The main problems with electric cars are the autonomy and the recharge time, which makes recharge stations difficult to deploy. My entry is a station that removes the battery and replaces it with another that was previously charged on site. the process would be faster than a full recharge and could deployed on a wild scale. The car can be positioned with ground stoppers, and an industrial crane is precise enough to dock on the battery.
It would still need a standardization of battery and their position within the car, so at first it could be applied to rented urban cars, like the autolib program in France.
ABOUT THE ENTRANT
Name: Francois Gibon
Type of entry: individual
Number of times previously entering contest:2
Francois's favorite design and analysis
CATIA at work, sketchup at home
Francois's hobbies and activities:
fun robotics, 3d modeling
Francois is inspired by:
simple solutions for complex problems throughout history
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