# Re: [EVDL] To fully-charge faster than in 15 seconds is totally unnecessary

```The used car salesman approach to advocacy?

Did you know that I can receive in 10 minutes a package from a company in
Europe?```
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9 minutes to order the package, and one minute (at most!) to bring it inside.

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> On Dec 16, 2017, at 1:18 AM, brucedp5 via EV <ev@lists.evdl.org> wrote:
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> https://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2017/11/30/will-electric-vehicles-ever-be-able-to-fully-charge-in-ten-minutes-or-less/
> Will Electric Vehicles Ever Be Able To Fully Charge In Ten Minutes Or Less?
> Nov 30, 2017  Quora , Contributor
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> When do you think (if ever) electric vehicles will be able to charge (fully)
> in 5-10 min? [
> https://www.quora.com/When-do-you-think-if-ever-electric-vehicles-will-be-able-to-charge-fully-in-5-10-min
> ] originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge,
> empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.
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> When do you think electric vehicles will be able to charge fully in 5-10
> minutes?
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> This is the most common question asked by people who do not yet understand
> electric vehicles. We’re already way faster than five minutes.
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> Every night, I plug in my car. And every morning I drive away with a full
> tank of electrons. I didn’t go anywhere or do anything, other than spend the
> full seven to eight seconds it took to plug in my car.
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> So in a way - it currently takes seven or eight seconds to charge my car.
> Which is significantly shorter than it takes to fill a tank with gasoline.
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> When I wake in the morning - I have 212 miles of range (80% of my 85kWh
> battery). If I know the day before that I’ll drive farther than 212 miles
> (this happens at least three or four days per year), then I charge higher
> than 80%. If I’m traveling (another six-ish times per year), then I have my
> route planned.
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> But excluding the six-ish days per year when I’m traveling - the other 359
> days per year are well within my daily range. If I got really anxious - I
> could rent a car six times. But I don’t. It’s totally not necessary.
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> With that said - I also do have to invest the time required to unplug my car
> in the morning… so the seven to eight seconds is a little bit skewed. It’s
> probably more like fifteen seconds all-in. I spend so much less time fueling
> than a person with a twentieth century gas powered car - it’s amazing to me
> that this is a question. But I understand - it’s a learning curve. I’m way
> on the leading edge of the curve. It’s fun over here.
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> It’s also far less expensive.
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> I drive 24,000 miles per year. My total cost of fuel in 2016 was \$621. If I
> was in a twentieth century gas car getting 20 mpg - that number would have
> been more like \$4,800 - and that’s with gas at \$2.40.
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> And my oil changes were right around \$0.
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> And my timing belts were \$0.
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> And my brakes were \$0 (regenerative braking… way awesome).
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> And my spark plugs were \$0.
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> And my transmission fluid change was \$0.
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> And my serpentine belt was \$0.
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> And my emissions test were \$0.
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> And my sensors and catalytics were \$0.
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> And my air filters were \$0.
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> Etc., etc., etc.
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> And I fill my car in fifteen seconds.
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> I hope that helps. It’s a process. It’s a learning curve. It’s a paradigm
> shift. And those of us in the EV community are all patient to wait for the
> ah-ha moments in everyone’s eyes. I am hoping this made at least one ah-ha
> moment happen?
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> {brucedp.neocities.org}
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