April 15, 2021
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There are many obvious problems with electric cars as mass-market cars, most of which have been discussed. But there’s one that’s regularly overlooked:
The lack of mass-garaging.
Having a garage, of course, is not a necessity. But without one, owning – charging – an EV becomes more . . . problematic.
Without a garage – and the electrical outlets most garages have – where do you plug the electric car in overnight to recharge? An extension cord can be run from an outlet inside the house sans garage to the car parked outside – assuming you have a long enough cord.
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As a fat old white guy “e-leck-trick-cal” injineer, I know a little bit amount moving electrons. Clearly recharging is going to be an issue in several ways. L think that this point about recharging infrastructure is a killer. Anyone who has recharged a phone or laptop knows how long it takes, Now imagine if your car is unusable while you’re waiting.