daniel wrote:You have to crawl before you can walk. It is going to be impractical to drive an EV farther than its own range at first. There will be a few charging stations, and if you can grab an opportunity charge that's nice. But the real change will happen when there are enough EVs on the road that there is a significant market for charging.
Absolutely Daniel. I mean - stop and look at where we are. Our clothes are a bit different these days
but we're back a bit more than 100 years ago when there were gas and electric cars and no chargers or fuel stations. And yet - we really aren't. How many charge points do you folks have down the I5 corridor? And you know that's where Nissan will start. There are already plans for Tesla to convert to the J1772 connector - and that opens up the Tesla charge points to us. There will be more voices in the request for chargers when the Volt starts to ship, and the PHEV Prius lands. And camp grounds and...
I realize it's a bit soon to be talking about hacking the car, but the beautiful thing about EVs is that voltage is voltage - add-on battery packs aren't that 'out there' an idea (batteries on a trailer, anyone?). Neither is tossing a Honda generator in the back or pulling a genset
These are exciting times and we're very near the 'bleeding edge' or 'pointy end of the spear'. And it's GOOD!