posted on Feb, 16 2013 @ 02:59 PM
reply to post by chrome413
The problem with a "Universal Battery" or more likely, a "universal battery pack", for all ellectric vehicles, is that it would also virtually
require a universal chassis, or platform.
Which would virtually dictate that all vehicles had to be of uniform size and weight.
For example: the current Dodge Dart is built on the same chassis, or more precisely, the same "platform" as an Alfa Romero sedan, because FIAT,
which owns both Alfa Romero AND Chrysler (which owns Dodge) needs to minimize the design and tooling costs for is cars.
I've also read that the next generation Mazda Miata will use the same "platform" as a future Alfa Romero sports car.
To make your Idea work, you'd have to make ALL platforms essentially the same; not just all sports cars the same, but all sports cars would have to
use the same platform as all sedans, and all trucks.
Or, the battery would have to be small enough/powerful enough to fit in any vehicle, regardless of the vehicle dimensions and layout (the
Also, having a huge windmill at every "re-charging" station might pose a serious threat to aerial navigation within the city; unless you limit the
number of stations each city could have.
Which would make for some very long lines at those stations!