Pretend, for a minute, you’re the boss of a big car company. The time has come for you to sign off on the development of a new, small electric car. And you have a number of options.
You could take one of your existing, petrol-powered cars, remove its engine and stick an electric motor in its place. Cheap? Perhaps. But tricky, and you run the risk of having to fill the boot with batteries because there’s nowhere else that you’re able to put them.
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