Wide-scale infrastructure for electric cars
Schlachter, Alfred S. Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley Hills, California.
- Charging locations
- Charging time
- Need for guaranteed recharging capacity
- Charging en route
- Battery swapping
- Battery issues
- Safety issues
- Electric grid and generation issues
- Hybrid-electric solution
- Two-car solution
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
Most cars are powered by gasoline or diesel fuel. There is a massive infrastructure of service stations to provide these fuels in most regions of the world, especially in areas where there are many cars. In the United States alone there are approximately 120,000 service stations, often clustered in larger cities and distributed along interstate and other highways.
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