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Old 05-17-2019, 12:57 PM
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Illinois wants a $1000 surcharge added to electric car buyers' vehicle registrations.

Supposedly to offset forgone gas taxes. Uh-Huh. Illinois doesn't already
have utility taxes in place?

Silicon Valley commuters are already expecting charging stations at work,
and the PRK has no excess generating capacity anywhere. Overnight
charging makes sense now because rates are lower at night, but rising
nighttime demand will erase the difference.

Until Liquid Electricity become real, I don't see a Tesla in my future.
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Old 05-17-2019, 01:52 PM
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Until Teslas are available for less than $5k, have rust, stink, and piss of my HOA when they are parked in my front yard, I don't see one in my future either.
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Old 05-17-2019, 10:32 PM
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Agreed. Texas apparently only has about a 7.5% reserve margin on the grid. They predict a rough summer this year. Thousands and thousands of new homes with thousands of new ac units buzzing non stop when it gets close to triple digits. Not to mention the thousands of d-nozzles driving around Dallas in their Teslas needing to charge up every time they drive to Starbucks for over priced coffee and bagels with avocado butter. I blame them for everything lol

I don't understand charging stations for employees though. it's like volunteer handicap spots for people who decided to buy a range-limited handicapped vehicle. Why throw them a bone?
If I ever see one pop up where I work I'll ask my boss for similarly fair diesel "iv drip" when I park at work.. I want a free full tank too!
I'm fine with the $1,000/year tax.
It should also be like insurance where if you don't pay it you get towed.

In all honesty though it would be neat to have an electric vehicle. Till you need to pull a 20,000lbs+ trailer across the country.
I'm excited to see the Rivian 4x4 trucks and SUVs hit the market. It's just the low prices and Infrastructure aren't there yet.
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Old 05-17-2019, 11:35 PM
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Last time I was in an airport I saw people scrambling to find a 110 outlet to charge their toys.
Looking through search results from DuckDuckGo for silicon valley charging stations, I see
it is worse than I could comprehend. Renters, hotel/motel guests, doctors, pretty much everyone
who works there or visits there with an ev is fighting for plug time. New construction
has to have charging stations. Are stack'n'packs exempt since they don't have to provide parking anyway?
The recent power plant construction here consists of peaking plants using 747 engines burning kerosene.
I don't see the sustainability in this, nor is this anywhere near carbon neutral.
The noise is something else.
That is why San Jose's Metcalf Plant was supposed to be built here in the valley, with
wires going over the hill into South San Jose. That died a quick death.
When new power plants are built, the cynic in me says the only fuel available in sufficient
quantity to create enough electricity to replace internal combustion engines will be gasoline.
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