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EVs to cut consumption of junk food

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by mspohr, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. mspohr

    mspohr Well-Known Member

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    How the arrival of electric cars could hurt the beverage industry

    Unintended consequences.
    Gas stations make most of their profit from the junk food they sell along with the gas.
    Morgan Stanley has a brilliant analyst who predicts the decline of beverage and junk food sales with widespread EV adoption.
    Sounds like a win-win to me.
     
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    Unless they put more in the WaWa? WaWa is smart. I get drinks in the Richmond WaWa.
     
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    mspohr Well-Known Member

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    WaWa seems to be a smart company. We don't have them in California but I've been to a few back East. They could put in fast charging and keep selling food.
     
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    Reduces consumption in gas stations, maybe. But every time I stop at a Supercharger on a trip and there's quick food nearby? Let's just say I stop every 90 minutes or so.... It's hard to keep my weight down!
     
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  5. Derek Kessler

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    Sheetz in Pennsylvania/Eastern Ohio is putting Superchargers in at some of their has stations. The idea that EVs will hurt the beverage industry is nonsense.
     
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    The $3.50 lattes at the Kettleman City supercharger might put Starbucks out of business though.
     
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    mspohr Well-Known Member

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    I agree. Will hurt gas stations that don't have charging.
     
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    Since the vast majority of charging is done at home, I think the amount of purchases at gas stations will certainly go down. Add "charging pumps" to the stations, however, and what remaining charging is done may cause more consumption, since the dwell time is a lot longer. One hardly has time to go into the store to buy something when filling up on dino juice, but given a 30 minute "quick" charge delay, one would certainly be tempted to shop. Bottom line, you have two opposing forces. Which will win is anybody's guess.
     
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    But WaWa has a bunch of credible somewhat healthy options right next to the junk food. So you can easily choose to eat less junk anyway.
     
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    Yeah, if you are going to be there 30 minutes ... snarf city.
     
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  11. WannabeOwner

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    The government in UK is heading down the route of requiring filling/Gas stations to have EV charging ...

    Government plans to make petrol stations install electric charging points

    ... my wife (according to TeslaFi :rolleyes:) still stops at the gas station on her way to work for a Coffee "quite often" ... (well, I presume its a coffee ... perhaps I'd better check out the hunk-behind-the-counter? :D)
     
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  12. Derek Kessler

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    Caffeine addiction and habits won't be overcome by vehicular fuel source changes.
     
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    No, but leaving home with a full tank of fuel and she is still stopping at the filling/Gas station for "provisions" ... so if people want sugary drinks / junk-food I expect they will still stop. They are only going to stop for gas, what?, once a week? so for those wanting junk food they are probably already stopping e.g. daily ... I don't see that changing when they no longer have to stop for fuel.
     

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