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Bird Freak

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Posted: 04/25/21 08:17pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How large of a power grid will be needed to recharge 2 or 3 hundred trucks such as Amazon or UPS or even USPS overnight? What will it cost to get the power to the charging stations?
Lots of expensive problems to work out.


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Posted: 04/25/21 08:42pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ALL transportation is 20% to 30% increase in the grid and will take decades to convert.


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Bird Freak wrote:

How large of a power grid will be needed to recharge 2 or 3 hundred trucks such as Amazon or UPS or even USPS overnight? What will it cost to get the power to the charging stations?
Lots of expensive problems to work out.


Overnight?? That’s easy. It’s the one or two hour fast charge that gets difficult. If Tesla can put in 100 stall 250 KW V3 Superchargers then 200 x 50 KW overnighters should be doable. Some on site storage would help. Tesla does that.

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Posted: 04/27/21 10:02pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

One thing for sure there will be Lawyers specializing in "cord trip and fall injuries"

One question I never see brought up is longevity. Average US car on the road today is ~12 years old. Many cars in California and the west 20 years or more on the road with original drive train. Tesla batteries are guaranteed for 8 years retaining 75% of their charge range. I suspect a steep drop off after ~10 years regardless of miles driven. This could have a big impact on used EV prices.Probably battery replacement at that age and would offset today's cars maintenance somewhat.

Not sure of the average semi truck on the road age today. That would be good to know.

I'm serious about the Lawyers! Can you imagine a four car family with all electric cars with some parked on the street!


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vern kelly wrote:

One thing for sure there will be Lawyers specializing in "cord trip and fall injuries"

One question I never see brought up is longevity. Average US car on the road today is ~12 years old. Many cars in California and the west 20 years or more on the road with original drive train. Tesla batteries are guaranteed for 8 years retaining 75% of their charge range. I suspect a steep drop off after ~10 years regardless of miles driven. This could have a big impact on used EV prices.Probably battery replacement at that age and would offset today's cars maintenance somewhat.

Not sure of the average semi truck on the road age today. That would be good to know.

I'm serious about the Lawyers! Can you imagine a four car family with all electric cars with some parked on the street!


Just the opposite. Most degradation happens in the first year or two.

I can’t follow your lawyers thing. What are you talking about.

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That's a true statement Reisender concerning depreciation. But a 10 year old car still has value today and most Americans buy used cars, not new. Hopefully less maintenance on EVs will offset the battery replacement costs.

As far a lawyers specializing in trip and fall, black cords are not too visible especially at night. I already see heavy cords strung across walkways, yards, sidewalks ect. in my neighborhood. We Americans are a litigious society. Most people do not park cars in their garage as they are full of stuff unfortunately!

EVs are coming and as they do new issues will present themselves. These are a couple I see that I don't see talked about.

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Posted: 04/28/21 09:55am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As batteries improve I see the battery outlasting the vehicle. In the future we might by a glider and swap in our old battery and keep on driving. Or the battery will be used for utility or home storage of electricity for an additional decade or two.

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I'm closing the myriad of EV threads. Please use this one instead.


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