Originally Posted by creisti86
I think electric cars should just have a removable battery (standard for all cars) that gets charged at a station in 8 hours, or however long it takes, and if you go there they should change your empty battery with a full one, and start charging the one you left there. Such a station would have to be able to store and charge a number of batteries equal to the number of cars that pass through in 8 hours. Of course batteries can be coupled, so it isn't necessary for all cars to have the same power/range/weight, bigger cars could use a multiple of this standard battery.
they actually have an idea similar to this (and by they i mean i saw it on discovery channel XD)
Have you guys ever seen the "Skate"?
it's a battery operated chassis with everything built into it...the frame of any vehicle can be easily attached/detached with heavy machinery.
they were also talking about making a hydrogen version.
the hydrogen version is going to be an all-in-one electrolysis mechanism and hydrogen engine. so what will happen is you fill the tank up with water, the electrolysis machine creates the hydrogen. the hydrogen goes to the engine and gets burned as fuel for the vehicle. the outcome of burning hydrogen is...get this....water. so the water goes back into the water tank to start the process all over.
the only problem with this so far is...to have an electrolysis machine produce enough hydrogen to be sustainable as fuel for the car....it'd 3 times bigger than the car. so yea...its a work in progress.
i know this is pseudo-OT but i figured this would be the best discussion to post in