tjh290633 wrote:redsturgeon wrote:With rapid charging methods it is already possible to charge up to 80% of full charge in 30 minutes. With the right infrastructure and say five years improvement in technology giving perhaps 70% charging in 10 minutes then this be surely becomes a feasible arrangement. A ten minute stop to give another 150 miles. At the moment the advice in driving an ICE car is to stop for a break every two hours so what's different.
I'd agree though that the current lack of charging infrastructure is a major impediment to ease of use for BEVs.
Yes, but what is the effect on battery life? My phone has a rapid charging system, which seems to work well, but no idea how it might affect battery life.
My choice would be to go for induction charging, with every parking space a charging point. Just park over the plate, sensors determine that it is a battery car, and off you go. Have a cup of coffee, or what you will, come back, switch off sensor and you are ready for a few more miles.
Mucking about with charging leads is for the birds.
People seem quite happy to fill up their cars with smelly dangerous fluids at fuel stations and are quite happy to plug in appliances like toasters and vacuum cleaners at home so what is the big deal about plugging in a car? Sure induction charging would be nice but it is a whole new layer of complexity above where we are at present. Let's just get a basic charging infrastructure in place first.