[EVDL] EVs in post peak living - electric battery delivery truck ?
I've had an idea bouncing around in my head for a while, diligently working
on my conversion and reading up on energy realities.
I've always had a problem with the one component in an EV that depends
heavily on our current paradigm of manufacturing, transportation and
depends heavily on oil; batteries.
For arguments sake lets say I'm talking not about lead acid batteries which
are pretty ubiquitous thanks to ICEs (but still need to travel hundreds of
miles to my doorstep) but the application would likely be better applied to
a production EV with a lithium pack, such as the leaf.
Transportation of batteries to dispersed EV driving communities will one
day require electric delivery means. How realistic is it to build an
electric delivery truck which can actually use the batteries it's
Say a purchaser agrees that after 5 years their EV will be due for a
battery change, it will be picked up either at their home or the local
dealership, and a new one installed. Both battery packs, new and old, will
be used *in* the delivery truck, in conjunction with other used and new
packs due for delivery to customers or back to a refurbishing/recycling
This would require a highly skilled logistical team. I'm under no illusion
this would be an odd scheme, and one that would be hard to implement given
the differing ages of battery packs, different purchase dates and driving
But hey, thoughts ?
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