In <firstname.lastname@example.org> "***@gmail.com" <***@gmail.com> writes:
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The thing is, you can almost certainly get 50 amp, 240 V service at home.
That's what your laundry drier uses. I have a Tesla charger on that kind
of circuit, and it gives my car about 30 mph of range.
Ditto if you've got an electric stove.
Note: Chances are if your house is set up this way,
wiring in one of these circuits should NOT max
out your total home capacity. But if it's close,
then simply don't run your dryer when charging
On the Ford C-Max, the "convenience" charger (the
one you carry in the car) is a 12 amp, 120VAC
unit that you just plug in. Gets you about
five miles per charge hour.
If you've set up a "Level II" 240V charger,
it's ten miles or a bit more/hour
(Total "plug in" mileage is 20-25 depending
on driving style and air conditioning, etc.).
In other words... each full electric charge
"saves" about a half gallon of gas. On a purely
eonomic basis [a], the extra cost for the plug
in EV version wasn't worth it when new, but
as to used... at least prior to Covid and chip
shortage price increases... it made sense
[a] of course, there are folk who choose this
to get away from buying from the Big and Evil
fuel oil corporations and instead buy elecricity
from the Big and Evil utility...
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