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Re: Ban on new petrol and diesel cars in UK from 2030 under PM's green plan

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I can't understand why there isn't standardisation on car batteries so they are fully interchangeable. That way you drive into eShell or whatever, drive over a grid and a robot takes your depleted battery and replaces it with a fully charged one. You can still charge at home etc.. but it solves the biggest issue of range anxiety.
Ignoring aspects like propietary technology and royalties, as well as selling one's own product rather than letting the competitor sell his, there's still the fact that no single battery is the same as the next one.

I imagine it wouldn't be fun seeing your shiny new battery capable of 130% the default (with 100% defined by a supposed new open standard) replaced by an old scrappy one that manages 85% only, especially when you're on that 2000km drive to your holiday destination. Even more so when that crappy old replacement is a hundred times more likely to blow up along the way and set your shiny new car the insurance will only pay 80% for on fire.
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