[LMB] OT: Cars, independence, and haut bubble

markus baur baur at chello.at
Thu Sep 2 05:22:12 BST 2021

90++% of all use cases do not need a dedicated charger

how many miles do you (on average) drive every day? and how many hours 
(on average) is the car sitting in your garage or driveway every day?

this - or a little bit more - is what the "at home" charger should be 
built for .. and in most cases a regular wall plug is enough for that ..



On 02.09.2021 05:33, Raymond Collins wrote:
> According to the info I have on the Tesla charger it's a 16KW charger would
> take 3.44 hours to get to a full charge. Of course it varies. According to
> one Tesla club member site, home chargers can be connected that max out at
> 48 amps at 240v and can take longer. Of course none of this applies to me
> since I don't have the money to splurge on a Tesla.
> On Wed, Sep 1, 2021, 6:35 PM brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:
>>> On Sep 1, 2021, at 5:09 PM, Raymond Collins <rcrcoll6 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Around my neighborhood I see a Tesla about every thirty cars. I've been
>>> intrigued by them. Unfortunately the closest charging station is 6 miles
>>> away from where I live.
>> My wife buys the wrong lottery tickets, so we can’t afford a Tesla.   One
>> person had a Tesla in our senior apartment building without a garage, and
>> periodically went to the Tesla dealer to recharge.   That made *no* sense
>> to me.
>> To me, plug-in vehicles need plugs.   That usually means a garage.    They
>> should have sufficient power to fully charge the vehicle overnight.   For
>> plug-in hybrids a 110 socket is normally sufficient for that as they only
>> can go about 30 miles or so on a charge.   For a full EV, upgraded power is
>> highly recommended.
>> Charging overnight is what makes EVs win.
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