Submitted by Straight Shooter on March 24, 2011
It would be dead simple for gas stations, already no more than 50miles apart in North America, to take down a gas pump and replace it with ultra high speed 480V 400amp or even 800amp charge. That should do a car in 10-30mins depending on battery range.
The gas stations already have a supply of electricity. They already have the locatons nailed down. You can card swipe the purchase, so you don't even need an attendant!!!!!
You can bet that gas companies want to find a replacement for lost income from gas sales. Yes we will get gouged for electricty, probably 2x-3x the price, but who cares. It is just for cross country travel and we tend to only do that once a year, or so.
Am I missing something? Could it be that simple?