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Old 06-12-2021, 11:58 PM   #81 (permalink)
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Old 06-13-2021, 12:58 AM   #82 (permalink)
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Old 06-13-2021, 04:14 PM   #83 (permalink)
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Electric tadpoles can change the game
Considering how many oversized vehicles most of the time often carry only their driver and no more than one passenger or a few grocery bags once in a while, including EVs as they've been recently more focused on outperforming a gasser counterpart than on efficiency, a trike makes even more sense as they qualify for a less strict safety regulation not requiring so many devices fitted to an actual car.


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Some approaches which are technically and economically viable, such as increasing the usage of ethanol which can be sourced from regional feedstocks other than corn or sugarcane, are quite underestimated. Sure it may not be seen as the one-size-fits-all, but for some operators it may serve better than being dictated toward an EV.
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People going back to gas likely also matches up regionally to this map
(nothing like living in the least EV accessible state in the union)

There are “hidden” costs of owning an EV, the following map shows which states are the most EV accessible and which are punitive with fines, fees, unreasonable home and auto insurance increases and bans in your way of using the car freely without taxes, harassment and inconvenience in your way making it difficult to charge and use an EV, let alone save any money
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Old 06-22-2021, 03:36 PM   #85 (permalink)
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People going back to gas likely also matches up regionally to this map
(nothing like living in the least EV accessible state in the union)

There are “hidden” costs of owning an EV, the following map shows which states are the most EV accessible and which are punitive with fines, fees, unreasonable home and auto insurance increases and bans in your way of using the car freely without taxes, harassment and inconvenience in your way making it difficult to charge and use an EV, let alone save any money
What do the colors mean???

I'm in a blue state (meaning???). When I owned an EV it was hard to find fast charging stations or even level 2 stations in enough places. Of the few in the are, lots were closed and out-of-service when I tried to charge there.
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The study was conducted in EV friendly California.
I bet states that turn anti EV will see much higher rates of regression than California if they adopt a punitive "EV tax".

When newmexico adopts an EV tax, I say "when", not "if" because the democrats running the state are that stupid. The leaf and it's accessories will be sold and I'll be buying a oil buring VW, circa 2006 or so. Definitely modding it to roll coal on demand, probably with water methanol. But then people will say oil pan now you're just paying the state of entrapment for much more expensive diesel fuel, nope.
Then I'll drive to texas where diesel is much cheaper and only about 20 miles away to buy diesel fuel.
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What do the colors mean???

I'm in a blue state (meaning???). When I owned an EV it was hard to find fast charging stations or even level 2 stations in enough places. Of the few in the are, lots were closed and out-of-service when I tried to charge there.
Blue states will penalize EV owners. Being in a blue state doesn't automatically make you safe.
New mexico is a blue state and they already submitted a bill to punish EV owners, but they realized there were only 1,200 to 1,500 EVs in the state and it was a waste of time.
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What do the colors mean???

I'm in a blue state (meaning???). When I owned an EV it was hard to find fast charging stations or even level 2 stations in enough places. Of the few in the are, lots were closed and out-of-service when I tried to charge there.

GREEN = Good / Excellent
RED = Unusable/ Unworkable

Light Green / “Blueish” = Mediocre to Fair
Yellow = Poor, low access, inconsistent policy, etc

Most of the country is considered “not ready” for a variety of different reasons
Red is considered a place you really can’t own an EV


The trouble with the graph is the graduations are quite large and the reasons a state may have a particular color could be one major issue or a variety of small ones.

However RED states will suck in at least one giant way usually couple with false rhetoric and bad policy that is pretty obvious

Not much dark green in the country

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  • Green = Good / Excellent
  • Red = Unusable/ Unworkable
  • Blueish = Mediocre to Fair
  • Yellow = Poor, low access, inconsistent policy
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AZ seems decent. It just fries the batteries on cars like the leaf, with nightly temperature lows on the 80s.
Here in NM it's been around or over 100F the last week or so but it still gets around upper 50s or low 60s at night. Battery is doing ok.

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