are presently at $22,000. But such a Plut-in Hybrid SUV would be much more economic than a gasoline guzzler in the dense city traffic of London. It would be possible to use instead of 25 litre gasoline only 25 kWh electric power for 100km. Not only the city toll but also significantly less fuel costs. With 2,500.-EUR per year less fuel costs and 10,000.-EUR less city toll, such a car could cost a lot more money and it still pays of very quick.
Potential of 25.000 changers per year in London
25,000 changers times 40 kWh battery capacity for a new SUV not paying the city toll which drives in the city electric only gives 1 GWh batteries. As much batteries as for 20 million notebooks. The necessity for a significant production capacity helping to decrease the price for Lithium batteries in automotive use.