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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by [email protected], Aug 2, 2007.

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  1. Guest

    Why waste your energy with 10 minutes charging and grid failure.
    We can have battery stations like gas stations with efficient
    chargers.
    Just need a removable battery pack on cars and use a fork lift.
    All done in less than 10 minutes....?
     


  2. Sure, and you might be trading your brand new battery pack for one
    that's on it last charge. SInce you were using it when it died, its up
    to you to buy another new battery pack.


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    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     
  3. Gary Tait

    Gary Tait Guest

    wrote in @g12g2000prg.googlegroups.com:
    Probably needs a skilled technician. And the infrastuctore to store and
    move the batteries about, and track their wherabouts.
     
  4. Nobody

    Nobody Guest

    If you're going the battery-swapping route, the batteries would be leased
    rather than owned.

    THINK is planning to lease the battery to keep costs down (the battery is
    around half the cost of the vehicle):

    http://money.cnn.com/magazines/business2/business2_archive/2007/08/01/100138830/index.htm

    Although the article doesn't say so, allaying concerns about replacement
    costs may also be a factor.
     
  5. Jasen Betts

    Jasen Betts Guest

    it'd probably be some sort of rental scheme
     

  6. Scheme implies fraud. Also, if its so easy to remove and replace,
    what is to stop thieves from stealing the battery pack?


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    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     
  7. Gary Tait

    Gary Tait Guest

    Something like welding gas bottles I presume.

    With those, one puts an initial deposit on the first bottle and fill, and
    then exchanges the empty bottle for a full one, for the cost of the gas
    (processing and purifying it, and bottling and trasnportation of it and
    empty bottle back.)

    You have to go back to the same vendor though, to get a full one.
     
  8. Only in AmE.



    Best regards,
    Spehro Pefhany
     
  9. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    Probably the same thing that keeps them from picking up cars with
    a forklift and putting them on a flatbed today. ;-)

    Cheers!
    Rich
     
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