I cant help but think that our kids/ grand kids will think it was unbelievable that we had to physically drive and fill the car with flammable liquid.
Poor dears... I reckon they'll just have to learn to hot rod what they get. Like we did
My current employer, Pacific Gas & Electric, just submitted to the California Public Utilities Commission for approval
it's planned intention to install 25,000 electric vehicle charging stations across central and northern California. They'll be sprinkled around shopping centers, government offices, retail centers, etc. Along with slower charging "commuter stations" there will also be a string of "fast charge" stations along the main north/south highways which should come as good news to the prospective owners of these AppleCarts. Not too mention Tesla. Statewide California currently has only about 6,000 public charging stations (60% of which fall within PG&E's service area
Of course this will come at a price to it's ratepayers (as opposed to it's stock holders); $653.8 million. If the CPUC approves the plan every rate payer in PG&E's service area can expect their electricity bill to go up about $0.70 per month, for five years.
Sounds like a step forward doesn't it? But PG&E wants the CPUC to give it wide ranging authority over the design
of physical facility design, hardware specification, vendors, and network support services. Still sound good? Does that sound like a roadblock to creativity to you? I wonder how Tesla views this proposed authority over its product development?
So like it, or not, all Californians within the PG&E service area will all be driving an electric vehicle, even if we are still far, far, short of the 1,000,000 registered electric vehicles by 2020 as mandated
by Governor Brown.
Next maybe we can discuss PG&E's tiered rate fees (based on time of day) to encourage energy conservation... but not just now.