Electric Car Conversions Gain Popularity In Australia

While many areas of America aren’t suited to the limited range and lack of charging infrastructure, it is nothing in comparison to Australia’s outback, where there could be hundreds of miles between filling stations. But even in Australia, DIYers and small shops are converting old cars into short-range EVs as petrol prices continue to rise.

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Battery Swapping Lets Aussie EV Go 1,172 Miles In 24 Hours

Researchers the world over are trying to come up with a solution to electric vehicle recharging woes. Even 240-volt chargers can take six hours or more to recharge the battery pack of many EVs, leading some companies to pursue alternative methods of recharging, like battery swapping…and battery swapping certainly has a lot to recommend it.

A team of Holden engineers has set a new 24 hour distance record for electric vehicles, going an impressive 1,172 miles in 24 hours utilizing battery swapping technology.

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