Range anxiety is still a common. Professor Jay Lee from the University of Cincinnati (Ohio, USA) and Director of the Research Center on Intelligent Maintenance believes that transparency and smart batteries are the answers. Smart batteries take into account the driver’s behaviour, road conditions and traffic to calculate a more exact range, while “today’s estimates are still based on the battery”, Lee told electrive.com’s Carla Westerheide at the Hanover Trade Fair. And if a driver is given that information, he or she can respond and adjust. “If I drive carefully and with enough skill, I can extend my miles,” says Lee. “You don’t have unlimited miles –nobody has – but you can have a controllable mile.” So does he believe the electric car to be a disruptive technology? And what about software? Will it become more important than hardware? Watch the video to find out what Professor Jay Lee has to say about the issue!