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Msg  338916 of 343123  at  10/27/2021 2:24:57 PM  by

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 In response to msg 338893 by  riverwalk
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Re: General Motors wants to help build 40,000 electric vehicle chargers in the US

{{It’s useful to note, it will be a lot easier to build out the charging grid than maintaining gas stations. A charging station is a one time construction event.}}
 
Well, in a word, no. Charging stations are one link in the chain. Think of a transmission line as a pipe supplying electricity. If the pipe is too small you need to install a bigger pipe, and it looks very much like the 'pipe' is too small. Then there's the problem of the power source, if it's too small, and it sure as hell is, a bigger 'pipe' won't solve the problem, you also need a bigger source of supply. Or a lot more sources.
 
Now, how long did it take to build the service station supply? Decades. Things happen faster now, but it's going to take a considerable amount of time. In the meantime you get situations like this; (Saw the same thing in Banff this summer)
 
 

Tesla owners line up at Superchargers amid record Canada temperatures

merritt supercharger
SOURCE: @DRIVETESLACA/TWITTER

A photo of Tesla electric cars caught in a lengthy queue at a Supercharger station in Canada amid searing summer temperatures – nearly double that of the country’s average – has underlined the urgency for a transition to electric transport to help reduce the effects of climate change.

The photo, taken by “William S” and shared by @DriveTeslaca on Twitter, shows a line of mostly Tesla Model 3 electric sedans waiting to charge up at the Merritt Supercharger in south-western British Columbia, where the ABC reports temperatures have soared to as high as 46.6°C.

That’s almost double the summer average of 24°C. In the post shared by @DriveTeslaca, the temperature reported was 44°C.

As @DriveTeslaca noted in a message to The Driven, “In the province of BC where that supercharger is, there are a ton of Teslas. We have the highest rate of EV adoption in North America. Lots of people are summer road tripping now so it’s not uncommon to see like ups at that one and others along the route.”

The new record temperatures, unarguably an effect of climate change, come at the same time Canada has ambitiously committed to decarbonising its transport sector by 2035.

 
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338927 Re: General Motors wants to help build 40,000 electric vehicle chargers in the US riverwalk 3 10/27/2021 3:06:03 PM
339028 Re: General Motors wants to help build 40,000 electric vehicle chargers in the US wallybass 2 10/28/2021 2:23:47 PM


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