rawhog wrote:When I met the PG&E guy at the Vacaville L3, he told me that PG&E was concerned about liability. That is why they are waiting for the UL listing to come through for the TEPCO QC unit.
Fast charging is what makes an EV as close as it gets to an ICE when it comes to driving longer distances: The Vacaville station made a round day trip between San Francisco and Sacramento possible.
US autocarmakers and their best buddies the oil companies are using the SAE and UL to make sure EV remains a niche market because they want to keep the US consumers addicted to oil and all of its byproducts. That's how they are making billions and they are desperate to maintain this situation until we hit the wall with an environmental disaster, world war over the last drop of oil, US bankruptcy or all of the above.
Do something about this: write to your representative and let them know that the lack of vision for electric cars by US automakers should not be the burden of the american consumers who believe in electric cars. It's time they prove that they don't just talk the talk about electric cars and start walking the walk.
SL w/ QC (3/5/2011) - 11bars on 1/23/2014 @ 54k miles - 10 on 12/23/2014 @ 73k - 9 on 10/5/2015 @ 85k - 8 on 7/3/2016 @ 96k