Schaublin Posted May 28, 2010 Report Share Posted May 28, 2010 Electric cars have come on in the last hundred years... Then and now: 100 miles If today's supporters of EV's would dig into the specifications and the sales brochures of early 20th century electric "horseless carriages", their enthusiasm would quickly disappear. Fast-charged batteries (to 80% capacity in 10 minutes), automated battery swapping stations, public charging poles, load balancing, the entire business plan of Better Place, in-wheel motors, regenerative braking: it was all there in the late 1800s or the early 1900s. It did not help. Most surprisingly, however, is the seemingly non-existent progress of battery technology. http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2010/05/the...same-range.html Simple really. If you wish to travel at high speed in a vehicle weighing a ton, you will need a lot of energy. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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