24 May '11, 9pm

Report: Best Buy nearly pulling the plug on electric scooters, motorcycles

The problem I have with putting chargers at places like Fed/Ex Kinko's or even Best Buy (except that Best Buy would be selling EV's), is that people generally spend less than 30 minutes in these places. A level 2 charger only adds about 5 miles to a typical EV in 30 minutes time. I think this would actually hurt people's perception of EVs as impractical. And our electrical grid would collapse if we started putting large amounts of "Level 3" charging stations at such places. The only 'public' charging station that I have used is a "Level 2" station at a new building across the street from my gym. But even spending 1-to-2 hours at the gym has never resulted in me getting a full charge. The real benefit would be acheived by putting charging stations at workplaces. At 8:20 AM I'm looking out my office right now at 200+ parked cars, each of which (if electric) could be getting ...

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