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Old 03-18-2012, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Good news! First "electric highway" on the west coast from NorCal to Oregon. Good for both electric car consumers and the stores that served these stations.

'Electric Highway': First Installment Of Cutting-Edge Freeway Inaugurated
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Old 03-18-2012, 12:01 PM
 
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The charge is free for now.
So not only is there no usage tax that is collected through fuel taxes they get the charge for free? Who's paying for that?

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The latest addition is financed by $915,000 in federal stimulus grants. "That's why Oregon is a leader," with about 1,100 plug-in electric vehicles in the state, James said.
$800 per car.
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Old 03-18-2012, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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It's the same as using free wi-fi at Starbucks. I think a big portion of the costs will come from the stores that are serving these stations. Here in SF, we have a couple of charging stations at Walgreens that is for free. Walgreens knows that it will attract more customers.
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Fontana
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I think this is a great step towards progress. I wonder how much they will charge though? it will still be cheaper than paying for gas
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Old 03-24-2012, 04:03 AM
 
Location: Between Heaven And Hell.
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I don't know if you can see this video in the US, but please try.

EV day trip, part 2 (Series 17, Episode 6) - BBC Top Gear

Note the reduced battery life to three years with fast charging, and the replacement price of 7000.
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Minnysoda
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ummmmm not to be obstreperous but where is all the electricity coming from????
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:25 AM
 
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ummmmm not to be obstreperous but where is all the electricity coming from????
It's magic. Didn't you know that? Doesn't cost anybody anything. Just appears out of nowhere.
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:38 PM
 
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Somehow standing around a gas station for a minimum of 30 minutes to 6 - 9 hours for my car to "refuel" - really appealing...

Do these "stores" that serve up rechargers have waiting rooms? Going by the picture in the article I'd say no. (and no roof over the station either)



Since there are no gasoline fumes at least people can stand around and smoke...
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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So not only is there no usage tax that is collected through fuel taxes they get the charge for free? Who's paying for that?

$800 per car.
It's kind of a specious argument.

For one, a test program is always going to cost more than is effective. But you have to start somewhere.

Secondly, the ability to travel longer distances on the freeway may well increase the number of electric cars. As it is, you're purchasing a vehicle that has such a limited range, it's going to stop a lot of people from buying.
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:23 AM
 
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Secondly, the ability to travel longer distances on the freeway may well increase the number of electric cars.
This also means instead of spending anywhere from 30 minutes to 9 hours at the gas station it conceivably be a stop of up to 18 hours depending on how many electric cars are waiting in line...
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