Skip to comments.California may have the highest costs for charging electric vehicles
Posted on 01/16/2011 8:39:26 PM PST by Rabin
Electric-car makers and utilities said most owners will probably charge their vehicles at night when the rates are lower. But because of the tiered rate system, their electricity bills will still probably be high One plug-in hybrid Volt would increase the average household's electrical usage 60%...
California households pay steeper rates for their electricity compared with other states -- about 35% more than the national average...
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Assuming ANY ONE buys them.
Gosh, adding electric cars to an already strapped grid?
Who could have possibly seen this coming?
California will raise the cost of anything and nothing to cover the government shortfall if you use it or if you don’t use it you will still pay.
A lot of liberal tree huggers will rush out to buy one.
And then figuratively later on down the road will find out what a power addict they will become.
Power thefts will be on the rise, I can just imagine certain individuals able to secretly tap into power transmissions lines and starting a black market charging station.
A car speak-easy, drop it off for a cheap recharge?
Yup. Those idiots won’t build new new nuclear power plants. As far they are concerned, electricity happens when you plug it in and flip the power switch.
Everything costs more in California.
I have met my West Coast family and some were impressive, others not so much. I am going to invite them to the Redneck Riviera this summer and let them decide.
When “Moonbeam Brown” was governor first time around he did everything he could to shut down the Nuclear Power Industry in California. He felt that efficiency could solve all the problems. Nothing wrong with efficiency but the buffoon never accounted for California’s population doubling between the time he left office his first stint as governor and when he went in the second time. Yes, the population doubled! Now there is no way you can handle that increased demand with simple energy savings. Solar and Wind are not gonna work and will be VERY expensive. How are you gonna charge up your Chevy Volt at night with energy from solar collectors? Guess these geniuses haven’t figured that out.
Someone is going to have to burn a lot of coal to provide the electricity to charge up those “clean” puppies. Producing electricity is not cheap.
Sure there is...if 50% of the population leaves the state. This just might happen, like it did in Detroit.
Just for the hell of it I called a local electricial contractor to get an estimate for the installation of a plug in charge station at my home. Hang on folks — $2850+!
I don’t think so! Screw the Greenies and Al Bore!
Well, that is simple to fix: pass a law...
Later, pass another law, and implement new regulations, that the utilities MUST keep generating and selling...
Then pass another law....
Virtually no one in the State of California, apparently...
I have always wondered about the batteries. If say after a year or two have they degraded enough so that you don’t get near the milage range that a set of new batteries would. Say the range new is 200 miles after a full charge. Maybe after two years and a lot of charges would the range be down to say 150 miles?
California, its new state motto:
The Brownout State.
1 HP is roughly equal to 750 watts
To drive the Volt at highway speeds takes say 10 HP minimum, or 7500 watts.
You run it for an hour, you’ll have to put that much energy back into it, 7500 watt-hours.
That’s the equivalent of running your 150 watt outdoor light for 50 hours (!) - and these are VERY conservative figures that don’t take charging efficiencies (or lack thereof) into account.
> Producing electricity is not cheap.<
burning coal —> cheap electricity
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