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Will Parking Problems Slow the Rise of Electric Vehicles?

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Mydesign   1/21/2014 1:19:07 AM
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"I guess these charging problems will not slow the rise of Evs. Definitely if someone is going for Electric vehicle he  knows that he should keep the vehicle fully charged according to the daily requirement of commute ."

Debera, as long as customers have charging point at their home and office, no worries. Moreover, now a day's there are many charging stations too, so on the way, if needed it can be get charged. Charging point at parking lot is just like an added advantage.

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Mydesign   1/20/2014 11:53:11 PM
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"For urban dwellers, I especially like the idea of a plug-in hybrid. I believe there are many people in cities who could drive back and forth to work and use very little gasoline, but the gasoline would be there when needed. The advatage is that most of the commuting could still be electric."

Charles, am using a hybrid vehicle. So based on power requirement and situation, we can switch between this two sources for deriving maximum efficiency.

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Charles Murray   1/17/2014 5:41:54 PM
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That's the problem in a nutshell, Monster69. To make it worse, costs of recharging stations could be high, especially the "fast charge" type. The New York Times reported in November that a "super speedy public charging station" could run $30,000. See link.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/13/business/energy-environment/electric-cars-give-rise-to-a-recharging-industry.html?_r=0

  

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Charles Murray   1/17/2014 5:23:00 PM
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For urban dwellers, I especially like the idea of a plug-in hybrid. I believe there are many people in cities who could drive back and forth to work and use very little gasoline, but the gasoline would be there when needed. The advatage is that most of the commuting could still be electric.

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monster69   1/17/2014 9:59:58 AM
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The most logical user of an electric vehicle is an urban dweller and the lack of a dedicated off or on street parking space could limit the ability to keep your vrhicle fully charged.  While suburbanites with a dedicated space or garage can have some assurance of being able to charge their vehicle, utban dwellers may be parked far away from rheir power connection.

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William K.   1/17/2014 9:45:36 AM
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D.H. Almost every day I come across people who are quite devoid of that amount of sense that you mention. You are certainly correct that folks should know how much range they have left, and it is reasonable to expect that they should, but there are a lot who simply won't know and won't even understand how to know. They will believe that it is somebody else's responsibility to take care of that detail.

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Debera Harward   1/17/2014 2:14:02 AM
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I guess these charging problems will not slow the rise of Evs. Definitely if someone is going for Electric vehicle he  knows that he should keep the vehicle fully charged according to the daily requirement of commute .

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Mydesign   1/16/2014 11:17:28 PM
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"I, too, think the hybrid is a logical solution, William K, particularly so for those who don't have a place to charge at home."

Charles, exactly. Any vehicle runs on hybrid fuel has the advantage of switching between these two fuel source, as and when needed. My car is hybrid with petrol and gas. So when I require more power, I can switch to petrol and on plain surface to gas, which can yield more mileage.

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Mydesign   1/16/2014 11:14:18 PM
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"Common sense would dictate that one should plan to have enough fuel, or charge, to achieve the days driving, and then recharge at home. Indeed, I would not consider the purchase of an electric vehicle that was not capable of doing a day's commuting with an adequate margin of charge remaining."

William, exactly. Peoples has to charge enough either from home or work place for a break-less journey. Moreover there are many public charging stations are also there for charging EVs. Charging at parking lots are just like an added advantage and it's not mandatory that all parking lots has to be equipped with charging points.

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Charles Murray   1/16/2014 7:59:41 PM
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I, too, think the hybrid is a logical solution, William K, particularly so for those who don't have a place to charge at home.

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