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Response to whatthehey (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 3, 2016, 06:47 PM

4. I totally get it. We need to completely replace gas with electric.

The gas car is better for road trips today mainly because there is infrastructure. Gas stations are everywhere. That's why you rent a gas car.

That said, we ultimately need to get off of gasoline. Completely. Including road trips.

A nationwide fast charging network takes us in that direction. No, it won't be perfect at first, and maybe it will take longer initially to charge than fill up, but it represents a stake in the ground for something much, much bigger. Charge times will get faster, the network will expand, and within a decade, people will wonder why they are still buying gasoline. But we have to start now.

A nationwide network speeds adoption. Sure, most people will stick to a 50-mile radius most days, but the ability to hop in the car and do a road trip is a huge selling point. Tesla knows this, and other manufacturers will follow.

The network would also allow people in remote areas to buy EVs. It opens up the interstates to them so they can get to larger cities when needed.

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