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  • cdvreede Posts: 30
    Stock Poster cdvreede
    04 Apr 2019 09:14 PM
    Quoting JFE on 27 Mar 2019 09:26 AM
    The only way I’ve heard that ppl are making EV’s work is to use them for around town duty and charge them overnight from their home solar system. Got a mate that does that with his hybrid Mitsubishi. A bike could work for that but if the Livewire is circa $40,000 then you aren’t buying one to save $$!

    If/when I get to solar, I’d consider a set-up for the run around car but for now the outlay costs EV car + solar + adequate home charging point don’t add up. That will change as energy prices keep going north and inevitably, government will intervene more to subsidise EV’s and solar (please note I don’t totally support taxpayer subsidies for EV’s, their infrastructure or solar). 

    Outside of all this, I have a level of faith technology will evolve enough in the next 5-10 years that will make what we take for granted now to be ‘old news’.
    solar not that good for overnite charging - especially in winter...
  • paulybronco Posts: 11143
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    04 Apr 2019 10:29 PM
    Quoting JFE on 27 Mar 2019 09:26 AM
    The only way I’ve heard that ppl are making EV’s work is to use them for around town duty and charge them overnight from their home solar system. Got a mate that does that with his hybrid Mitsubishi. A bike could work for that but if the Livewire is circa $40,000 then you aren’t buying one to save $$!

    If/when I get to solar, I’d consider a set-up for the run around car but for now the outlay costs EV car + solar + adequate home charging point don’t add up. That will change as energy prices keep going north and inevitably, government will intervene more to subsidise EV’s and solar (please note I don’t totally support taxpayer subsidies for EV’s, their infrastructure or solar). 

    Outside of all this, I have a level of faith technology will evolve enough in the next 5-10 years that will make what we take for granted now to be ‘old news’.
    Quoting cdvreede on 04 Apr 2019 09:14 PM
    solar not that good for overnite charging - especially in winter...
    Guess you live in one of those southern states
  • steelo Posts: 2271
    Adelaide
    Motor Head steelo
    15 Apr 2019 06:18 PM
    This is the only downside as I see it

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  • Ratbob Posts: 779
    Adelaide Hills
    Performance Poster Ratbob
    15 Apr 2019 09:53 PM
    Quoting steelo on 15 Apr 2019 06:18 PM
    This is the only downside as I see it

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    Yeah man, she’s looking for good vibrations.
    Maybe HD will dial in some vibes for the babes.
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