In this link here JB Straubel says that eventually they could charge your battery in five to ten minuteshttps://www.technologyreview.com/s/516876/forget-battery-swapping-tesla-aims-to-charge-electric-cars-in-five-minutes/
I was thinking about this and i have come to the conclusion that for EVs to truly replace ICE cars, charge times need to get to the point where you can put in at least 200 miles in 5 minutes, why? I live in Portland OR and i have family in Idaho Falls ID, if you take minimal and very fast breaks one can drive from point A to B in about 12 hours (though usually takes 14) BUT not if one has to stop for 30 mintutes to charge the battery. So a trip that I can wake up early and get done in a day (which saves me money as I dont have to spend money on a hotel room) goes right out the window.
So I am just hoping to open up a discussion on future chargin tech and what might happen by the year 2025. I am heavily into futurism as I have read the Singularity is Near so thinking about future tech is always on my mind. Do you think that by the middle of the next decade we'll be able to charge our batteries half-way full in 5 minutes?
There must be someone here whose been annoyed at having to wait so long to charge up whereas in an ICE car it takes no longer than a few minutes and yur off again, I really do hope they can improve the charge rate in the future, and honestly I bet they will.