Battery-changing WAS Re: Fuel cells

Raymond G. Van De Walker (
Sat, 12 Jun 1999 00:09:30 PDT

On Mon, 07 Jun 1999 10:17:50 -0400 "Michael S. Lorrey" <> writes:
>The problem
>with electric vehicles isn't the vehicles themselves, but our
>perceptions of
>what we need for everyday use, as well as the incredible lack of
>for an electric car economy. . . .

A simple way to side-step the battery cost, fragility and range problems is to make the batteries in modules that can be winched up into a car. Quick-change batteries widely available in service stations have no disadvantages of range, charging speed etc.

They're still heavy, though. Oh well. But, since one needn't own them, they can also require trained service or special equipment.

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