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Re: Is the "plug-in" era nearly over?

Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:06 pm

TomT wrote:+1! It simply caters to the very lazy!

EVDRIVER wrote:Efficiency, cost, and installation will drive this. Charge a Tesla and pay for 7kw per charge to loss, no thanks. Not to mention the cost of the sheer waste to the grid that would add up. People use LED lights to save power, good luck making that up with bulb changes. No way would I use it for an EV.

It really depends on the cost. Given equals charging at home is very simple. At a reported efficiency0f 90% charging at home is cheaper.

The rich may ignore the loss but not me. Power is expensive. I pay $.16 per kwh Industrial pricing is more. Maybe in the northwest with very cheap power but not in Southern California.
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Re: Is the "plug-in" era nearly over?

Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:27 am

Europe banned (aka forcefully phased out) incandescent bulbs just because they were that inefficient.
If wireless charging waste becomes a real pain, it will be banned eventually. It's a nasty/dirty way to
have raised comfort. Though automatic plug-in will likely take over. Like robotic vacuums or Tesla snake.

Here is an idea: why aren't robovacuums wirelessly charged :lol:
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Re: Is the "plug-in" era nearly over?

Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:20 am

It's far too wasteful for an EV. Sue some rich people don't care about the wast but that's not the point. I know people that have 1000W parasitic loads in their homes and $5K monthly utility bills and they did not want to get solar. Of course those homes create demand for building additional power plants.

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