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Electric car charging: Good luck with that

CNN Money -- NEW YORK -- I sometimes get to borrow plug-in cars but, like many city dwellers, I don't have a place to plug one in at home. That means, if I want to drive on electricity farther than a full battery will take me, I have to rely on charging stations provided in some of New York City's parking garages.

If you live in a city and are thinking about making the leap to a fully electric car, I recommend carrying a large bottle of Tylenol in the center console because your headaches will be epic.

I've recently had two plug-in cars. The first was a Fisker Karma, a beautiful $100,000 performance-tuned car with 30-mile all-electric driving range, after which it ran on gasoline power. And thank goodness it could.

The second was a Mitsubishi (MMTOF) i-MiEv, an all-electric car with. . .


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 11:01:23 PM

over time, it'll become as common as seeing hybrids and other vehicles.
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BburgCW
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2012 6:31:47 PM

I have no doubt it will get easier and easier to charge electric cars.
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sparky808
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2012 2:33:53 PM

Thank you for posting.
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blupupher
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2012 8:24:20 AM

Just one of several issues out there with electric cars.
So just to charge the car you need an outlet (and one that is currently working), the ability to get to that outlet, make sure it is plugged in correctly (really, is it that hard?) the correct type of connector for the outlet, then you have to pay for it with an unknown (and possibly unreliable) billing service and some apparently crazy prices?

No thanks.
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unipanini
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2012 6:37:26 AM

well
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ClarkSC
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2012 5:53:23 AM

Have not seen a charger yet.
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djgunrunner
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2012 3:13:23 AM

I hope obama does not read this as it will cause new floods with the tears for his pet project. That would be electric cars and the practicability be damned so long as he can say that he supported it and some morons think that it was a great big good thing.
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mitt4prez
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2012 2:34:26 AM

The Won, with characteristic idiocy, couldn't be bothered to spend his 800 bill stimulus on beefing up the electricity distribution grid. This guarantees problems should electric cars ever take off i.e. the EPA dictates that only electric cars can be sold.
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MikeCapeCoral
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2012 12:02:22 AM

Charging... yes... with power from fossil fuels. Have emissions here or there.
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MrPony
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:42:16 PM

Just what we need...an electric station.
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:40:27 PM

LoL...I know this was coming..
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:40:20 PM

Good for you.....
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:37:50 PM

I'm Glad some others see the EV Fiasco as it will become worse EVery year.
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:31:20 PM

nru: clinton-NAFTA..buh bye jobs..
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:29:55 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:28:51 PM

Interesting article... I think I could install my own plug at home without any problems though since I wired the rest of the house myself...
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:28:41 PM

Sounds like a pain in the butt to me!!!
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10k
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:28:38 PM

just wait til one EV too many is plugged in, and the entire northeast, or southern california, or florida, or your neighborhood goes *poof*-no power and outside it's either 100 degrees, or 30 degrees..

oh yeah, can't leave out our canuck friends, so add toronto, montreal, and vancouver to that list-what will yellowknife do ??-lol..
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:28:32 PM

Thats why the chevy Volt has the best idea, right now.
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:26:26 PM

Not for me
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:25:46 PM

its the wave of the future the future the futureeeeeeeeee
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:24:18 PM

go natural gas
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:23:23 PM

interesting article...
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:23:14 PM

There are more simpler ways to do what needs to be done.
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:23:09 PM

There are more simpler ways to do what needs to be done.
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:22:42 PM

No thanks. I recently drove 800 miles in one day in my 97 Escort. Try that with a Leaf.
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:22:34 PM

Once again, it's the lower classes helping the wealthy to be richer; car charging stations provided from taxpayer money off the backs of the workers for the wealthy. Nice Obama!

Wasn't no booming economy under Clinton nru. That's who along with Gingrich and Congress sold the public on shipping jobs out of the country. Economy started to die down in 1998, and by 1999 it was getting harder to find a decent job. Now, it's even worse since over 10 million jobs were shipped out, and Obama hasn't made it better.

[Edited by: LanguageMan1 at 9/11/2012 12:24:53 AM EST]
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lovetosavegas
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:22:12 PM

We need to invest more in electric technologies. Stop sending money to terrorists.
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:22:02 PM

We need more power plants to power those electric cars Obama wants to force upon us as he wages war on Coal and Oil, time America to change the failure.
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:21:53 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:21:49 PM

who can afford one ????
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:21:43 PM

Someone just drove from LA to Vegas on a single charge.
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:21:12 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:21:01 PM

I want a Rimac - electric cars are the future, no doubt about it. Who cares who is the president - not a one of them has done anything about what matters to me. Bush - high energy costs, Obama, high energy costs, Clinton - low energy costs, booming economy,....
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:20:41 PM

Bummer Bama at it again
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:20:15 PM

Why not for City living?
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Ok
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:20:03 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:19:02 PM

Not for city living
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:18:43 PM

obummer !!!
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:18:32 PM

LOL! They sell an electric car with a 30 mile range and no place to recharge away from home. Good planning!
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ok
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Don't buy the hype about electric cars. They are useless and only fools want one.
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:18:06 PM

The cars still cost us $49,000 more than selling price to produce and the really good chargers cost an additional $2,000.
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:15:32 PM

Useless crap!
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:15:30 PM

Do not want one.
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What you don't pay at the pump, you will pay on the electric bill. Screwed either way
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:13:36 PM

What practical products. I don't know why we don't all have one.
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Ok
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:13:15 PM

agree ican2step
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Not for me.
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