rmay635703 wrote:I wonder what the VW settlement money will end up going for?
Was supposed to build a nationwide quick charge network, maybe VW diesels will come back?
powersurge wrote:I think that many are mistakenly equating that if Trump (I will call it the government), may relax some requirements for coal-based electrical production, the proliferation of electric cars will be negatively affected. Yes, while increased coal may be polluting, the presence of the EV is REALLY NOT TRYING TO STOP GLOBAL WARMING...
We are naïve to think that we are saving the environment with our Leafs... Do you think that even 1/2 million EVs on the road is going to stop polar ice from thawing?? NO. The true enemy of the environment are the developing third world countries that are becoming more affluent, like China, India, Korea, and many other small countries. Their population is wanting a piece of the American Pie - - Every driveway has a car. PLUS there are no environmental laws in these countries. So for every Leaf we buy, there are 100 new cars that are being driven in these countries.
In my opinion if the government increases coal use, we will have more jobs, rely less on foreign oil to power electrical plants, and make more electricity to charge our EV cars. After all, I have a Leaf NOT for the environment, but for: a) saving my driving dollars, and 2) Reduce the use of depleting oil supplies of our country and our planet. When the oil runs out, we will be back to horses and steam locomotives using.... COAL..
downeykp wrote:The bulk of the power generated in Hawaii does indeed come from oil. There is very little hydro power a little geothermal power and some wind generation. Household solar is big and getting bigger.
Like this?webeleafowners wrote:downeykp wrote:The bulk of the power generated in Hawaii does indeed come from oil. There is very little hydro power a little geothermal power and some wind generation. Household solar is big and getting bigger.
Yah islands can be tricky for power. However I bet within a decade it will be mostly solar with some sort of storage for night time coverage.
That's 52 MWh of storage and 13 MW of PV.Meanwhile, off in Hawaii, Tesla Chief Technology Officer J.B. Straubel was meeting with the Aloha State’s governor, David Ige, to unveil the company’s latest solar-related project: nearly 55,000 solar panels to provide power to the island of Kauai.
Tesla is also including 272 of its Powerpack 2 batteries in the project, which will allow for solar energy to be stored and used at night. The company plans to turn the solar panels on in phases over the coming months.
GetOffYourGas wrote:...The federal tax credit does not apply to used cars. The only exception I know of is (was?) the CO state credit which applies to any car (new or used) that has not yet been registered in the state. (someone from CO, feel free to correct me if I'm wrong here)...
Coal jobs will not come back unless NG prices raise a lot because it is becoming cheaper for utilities to buy power from independent NG-fired generators than operate and maintain their own coal plants.