In Which I Shoot My Mouth Off About Electric Cars
By magpie on November 14, 2011
One of the things that I realized during the #Snowtober power outage is that it's a damned good thing we don't have a plug-in electric car.
It's one thing to run a handful of appliances off of a small generator, and use candles and batteries, and open the garage door by hand. But I dare say you can't recharge an electric car with a little Subaru generator. So then what? Huh? Stuck until the power company sees fit to restore you to the grid.
My husband's always railing that electric cars are the wrong tree to be barking up, that it's just shifting the power generation (and attendant pollution) to a single source. He's all in favor of ... (read more)