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Course you can still recharge, but it gets over the 2 hours driving, 16 hours waiting to recharge syndrome.
keep to the Fen Causeway
Form factor is another challenge. You could probably design a car where a large battery pack can taken out of the car by a special machine. But can you expect that every model by other car builders will use that same priciple? Especially as there is still a lot of progress in this area, so if you build an infrastructure of charging stations specialized for a particular design and technology, it might be obsolete in 5 years or so.
This was diaried here in the recent past.
Since the batteries are on a loop in the battery replacement station, they don't need fast chargers or special high amperage, high voltage grid connections ... regular chargers are built into the box that hold the batteries in the loop. Relying on charging at regular household voltage and amperage also simplifies the charging at home.
The main innovation in that system was in the commercial side, in selling miles/month like a mobile phone company sells minutes per month.
I don't know if this Chinese company has special fast charging technology, but in many batteries, heavy reliance on fast charging reduces battery life.
I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
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