Fast Charging BEVs

by Little Guy @, Sunday, September 10, 2023, 16:29 (22 days ago) @ nicatnit

Tell that to those Ford Lightning buyers. They beg to differ. We are a decade out before EV makes any sense. For the record I own a very nice EGO electric lawn mower and I love it. Just won’t take me to work though.

The early experience of one late comer to the technology (Ford) is not compelling evidence regarding the technology.

EV has been making sense for me since 2019 when I bought me Tesla. Quickly, I was putting 4,000 to 5,000 kilometres on it per month, saving a bundle in fuel costs. Right now, gasoline is C$2/litre where I live. That is like US$5.56 per US gallon. Instead, I pay C$0.14 per kWh. I use about 13 kWh per 100 Km, so that works out to about C$1.82 per 100 Km for “fuel”. That C$1.82 would have bought me less than a litre of gasoline that would not have gotten me anywhere close to 100 Km.

Tesla has demonstrated what is achievable now with its charging. It appears that vehicle sellers in the US are acknowledging that with adoption of Tesla’s NACS (North American Charging Standard). Fisker, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Polestar, Rivian, and Volvo have announced that starting from 2025, their electric vehicles will be equipped with the NACS charge port.

The future is now for Tesla owners. It will be here for others in a year or two, not a decade from now.

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