Ok, reading Clarksons review of the Tesla Roadster, despite his huge gaffes, does bring up the main bugbear for EVs - the recharge time. I mooted a solution yeaaars ago, and it is this: Make the batteries removable. Drive into garage, pull batteries out, plug in new set already charged up. You "lease" standard size batteries - think of lab gear, 4 butterfly nuts and handles each side, it slides in/out. Bigger cars take 2,3,4 units. Too heavy? Have automated swapping stations in garage. No 16-hour recharge - just swap in minutes, just like refueling. It would be possible to have half the batteries "built-in" to the frame, and half the capacity swappable like this. For instance the Roadster Mk-2 might have 100 miles of charge from the "built-in" batteries, and 3 swapable 30-mile packs. The size/electronics of the battery should be universal, patent-free - all EVs should be able to interchange packs. Depending on how much you pay for the "lease" you could swap NiMh, Lithium-ion, even lead-acid- the computers would sense the type automatically and act accordingly. You could even just carry a spare in the boot, if you really need. Garages can implement these recharge/swap stations alongside existing infrastructure, and still have a money making business leasing/charging the removable packs. Everyone is happy. If you are making short trips, you would probably just recharge at home/work - you only need the swap stations for those longer trips. Elon? Are you reading this?