Volvo Super Fast Electric Charger Getting Ready

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    Volvo Super Fast Electric Charger Getting Ready
    Friday, November 09, 2012 - Iddo Genuth
    Volvo Super Fast Electric Charger Getting Ready

     
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    You buy one first. Let me know how this "super fast" charge affects the battery life..

    Gonna be hard to handle a 440V 32A cable. Probably got 100 pounds of copper in it.. The little folk are gonna have to bulk up to fill up..

    Personally -- I'd send the kids over to Grannies before I plugged that in...
     
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    But but I can charge my car that has no range a lot faster. Assuming there is an outlet by the side of the road.
     
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    There are two trends that are making the EV inevitable. One is the increasing power density of the batteries at the same time the cost is decreasing. The other is the decreasing cost of solar. While the consumer has no way to make gasoline or diesel, he can make electricity on his property with solar. With a grid parrallel installation, he puts power on the grid during the day when it is most in demand, and takes it off the grid at night, during times of least demand. Win-win for everybody.
     
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    You've got a theme -- but it's a faulty one.. Actually EVs are a spectacular idea. But they should be powered by FUEL CELLS and hydrogen, not chargeable batteries.. So many advantages -- it's not funny. Solves the charging time issue. Solves the range issue. Solves the energy independence problem. Doesn't REQUIRE a doubling out of grid capacity. Doesn't require more grid generators. They COULD run off Nat Gas as an intermediate step..

    They WILL eventually win the market. And these battery buggies will be curiosities in 4th of July parades..

    Bet on it.. Pick up some Hyundai stock.. I'm gonna be right on this one and it's got NOTHING to do better batteries or solar RoxyMan...
     
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    Followin' Tesla's lead...
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    Volvo to phase out traditional engines
    Wed, 05 Jul 2017: The Swedish carmaker says all its new models will be electric or hybrid by 2019.
     
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    20 years ago, that is what I thought. In the meantime, batteries have made enormous strides, and fuel cells have essentially gone nowhere.
     
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    Hydrogen was the future for GM. Glenn Beck was given a hydrogen powered Equinox. He loved it. Then they became slaves to the Obama administration who seemed determined to push battery powered vehicles over obviously better options. I hope they take another look at hydrogen.
     
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    Really? OK, where are the hydrogen fuel cell's Elon Musks? Nobody is mass producing these cars. In the meantime, GM, BMW, Mercedes, and, obviously, Tesla, are manufacturing EV's. And they are fast, quiet, and the future.
     

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