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Old 09-08-2017, 10:44 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I wonder if anyone's stuffed a generator in the back and run an extension cord to charge while driving

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All manufactured electric vehicles have a charge immobilizer so they can't be driven away from the charging station while plugged in.
This seems like a fine idea most of the time. But might make more sense if it could be disabled as needed.
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All manufactured electric vehicles have a charge immobilizer so they can't be driven away from the charging station while plugged in.
Sounds like a solution in search of a problem. Conventional ICE cars do not have a similar shut-off mechanism.
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Maybe they should so the hose wouldn't get ripped off or people forget to put the gas cap on and close the door.
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I wonder if anyone's stuffed a generator in the back and run an extension cord to charge while driving
Chevy did! They stuck it up front, though
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Having quick-releases for both gas and electric stations seems prudent. I wonder why they have not implemented that. I know fuel hoses snap off, but I do not believe you can reattach them.

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Who leaves during the storm?

I always park my cars somewhere safe the day before the storm is scheduled to hit.
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Who leaves during the storm?
Most likely the same people who scream bloody murder that their ____ (fill in the blank with whatever) is ruined because its junk (not because they failed to plan).
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What about stopping for gas and no stations have any?

If you waited until the last minute to leave, what do you expect?
Right, and if there is no electricity, the pumps don't work.
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What about stopping for gas and no stations have any?

If you waited until the last minute to leave, what do you expect?
Right, waiting till the last minute is dumb regardless of what vehicle you own...

But, I could siphon gas from my other cars/motorcycle/lawn equipment and take those gas cans with me. Plus, my Civic will go 700 miles on one tank.

This really only becomes a concern if your only car is an EV, I would guess most people in this scenario would just take their other vehicle.

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