Dennis Miles <[email protected]
> > Would you buy an appliance if an outlet costing 15% of the price was
> > required to plug it in?
> > Price Gouging in the USA is highly frowned upon and in times of Emergency
> > is
> > often illegal. We arrested and fined individuals after Hurricane Andrew in
> > Miami and Katrina in New Orleans for selling portable electric generators
> > for premium prices of two to ten times the usual.
> > Why then are we allowing dozens of firms all over the USA to charge the
> > American Public *twenty times the usual price* for an electric outlet and
> > installing it in their garage? Requiring citizens to waste $2,750 more than
> > necessary.
> > What am I talking about? The so called "Charging Stations" being installed
> > in the homes of every individual who wants to buy a "Plug-In "electric
> > vehicle. An Electric or Hybrid Plug-In Vehicle is required to have a
> > "Specialized Outlet" to connect the charging unit actually located in the
> > Vehicle. WHY ?
> > In every home laundry area are two outlets, one is for the Washer it is 120
> > v. @ 15 a. and there are dozens of outlets all around your home just like
> > that (Stated simply, If you can plug in a Toaster, you can usually plug in
> > an EV.)The other one is for the Electric Dryer it is 208 to 240 v. @ 30 a.
> > If
> > you own a Recreational Camper those come with a cord that plugs right in to
> > one or the other, but if you get a new Electric Vehicle, you must buy a
> > $3,000 socket and cord set and pay an additional $1,000 TO $2,000 to have
> > it
> > installed. However to add an additional Dryer Outlet only costs about $250
> > including the parts needed.
> > Why then does an EV need a $5,000 outlet? Because, the Underwriter's
> > Laboratory said it? That is not reasonable. The only justification is
> > Safety, but I can plug a $300,000 RV bus into a "Dryer Outlet" and the
> > 10,000 plug-in vehicles in the USA today can plug into a "dryer outlet" or
> > a
> > "Standard home outlet" So that argument is unsubstantiated. If there is
> > concern to have a "Ground Fault" protection, build it into the car. That is
> > the proven method with Recreational Vehicles like Motor-homes.
> > IMHO, the j1772 connection is inhibiting the public adoption of Electric
> > "Plug-In" Vehicles. I ask "Why should we pay to have data collected
> > regarding our habits? Let the utilities pay , Why should we pay for this
> > Data collection so the "Charging Station" companies can then SELL the data
> > to the electric Utilities? The Idea does not sit well with me. Do you Like
> > it ? ? ?
> > --
> > Regards,
> > *Dennis Lee Miles* (Director) *E.V.T.I. inc*.
> > *www.E-V-T-I-Inc.COM <http://www.e-v-t-i-inc.com/> *(Adviser)*
> > EVTI-EVAEducation Chapter
> > *
> > Phone (813) ID4 - E V T I or (813) 434 - 3884
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