You Might be Shocked – and Soon Will Be, by Eric Peters

If you get an electric car, it will spend a lot of time being charged and it won’t go as far as advertised on a charge. From Eric Peters at ericpetersautos.com:

Since the government is determined to force you to buy an electric car, it might be good to know what you’re in for.

What they’re not telling you.

Everyone has heard about the range/recharge problems. They’re significant – assuming you don’t consider having to curtail your driving according to where – and when – you can wait to recharge insignificant problems.

Given that most of us don’t want to wait more than five minutes in a drive-thru line (and few of us would tolerate waiting 30-45 minutes to get our food at a drive-thru) it is certain most of us will not be happy about having to wait like that while our government-mandated EV recovers its capacity to move.

But it’s actually much worse than that.

That 30-45 minutes you have heard bandied about – the time you’ll wait for a “fast” charge – is only available where there are “fast” chargers.

And where is that?

It’s not at home.

Private homes have residential electric service panels – and wiring. They are not wired to “fast” charge the 400-800 volt loads required for “fast” charging an electric car in 30-45 minutes. The house would have to be re-wired to make this possible.

And not just the house.

The wiring from the street to the house. Probably also the wiring down the street – from the source of the electricity, which has to be “pumped” continuously from the generating source, which is probably very far away. That takes heavy-gauge cabling and other “infrastructure” – as the Biden Thing styles it. Especially if we’re talking about transmitting that kind of current to every house on the street – to entire neighborhoods – so that dozens (hundreds, thousands) of people can each “fast” charge an electric car at home.

As opposed to someplace else.

That would be the place where the “fast” charger is located. Which will be someplace down the road a piece. Probably at least five minutes away from wherever you live, which means adding at least that to your 30-45 minute “fast” charge. If it’s ten or fifteen minutes away, add that much more to your wait, which is now close to an hour’s wait   . . .  assuming you don’t have to wait in line for someone else to finish “fast” charging their electric car, ahead of you.

It could be hours before you’re done “fast” charging.

Then you can go home, again.

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