Wheels (Australia) - - Your Say -

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

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