LOL - not satisfied with spreading that tripe in one thread, you have to perpetuate it in another.Unfortunately, the article states:
"while it's adequate for laptops and cellphones, the battery will need to discharge at least three times faster to work in a car"
I'm thinking that due to nanotechnology breakthroughs, we will see considerable battery improvements within the next 5 years. The holy grail of course is Yi's 10X silicon nanowire battery. That's of course if Saudi Arabia doesn't buy it first (already gave him a grant worth 10 million dollars - he has to spend 3 weeks to 3 months a year in Saudi Arabia doing research - I couldn't make that up).
It will only take the one time that you don't have a spare battery available to make you realize that a 10X rapid recharge battery is still "range limited" without a rapid recharge infrastructure. If your starting and ending point is always your garage (for you it probably is), then it may seldom be a problem, but if you have to drive any distance that doesn't terminate with a home charger - you are stuck.There you go thinking in your small box again. If they get a 10X battery with quick charge capability and low cost (which Yi stated) then all you do is keep one battery in your garage (or one battery equivalent for every car that requires charging at a station - not a hard calculation). Then you simply pull into your garage and use your induction plug (to the front of the car or more likely under the car) and the charge is transferred as fast as they can make it safe.
Who said it was cheap? "Growing" nano-filiments of silicon is anything but cheap, compared to injecting slurries of chemicals into paper cylinders. There you go wishing that your solution is best, based on your biases, instead of examining all the factors that determine feasibility.You see, with cheap battery technology many previous limitations break down.
LOL - given that your assumptions are rendered invalid, the rest of your paragraph is great comedy. ICE will slowly phase out or remain as backup, and be replaced by batteries, supercapictors and/or fuel cells. I doubt jet airplanes will load up with batteries. More likely, airlines will use hydrogen jets engines or fuel cell props. Perhaps if some of these small scale fusion devices can be weight / size reduced enough, we might have fusion driven props or plasma jets.Surely you can now see how easy it is. A 10X battery that Yi described would not only eliminate all cars but even trucks, buses, and even planes could be converted. We are talking 10X! That means the Tesla could almost drive across the country on a battery the same size as is currently installed. If you can't see how important a breakthrough that would be you will just have to wait until someone shows you.