Fast Charging BEVs

by Padrino ⌂ @, San Diego/Rosarito, Monday, September 11, 2023, 11:26 (13 days ago) @ Little Guy

I hate cars. I hate driving. Ask me about my bicycle or motor scooter. However, I do own a motor vehicle and with the small amount of driving I do, I hope to never have to buy another car again in my lifetime. However, for what it is worth, if I were to have to buy another car, I would definitely want to buy an electric car. The electric motor should easily outlive you. No need to get a complex chemical reaction started to get your vehicle to move. No need to ever stop at a gas station. The batteries are getting cheaper and better every year. Very cool! (Okay, okay. If you do long distance road trips, they ain't ideal. But all my long distance trips are via Volaris.)

Having said that, I am in my no rush as the current crop of electric cars are mostly targeted at the high-end consumers with tons of whiz-bang bells and whistles technology that is totally useless and only going to cost a ton of money to keep working as the vehicle ages. Does it really make any sense to have to use the touch screen to open the glove box as you must do in a Tesla? Dumb. All I want from a car is to get from point A to point B and back again as reliably and economically as possible. I wonder if I can convert my 1996 Toyota Previa with only 130,000 miles on it to all electric?

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