Arguing on the internet, etc.
I saw a "I saw a dog trapped in a hot car!!!" conversation on Facebook and chimed in, saying that PHEVs and EVs are able to run the A/C when parked. I mean, if I had an EV and a dog I wouldn't want someone to put a brick through my side window to save my dog from enjoying air conditioned comfort.
So, I got facebooksplained to by a handful of people saying that their non-hybrid/ev car is able to run the A/C when parked.
Has anyone ever seen a conventional car with an A/C compressor that isn't driven from the crank by a belt? I haven't ever.
According to the EPA, there's approximately 115,000 publically-avialible chargers in the US. In comparison, there are 44,000 DVD rental kiosks in the US. I don't really know if there's any connections or valid comparisons to be made here, but thought it was amusing.
honestly the entire argument is all weird... in many cases, an EV is charged at home or at work. a public charging station is something different than a fuel station - the entire process is all different. arguments / comparisons like the one made above honestly drive me up the wall at this point, i'm so sick and tired of this bullshit. it's just not the reality of recharging the EV. ffs.
can you see i'm having a good day? yes. great.
that is a nice comparison...a geocaching mission.
that is a nice comparison...
over here the big former state telco decided they had a lot of unused connection capacity since they switched over their old-style mechanical switching stations to the nice new silicon type that doesn't use a lot of power. so they thought hey, we have a lot of power available, we have the space (as the newer machines are much smaller as well), let's put a single 50-150kW station and two parking spots there. sounds sensible, doesn't it? yeah... until you take into accoutn where those bloody switching stations actually are. in the middle of nowhere, oftentimes not very accessible... so yeah, the early users of that were very much on a geocaching mission
The point I’m trying to make is, unless you own where you live in the US, some areas despite being highly populated are still a joke when it comes to this type of refueling a vehicle. There simply isn’t enough for the amount of people that drive around here and yet we still invest heavily in a tech that needs to go away.
One Type is saturated while the other isn’t invested in the way it should. There should be more charging points in stores and shit. I’m not talking about making the charging points grouped like a fuel station…. Make it easy for the owner, don’t make it a geocaching mission.