in dire need of an organic chemistry lesson
OK what's your method of payment in case you lose the bet?I'll take that bet.
Not really! the way I envision it, there will be replaceable batteries. When the battery is close to empty you simply drive to a charging station, you open the hood, you take out the battery and they give you a charged battery and you drive. The whole battery replacement can also be done by robots and you don't even have to exit your vehicle. The entire process is done less than 30 seconds (even much faster than current gas refueling!). Either this, or they will come up with a charging system that when you hook in to your battery at the station it will fully charge it in less than 3 minutes.Then the currently non-existent batteries would have to move from the lab into mass production. Then the infrastructure to replace the many (millions?) of gas station pumps with EV plugs and the electrical grid to support them would have to be built. I'd say it's a long shot at best.