Here’s the latest reader question, along with my reply!
John asks: More on my previous email. You could drive over a pit where your battery pack could be lowered and replaced without you leaving your car. It would always take professionally trained technicians to do the swap.
My reply: I suppose I’m just an old stick in the mud, but I cannot see the advantage of this “solution” over pulling up to a pump and pumping it full of gas in 5 minutes or less. No “professionally trained technician” is necessary. I don’t have to worry about getting a bad battery pack – and even if that worry could be eliminated, there’s no getting around the time/hassle involved.
Which brings me back to the ur question… why?
What is the point of all this Rube Goldberging? Gas is inexpensive and convenient; EVs are expensive and inconvenient. Why then all this chickenheaded running around trying to force the proverbial round peg in the square hole?
I just don’t get it… .
Wait. Actually, I do get it. The reason for all this EV Kool Aid drinking is because there is an effort afoot to restrict and control mobility without openly acknowledging those motives. Once you understand this, you understand everything else.
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