• Neato
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    92 months ago

    FYI for those who don’t know: you can charge your EV car overnight off a standard 120V (in America) power plug from your house. And it’s enough for the vast majority of daily commutes. Multi-hour each way commutes may need to upgrade to higher power plugs if they can, and road trips may need to utilize rapid chargers en route. But otherwise 99% of people who can physically plug their car in nightly are good to go.

    The real hurdle is getting rental places and other lots/street parking to have available charging facilities. Urban environments is where EVs could really shine but so much of that parking is not currently conducive to charging.

    • @AllonzeeLV@lemmy.world
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      22 months ago

      To be fair, in a nation that has been made very economically desperate due to the avarice of private shareholders, a cord by every parking space in a metro area would be shredded for scrap constantly, it would be the copper stripping problem on steroids due to accessability. Not the desperate thieve’s fault, but it would still be a major problem.

      A universal living wage and UBI would mitigate the problem and so many others, but the owners won’t allow that.