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    Quote Originally Posted by tomtomagain View Post
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    With petrol you: Fill Up, drive, drive, drive , drive, oh I'm nearly empty, Fill Up ....

    With electric you: Charge overnight, Drive, Charge overnight, Drive, Charge overnight, drive ....
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    And the electricity used to charge your car comes from the fairies' bottoms, of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by squarepeg View Post
    And the electricity used to charge your car comes from the fairies' bottoms, of course.
    From this -

    "A blustery start to summer has helped the renewable energy industry to its highest ever output as wind turbines and solar panels help to meet more than half of the UK’s electricity demand.

    National Grid’s data at lunchtime on Wednesday showed that solar panels produced around 7.6GW of electricity while wind farms generated 9.5GW of power.

    In addition, the UK burnt 2GW of renewable biomass, made from waste wood, and produced a modest amount of hydro electricity to help squeeze traditional power plants off the system."

    UK sets new renewable energy record as wind and solar surge

    Accumulating energy in batteries that will be in every car might also help in the event of issues with energy - just hook up your car to your house electric system and iPhone stays on, maybe I should patent this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordac
    There would need to be hundreds of those supercharge points at all motorway service stations, and at peak times like Christmas there would still be queues. ...
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    I agree, 30 minutes charging is way too long, can you imagine Bank holidays !! and lets face it, in reality it it will probably take more like an hour to recharge, ...
    Don't forget, cars may have rapidly replaceable standard format battery modules, charged en-mass in high-current automated underground silos and replaced in a jiffy by simply pausing the car over a dispensing point. One rapid click-clunk-clunk-click and the old module will be whipped out and disappear and a fully charged module whipped in to replace it.

    Cars might even be able to do it on the move, like a high-tech version of those water troughs from which steam trains could replenish their water without even stopping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
    Don't forget, cars may have rapidly replaceable standard format battery modules, charged en-mass in high-current automated underground silos and replaced in a jiffy by simply pausing the car over a dispensing point. One rapid click-clunk-clunk-click and the old module will be whipped out and disappear and a fully charged module whipped in to replace it.

    Cars might even be able to do it on the move, like a high-tech version of those water troughs from which steam trains could replenish their water without even stopping.
    In principle yes but batteries cost a fortune we're talking thousands of pounds, that's not something you would "click click" into someone's car for a tenner and then find you have some duff ones in the store. That would be comparable to "click click" we've replaced your car. That would only work with a company that owns the car as well or the batteries.
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    Makes sense, supply and demand. However more likely suppliers will thin out thereby maintaining prices. We'll probably just discover this after we've irreversibly destroyed the ocean floor that lies under the north pole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squarepeg View Post
    And the electricity used to charge your car comes from the fairies' bottoms, of course.
    No wonder the UK tech sector is falling behind...
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