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Old 04-06-2021, 09:27 PM   #1
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Chevy announces Electric Silverado half ton.

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Article on Electrek.

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They day may come when I can have an electric tow vehicle. I can see it in the distant future and am not opposed to it. The infrastructure to support in-route charging and in such quantity to assume everyone needs it is decades away if that. Every space in every rest stop would need equipment as well as massive changes to the grid. One day, but for now I pump.
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They day may come when I can have an electric tow vehicle. I can see it in the distant future and am not opposed to it. The infrastructure to support in-route charging and in such quantity to assume everyone needs it is decades away if that. Every space in every rest stop would need equipment as well as massive changes to the grid. One day, but for now I pump.
Depends where you travel I suppose. Infrastructure is already good on many routes. We only travel the west coast so canít speak for others. Fast chargers are ubiquitous where we travel.
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EVs are a West Coast phenomenon. On the East Coast you hardly ever see an EV or a charge station.
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EVs are a West Coast phenomenon. On the East Coast you hardly ever see an EV or a charge station.
I wouldnt say hardly ever, but less than a handful a day for me. The screwy coast definately isnt set up to handle them either with their rolling blackouts.
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400 mile estimated charge? Flat highway, unloaded most likely.
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They day may come when I can have an electric tow vehicle. I can see it in the distant future and am not opposed to it. The infrastructure to support in-route charging and in such quantity to assume everyone needs it is decades away if that. Every space in every rest stop would need equipment as well as massive changes to the grid. One day, but for now I pump.
That day will come when green energy production isn't dependent on fossil fuels and it's related products.
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That day will come when green energy production isn't dependent on fossil fuels and it's related products.
I agree but not in my lifetime. Maybe grandkids life. The current reality is most electric cars are run off coal generated electric. In Texas around 30% is from solar and wind. Last month the weather shut them both down because the industry didnít think they needed to winterize. Itís going to be a while before they work all this out. Safe travels

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The good thing about electric pickup trucks is that you have room in the bed to carry around a 10 kw generator with 30 gallons of diesel to keep your battery from going dead.
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The current reality is most electric cars are run off coal generated electric.
You obviously donít live in North America. .
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You obviously donít live in North America. .


Not sure about your geographic reference point, but these are all in North America:

ND is 59% electric generated by coal
OH is 36%
AK is 44%
CO is 40%
IN is 58%
KY is 72%
MI is 35%
MO is 82%
MT is 43%
NM is 42%
UT is 61%
WV is 92%
WI is 43%
WY is 72%
Total US electric generation by a carbon based fuel: 59%.

Source: chooseenergy.com/data-center/electricity

As a contrast the top state for solar is CA at 21%. But they are also 52.4% natural gas.
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Not sure about your geographic reference point, but these are all in North America:

ND is 59% electric generated by coal
OH is 36%
AK is 44%
CO is 40%
IN is 58%
KY is 72%
MI is 35%
MO is 82%
MT is 43%
NM is 42%
UT is 61%
WV is 92%
WI is 43%
WY is 72%
Total US electric generation by a carbon based fuel: 59%.

Source: chooseenergy.com/data-center/electricity

As a contrast the top state for solar is CA at 21%. But they are also 52.4% natural gas.
Ahhh. You said coal in your original statement. You are referring to fossil fuels. Big difference. Natural gas is actually a pretty good way to make electricity right now. Coal not so much and coal continues to fade as a source of electricity. I believe in the US it is less than 20 percent now and in Canada it is less than 8 percent.
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An EV may actually be creating more carbon dioxide than a gasoline powered car when you consider the source of the electricity plus the fact that the production of an electric car releases much more CO2 than the production of a traditional car.
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