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Re: Who killed the electric car?

DC fast charge, dont know anything about it, except what Ive read.
There are 3-4 points in Ireland near intercity travelling routes.
They give 80% charge in like 30 min.I didnt consider that cos well if you have to plan a 100 mile + journey with a 30 min stop ,if the charge point is open and its in the middle of your route etc.The idea either.
The thing remains tho ,fast charges lower battery life more than trickle charges and any recharge at all also lowers battery efficiency/life everytime its done(moderately).
Swings n roundabouts .It just might be that buying a pure electric car,while usage is still in its infancy will zave you money, if you are willing to work with the limitations.
In the real world there are no free rides ,If some kind of supercooled suitcase sized battery that has a 500 mile range shows up.,you the motorist will still be paying for the privelige of driving, beyond the basic non motoring electricity cost now.

Perhaps everything will pan out positively in a year or 2."hare krishna" as Russel Brand used to say ;0

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