WHERE'S OUR ENERGY FUTURE IN THE U.S.?
A study released this week outlined what the U.SA. energy picture will likely took like in 2034. The greentech headline: alternative energy use will be more than twice as important. Going from 5% to 13% of the national energy supply. Meanwhile fossil fuels will still provide two-thirds of the energy America uses. And they foresee a continuing use of nuclear, but would increase just 2%. It would be just over one-fifth of all our energy in 2034, they predict. In short, business pretty-much as usual. Exxon can relax, and all those terrified of the carbon tax, can rest easy. Not much will change, folks.
This is a ZapCar owned by a local business where I live. This is how they recharge it. An outside outlet and an extension cord. I've been looking around: most parking lots and parking garages do not have accessible outlets. If you pull into a standard roadside motel for the night, do you recharge with a cord out your window? What if you're in downtown San Francisco or Chicago?
We all know areas of America where extension cord theft would be almost automatic. So secure locations for re-charging would be needed. Businesses are not going to give away electricity so that requires metering, etc. Folks are thinking about this and some slow progress is being made...but the electric vehicle for general use needs serious recharging assistance.