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Old 05-14-2009, 07:36 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by TomEV View Post
As far as ‘stuck on the freeway’ – many overpasses, interchanges, etc. and just about every street corner in the US has electricity available (lots of sodium vapor lighting… Look up sometime.) Depending on the type of lamp used, either (or both) 220v and 110v could be brought down to vehicle level for emergency charging by simply installing a weatherproof plug enclosure like those found in every RV park in the US.

And it wouldn’t require an expensive proprietary plug-in system. Just a normal, inexpensive plug. How simple is that?
The problem is that on Federal highways and interstates it's not legal to park on the shoulder under bridges, overpasses, or interchanges since it's both a security risk and a traffic hazard.
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