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Ten Predictions For The Electric Vehicle Market In 2012

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by vfx, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    In the SF bay area (at least) some charging spaces got dual-purposed for ZIPcar drop off.
    It makes sense to use a plug-in vehicle if it is to be left at well-known public locations awaiting the next short term renter to take it somewhere else.
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    Mostly. But a bit 'iffy' about these:

    Green-leaning high tech employers like Google are already doing this, but I don't think it will become generally commonplace for a while.

    I wish my employer offered on-site charging, but not holding my breath.

    Not sure where they are going with that. I sometimes call my LEAF an "appliance" because it plugs in to use power, and I use it as a "single function commute device" as part of my daily routine. It isn't the "go anywhere road trip" car like my old gas vehicles, so I think of it more as a somewhat tethered home appliance. But how will it integrate with other home appliances? Smart-phone remote monitoring and control, sure, but what else? I guess someday smart home electronics could see that my washer, dryer, & over were all off so more power could go to EV charging, but I don't think that level of overall household power management is coming so soon.
     
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    My employer recently purchased a company LEAF and installed a dual charging station. But then again, we are a company making utility software so it makes sense. Plus there are already two employees with LEAFS.
     
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    Our building's parking facilities recently added 14 J1772's, free for use with paid parking. Since my company pays for my monthly parking pass, they'll also be buying my Tesla's power! Nice little perk. The best part is that I won't need to install any charger at home.
     

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