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Old 09-29-2022, 06:12 AM   #1
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Highway EV charging network coming soon

This has been coming for awhile. Final approval to fund EV charging stations every 50 miles along highways happened yesterday.



https://news.yahoo.com/states-final-...130035102.html
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A step forward, interested in the rollout and I suppose it will vary state by state. Who will own the chargers, who will maintain them, who profits from their use?? If the answer is the government, will they be able to track you.
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Hi, I'm from the goverment and I'm here to help you. I would say this sentence would apply here.
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Please take a # . Your current wait time is 4hrs. Then another 4hrs or more to charge.

No thanks. They would be better off making cars run on natural gas since that's what is powering the generators that make the electric that's charging your car.

They need to build nuclear power stations and the power grid infrastructure first.
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They need to build nuclear power stations and the power grid infrastructure first.

This!

Molten Salt Thorium Reactors

Technology has be around since the 1950s. The Oak Ridge National Laboratory operated one for roughly 4 years in the 1960s.

97% efficient leaving only 3% nuclear waste, that cannot be weaponized.

China and India are already moving in this direction. When it comes to energy, theyll be kicking our butts in a few years while we bicker over matters of stunning insignificance like preferred pronouns!
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All we need now to make this work is an electrical infrastructure that can support the additional electrical demand
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Waiting to hear how the charging stations in Florida fared with storm surge and other flooding.
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Be prepared. Here in Missouri, there is a big controversy about chargers, because the biggest statewide electric utility is putting them along the highways, but programming them to only charge at level 2 which is much a slower rate. Even locals trying to travel across the state have issues due to the length of time it takes at that setting. Their own website states that fact with no option to select a higher setting. Guess it uses enough less power to increase their profit margin. Who would've guessed that?
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Waiting to hear how the charging stations in Florida fared with storm surge and other flooding.
Probably no different than any of the gas pumps at your local filling stations. Do THEY work underwater? Do they even work without electricity?

Sometimes I can't believe the comments here. It's like if some are stuck in the stone age.
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Probably no different than any of the gas pumps at your local filling stations. Do THEY work underwater? Do they even work without electricity?



Sometimes I can't believe the comments here. It's like if some are stuck in the stone age.


A generator runs fuel pumps just fine. Most truck stops around here have natural gas powered ones. Nice thing about liquid fuel is you can fuel in pouring rain or standing in a foot of water. Id be shocked to see some plugging in at a car charger in the same conditions.
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A generator runs fuel pumps just fine. Most truck stops around here have natural gas powered ones. Nice thing about liquid fuel is you can fuel in pouring rain or standing in a foot of water. Id be shocked to see some plugging in at a car charger in the same conditions.
EVs have voltage and ground sensing at the charge plug. They obviously won't work if the car is submerged, but then, neither will a gas or diesel work well if the filler neck is submerged eh?

So many naysayers here, it's kind of discouraging. It'll be interesting to see what these folks are posting when they're surrounded by EVs and even bigger EVs like HD trucks and such.

I imagine folks heard this all 125 years ago when they were replacing the horse and buggy with EVs, and then later replacing the EVs with gas or diesel engines.
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Probably no different than any of the gas pumps at your local filling stations. Do THEY work underwater? Do they even work without electricity?

Sometimes I can't believe the comments here. It's like if some are stuck in the stone age.

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EVs will come about as there are forced down the publics throat.

I have only 1 issue with EVs
That is the misconceived concept they are ZERO emissions and we/planet will be all the better because of EVs


Actually 2 issues........Generating capabilities to provide electricity for EVs and Infrastructure required
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