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"EV Boosters Cannot Do Math" - An Assessment Of The Realities Of EV Infrastructure


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"Each Tesla uses between 0.24 to 0.30 kWh per mile, or about 4,500 kWh over a year for 15,000 miles of driving. Other electric vehicles use more or less, but within a similar range. At 0.30 kWh per mile, that’s 90 kWh for 300 miles of driving for the typical week. 

The average American household without an in-home EV charging station consumes about 30 kWh per day, or about 10,720 kWh over a year’s time. With just one electric vehicle being charged at home, that total increases to about 15,220 kWh. For two-EV households, that total runs up to nearly 20,000 kWh per year (assuming both drivers commute to work). That’s nearly double current electricity usage for such families."

Continue reading the article as it gets into the nitty-gritty of the infrastructure needed to go All Electric.  The basic gist of the article is that the impact of All Electric vehicles hasn't been well thought out.  Interesting read.

 

https://realclearwire.com/articles/2024/07/08/ev_boosters_cannot_do_math_1043078.html

 

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23 hours ago, connda said:

"Each Tesla uses between 0.24 to 0.30 kWh per mile, or about 4,500 kWh over a year for 15,000 miles of driving. Other electric vehicles use more or less, but within a similar range. At 0.30 kWh per mile, that’s 90 kWh for 300 miles of driving for the typical week. 

The average American household without an in-home EV charging station consumes about 30 kWh per day, or about 10,720 kWh over a year’s time. With just one electric vehicle being charged at home, that total increases to about 15,220 kWh. For two-EV households, that total runs up to nearly 20,000 kWh per year (assuming both drivers commute to work). That’s nearly double current electricity usage for such families."

Continue reading the article as it gets into the nitty-gritty of the infrastructure needed to go All Electric.  The basic gist of the article is that the impact of All Electric vehicles hasn't been well thought out.  Interesting read.

 

https://realclearwire.com/articles/2024/07/08/ev_boosters_cannot_do_math_1043078.html

 

Media Fact Check - High Credibility
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Too much B.S. in that article to answer all of it claims. Let's just go to electric capacity. A simplet single change to upgrade capacity of power lines by 400% is to replace current transmission wires with high grade transmission wires:

"Another relatively cheap and quick way to boost capacity: replace existing power lines with high-performance wires. Wide-scale adoption could help quadruple U.S. transmission capacity by 2035, according to a report by the University of California, Berkeley and GridLab, an energy consulting firm."

https://archive.ph/Xalcl

https://www.wsj.com/business/energy-oil/the-aging-u-s-power-grid-is-about-to-get-a-jolt-144e7fdc

 

There are also devices called Heimdall's sensors.

In Minnesota, a pilot project by Great River Energy showed that Heimdall’s sensors could increase transmission capacity by about 40%

https://archive.ph/Xalcl

https://www.wsj.com/business/energy-oil/the-aging-u-s-power-grid-is-about-to-get-a-jolt-144e7fdc

 

Also virtual networks are now a genuine phenomenon thanks to the large scale growth of home battery storage. That should accelerate as the cost of storage plummets.

 

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My math is working out pretty good for me.  20k kms of local driving saves me 54,000 baht a year, as we would be charging at home, with solar, if all local driving.  As we do now, 99% of the time.  Rarely plug into the grid at home.

 

Savings by not using PEA/grid or petrol for transport, and the solar system will pay for itself in about 4-6 yrs, depending how much we abuse the AC & drive around.   Which now, is quite a lot. 

 

PEA & petrol would cost about 10k a month, if having to use.  At our max use, that would only be 44.5 months / 3.7 yrs, for ROI of the solar system.   If conservative use of both, then 6k a month, or about 6 yrs for ROI.

 

No reason why every detached home or townhouse owner can't get the same results & ROI on investment if going solar & driving EVs.

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