30 Apr '12, 2pm

Do We Really Need 500-Mile Electric Car Batteries?

"Ultimately, lithium-air batteries may offer the holy grail of 500-mile per charge range. But ask yourself this: Do you really need it?" I think speed of charging should be the goal, not so much range. After all, 100 mile range in the Leaf is much easier to live with if you can recharge in 10 minutes, as promised by Nissan's new DC chargers, rather than 7 hours on L2. A car that would have about a 200 mile range and recharge in 5-10 minutes would be the ideal sweet spot, balanced between range and cost and convenience.

Full article: http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1075785_do-we-really-...

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