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Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 09-01-2022 at 08:02:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • UK - charging EVs costs more than fueling other cars
  • Oops........Charging electric vehicles in Britain soon will be more expensive than filling up gasoline-powered cars thanks to soaring electricity costs — an economic switcheroo that could be a harbinger of shrinking financial benefits for Americans who go green.

    British energy regulators told electricity consumers to expect to pay 80% more beginning Oct. 1. The national price cap on residential electricity will send the average bill from about $190 per month to an estimated $343 per month, or more than $4,000 per year.

    Vito    Posted 09-01-2022 at 18:51:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: UK - charging EVs costs more than fueling other cars
  • The real question is why are people so gullible? Just because it sounds good doesn’t mean it tastes good.

    Vito

    Dean    Posted 09-01-2022 at 08:25:52 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: UK - charging EVs costs more than fueling other cars
  • Gasp!

    Couldn't happen....

    Jim Rushford, CA    Posted 09-01-2022 at 15:17:42 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: UK - charging EVs costs more than fueling other cars
  • What a shock!! Calif has the same problem. They plan on banning gas powered cars by 2035 but don't have the electricity grid to charge the electrics. This week we are encouraged not to charge during "peak" hours because the grid does not have the juice. Crazy!!

    Ed Gooding(VA)    Posted 09-01-2022 at 19:55:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Colorado, too
  • As temperatures rose in Colorado, Xcel Energy customers discovered they weren't allowed to lower their thermostats. The company locked temperatures due to what they called an "energy emergency."

    If you read the fine print in the customer agreement, "adjustments are made to your smart thermostat during the hottest summer days." Customers who sign control away for $25 a year can sometimes override the controls, but "on rare occasions, system emergencies may cause a control event that cannot be overridden."

    The rare occasion in this case? An outage in Pueblo, hot weather, and too many people using their air conditioners.

    But, you folks run out and buy an EV. You won't be able to charge it as you see fit but you can virtue signal on social media to your heart's content.

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 09-01-2022 at 22:51:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Colorado, too
  • The green vehicle can be parked on the green grass.
    A new style of lawn ornament.
    Maybe it will biodegrade into the soil.
    Yeah. That's it! The left should start clamoring for a biodegradable vehicle.
    It falls apart on the last payment.
    Whoa! Don't cars already do that???

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