Thank you for taking my words out of context and omitting the part about an industry standard battery swapping infrastructure.
I agree that when it comes to refuelling a vehicle nothing is as convenient as plugging it into the mains elecricity supply at home. It's when you venture further afield that the problems arise. Only when electric vehicles can more easily be used beyond the limit of their range can they hope to be of greater use to the public as a whole, hence my comment about being able to swap industry standard-sized batteries at fuel stations.
I, along with many other motorcyclists, ride my bike way beyond the range presently offered by batteries. If those who are developing this technology could agree an industry standard sized battery and persuade the power generating industry to get behind them and build a nationwide infrastructure similar to that of fossil fuel providers then the lack of range wouldn't be a problem.
What would then be a problem is how all the extra electricity required to power millions of battery vehicles would be generated. At present our electricity comes mainly from coal-fired power stations. The government is investing heavily in wind farms but that won't generate nearly enough. So that leaves us with nuclear power, which is also a government preferred option, though I doubt very many people want a nuclear power plant on their doorstep.
I suspect the reason the power generating industry hasn't got behind electric vehicles is that they see no long-term future in doing so. It would take an awful lot of investment which could be wasted if, as could well be the case, a more viable alternative to battery-powered vehicles is developed in the future.
So please, let's not get too evangelical about battery-powered vehicles as, when put into the wider context of electricity generation, they too have their problems. I dare say they will play their part in an integrated transport system as a commuting alternative but any more than that is wishful thinking. We all know something needs to be done but I suspect any dramatic change will only take place when it is politically expedient to make that change.
And just so you know I have ridden a battery powered bike that was being developed by the guys behind one of the TTX race bikes. It was interesting but not that engaging, though I admit it was an early road going version. More interesting was the fact that the chap developing it, who rode this bike daily, was surprised at how much energy I, along with others, had used when we rode it. Perhaps we provided an insight as to how other motorcyclist might use a battery-powered bike.