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March 20, 2022

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My keyboard is powered by batteries which convert stored chemical energy to electricity. For more energy, I can either 'refuel' by swapping batteries for instant new energy, or 'recharge' the batteries which takes longer but is more efficient.

Every car ever produced is also powered by chemical energy, and either combusts the chemicals to release heat, or converts the energy to electricity to power the car.

Why is it that, we rarely get to choose between refuel or recharge?

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EV Battery swapping: Recharge or Refuel?

My keyboard is powered by batteries which convert stored chemical energy to electricity. For more energy, I can either ‘refuel’ by swapping batteries for instant new energy, or ‘recharge’ the batteries which takes longer but is more efficient.

Every car ever produced is also powered by chemical energy, and either combusts the chemicals to release heat, or converts the energy to electricity to power the car.

Why is it that, we rarely get to choose between refuel or recharge?

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