Electric Cars 100 Years Ago
Ah, The Electric Car! This is a fun to read article. To think that 100 years ago one third of all cars in America were electric cars and the #1 top selling back then. In a few short years we will have solid state batteries that will give us 1,000 miles on a single charge in 5 or 10 minutes. Given that most of the time we only need 30 to 50 miles a day and 1,000 seems like a major over kill and needless, it will reduce the amount of people waiting in line to charge their EV simply because they need to charge less. That means less charging stations needed. That also means they could power their home for a week or two. That will help decrease our utility bills and keep us off the grid. Some will say “that is a lot more EV’s needing to be on the grid”. As we move forward a lot of people will see the value of two separate solar systems for their homes. One for powering the home and one for powering their EV’s. Why? Because if you drive every day for work and you have multiple EV’s driving every day, that is way more power than you will ever need for your home. There will be some good reasons for still being connected to the grid, like emergences for grid use and as competition increases for companies wanting your excess power. The income you get for your power could increase, a lot!