WELCOME TO BATTERY EXCHANGE
I WILL NOT be buying an EV until I can drive into a service station, get an exchange battery (like a Swap ’n’ Go gas bottle), and drive out again in less than 15 minutes.
I live in Far North Queensland and have a regular journey to Townsville, a distance of some 400km. Return in two days is not possible in the foreseeable future using an EV. I believe that service stations will become obsolete and should be replaced by battery exchange depots where they stock fully charged batteries.
Standardisation is the key, so manufacturers will have to design a world chassis platform for all cars to accept a world-standard battery in four sizes equating to the current car-design sizes. Come on Aussies, don’t let Messrs. Musk and Dyson beat us to the future. Lester Riley, FNQ