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700km on a single charge: Mercedes says it's in it for the long run

werdsmith Silver badge

Re: 350kW!!!!

Year: 1907.

Horse drawn cart driver is talking about these new horseless carriage automobiles.

"they will never catch on. Nobody is going to want to go into town to buy petroleum spirit from the chemist shop when every livery, stable, inn, farmyard has can give me oats and hay."

Could you imagine in 1907 the network of pipelines that move fuel around the UK (I think mostly constructed for WW2 effort) the six massive refineries and dozens of filling stations in every town all being resupplied daily by giant tanker trucks? Imagine the effort to build that infrastructure from scratch today?

I think developing charging infrastructure over the next three decades will be much easier. And that's without whatever breakthrough is round the corner - as I am aware of a lot of R&D going into this.

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