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What happens to charging in a natural disaster?

Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:02 pm

We can all agree the electric car is a must for the future. We know we are going to run out of fossil fuels. We use petroleum for so many uses we can't be naive to believe that the last drop will go into a gas tank. Before that ever happens gas will be out of the picture. So here comes the electric vehicle - perfect. It is a great solution plus the cars are efficient. Let's look beyond the big mouths who feel they are better than non EV drivers as they are misrepresenting the facts and in fact are not driving a car that is easier on the environment. The electric vehicle has a place and is greatly needed in the future. A major problem with it is there are too many drivers. Once we get all those people in EV's and let's presume we have infrastructure to support all that charging needed to be done what happens when there is a glitch in that finely tuned system? What happens if that glitch comes from big bad mother nature? She has been known to pack a wallop. Think about the flooding and hurricanes in the US this year. Watching the news as miles and miles of cars pile up on the freeway to evacuate. What would happen if all those cars were electric? No power - no vroom vroom. We like to think we are a prepared people but we aren't. I watched hours of footage filming individuals who were not prepared at all. Couldn't even keep themselves safe let alone make sure their car had a good charge to it. Makes me think what will the future hold in a situation like this and what would infrastructure look like to try and avoid this type of hypothetical disaster?

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Re: What happens to charging in a natural disaster?

Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:09 am

That's where folks with solar on their rooftop have an edge.

They'll be able to charge up their cars, use their refrigerators and probably also make some $$ charging up their neighbor's cars as well.

As long as the natural disaster doesn't mess up the panels or the wiring..they'll be sitting pretty!

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Re: What happens to charging in a natural disaster?

Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:03 pm

What happens to charging in a natural disaster? Exactly the same thing that happens to gas cars. Gas pumps require electricity. If the electricity is out, neither gas nor electric cars get their fuel.

What's fun is when a natural disaster takes out gas supply. Then you get to drive along smugly. (Here's my LEAF at the gas station after they ran out of gas in my area. This is usually a very busy gas station.)


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