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When the efficiency of EV hits your wallet you'll see the change. Many act as though installing an outlet requires a 2nd mortgage. It's no more costly than installing an outlet for AC or anything else.
When consumers see the efficiency of EV translates into reduce cost you will see change.
I agree inner city street parking will provide the biggest challenge but again it's not insurmountable. Condos and apartments are less of an issue. Designated parking with dedicated outlets is all feasible.
We are debating the will to get these things done not the ability to get it done.
As mentioned above technology can bring change overnight. The internet started relatively slow, many really didn't truly understand what it was all about.
Fast forward to today and the internet is a staple in most homes.
It is about to revolutionize the way we watch TV.
It has changed the way we shop.
While EV may not have the same impact as the internet it will change the way we see the automobile and dramatically alter our travel habits.
WE are think of cars as we now know them. That will all change.
EV will involve into smaller more nimble more efficient shuttle cars that take us on our local travels. We will all have these smaller more efficient vehicles for daily use. Our commute will be done by shuttle car.
Long distance travel may still be done by ICE, but the price of gas will likely increase until it becomes unaffordable for daily use.
This forced efficiency is coming. Climate change and all the buzz words will be part of the makeover. I'm not necessarily a proponent of EV's. I drive a diesel dually daily for my commute, but I see the writing on the wall.


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When the efficiency of EV hits your wallet you'll see the change. Many act as though installing an outlet requires a 2nd mortgage. It's no more costly than installing an outlet for AC or anything else.
When consumers see the efficiency of EV translates into reduce cost you will see change.
I agree inner city street parking will provide the biggest challenge but again it's not insurmountable. Condos and apartments are less of an issue. Designated parking with dedicated outlets is all feasible.
We are debating the will to get these things done not the ability to get it done.
As mentioned above technology can bring change overnight. The internet started relatively slow, many really didn't truly understand what it was all about.
Fast forward to today and the internet is a staple in most homes.
It is about to revolutionize the way we watch TV.
It has changed the way we shop.
While EV may not have the same impact as the internet it will change the way we see the automobile and dramatically alter our travel habits.
WE are think of cars as we now know them. That will all change.
EV will involve into smaller more nimble more efficient shuttle cars that take us on our local travels. We will all have these smaller more efficient vehicles for daily use. Our commute will be done by shuttle car.
Long distance travel may still be done by ICE, but the price of gas will likely increase until it becomes unaffordable for daily use.
This forced efficiency is coming. Climate change and all the buzz words will be part of the makeover. I'm not necessarily a proponent of EV's. I drive a diesel dually daily for my commute, but I see the writing on the wall.


Very good insight!

In fact even the giants in conventional car manufacturing industry are preparing for this new revolution.

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I, along with tens of millions of others are not in a similar situation. So no all of your insight's and photos don't help a bit. I guess you missed my point.

BTW, if I could wire for an EV I probably would. I like the technology.


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lbrjet wrote:

I, along with tens of millions of others are not in a similar situation. So no all of your insight's and photos don't help a bit. I guess you missed my point.

BTW, if I could wire for an EV I probably would. I like the technology.


Howdy. Curious what “if I could wire for an EV” mean.

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lbrjet wrote:

I, along with tens of millions of others are not in a similar situation. So no all of your insight's and photos don't help a bit. I guess you missed my point.

BTW, if I could wire for an EV I probably would. I like the technology.
With any luck your employer might eventually install some charging stations.


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time2roll wrote:

lbrjet wrote:

I, along with tens of millions of others are not in a similar situation. So no all of your insight's and photos don't help a bit. I guess you missed my point.

BTW, if I could wire for an EV I probably would. I like the technology.
With any luck your employer might eventually install some charging stations.


California tech companies and new facilities-buildings being built now have charging stations.

Even some new Walmart have them.

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lbrjet wrote:

I, along with tens of millions of others are not in a similar situation. So no all of your insight's and photos don't help a bit. I guess you missed my point.

BTW, if I could wire for an EV I probably would. I like the technology.


Howdy. Curious what “if I could wire for an EV” mean.

Cheers.


I'm taking about my daughter Tesla X, but her house ia already wired for a Tesla EV.

Just did re-wiring for 220-240v for faster charging.

* This post was edited 08/13/19 09:42pm by Yosemite Sam1 *

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Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

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lbrjet wrote:

I, along with tens of millions of others are not in a similar situation. So no all of your insight's and photos don't help a bit. I guess you missed my point.

BTW, if I could wire for an EV I probably would. I like the technology.


Howdy. Curious what “if I could wire for an EV” mean.

Cheers.


I'm taking about my daughter Tesla X, but her house ia already wired for an Tesla EV.

Just needs re-wiring for 220-240v for faster charging.


Ah yes. A 240 volt circuit is nice to have. Your daughter will have a 32 amp portable EVSE that came with the car has an adapter to plug into a 14-50 stove plug. Nice for visits and your own eventual EVSE.

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I now live in a condo with a parking garage for all. Would require a majority of the homeowenrs to approve the wiring install. Ain't happening in my lifetime. I work for the State of Arizona and wiring at work ain't happening either.

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