Good Luck, Florida…..just think!!

If there were more Electric Vehicles in the wake of this oncoming hurricane of unknown strength but thought to be carrying a punch, those EV owners wouldn’t only be tying boats to their slips or packing foods or arranging pet care, or packing precious items………..

…..those EV owners would be wondering if there’s enough time to charge their car!  And what if there aren’t charging stations en route?   And, if they do have time to charge, will they run out of juice on the highways leading out of the wake of the hurricane?  Then what?

Just wondering.

But, seriously….I do wish Florida the VERY best, of course.

 

Z

 

Z

 

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18 Responses to Good Luck, Florida…..just think!!

  1. Mustang says:

    My neighbor has an emergency electric generator. He paid somewhere around $10,000 for it. It runs on propane. As one may recall, propane is a gas. Circulating recently is a quip about EV charging stations. Some claim that EV charging stations are run from diesel-powered engines. Here, where I live, diesel fuel is running at about $4.50/gallon. So, if it takes three hours to fully charge an EV, and within that three hours the EV charging station uses 12 gallons of diesel, then I fail to see any benefit to purchasing an EV whose replacement batteries in 3 years will cost more than the value of the EV car. Well, not all charging stations run on diesel, of course. Some are propane, which where I live cost $4.09/gallon.

    The people who are responsible for setting up EV charging stations shout “Poppycock.” One of these companies is Oncor Electric Delivery Company. Their spokesman admits that Oncor doesn’t generate its own electricity; it merely buys it from someone else and transfers it to the EV charging station. Oncor doesn’t know where their electricity comes from. There’s no way to tell, he said. It could come from nuclear power, wind (highly unlikely), solar energy (equally unlikely) — or, gasp, coal-burning electrical generation plants.

    Yep. EVs are part of an elaborate scam to screw Americans … AGAIN. So, yeah, I live in Florida. When the approaching hurricane has done its worst, I hope it takes all EV charging stations with it. As long as it leaves us with our outstanding governor … we’re good.

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  2. peter3nj says:

    Years ago when I was in transportation our company had its own gasoline and diesel pumps. At the end of the month employee cars were filled up in order to use the remaining fuel ⛽️ then any remaining gasoline was pumped onto the ground.(fuel was less than $1 p/gal) Same with the remaining diesel which was offered to truckers stopping over at the White Mana hamburger 🍔 joint on Rt 1&9. Why you may ask? If the monthly allocation wasn’t used up then the following months allocation would be less the fuel remaining. Who knows maybe some day down the road if a charging station doesn’t fully dispense its electric allocation then …. Government idiocy never fails to amaze.

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  3. Mustang says:

    I can attest to the fact that there is NO sense among government employees that funds allocated to federal, or state agencies is money coerced from the American people … you know, the so-called masters of the government. Years ago, while on active duty, the officer commanding held a staff conference and told us underlings that the higher headquarters had “extra money” that had to be spent before the end of the Fiscal Year. Go back to your desks, he told us, and think of something you need, and we’ll get it for you. Everyone went back to their desks and thought. Our mechanics needed new tools. The supply department needed new “parts bins.” The armorer needed some doosits and whatsits. I didn’t need anything. That placed me in hot water with the boss. Go back and think some more, he instructed. I ended up purchasing something we didn’t need costing around $3,000 (in 1973 dollars). Used the damn thing once. We should all have been court-martialed. So … do you think anything has changed in the past 49 years? Don’t hold your breath.

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  4. geeez2014 says:

    MUSTANG: Thanks for telling us all of that….good information. I have heard on FOX some interviews where experts admit much of the electricity for EVs DOES come from coal-burning electrical generation plants!!!!! But, as usual, the media does well at KEEPING THE TRUTH QUIET.
    Love what you wrote “As long as it leaves us with our outstanding governor … we’re good.”

    I’ve been joking with my friends here when it comes up that the only people NOT donating money to a DeSantis presidential run are DeSantis-appreciating FLORIDIANS!!!

    PETER: We hear this “Use it or Lose it” stuff with the gov’t SO SO MUCH! Can greed EVER stop it? Will cool heads who care about our country and UNDERSTAND IT’S WE WHO PAY FOR THOSE THINGS, not some magical gov’t printing-money office, ever EVER SPEAK UP???

    Great comments, guys, thanks.

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  5. geeez2014 says:

    MUSTANG…..where are you in relation to the incoming storm?

