Originally Posted by Chris
I guess its just a waiting game for a battery or fuel cell that can give you more than a few minutes at WOT or a few miles at cruise..
...and a network of (very) fast charging points to fill them back up again.....
Think - you pull in to a marina, & takes, what? 10 mins to full up & pay through the nose? That's going to be some peak power to manage that - at the same sort of distribution of locations as you can currently do with petrol / diesel.
Then of course you are lugging all this extra weight around, so burning more juice to propel it, and of coure all the electricity would be generated by windmills, and of course there would be no emmissions mining / transporting the ore to make the battery or tons of toxic dead battery when it's finished......
Thre idea seems good, but the overall picture might not be so appealing.