Kraftwerk Orange: Not for a car that generally maxes out around $25K. You can buy a lot of gasoline for $15K.
ha-ha-guy: They may however take down electric grids when everyone comes home at 5 and plugs them in at the same time./seriously, we had utilities in areas that we planned to sell the Volt express concern over this//either electric companies are going to need their shiat together with regard to this or electric cars will have to queue to charge/so you go home, plug it in and three hours later it is still uncharged and sitting in line when you decide to run to the store, that's going to make them popular
The bottom line is the Detroit Edison electric distribution system is able to handle the increased load from the initial fleet of PEV adoption with little investment in infrastructure upgrades. Off-peak vehicle charging (after 11 p.m.) can reduce costs and defer investments in distribution infrastructure upgrades while still allowing vehicles to receive a full charge by morning. It is also possible that incentivizing customers to charge during off-peak hours can be done with time-of-use pricing.
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