... Ford will have their version soon enough too. Then there won't be enough charging available for the number of vehicles that need juice, so they will need to build more stations.Rivian is planning more or less the same thing. Apparently the US parks services are not opposed to it.
used to be a huge fan of EE but the guy sold out big time. His chalkboard in his garage episodes were great then it just became product placement and explaining how the car he was given as a demo has the best “x”.When you do a comparison between two things, it is important to point out the good/bad of each objectively. No doubt that any move towards electric is going to have severe growing pains and wasted time charging. However, gas-powered engines are not without their issues, we have just become so accustom to them.
For an interesting perspective, watch the first bit of this video from Engineering Explained. He switches it around and asks what we would find wrong with internal combustion engines if we had been driving electric for 100 years ... he freely admits that the fueling station infrastructure we have makes road trips better.
As much as I would like this to succeed, this charge time is way too slow for me to be interested.With Level 2 charging, the 17 kilowatt-hour battery pack in the Jeep Wrangler 4xe can be fully recharged in about two hours, delivering 49 MPGe and 21 miles of electric range
Assuming Jeep would sell them, then technically yes. Realistically, going off-grid usually isn't the best financial decision when compared to being grid-tied with a transfer switch.Those solar units mean we could charge with solar at home, and be off grid entirely ?
I don't know the details, but 12 typical sized panels @ 350W each would produce about 6,500 kWh every year (assuming it's not a tracker). The 4xe's battery pack is 17 kWh, which would mean a little over one full charge per day...The solar panels are pure optics - you'd need a big box parking lot worth of panels to recharge vehicles semi-consistently.
Less than what it'd take to ship a container ship of crude from your backyard to the refinery and back to the gas station !How many weeks til you get a full charge?