Great article. And it points up a serious flaw in all the recent promotion of electric vehicles - they all neglect the one mission that an electric can perform without exotic batteries, ultra-lightweight construction and huge amounts of money. The British milk float (recently) and the many delivery vehicles (earlier on) are proof of this, using ordinary deep-cycle lead acid batteries. The early government support for EV development in the 1970s emphasized this mission, but these days I guess it just isn't "cool."

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