I'm an electronic engineer and technical journalist from the United Kingdom. I'm a member of Milton Keynes Makerspace, as well as Contributing Editor and European Correspondent for Hackaday. I've owned more knackered old cars in a lifetime than I should have, and a keen interest in building small electric vehicles has given me a fascination with their technology.
Electric vehicles present a real opportunity to take a step towards better designed, more reliable, and sustainable transport. Instead, electric cars have become nightmarishly complex gadgets whose limited lifespans will make them less sustainable than a diesel pickuptruck running on whale oil. This talk will explore the problem, and make a few suggestions as to what could be done about it.