Battery costs will keep electrics from going mainstream, study says


The Better Place model addresses the problems of slow recharging, and in so doing works to eliminate the concern of long-distance travelers who may find themselves far from home with a dead battery. It just requires battery packs to be standardized across vehicle manufacturers - good luck with that in the absence of government regulation.

The Better Place model does nothing - nothing - to resolve the problem of huge battery pack cost. A Bentley is expensive if one leases it or buys it.

Toyota and Honda figured this out long ago. Use of small battery packs to improve efficiency (their hybrids) makes a lot more sense than pure electric vehicles.