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Supercharging now more expensive than ICE

avs007

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May 14, 2021
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Cities and cars are incompatible. Even low quality city transportation is better than driving a car.
Every time I go to SF, I have a miserable time... Traffic and parking.
Just drove across country. Love the rural drives. Every city was a zoo. Las Vegas, Phoenix, Tucson, El Paso, San Antonio, Houston, New Orleans, Orlando. Now in Miami and it is a special kind of hell.
I don't know... I go to the bay area a lot for work... One time, I tried to be good when my boss complained, and I took the train into SF... It was a pain in the ass. And because of the meetings my boss kept having me go to last minute, the money I paid in taxis/ubers/etc made it so it was cheaper to just rent a car. Boss never gave me a hard time ever since I pointed that out. Granted parking was expensive in downtown SF, but that is true of every city I go to.
 

mspohr

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Jul 27, 2014
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I don't know... I go to the bay area a lot for work... One time, I tried to be good when my boss complained, and I took the train into SF... It was a pain in the ass. And because of the meetings my boss kept having me go to last minute, the money I paid in taxis/ubers/etc made it so it was cheaper to just rent a car. Boss never gave me a hard time ever since I pointed that out. Granted parking was expensive in downtown SF, but that is true of every city I go to.
We have parked at one of the East Bay BART stations and taken it into the city. Uber, etc. From there.
 
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Gas stations by the freeway exits tend to charge much more than finding your way into town to get a cheaper Costco or Walmart fill up.

While sometimes the charging costs of an EV get close to the costs of using gasoline, that fails to take into consideration the considerable air pollution that your gasser produces going down the highway. There is a reason that most all gassers put their tailpipes out the back instead of out of the front where the engine is. People do not want to breath their own fumes :(

Most EV owners fill up at home, and during the off peak hours. This protects the grid and allows utilities to even out their consumption.

The true economic and ecological winners are those that can connect to their solar powered homes and essentially "Run on Sunshine".
 

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