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  •  With the advent of quick-charging stations, (1+ / 0-)
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    I think that battery swapping, except in limited application like with city or school buses, is pretty much dead in the water.

    "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle" - Mohammed Nabbous, R.I.P.

    by Lawrence on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 12:48:10 PM PST

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    •  How quick is quick? n/t (0+ / 0-)

      "Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars" --Casey Kasem

      by netop on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 06:49:04 AM PST

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      •  30 minutes or so. (1+ / 0-)
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        15 to 20 minutes for an 80% charge, I think.

        So, stop at a charging station on a long trip, grab a bite to eat or some coffee, go to the restroom, and voila, you're ready to go again.

        As more and more electric cars pop up on the roads we're likely to see tons of restaurants with charging stations in their parking lots.

        "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle" - Mohammed Nabbous, R.I.P.

        by Lawrence on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 09:55:50 AM PST

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