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That's three times the estimated life of a standard lithium battery (something to do with dendrites if I watched that video right) and if you can get 1000Km from a single charge then you can break the cycle of daily charging and nearly eliminate "Range anxiety" which makes you stop and charge far too early.

Look at it this way: my car (a diesel Mercedes) will happily get around 1000Km per tank on a long run - so if I'm going a long way I make sure it's full the previous day. Even the "best" electric cars are touted by their manufacturers as getting 400Km, and once you are out of the big cities the distance between "fast chargers" is still pretty major: only 1,500 of 'em (with space to charge 3,400 vehicles) in the whole of the UK - and they take 1hr to give you another 400 km, so chances are you'll have to wait quite a while for a free one. Compare that to a standard "gas station" where 1000Km will fill in three minutes or less and they are everywhere.

Back in Feb, I had to take Herself to her sister's funeral - and I'd have had to stop for a charge at least twice, probably three times on the round trip. That would have added three hours to the trip, which would have meant leaving an hour earlier, and that would have meant standing traffic for an hour or more as it would have been rush hour. Same on the way back! We didn't have to stop for anything in the current car ...

How often do I "charge" the merc? Once a month - and if for that I had to drive 50Km to the nearest fast charge station and wait around an hour while it charges then yes, I could work round that as they will be more available in future. But when that means taking 100Km out of a 400Km range and doing it three or four extra times a month ... No. Electric isn't ready yet.
That's why this is potentially so exciting - it could bring electric cars up to a "level playing field" with fossil fuels - and if the battery has to be changed every 1,000,000Km then so be it - most fossil fueled cars will need something major done by that point anyway! Laugh | :laugh:
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