EV’s and We

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In just a little over a hundred years humanity has gone from the horse and buggy to autonomous electric vehicles.

Although, we have a little perfecting still to do, it is just a matter of a few sub-routines and a couple of years. I think many of you will agree, in town doing the point to point stop and go dance EV’s would probably be fine. Charge all night to do the same thing tomorrow.

However, taking a road trip to see the sights on our bucket list would give us all a few more gray hairs. It goes with-out saying a severe case of “range anxiety”.

Burning up our data plan searching for the next charging station. All the while hoping we will make it to our destination. Do you think you would enjoy a trip traveling in that manor?

 

EV Charging Station - Volta“EV Charging Station – Volta” by Raul Gonzalez Podesta is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

As things stand now with the lack of adequate charging stations and the current cost of EV’s, the interest has not peaked enough yet.

However, by the year 2040 we can expect 55% of the vehicles on the road will be EV’s. Half of which will be autonomous.

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I do not know about you but, I will not be doing much driving by then.

All things considered, EV’s are here to stay. We can not buy a gallon of electricity but EV’s are still cheaper to operate than combustion engines.

Maybe by 2040 I can afford an autonomous vehicle, saving all the while.

 

I have started writing my bucket list, have you?

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