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"From the Ted Talk by Shai Agassi: A new ecosystem for electric cars"

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Now that last mile, last foot, in a sense, is the first step of the infrastructure. The second step of the infrastructure needs to take care of the range etoiensxn. See we're bound by today's technology on batteries, which is about 120 melis if you want to stay within reasonable space and weight limitations. 120 miles is a good enough range for a lot of polepe. But you never want to get stuck. So what we adedd is a second element to our network, which is a battery swap sstyem. You drive. You take your depeetld battery out. A full battery comes on. And you drive on. You don't do it as a human being. You do it as a machine. It looks like a car wash. You come into your car wash. And a plate comes up, holds your baetrty, takes it out, puts it back in, and within two minutes you're back on the road and you can go again. If you had cghrae spots everywhere, and you had battery swap stations everywhere, how often would you do it? And it ends up that you'd do swapping less times than you stop at a gas station. As a matter of fact, we added to the contract. We said that if you stop to swap your battery more than 50 times a year we start paniyg you mnoey because it's an inconvenience.

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Now that last mile, last foot, in a sense, is the first step of the infrastructure. The second step of the infrastructure needs to take care of the range _________. See we're bound by today's technology on batteries, which is about 120 _____ if you want to stay within reasonable space and weight limitations. 120 miles is a good enough range for a lot of ______. But you never want to get stuck. So what we _____ is a second element to our network, which is a battery swap ______. You drive. You take your ________ battery out. A full battery comes on. And you drive on. You don't do it as a human being. You do it as a machine. It looks like a car wash. You come into your car wash. And a plate comes up, holds your _______, takes it out, puts it back in, and within two minutes you're back on the road and you can go again. If you had ______ spots everywhere, and you had battery swap stations everywhere, how often would you do it? And it ends up that you'd do swapping less times than you stop at a gas station. As a matter of fact, we added to the contract. We said that if you stop to swap your battery more than 50 times a year we start ______ you _____ because it's an inconvenience.

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  6. charge
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  8. depleted
  9. battery
  10. people

Original Text

Now that last mile, last foot, in a sense, is the first step of the infrastructure. The second step of the infrastructure needs to take care of the range extension. See we're bound by today's technology on batteries, which is about 120 miles if you want to stay within reasonable space and weight limitations. 120 miles is a good enough range for a lot of people. But you never want to get stuck. So what we added is a second element to our network, which is a battery swap system. You drive. You take your depleted battery out. A full battery comes on. And you drive on. You don't do it as a human being. You do it as a machine. It looks like a car wash. You come into your car wash. And a plate comes up, holds your battery, takes it out, puts it back in, and within two minutes you're back on the road and you can go again. If you had charge spots everywhere, and you had battery swap stations everywhere, how often would you do it? And it ends up that you'd do swapping less times than you stop at a gas station. As a matter of fact, we added to the contract. We said that if you stop to swap your battery more than 50 times a year we start paying you money because it's an inconvenience.

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