    We’ll be praying you and your community will be fine…. All the best.

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  6. Baysider says:

    Happily AAA now has trucks that will give you a 10-15 minute charge. Good for 10 miles. Should work in a real tiny hurricane, right?

    While this image has been deemed untrue, but only because of the caption (it IS a petrol fueled vehicle bringing a charging array to a stranded EV), it’s pretty close to the reality that will be needed:
    https://ifunny.co/picture/a-gas-powered-van-towing-a-diesel-generator-charging-an-MXPK6L1x6

    Good illustration about the money, Mustang.

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  7. Mustang says:

    @ Z

    The answer to your question is that I live in far-west Florida, roughly 32 miles from the Alabama border. According to the Weather Channel, we’re likely on the far western margin of the cone … but since the Weather Channel is about as credible as Hunter Biden’s position as an energy company board member, I’m not sure I believe much of anything the Weather Channel tells me. Usually, if I want to know if its raining, I’ll look out the window.

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  8. MAL says:

    I got an email recently that had a copy of a work order from a local Chevy dealer with a quote for replacing the batteries on a Chevy Hybrid. Cost: Just under $30,000! And it wasn’t even a full blown E.V. It was on a hybrid.
    EV? Er…….No thanks!

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  9. geeez2014 says:

    BAYSIDER. SO FUNNY! AAA giving 15 minute charges……imagine how many AAA trucks they’d need in a hurricane situation? OR a snow storm in the East Coast at rush hour? !! 🙂
    LOVE the image….I’d seen it before but laughed again……..yes, kind of “the blind leading the blind” ??

    MUSTANG…Just be careful! Seems like the hurricane is predicted to skirt the East coast but BE careful!
    When we lived in Orlando, I once called Mr. Z and asked “So I’m alone here and you’re at work and they just cut into the TV show saying HURRICANE WARNING….then HURRICANE WATCH…………….WHICH IS WORSE!?” You have to be a Floridian to know which means “GEt the hell OUT” or “Get in the bathtub!”

    Of course, Mr. Z came from work and picked me up and brought me there! Honestly, it was about 10 AM and the sky was LIKE MIDNIGHT! SO DARK!

    MAL: THIRTY GRAND!! Imagine?

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  10. MAL says:

    What needs to happen is: (1) coming up with more efficient charging via roof, hood and rear deck mounted solar panels with magnifiers to enable charging more quickly, and (2) a much less costly form of power storage (batteries). Till those two happen, it’s simply a novelty. Then we have the mileage range to deal with, but perhaps that would also extend the range to somewhere closer to 500 miles because unlike gas engines, you can’t get filled up in 5 or 10 minutes.

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  11. MAL says:

    Yes, Z. It was about $29,900 something. If I can still find it, I’ll forward it.

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  12. kidme37 says:

    EV’s are a losing proposition, even in niche environments. Too many details to type in.

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  13. Mustang says:

    At Z and Baysider: I’m waiting for Gov. DeSantis to require every Floridian to own one of these: https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/amphibious-vehicle-on-the-berlin-wannsee-gm1017616812-273637645

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  14. MAL says:

    I remember seeing those amphibians when they were made in the early ’60’s, Mustang. Also, after WW ll the government sold amphibian jeeps and one of my school friends bought one. It was fun for awhile, then he sold it.

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  15. geeez2014 says:

    KID….Someone on FOX today said something that made so much sense about EVs “We don’t have the infrastructure for them”.
    SO true….we all know that but it was well worded, I thought. Right…no INFRASTRUCTURE.
    I heard a few months ago that the Pentagon thought it might be a good idea to have EV jeeps in desert wars….as if deserts are liberally sprinkled with chargers? Unreal.
    Must have been a Newsom idea. (NewSCUM)

    I THINK THAT LITTLE AMPHIBIOUS CAR IS ADORABLE….AND MAY HELP IN A HURRICANE 🙂

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  16. MAL says:

    I also saw a video a couple of years back of a car driving on a lake at a speed of approx. 50 mph that really puzzled people. It LOOKED like a car, but was actually a ski boat underneath. It was pulling a skier, too.

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  17. myfoxmystere says:

    I’d be better off restoring a vintage pickup truck with several of my 5 gallon gas cans full of gas in the back of the camper top covered bed, if I were in a hurricane zone.

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  18. Baysider says:

    “every Floridian to own one of these” or these. Remember the Thing? One dude took his through the Panama Canal.

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