Steel, Aluminum, or Plastic in Electric Cars?

As important as better battery technology in future EVs is the development of stronger/lighter/cheaper materials. With expensive race-cars where cost is no object, carbon-fibers, kevlars, and aluminum lead the way. For family cars and pickups, plastics, aluminum, and high-strength steel alloys are emerging in ways to make cars lighter and thus extend range and efficiency.

The Peel was a light electric car made in Britain in the early 60's…it wasn’t designed for long trips