Re: An interesting item about electric vehicles …
Originally Posted by Dodge
There is also multi-car ownership. Will it mean properties having multiple charging points outside their property? What about those who live in properties where they have to park on the road outside their house (on street parking). You cannot have charging points sticking out the ground every few meters, it will be a safety hazard.
How is it going to work on service stations. As it is at the moment, you fill up the car with petrol or diesel, only takes a few seconds, then off you go and another driver takes your spot so they can fill up. But how is this going to work with electric cars because it takes hours for them to charge, even a 'quick' charge can take up to an hour, so does this mean service stations will fill up quickly due to people needing to charge their car up and others having to waiting patiently in a que for a charging point to become available.
Also, this thing about the national grid not coping and the powers that be saying car owners will have to stager the charging times so as not to put a strain on the network. Just how stupid do these bosses need to be because that is exactly what will happen, the general public will get home from work and there will be a sudden strain on the network from between the hours of 6pm-7pm when they all put their cars on to charge. Then BANG!!!! all the power goes out because it blew something at the power station.
It's all well and good pushing for electric cars but it is the charging infrastructure that is going to be the major problem and i just cannot see it working
Why cant the vehicle have the charging system built into
it when it is built, so every ev has its own charger , then all
that is required to recharge is just access to a 3 pin socket?
So every lamp,post could in theory accomodate up to six
3pin outlets? And bollards etc could also do the same?
I know this will put the price of EVs up, but at least the
person getting advantage from using the system, pays for it!
and not the bfiscus or taxpayer?
There may well be reasons against using a system such as this
but imo all of these can be resolved by further development
of smaller charging units?