Hello; Two sets of environmentalists are at odds. One group has managed to get hydroelectric dams either torn down or scheduled to be torn down to save salmon. Another wants more "green" energy sources.The current group in charge are shutting down power stations.
I have also heard another issues is a lot of places have old wiring to the house that may not handle the load.That's only an issue if the govt makes it one. Utilities make money selling electricity. Unless forbidden, they will build out what they need to provide all the electricity customers will buy. And since many/most existing utilities have significant excess capacity some hours of the day, they can practically give the stuff away during those times. I pay 7 cents per KWH to charge my EV off peak but around 3 times that amount in other hours. Supply and demand: Raise the peak time rates enough to drive loads that can be done any time into the times of excess capacity.
However, while there does not need to be any future shortage of electricity (I exclude govt stupidity as a NEED), it's likely that govt will create a shortage and/or cause the price of electricity to rise significantly with stupid regulations, etc. with or without EVs.
Hello; not only old wiring but possibly aluminum wires or just a 100 amp service breaker box. Newer homes often have 200 amp boxes, but not all. It takes around 50 amps to run a quick EV charger best as i can determine.I have also heard another issues is a lot of places have old wiring to the house that may not handle the load.
our fearless leaders are trying to force people to buy them vs making them attractive
I was ready to buy a tesla, knew it was expensive but heard they are a blast to drive.Hello; not only old wiring but possibly aluminum wires or just a 100 amp service breaker box. Newer homes often have 200 amp boxes, but not all. It takes around 50 amps to run a quick EV charger best as i can determine.
I think you can maybe get by with a 30 amp circuit such as is used for a water heater, stove/oven or clothes dryer. Trade off will be much slower charging rate. Guess you could plug into a 110 volt outlet but might take days to charge for a decent range.
It takes a 60 amp 240 volt circuit for optimum charging or 30-40 amp for reasonable charging rate. Charging off a 120 volt outlet overnight won't get you many miles range. If you have an unused or sharable 240v outlet for a oven or dryer that's a decent and cheap compromise. Adding a new 40 or 60 amp 240 circuit is not cheap and may not be practical or may not meet code.I have also heard another issues is a lot of places have old wiring to the house that may not handle the load.
Good point and we know oil companies have deep pocketsIt will be interesting to see what happens if very few people want to buy EVs and whether laws change. I typically assume that huge businesses with lots of money heavily influence new legislation, because our fearless leaders need funding to get re-elected.
I guess it depends on the end goals and which businesses have the most money?
The thing I dislike most about EVs is they are for rich people. Poor people will lose out big time if the ICE goes away. Have an apartment? No more car for you! Like to buy cheap, used cars? Sorry, they're all being thrown away now because the batteries died and the batteries cost more than the car is worth.
Hello; they very recently had a strike. Afraid i did not follow the details close enough but do recall reports which mentioned how EV's will or may require fewer workers. Not sure how the union negotiators worked that out.Im.frankly amazed the uaw isn't screaming bloody murdr to whomever will listen that their industry is going to be gutted and with it jobs
Thanks. I don' t know whether oil companies care too much about the ICE. Oil has so many uses and no way are diesel locomotives and semi trucks going to be replaced by all electric.Good point and we know oil companies have deep pockets