I'm always reluctant to recommend large scale solutions relying on lead acid 
batteries.

The adverse environmental impacts of plants that process them are huge, 
contaminating nearby communities with lead emissions for which there is no safe 
exposure. 

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> On Jan 23, 2018, at 2:32 PM, Marc de Piolenc via EV <ev@lists.evdl.org> wrote:
> 
> 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."
> 
> Marc
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