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      12-14-2018, 10:21 PM   #50
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Originally Posted by Grumpy Old Man View Post
https://driving.ca/auto-news/news/mo...ng-gas-engines


How expensive? As I mentioned, you’ll need about 60 50kW rechargers to replace one fuel pump; about eight of the 350kW variety for every pump. That, as I mentioned, would mean 960 of the low-powered 50kW units at each rest stop and 128 of the high-tech 350kW versions. Have I mentioned that even those low-powered 50kW fast chargers cost about $40,000 apiece? One of those faster-charging 350kW items? About two hundred large. Faster-charging automated versions would cost upward of a half-million each.
Hence my question... How much per kilowatt will the price be? On the order of gasoline?

And you didn't even delve into the maintenance of such heavy equipment.
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