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Old 09-17-2011, 11:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
Join Date: Sep 2011
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Default Re: WSJ - EV Battery Range Sucks and They Are Expensive

EVs are quite sensitive to weight. And having a car that wasn't really designed as a weight-reduced platform to base a conversion from (ie, the Focus), usually does not work out in favor of the consumer. You get longer charge times and more cost from bigger battery packs, etc..

More composites and ways of reducing excess weight from *ALL* vehicles has to occur to make transportation sustainable. Between increased oil demand, scarcity of product, and general population increases in the 3rd world; we're headed for some interesting times...
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