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Discussion in 'North America' started by Patrick W, Jul 21, 2016.
White House unlocks $4.5 billion for electric vehicle infrastructure and announces new EV programs
Yep, just saw and posted, while you were posting. Very cool - hope it catches on quick with all the utility companies.
I just hope that whomever is sitting in the White House next year is equally pro-alternative fuel and will allow the program to continue.
Now, it's only a matter of time before the F.U.D. Brothers launch their attacks to take us back to Jurassic Park.
I would be so much happier if the money was spent on infrastructure to encourage rapid wind and solar generation.
This is perhaps the biggest piece:
"DOE will partnerwith industry, the National Laboratories, and other stakeholders to develop a study that will examine the vehicle, battery, infrastructure, and economic implications of direct current (DC) fast charging of up to 350 kW, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2016. A 350 kW charging system could charge a 200 mile range battery in less than 10 minutes."
For many people who are afraid of the time it would take to stop and charge....getting 200 miles of range in ~10 minutes is a game changer. I would imagine even a 90 or 100D could top off in ~30min at that rate.
"of up to $4.5 billion in loan guarantees for charging stations"
Article ends with "The program will award up to $10 million per year for five years and includes 4 national laboratories, 4 universities, IBM and Tesla."
I think this is all fine and dandy, but the industry needs to make better decisions on standards, where charging stations go, and 24/7 maintenance. Is it just better to have more of them (in case they go down) or to do a better job keeping new and current stations out there operational. Of course, usually less of an issue with Superchargers.
Coal is clean and patriotic. Says so, right in the Republican manifesto.
And if that does not make a scientific truth, well, what does ?
And dinosaurs make good pets, too.
considering your avator, yes dinosaurs make good pets.
(hint; birds are now considered extant dinosaurs)