Archive for April 8th, 2015

Electric vehicles

Posted on April 8, 2015. Filed under: life, motoring | Tags: , , |

I’ve had a long-standing objection to electric vehicles, based on the way I use my car. I frequently have to travel long distances at short notice.

My problem with EVs is that they either lack range, or take too long to recharge, and I’ve been struggling to reconcile this, but I’ve been thinking

What if the range was shortened to, say, 100 miles or so – that’s about 90 mins. to 2 hours of driving on average. It would mean less battery to carry (reduced weight and cost), and less to charge, so could a reduction in range help to solve the charging time problem too ? As long as 100% charge could be done in about 5-10 minutes every 2 hours, I could live with it.

A break at around the 2 hour point, to refresh the driver, is sensible anyway.

Of course, it doesn’t solve the initial electricity generation and distribution problem, but it would remove an immediate hurdle for many like me who need a vehicle which can move them long distances in a fairly short timespan.

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