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Ask a Fool: What's Your Take on the Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure?

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  • Report this Comment On October 09, 2013, at 11:47 PM, muhammedatta wrote:

    As an investor, "probably will be able to handle the charging demand at current market presentation" does not make me feel very good. In fact, brown and blackouts already on tap for most large metro areas where EVs are popular, suggests the opposite. I note in SF area, "free" charging, is already being replaced with escalating "subscription" services. In another article here, there is the revenue plan to level charge per mile to be nearly that of benzine/gas. With only wind and solar allowed for new elec under Obama, I think the grid is already maxed out.

  • Report this Comment On October 10, 2013, at 12:36 AM, speculawyer wrote:

    The only charger you really need is the one at your home. The rest of them are merely a security blanket until we get a decent number of EVs out there. I love not paying for gasoline.

    Grid is maxed out? LOL. Between natural gas, nuclear, wind, solar, geothermal, hydro, biomass, etc. . . . we have more than enough electricity.

  • Report this Comment On October 10, 2013, at 12:56 AM, ffbj wrote:

    Yes, and most charging is done at night, when the grid is under less stress. Of course your mileage may vary if you are in a super-urbanized mega-city like S.F. It would be interesting to see studies done, probably in CA, since they have the greatest concentration of ev's and phev's, that relate to this.

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