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  •  "not available in Seattle . . ." (1+ / 0-)
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    Quicklund

    or anywhere at night.

    There are lots of arguments in favor of "electric" cars, but "free" electricity isn't one of them.  

    Electric power comes from somewhere and, at present anyway, it doesn't come for nothing.  Not even "free" solar electricity comes for nothing, and as you acknowledge it is often not there when you need it.  Filling that gap is one of those "externalities" (hidden costs) that is being notably ignored in this discussion . . .

    Fake Left, Drive Right . . . not my idea of a Democrat . . .

    by Deward Hastings on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 05:49:14 AM PST

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    •  I should also mention (1+ / 0-)
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      that the sun is up in the summer in Seattle until 10pm. So it actually is available at night (aka in the PM hours). And wind power or solar + energy storage can totally be available at night. Alternative power is coming online and will be there to at least partially fuel EV's.

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