* Posts by Pealy Soames

1 post • joined 18 Jan 2011

Who are the biggest electric car liars - the BBC, or Tesla Motors?

Pealy Soames

The fallacy of recharging.

All this about recharging from a special wall socket, with a high current station, which you will need to buy (if you buy a high end brief) or perhaps set up by the local garages, is utter nonsense and a fallacy.

Car manufacturers know that very people will make the time or investment in charging their own vehicles, or the fact that the whole electrical infrastructure will need up grading in most western, is going to cost an arm and a leg, were talking £30-50billion in the Uk alone. Simply put, in this age of austerity, it will simply not happen if at all, in the 1 to 2 decades. The result I think it will stymie the new distruptive EV tech will need to happen.

What will happen, is battery replacement stations. You drive in and a robotic station, unplugs your battery and loads a fresh recharged battery. You pay for the leckie. Not the battery. These types of stations are much easier to configure for much higher input current, needed to charge batteries, coming off the local grid, than wholesale digging up of the country for individual charging stations.

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