One of Australia's best-known motoring journalists, Glenn Butler, argues that charging an Electric Vehicle will never be quick enough for most drivers.


This opinion piece by Glenn Butler, writing for Drive, makes the following points:
  • The BMW iX can recharge from 10 per cent to 80 per cent in 40 minutes—but who has the time to sit around at a public charging station for 40 minutes?
  • The last time Butler plugged an electric vehicle (EV) into a PowerPoint at his home, it showed it would take 13 hours to go from 79 per cent capacity to full.
  • A home wall-charger is faster, but wall chargers are expensive.
  • As charging tech has got faster, phone batteries have got bigger—but it hasn’t brought us longer-lasting phones. So, who says it won’t be the same with EV car batteries?


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