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The gas station of the future may not be a station at all

Discussion in 'Video' started by Patrick W, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. Patrick W

    Patrick W Member

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    Just saw this on NBC Nightly News.

    It's about a service that will deliver a carcinogenic, highly flammable substance right to you.

    It gave me a few (unintended) laughs.

    This Company Delivers Gasoline to Your Car on Demand - NBC News

    Things said in the story that EV owners have been saying for years:

    "How would you like it if you never had to go to the gas station?"

    "What if the gas station came to you?"

    "I haven't done it (gone to a gas station) in over 8 months."

    "It's quite a time saver."

    "The gas station of the future may not be a station at all."
     
  2. GoTslaGo

    GoTslaGo Learning Member

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    Funny thing is that for those of you with young children, if you read Margaret Wise's "My World" (the companion to the classic "Goodnight Moon") you will notice that at the end the family owns their own gas pump by the garage. Book was published in 1949. Always got a kick out of that!
     
  3. DavidM

    DavidM P2624, Delivered

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    This is very interesting. Particularly to hear owners of gasoline cars admit that going to gas stations is inconvenient. Now, the next logical step is buying an EV, and refueling at home, or at work.
     
  4. flankspeed8

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    what a terrible use of natural resources in the name of convenience
     
  5. AwesomeAL

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    But how do they get the fuel into a car? They need a key or you need to be there to open the car. So no time saved at all
     

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