[clug] An idea

Scott Ferguson scott.ferguson.clug at gmail.com
Fri Aug 19 04:53:35 MDT 2011

On 19/08/11 19:42, David Austin wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 7:08 PM, Sam Couter <sam at couter.id.au> wrote:
>> Edward C. Lang <edlang at edlang.org> wrote:


>> You call it, it turns up and takes you anywhere within your
>> local area or to the nearest transport hub for longer trips. You don't own
>> a car. The taxi is electric and can be built with today's battery
>> technology because it doesn't drive on long trips. It heads home to
>> recharge between trips when necessary.
> At present, battery recharge times are likely to be a challenge.  Most
> of your trips would fall in two peaks and most of the taxis could recharge
> between the peaks, but I suspect there might be issues will all that
> capital sitting around during charging.
> David

Why head home for charging? Why not have a battery trailer, unhook the
spent one, hookup the fresh one.


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