HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
<<  <  Page 2/5  >  >>
Mydesign
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Charging at Parking lot
Mydesign   1/21/2014 1:19:07 AM
NO RATINGS
1 saves
"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.

Mydesign
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Charging at Parking lot
Mydesign   1/20/2014 11:53:11 PM
NO RATINGS
1 saves
"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.

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Charging at Parking lot
Charles Murray   1/17/2014 5:41:54 PM
NO RATINGS
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

  

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Charging at Parking lot
Charles Murray   1/17/2014 5:23:00 PM
NO RATINGS
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.

monster69
User Rank
Iron
Re: Charging at Parking lot
monster69   1/17/2014 9:59:58 AM
NO RATINGS
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.

William K.
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Charging at Parking lot
William K.   1/17/2014 9:45:36 AM
NO RATINGS
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.

Debera Harward
User Rank
Silver
Re: Charging at Parking lot
Debera Harward   1/17/2014 2:14:02 AM
NO RATINGS
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 .

Mydesign
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Charging at Parking lot
Mydesign   1/16/2014 11:17:28 PM
NO RATINGS
1 saves
"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.

Mydesign
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Charging at Parking lot
Mydesign   1/16/2014 11:14:18 PM
NO RATINGS
1 saves
"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.

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Charging at Parking lot
Charles Murray   1/16/2014 7:59:41 PM
NO RATINGS
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.

<<  <  Page 2/5  >  >>


Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
From wearables to design changes to rumors of a car, Apple has multiple things cooking up in its kitchen. Here are six possibilities from Apple next week, with likely more than one coming to light.
The key to the success of alt energy is advanced automation, which is still relatively new to the energy scene.
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
New fastening and joining methods are making it possible to join multiple materials and thinner sheets in consumer and medical portable electronics, as well as automotive and aviation systems.
An upcoming Digi-Key Continuing Education Center class on designing motor control using MCUs and FPGAs will show you how to choose the best hardware and tools to speed up your development time.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
2/25/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
12/11/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
12/10/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
11/19/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Mar 9 - 13, Implementing Motor Control Designs with MCUs and FPGAs: An Introduction and Update
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  67


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service