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  •  Bingo. I live in an apartment, I wouldn't (7+ / 0-)

    have anywhere to plug in a vehicle, why should I spend all the extra money on an EV when I wouldn't be able to charge it? Even if it was a plug in hybrid like a Volt, I wouldn't be able to benefit from it.

    It's not fair to call it a stupid position when you don't know the OP's circumstances.

    "How come when it’s us, it’s an abortion, and when it’s a chicken, it’s an omelette?" - George Carlin

    by yg17 on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 03:27:03 PM PST

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    •  a really long extension cord? n/t (2+ / 0-)
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    •  Parking Structure? (1+ / 0-)
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      Don't some/a lot of apartment buildings have parking garages? Most garages have electrical service for lighting, so it would be feasible to get the owners to install a few outlets for the 120V trickle chargers, which will charge most plugins overnight. I'm not saying that it would be easy to persuade someone to do that, but it is a possibility. Installing a meter so you can pay for the electricity is also possible.  Some owners have even paid for the parts and labor themselves to achieve a plug in apartment dwelling life...

      The more expensive 240V systems come with metering and charge-card billing included, along with DOE grants to offset some of their initial costs.

      Reducing Oil Imports One Volt at a time.

      by Volt3930 on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 09:56:23 PM PST

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