sikacz wrote: Sat Aug 13, 2022 12:10 pm
Charging needs to come down considerably, something in the range of the time it takes to go buy and drink a cup of coffee. It could be a resurgence of eat drink and drive culture!
Yes, drivers stop all the time and get gas on the way to work, that doesn't really work with an EV. EV drivers have to be very organized and remember to plug in when they get home. Right now EVs are mainly owned by the environmentally conscious and people who own their own home.
https://www.fuelsinstitute.org/Research ... Report.pdf
The top demographic of 2019 EV owners are middle-aged white men earning more than $100,000 annually with a college degree or higher and at least one other vehicle in their household. • 37% of Democrats and 34% of Republicans appear to view EVs positively, and a guaranteed $7,500 tax rebate could make 78% of Democrats and 71% of Republicans more likely to consider an EV during their next purchase or lease (2019).
Putting in a home charging station isn't cheap. https://www.motorbiscuit.com/really-cos ... g-station/
Europe made a big push for EVs, but now in the midst of the Ukraine war, they're having more and more problems getting oil and natural gas to make that electricity. Germany has even started turning on some of it's coal powered electrical plants to meet their needs.
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