I guess I'll keep the horse for a few more years.
True, but that's clearly not the way the industry is going.
Anyway, I can charge a car in my garage, so I have little need for swapping batteries.
No one is interested in interchangeable batteries.
Is it an option (even if expensive) to have your own charge point at your house and charge your car while it is parked in front of your house?
How would I get the charging cable across the pavement [US = sidewalk] without it being a trip hazard and probably illegal (obstructing the highway)?
Until the OEMs come up with a method to slide a pack out and slide in a new one, and make that universal across vehicles, I don't think battery swapping will be viable.
....Until the OEMs come up with a method to slide a pack out and slide in a new one, and make that universal across vehicles, I don't think battery swapping will be viable. They are not commodity items like gasoline/diesel is, and may never be.Maybe for fleet vehicles that need quick turn times, like tractor trailers or busses, where there are fixed destinations between routes.....
..... How long do you think it would take to swap batteries? I believe I have already explained the why not. It doesn't make economic sense.