Submitted by cb17 on June 22, 2013
Ok, I'm having a hard time believing that Elon believes this battery swap thing is actually worth the time/money they're putting into this for the reasons they're giving. I'm not on board with the marketing theory, either, but I do have an alternate idea.
They know they need batteries at the SCs anyways to supplement the solar panels, right? So maybe they're trying to squeeze the most use out of them. Kind of killing 2 birds with one stone? Provide backup power for SCs and if someone wants to take one with them they can. Perhaps they're thinking: "Hey, we have to have batteries there anyways, what if we made them more versatile?" Maybe they would have opened with that, but on the other hand, maybe it wasn't ready yet.
Can someone comment on the technical/feasibility aspects of this proposal?
Sorry if this was already posted (looked and didn't see it).