DailyDirt: Horsepower? Why Are We Measuring Anything With Horse-Based Units?

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Electric cars are getting more attention as they become more practical and eliminate the "range anxiety" factor. While battery-powered cars were actually some of the first horseless carriages, Tesla has gotten some recent publicity for its 'ludicrous' performance -- as well as plans for even bigger batteries (a 100kwh battery seems to be on Tesla's horizon). There are a few other all-American electric cars with supercar-like specs and/or retro-styling, but when will a reasonably-priced (no subsidies!) all-electric commuter car be available? (March 31st?) After you've finished checking out those links, take a look at our Daily Deals for cool gadgets and other awesome stuff.
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    Mason Wheeler (profile), 14 Mar 2016 @ 7:55am

    Re: EV

    That's not such a big deal, really.

    For day-to-day work, your normal driving will be within the range of the battery, so all you have to do is plug in overnight, and you're good. Or you can plug in at work. My employer has EV charging available in the parking lot, and I'm staring to see it pop up in a lot of malls and parking garages.

    For long-range trips, you can stop off at a supercharger station along the way, then go across the street to a restaurant while your car fills up. Then at night, plug in at the hotel. (I haven't seen any hotels offer charging services yet, but it wouldn't surprise me if that started becoming a thing pretty quickly; it's a very logical step.)

    Not being able to fill up as fast as you can with a gasoline pump really stops being an issue when you stop having to go to a gas station to fill up.

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