Actually I've seen some pretty good ideas for these cars, firstly a lot of people would charge it up overnight when power demand is low so capacity won't be that great an issue.
One of the main issues with the power grid is no storage capacity, if you had millions of electric cars you now have storage capacity. One pie in the sky idea I heard was charging it up overnight when rates are lower in many areas. If you weren't going to use the car you could get power from it for your house reducing your electric bill. That won't happen because they'll drop the lower rates....
Short Bus wrote:Driving 10,000 miles on electricity will use about 2,500 kilowatt-hours, or 20 percent more than the average annual consumption of U.S. homes. At an average utility rate of 11 cents per kilowatt-hour, that’s $275 for a year of fuel, equivalent to about 70 cents per gallon of gasoline.
LOL... How many people do you know with electric bill less than $275 per year? That number is not even close, do any of these journalists ever research anything?
In 2008, the average annual electricity consumption for a U.S. residential utility customer was 11,040 kWh, an average of 920 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per month. Tennessee had the highest annual consumption at 15,624 kWh and Maine the lowest at 6,252 kWh.