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Re: Electric Vehicle News Items
« Reply #28 on: February 03, 2022, 09:32:24 AM »
How did electric car owners stranded in snow on I-95 in VA fair recently?
I did some reading on this and apparently they do about as well as an ICE vehicle in terms of maintaining heat with energy remaining.  It varies depending.

Now of course if either runs out of fuel, they are stuck and need either gasoline, a tow, or an electricity source.    But EVs can keep you reasonably warm for a reasonable period if stuck.

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« Reply #29 on: February 03, 2022, 09:34:56 AM »
I did some reading on this and apparently they do about as well as an ICE vehicle in terms of maintaining heat with energy remaining.  It varies depending.

Now of course if either runs out of fuel, they are stuck and need either gasoline, a tow, or an electricity source.    But EVs can keep you reasonably warm for a reasonable period if stuck.
problem with EVs right now is that there aren't charging stations around every single corner across the country like there are gas stations. 

don't think the issue of being stranded without power will be as big of a deal in the future as EV stations take over gas stations. probably going to have to make the EV stations 24/7 however. 

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Re: Electric Vehicle News Items
« Reply #30 on: February 03, 2022, 09:47:53 AM »
I just read there are now more charging stations in the US than gasoline stations, but a gas station has multiple pumps and they are counting single charging stations.

I agree this will be less of an issue in the fairly near term.

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« Reply #31 on: February 03, 2022, 10:00:58 AM »
I just read there are now more charging stations in the US than gasoline stations, but a gas station has multiple pumps and they are counting single charging stations.

I agree this will be less of an issue in the fairly near term.
they are probably counting charging stations as places in parking garages, offices, hotels, etc. that have one or two charging stations in them. 

in terms of actual charging stations like gas stations - that's not even close.

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Re: Electric Vehicle News Items
« Reply #32 on: February 03, 2022, 10:25:28 AM »
The counted each charger as one entity versus each gas station.  A charging station with 6 chargers counts as 6.

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« Reply #33 on: February 03, 2022, 12:59:26 PM »
The counted each charger as one entity versus each gas station.  A charging station with 6 chargers counts as 6.
yeah, which is beyond stupid. 

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Re: Electric Vehicle News Items
« Reply #34 on: February 03, 2022, 01:07:02 PM »
Stat of the Week: Comparing the Ratio of EV Charging Stations Versus Gas Stations – EVs Win – EVAdoption

That's another way of massaging the figures, comparing ratios.  Of course, it doesn't  help if the charging stations are too far apart.

More EV Charging Stations Than Gas Stations, Now What? (cleantechnica.com)

More spin.

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Re: Electric Vehicle News Items
« Reply #35 on: February 04, 2022, 10:25:04 AM »
Norway Could Phase Out Gas-Burning Cars For EVs Before 2025 (jalopnik.com)

In January of 2022, nearly 84 percent of new cars sold in Norway were EVs, as Bloomberg reports. The report goes on to say that Norway could be three years ahead of schedule for phasing out ICE cars altogether.

I’ll try to be measured about the stat. I wouldn’t want to sensationalize it, but holy shit, the remaining 16(ish) percent means that out of 8,000 new cars sold in January, gas-burning cars numbered a paltry 387 units. In light of these latest stats, Bloomberg reports Norway may reach it’s ambitious goal of all new cars sold being fully-electric two months from now. From Bloomberg:


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Re: Electric Vehicle News Items
« Reply #36 on: February 04, 2022, 01:38:52 PM »
First All-Electric Commuter Aircraft Will Soon Take Flight (jalopnik.com)

With battery technology similar to that of an electric car or a cell phone and 30 minutes of charging, the nine-passenger Alice will be able to fly for one hour, and about 440 nautical miles. The plane has a max cruise speed of 250 kts, or 287 miles per hour. For reference, a Boeing 737 has a max cruise speed of 588 miles per hour. The company, focused exclusively on electric air travel, hopes that electric planes that can fit 20 to 40 passengers will be a reality in seven to 10 years.

If range is one hour at 250 knots, that would mean 250 nm, not 440.

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Re: Electric Vehicle News Items
« Reply #38 on: February 05, 2022, 10:29:54 AM »
Yup, pretty sure my 2018 was the last combustion engine car I'll ever buy.  It was a 'maybe' at the time, but it's more and more certain with every passing year.

Also, I miss my Jeep. 
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Re: Electric Vehicle News Items
« Reply #39 on: February 05, 2022, 10:33:59 AM »
Our car is a 2018 with not many miles, I hope to keep it 10+ years, it works for us.  If I buy something in 2030, it likely would be electric, though I could go for something used with an ICE, I do enjoy the manual transmission, but by then maybe not so much.

We'd like a convertible, in theory, at some point, as a kind of toy.  I don't fit into a Miata.

I think the money to be made in EVs is trucks/vans/SUVs, in the US.  Ford and GM are focused there now.

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« Reply #40 on: February 05, 2022, 10:37:37 AM »
Yup, pretty sure my 2018 was the last combustion engine car I'll ever buy.  It was a 'maybe' at the time, but it's more and more certain with every passing year.

Also, I miss my Jeep. 
You're in luck, they currently make a plug-in hybrid Wrangler, with an all-electric version coming in 2023.  You can have the best of all worlds!





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Re: Electric Vehicle News Items
« Reply #41 on: February 06, 2022, 09:38:10 AM »
EV Company Builds Road That'll Charge Cars As They Drive (businessinsider.com)
EV Company Builds Road That'll Charge Cars As They Drive (businessinsider.com)


  • Electreon Wireless is building a mile-long stretch in Detroit that will charge electric cars as the drive on it.
  • The company said the roadway will be fully functional by 2023 for EVs that install a special receiver.
  • Charging infrastructure poses a major hurdle for electric-vehicle adoption.
  • Axios estimates installing the special receiver will cost about $3,000 to $4,000 per car. Though, Electreon told the publication they hope to get the price closer to $1,000 to $1,500.


 

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