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We live in a modest city house without a garage but a driveway that extends along the side of the house. Without a garage, where would I put a charging station?Best, Lester
On the side of the house inside a locked box.
I just want to say I admire and appreciate all you guys who have stepped up and bought an electric vehicle. I wish I could justify buying one. I have never purchased a new car in my life but would do so if the numbers were not utterly unjustifiable. My 2006 Prius has about 121,000 miles on the clock and has never needed a repair. Additionally, we put about 3000 miles/year on it at avg. 45 mpg. That's a whopping 67 gallons/year. Currently, with grocery points deducted from fuel purchases, I pay about $1.50/gal. That's maybe $100 for gas and $50ish for an oil change. At that rate I wouldn't live long enough to earn back the taxes and fees from the new car purchase. Plus, at 71, I think I'm too old for car payments.
When SUV sized vehicles offer self charging option I'm in hook lie and sinker. Do like the deal with power companies overcharging for Elec. We would also have a smaller footprint with Elec. charles
I didn't remember starting this thread, but I did not buy an electric car. Without tax breaks, they're really too expensive, and even with tax breaks, these are only tax breaks and don't reduce the payments you pay. Also, I pay about 20 cents a kilowatt hour for electricity (last month was 21.5 cents/kwHr), and while it's slightly cheaper than gas, it's not that much cheaper for electricity than gas. Unfortunately, I did not have my Chevy Volt long enough to see what it really took to go to and from work, so maybe my few calculations are off. The last data point I have was about $50/month and the electricity at that time was 18.75 cents/kwHr. Considering that car cost $10,000 more than the current car I have the only way that car (the Volt) was feasible was if there were incentives. With no incentives, it's cheaper to own a gas car.
A great concept for sure. Would buy one when they put a charger in vehicle. Do not like the idea of charging stations. Why cannot an alternator be used ? Everyone would want one. If and when it would be a Tesla.
Not sure what you mean? I plug my i3 into the wall with its wallwart. The charging stations are for if you want to charge faster.Technically, all EVs have the charger in the car. The charging stations are something else, not chargers. But that's a nit.
The incentive is to save the planet for your grandchildren.Steve N.
Basically the same thing. My issue is no charge after initial charge. Why cannot they be designed to recharge themselves. IMO the only reason the Elec companies did not lobby against the Elec Vehicle. Same reason Edison sold out Tesla. MONEY. Love the concept hope trucks will be next.charles
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