Reply to post: batteries: 350-400 mile range, recharge to 95% in less than 15 minutes

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Vanir

batteries: 350-400 mile range, recharge to 95% in less than 15 minutes

That's quite a current required to do that at low to medium voltages. The latter for public safety reason, the former requiring thicker cables for safety and efficiency reasons.

Thicker cables usually means more copper / aluminium. Costly infrastructure, more mining etc. More energy expenditure and so it goes on.

There's no such thing as 'clean energy'. It seems to be a phrase that is used to convey a 'free from bad consequences energy'.

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