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    Switching to electric cars.

    There are approximately 600,000 electric cars on the road verses 270,000,000 gasoline powered cars. Hey, we are almost there. Only 269,400,000 to go.
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    I'll help us make the count! I just happen to have $89,456.51 to buy a mid price ev.


    In addition I will be able to plug it in on the same cord as my lamp.

    AOC will put on a cheerleader outfit , come to my door and go "yay for Cotton"!

    I will say "yay for GTFO"
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    Quote Originally Posted by OLD GUY IN FLORIDA View Post
    There are approximately 600,000 electric cars on the road verses 270,000,000 gasoline powered cars. Hey, we are almost there. Only 269,400,000 to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OLD GUY IN FLORIDA View Post
    There are approximately 600,000 electric cars on the road verses 270,000,000 gasoline powered cars. Hey, we are almost there. Only 269,400,000 to go.

    A lot of folks simply do not understand that the electricity used to charge cars must be supplied to the grid. They may think there are plenty of wind turbines to supply that power. But, they haven't been paying attention to the growing number of blackouts due to intermittent power sources not being able to supply enough power for household use.

    A rude awakening is coming.

    The wool has been pulled over the eyes of many--and I tend to think it's criminal in nature because people are dying from extreme temperature situations when the grid goes down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FindersKeepers View Post
    A lot of folks simply do not understand that the electricity used to charge cars must be supplied to the grid. They may think there are plenty of wind turbines to supply that power. But, they haven't been paying attention to the growing number of blackouts due to intermittent power sources not being able to supply enough power for household use.

    A rude awakening is coming.

    The wool has been pulled over the eyes of many--and I tend to think it's criminal in nature because people are dying from extreme temperature situations when the grid goes down.
    There’s plenty of capacity to charge electric vehicles, as long as utilities correctly structure their rates to incentivize drivers to charge overnight and in the morning. The vast majority of electric vehicle owners charge overnight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardMZhlubb View Post
    There’s plenty of capacity to charge electric vehicles, as long as utilities correctly structure their rates to incentivize drivers to charge overnight and in the morning. The vast majority of electric vehicle owners charge overnight.
    Columbus, Ohio has had rolling brownouts. The land of plenty....
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    Quote Originally Posted by DGUtley View Post
    Columbus, Ohio has had rolling brownouts. The land of plenty....
    In the afternoon and early evening, presumably, when demand is highest. Even during periods of rolling blackouts and brownouts, there is plenty of capacity available overnight and in the morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardMZhlubb View Post
    There’s plenty of capacity to charge electric vehicles, as long as utilities correctly structure their rates to incentivize drivers to charge overnight and in the morning. The vast majority of electric vehicle owners charge overnight.



    Do you realize the grid doesn't store power?

    In addition, the wind typically drops off at night, which causes wind turbines to reduce production. Solar farms are at a total loss at night.

    Right now, the grid in many areas is on the verge of constant collapse due to the over-saturation of intermittent sources of energy.

    We need FIRM sources that we can rely on. Not pipe dreams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardMZhlubb View Post
    In the afternoon and early evening, presumably, when demand is highest. Even during periods of rolling blackouts and brownouts, there is plenty of capacity available overnight and in the morning.
    Our C-Bus office had to send people home. The land of plenty....
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    Quote Originally Posted by FindersKeepers View Post
    In addition, the wind typically drops off at night, which causes wind turbines to reduce production.
    The opposite is actually true. Wind generators typically can produce more power at night than during the day.

    And many, if not most, newly planned utility-scale solar generators are being designed with integrated battery storage, so they can time-shift the availability of their output.

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