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Old 06-28-2012, 08:16 AM
 
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Coulomb Technologies, Inc, the leading electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions provider today announced it has partnered with National Grid and others to extend Coulomb's ChargePoint(R) Network throughout New York State with the installation of more than 160 charging ports.
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Not Oneida
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Is there even a 160 electric cars in the whole state??
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Where my bills arrive
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The state has installed them here in VA and I would like to know who is paying to charge someones car? I don't feel like paying for it.

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Old 06-28-2012, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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I don't even know of anyone with an electric car.
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Old 06-30-2012, 12:06 AM
 
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I don't even know of anyone with an electric car.
In 2002, did you know anyone with Facebook or Twitter? How about today?

The rapid way 21st century American culture changes is just one fascinating aspect in the amazing story of America.
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Not Oneida
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I can see some hippie having one of those cars in NY But thats about it. And that would be kept in a heated garage and not left outside. The cold weather here doesn't seem to lend itself to electric cars.

The overall environmental impact of these cars is staggering. The resources used in the mining and manufacturing process of building a new car. The toxic chemicals used in the batteries. The hydro-fracking needed to get the NG to generate the "green" electricity. And of coarse the donkey punch the taxpayers are taking subsidizing both the cars and now the charging stations.

I'm picturing some rich liberal living in the 'burbs<--edit to say most likely a DT loft these days. jumping in there electric car and smoking a joint on the way to Wegmans to buy some organic tofu having a larger carbon footprint then the redneck driving his used Tahoe to Walmart for some PBR.
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:07 PM
 
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Maybe all of them should be in NYC where a charge might last for a day. Useless up here in western NY, unless only in the cities.

I don't want to pay for this.

Can they charge as much for an electric charge as they do for a tank of gas? They need to.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:41 AM
 
Location: New Jersey!!!!
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I dont want to subsidize this either if thats the deal, but why should they charge as much as a tank of gas? At some point, we need to stop using fossil fuels. Might as well start that process now. Get new nuke plants online and start making everything electric. No brainer.
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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It's not like these are all going to be built overnight and magically tomorrow all 160 will be operational. And, yes, there are well over 160 electric cars in NY. More are on the way. More companies are making electric cars or have them in the works. While it may not be your thing, it may be for others. You may not need these today, but who knows what cars will be like in 5-10 years. For all we know, gas will cost $50 a gallon and electric cars may go over 500 without a charge and recharges may cost $10. Don't knock it until you find out if you'll ever need it. And no I don't drive an electric car. I drive a gas guzzling SUV and that drives me nuts!
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Old 07-07-2012, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Not Oneida
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I drive a gas guzzling SUV and that drives me nuts!
This is the undying faith that someday, someway somebody will do something.

Yesterdays tomorrow is today.

When I was younger I drove a huge gas sucking monster. People said times will change. They did.

I'm not "green" at all. I'm the horrible rightwing drill baby drill bogey man under every libs bed.

But I believe we burn to much gas and I do want a better World for my kids. But I ain't waiting for the government to tell me. I drive a Toyota Echo, gets 40 MPG all day long. Its small, I'm big, life is tough, I drive it.

I don't keep my AC on 60 all Summer and 75 all Winter like most NYers. Sometimes I even sweat when it gets hot.

All sorts of "green" crap. And I didn't even have to be told.
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