Several times you have spoken favorably about electric cars. While I am certain they have their place as city commuters, I believe they will never become a family’s main transportation. The reason is the lack of a “quick” recharge. Stopping for several hours during a trip is not something “built in” to most Americans. People will demand a recharge time similar to a typical fuel stop, or about six minutes. Longer range batteries are now 100 Kwh and above. You can do the math for pumping 100 Kwh into a battery in 6 minutes, as I have done and come up with one megawatt/hr power flow for six minutes, not counting any frictional losses. Even if the battery to do this is developed, I can’t imagine municipal power supplies being able to recharge more than a couple of cars at the same without blacking out the whole town. No one seems to thinking about the municipal power supply quick recharge barrier.
(The car selected below was just to fill the required squares for this submission)