djos wrote: ↑
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:25 pm
Big Tea wrote: ↑
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:06 pm
I agree with the guy when he says "I think there will be so many great new all-electric vehicle options on the market over the next 5 years, that no one will want to buy a non-electric vehicle at some point between 2020 and 2025."
So the reduction will not be a big deal. Also, it is 'only' Co2 that will be affected, so some will be 're-tuning' the output rather than reducing the whole slice.
The biggest restriction on Electric cars will still be having somewhere to plug them in. I will seriously look at a hybrid next time, but not remotely interested in a plug-in as things stand.
If ppl charge them at home overnight then this is a total non issue - except for long drives interstate.
But what % of owners would have charging capability at home? Especially in cities where there are many families per building and limited frontage/parking yard. Even with a drive, if a family has more than one car there is the 'problem'
of trailing leads, which do not mix with children and dogs.
We have just the one car now, but I an still unable to get within 20 feet of the house, so I either have to get a charge point put in the drive or trail the wire. (it is not practical to bring the drive closer)
If the option is there to charge at work, that helps, but a high %of people will have neither choice, so unless charge times drop to less than 10 min, it is not 'convenient enough' to change.
Lots of outlets in public parking would fix the problem, but that would depend on committees believing they will get their money back after installation, maintenance and the cost of power. I am doubtful many will make that jump for some time.