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Sat Jan 30, 2021, 08:22 PM

The executive order by the president related to climate change and facilitating electric vehicles

was a stroke of genius. It arrived at exactly the right time. Not only is it necessary for existential reasons that we deal with climate change, it is also going to be a catalyst for car companies to fully commit.

We are seeing it right now with GM. The reason its a game changer is that even thought we had the technology and could scale it up, it, car makers were hesitant because they were not sure of both getting a market and having enough of one to justify big structural investments like charging stations all over the country.

The federal government declaring they are going to use electric vehicles changes all of that. The post office alone for example has a fleet of a 1/4 of a million trucks that are perfect for being electric. Their mail route is 50 miles or so and they come back to the warehouse every night (so they could be recharged easily).

I expect that the initiative will also include subsidies for car makers, tax incentives for people to buy such cars and ways to help build the infrastructure.

Ideally, President Biden will be able to build upon this EO to get actual legislation passed which strenghtens all of that.


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Sat Jan 30, 2021, 08:28 PM

1. Just installed solar backup to my place.

I decided to add a charging station in the garage to tap this power in the future.

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Sat Jan 30, 2021, 08:36 PM

2. Another reason to be glad GM, et. al. will commit to EVs ...

It could end the "stealth marketing", a.k.a. astroturfing, against electric vehicles.

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