I think the article is not far from the mark, esp if prices come down. For
city dwellers they make a lot of sense. They run much cheaper. But I expect
them to be taxed more in the future, by either wheel taxes or mileage
taxes, so that will offset the current operating expense difference.

As for power draw, it is like turning your dryer on. The Tesla fast charger
can draw 100A but the rest draw 40.

On Oct 13, 2016 7:23 PM, "G Mann via Mercedes" <mercedes@okiebenz.com>
wrote:

> Again... Nice Fantasy .... Now for some logic, based on reality and current
> events.
>
> Step outside and look up at the power poles in your neighborhood. Take
> notice of their condition, and the condition of the power lines strung
> between them. These are the basis for all the wonderful electricity this
> "new world" is going to run on... Go look up when your local power grid was
> built, and when was the last time it was upgraded with all new equipment...
> again.. the "source of delivery" for all these wonderful electronic "wave
> of the future" items that will run your life and make it effortless...
>
> Fact.. most components of power grids in America are approaching 100 years
> old.. Every time there is wind, or rain, or snow, or ice.. what leaves you
> hungry and cold first?  Electricity off? How do you charge your electric
> car.. run your computer to do "at home work"? Online shopping?
>
> Yeah.. Ouch....
>
> Loads of big dreamers building new "stuff" without doing anything to really
> ensure solid supply to support it...
>
> Primitive happens fast... ie... recent hot showers and dry basements with
> storm on East coast...
>
> On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 6:46 PM, Dwight Giles via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>
> > You can have my diesel car when you pull the steering wheel  from my cold
> > dead hands. Apologies to  2nd amendment folks.
> >
> > Dwight Giles Jr.
> > 1982 300CD
> > 1990 300D
> > Wickford RI
> >
> > On Oct 13, 2016 1:24 PM, "Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes" <
> > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Two-thirds of cars could be electric by 2030Published: Thursday,
> October
> > > 13, 2016
> > >
> > > Falling costs and rising environmental regulation could mean that a
> > > majority of cars will be electric in 2030.
> > >
> > > A report from McKinsey & Co. and Bloomberg New Energy Finance concludes
> > > that in the next 14 years, more than half of all cars could be powered
> by
> > > electricity. This can be largely attributed to lower costs.
> > >
> > > Governments trying to meet environmental targets are introducing
> > subsidies
> > > and tax breaks that help boost margins. Moreover, technology costs are
> > also
> > > plunging — the price of lithium-ion battery packs, for instance, fell
> by
> > > nearly two-thirds in 2015.
> > >
> > > "In densely populated, high-income cities like London and Singapore ...
> > > electric vehicles could represent as much as 60 percent of all vehicles
> > on
> > > the road by 2030, the result of low-emission zones, consumer interest
> and
> > > favorable economics," the report states.
> > >
> > > The growth of electric vehicles could create broader challenges for the
> > > automotive sector, according to the report. It emphasizes the
> automotive
> > > sector's need to adapt to new market conditions, stating that the
> > industry
> > > might need to "consider moving from using a pure product-ownership
> model
> > > toward providing a range of transportation services" (Nina Chestney,
> > > Reuters
> > > <http://www.reuters.com/article/us-electric-vehicles-idUSKCN12B2AR>,
> > Oct.
> > > 11). *— KB*
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