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Re: Zero Motorcycles adds "Urban Crosser" with removable battery to 2011 line-up

I like the removable battery pack idea. Would like to see this strategy developed more in EVs.

The biggest problem with storing electrons is not capacity, it is the time required to reach capacity. Removable packs addresses this.
 

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This is EXTREMELY interesting. If the battery can be taken into your home, it can ALSO be taken into your office. Even a 110v outlet will give you 30 miles of charge in 8 hours for a motorcycle. That equals better than a 50 mile round-trip commute.
 

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I suppose you could also buy a second battery pack and install it in parallel?
 

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This is EXTREMELY interesting. If the battery can be taken into your home, it can ALSO be taken into your office. Even a 110v outlet will give you 30 miles of charge in 8 hours for a motorcycle. That equals better than a 50 mile round-trip commute.
You can also buy 2, and swap them when you get to your destination :D

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Re: Zero Motorcycles adds "Urban Crosser" with removable battery to 2011 line-up

Well, it's a neat idea if the pack is not too heavy. The street version of their motorcycle has almost a 60 mile range, though - so that takes away some of the perceivable advantage.
 
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