Sparkey cars anyone?

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I would love to have an electric runabout.  Have an e-bike and love it. A road vehicle for long distance?  Still not practical — we do not have the battery technology yet and there is nothing in the wings waiting.
And then, there is this - from FOX News:

Electric vehicles are exploding from water damage after Hurricane Ian, top Florida official warns
A top Florida state official warned Thursday that firefighters have battled a number of fires caused by electric vehicle (EV) batteries waterlogged from Hurricane Ian.

EV batteries that have been waterlogged in the wake of the hurricane are at risk of corrosion, which could lead to unexpected fires, according to Jimmy Patronis, the state's top financial officer and fire marshal.

"There’s a ton of EVs disabled from Ian. As those batteries corrode, fires start," Patronis tweeted Thursday. "That’s a new challenge that our firefighters haven’t faced before. At least on this kind of scale."

Lithium fires are intense.  Like I said, we do not have the technology yet.  Nor do we have the infrastructure.

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