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Old 12-09-2008, 10:02 PM
 
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Might be a reality in a few years.

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Old 12-09-2008, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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This is dangerous. Think of the number of people who drive off with the gas nozzle still attached to their vehicle. Now imagine that same thing happening with an electric power cord. All sorts of safeties would have to be in place to prevent someone from being electricuted, blowing up the batteries, completely draining the batteries, and some protection should it be hit by a car in a wreck.
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Texas
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This is dangerous. Think of the number of people who drive off with the gas nozzle still attached to their vehicle. Now imagine that same thing happening with an electric power cord. All sorts of safeties would have to be in place to prevent someone from being electricuted, blowing up the batteries, completely draining the batteries, and some protection should it be hit by a car in a wreck.
The plug can be locked, so nobody but the owner can pull it. Then fix it so the car won't start while the cable is plugged in. Why would the battery blow up? Suppose the system by-passes the battery? I wish all vehicles had protection from accidents while parked!
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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Cars can wreck into the device the car plugs into which is connected to the grid. They'd have to come up with safetys for this situation.
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Old 12-09-2008, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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Dont think them safey issues would be big at all. Not that hard to get around.
Electric car, all software needs to know is if plug in socket car wont start. Simple terms obviously though.
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Old 12-09-2008, 11:26 PM
 
Location: FLG/PHX/MKE
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Vehicle to grid is a great idea, IMO and makes a lot of sense.

The same complexities of newer cars that we sometimes complain about, make most of the safety problems easy to overcome with little effort or expense. I'm happy to see some of this technology actually being pursued.
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