Comments: Quick Charge To The Rescue!

It's the elitist plot to keep us on the grid, Choice of champions would be hydrogen..

But then again, if we take water out of the ocean we could all die from "globals warming"... Or it could incrust our ozone with "pyrosteamsynthesis"
which is a deadly chemical that comes from water...

Posted by KeplerTheSovereign at July 27, 2011 05:32 AM

Let's see . . . I've been skeptical of the entire electric car biz for a number of reasons, (many of which you enumerate pretty darn well in your posts) such as the aging power grid.

However, Items 1-4 capsulize two major objections for me perfectly. A: my drive from Denver to Wyoming to see my folks (a 3 hour trip) at their ranch. B: Any farmer or rancher will not be able to afford to use one of these electric veeeehicles as a personal car let alone for work.

Prime example in recent weeks - due to Murphy's law my folks have had haying machinery break down several times (yes - stay out of my dad's way - he's NOT a happy camper). Those issues meant multiple 43 mile round trips to town or driving to Cheyenne, Lingle, Torrington, or Fort Collins to get parts. Think one of those electric veeehicles would be useful and cost-effective then? Nope - didn't think so!

Another point is this - for those of us who like to hunt and fish, and for those agencies who monitor/patrol the public lands (BLM, Game & Fish), try using an electric veeehicle then. NOT!

Furthermore, it will be just like the cell phone carriers. 90% of the US has cell coverage. Only problem is - they count all the populated areas - NOT the land mass. It will be same with electric cars as well . . .

Posted by Nina at July 27, 2011 08:02 AM

Dear Nina:

Indeed. But you've touched on all of my old stomping grounds! I lived in Lingle for three years, and of course, spent substantial time in Torrington and Cheyenne. Thanks for the memories!

Posted by Mike Mc at July 27, 2011 08:45 AM

I think it kind of undermines the whole electric vehicle concept if each one has to have a diesel generator following it to top it off every 5 miles. AAA is going to need a whole lot more tow trucks. If I were them, I would refuse to assist EVs. If EV owners bitch, tell them it's for the environment. But more importantly, economically it just doesn't make any sense. The EV seems designed to need constant roadside assistance. They will bleed AAA dry.

Posted by Professor Hale at July 27, 2011 09:58 AM

Meanwhile, the ones dictating these designs are picked up at their private (jet powered) planes in their security (gas powered) limos.

Posted by Phelps at July 27, 2011 11:42 AM

What truck platform are they using for these quick re-charge vehicles? Probably a diesel F-350 (minimum). Electric power source? Wanna bet truck bed mounted diesel generator. Yup, that's real green.

Posted by butch at July 27, 2011 05:32 PM

Mike, glad to provide you a trip down memory lane! My hometown is Wheatland ... ;-) BTW - due to the abundance of snow and rain fall this year - the state is incredibly green this summer! Speaking of green - I find it ironic that the charging stations/trucks are going to be powered by the eeevil gasoline companies!

Posted by Nina at July 28, 2011 07:55 AM

I find it very interesting that the people who love these electric cars never question where the electricity to run them will come from. Is it possible that they do not realize that 'something' has to generate the electricity and that that 'something' might pollute the air?

Hummmm.....I have a great idea! How about all electric cars have windmills attached to them and that way they can generate their own clean electricity! The Obama administration can create a new department that can be in charge of wind speeds. The new Department of Wind Speeds can let drivers know where they can drive and where they will need to wait for a gust to move them along: Probably can zip right along through West Texas but you might get slowed or stopped in Alabama. I will await my call from the White House as I am sure they will be MOST impressed with my idea. They won't be able to resist my idea to create yet another 'Department'!
Sorry folks.....I just could not contain myself this morning!

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