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Re: Tesla Roadster 2020

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Everything can be worked around. It is within current technology to pull up and have the whole battery swapped out giving an instant charge. It probably ties in to the ongoing trend where you don't own anything but instead lease everything and have to pay perpetually.
That was tried ages ago, the idea being that you buy the car but lease a battery option. In theory you would pull up at a station, slide the empty battery out and slide a charged one in.
Nice, but
To have the same effectivity of petrol or diesel the sheer amount of batteries on stock that all the stations would require would be astronomical, a station would also require an enormous amount of energy to charge the duds and keep the rest on charge. The infrastructure would have been magnitudes higher that that required for fossil fuels.
But the main killer was that all car manufacturers would have to have standardized fittings and we still canīt make standardized chargers for laptops.
In the end it was deemed totally unpractical and the idea was dumped.
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