EV Adoption is Sooner than You Think

Years ago, Hanna-Barbera would have us think that we’d be living in 2020 driving flying cars. George Jetson zipped off to Spacely Sprockets for work in his flying car and made the idea of crazy advanced transportation being accessible to everyday people seem possible. All these years later, we’re still driving our gas guzzlers, but there are electric vehicles on the roads today. (Yes, we don’t have flying cars, yet…)

Electric vehicles are still in their early stages of adoption, especially in the US. 2019 EV sales in the US totaled 330,000. However, US EV sales account for only 2.2% market share. There is still major room for growth in the automotive sector for electric vehicles.

There are several factors for why EV’s have been slow to take off:

  • EV’s are expensive.
  • EV battery’s take long to recharge.
  • EV battery’s pose safety risks, with many accounts of EV’s catching fire.

Our Global Graphene Group headquarters of Dayton, Ohio, USA, is a Midwestern city known for its extraordinary innovation history. (Everyone has heard of the founders of flight, the Wright Brothers, right?) We have a population of around 800,000 in the metro area. We are situated along several large interstate highways, with gas stations always nearby. There are 82 charging stations in a 15 km radius of Dayton. That’s a far cry from the hundreds of traditional gas stations dotted around the region. Seventy-nine percent of the EV charging stations are free to use. Most charging stations have one or two available slots, meaning you may be forced to wait your turn to charge up your car. We’re used to quickly fueling up and going on our way. Who has time to wait 30 or more minutes to recharge their car?

Electric vehicles are the future and graphene helps that future become a reality now. Global Graphene Group’s experts have developed and tested graphene-enabled battery technology that is proven to allow EVs to:

  • Run for 1 million miles without replacing the battery
  • Drive for more than 500 miles on a single charge
  • Cost 40% less than current EV batteries
  • Recharge in 2-6 minutes
  • Be 100% safe from flammability problems

With G3’s innovative battery solutions, EVs will become less expensive. Consumers will trust that their electric vehicle won’t catch fire in their garage while recharging. Longer road trips will be possible without the need to find an out of the way charging station as your EV will able to go further on a single charge. Suddenly, an electric vehicle becomes transportation that people can easily fit into their lifestyle. And that’s when EVs will be more adopted and explode in popularity. Graphene is the key to making electric vehicles safer, cost-effective and more sustainable.

Want more information on our graphene-enabled battery solutions? Contact us at [email protected].

Now More Than Ever, We’re In This Together.

It feels as if we are all part of one world now more than ever. Everyone on our planet has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to some extent. We have seen areas of our world that had years of air and water pollution clear up as people sheltered at home and subsequently lowered their carbon footprints.

As we celebrate Earth Day 2020, the Global Graphene Group team is dedicated to making sure we’re leaving this planet in a better place. Our manufacturing and research facilities in Dayton, Ohio, Taiwan and China are dedicated to responsible recycling and handling of our chemical waste. In Dayton, we partner with Resource One. The G3 Environmental, Health and Safety Committee (EHS) meets weekly to discuss open issues, policies and more. We’re committed to responsible manufacturing methods and ensuring we’re protecting our local environments. Read more about our Sustainability policy here.

The G3 team at our headquarters in Dayton, Ohio, is continuing to shelter in place per the State of Ohio’s order, and most other states across the US are also asking citizens to stay at home with non-essential businesses closed. We’re are working from home and doing everything possible to keep working with business as usual. We anticipate to return to the office on Monday, May 4, and plan to take precautions for our employees and visitors:

  • We will wear masks.
  • We will take everyone’s temperature when they arrive at the office.
  • We will continue to use teleconferencing and limit in-person meetings.
  • We will continue to step up our cleaning methods and keep social distancing practices.

We’re seeing an impact from our actions in keeping vigilant to protect ourselves against COVID-19. And we look forward to returning to our “new normal,” working to make graphene-enhanced solutions that will help make the world a cleaner, greener place. Happy Earth Day 2020!