Mar 13, 2016 - 02:01 AM
Keeping your EV charged is like keeping your cell phone charged. Just plug it in every night, and every morning you are good to go. If you need extra charging during the day, many areas now have quick chargers that will give you 80% of a charge in 30 minutes or less. It's unlikely that a battery swapping solution could work any faster.
In the UK, they are starting to experiment with a road that charges your EV as you go. If this works, and were wide spread, you could drive anywhere on these roads, and then only need to use the battery when you got onto side streets.
I think that EVs will sell even better when the public becomes more knowledgable about them and the price of gas goes up. Gas is dirt cheap right now. That always hurts sales of fuel efficient hybrids and electric cars. It helps the sale of fuel hogging SUVs and trucks.
Apr 22, 2016 - 08:02 PM
The biggest reasons EVs don't sell as well as ICEVs are range, acquistion cost, and depreciation, along with the uncertainty associated with a new and immature technology,