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Comment Better agencies to address this (Score 1) 160

would be the FTC (Fereral Trade commission) and ICC (Interstate Commerce Commission). They were both set up to deal with the same issue decades ago... Fair pricing for carriage of "goods". In this case the good are packets and then it was beef and grain on the railroads, but the ISPs (carriers of goods) are acting not, like the railroad did then. Similar issues should be solvable by similar means

Comment Re:Driving yes, but charging?' (Score 1) 990

When the Tesla model 3 comes out, it's already been announced free access to super chargers isn't part of the package. A super charger is required to get charge time down to 45 minutes. It takes a LOT longer than that without the supercharger.

chargers are really a simple problem in queuing theory, similar to sewer design. blockages are held. Three guesses what a battery electric represents at a charger.

Comment Re:Driving yes, but charging? (Score 5, Insightful) 990

The entitled are desperate to keep people from thinking about not having a garage.

Battery electrics basic assumption is that of entitlement... Everyone owns their dwelling and has access to a charger dedicate for their individual use. Just another way of saying "I got mine, so screw you"

Silicon valley is already seeing "charger rage" incidents where access to shared chargers just isn't working.

Comment Re:Hydogen is just a way to store energy (Score 1) 630

Consider a bit of engineering.

This is a very rough based on a newer english hydrogen fuel cell car. I'm too lazy right now to find the exact car, but it's been talked about here on slash. It uses a fuel cell from hydrogenics (a canadian company, go google it) that generates 8Kw on a 1.1kilo "charge" of hydrogen and does that for 300 miles. Assuming that 300 miles is at 65 miles per hour, about 5 hours. So 1.1 kilos of hydrogen fuel is 40Kw hours (8Kw x 5 hours). There ARE smaller fuel cell units available from the supplier. The fuel cell form factor is a bit bigger (maybe double) than an 80's VCR. My house draws at peak 1.5KWhr... I'm a VERY heavy electric user. The fuel tank (from what I can determine looking at pictures) is larger than the tank for a propane torch but much smaller the the propane tank you hook up to you BBQ.

Now, extrapolate how long you can run you home on a bank of 10 tanks the size of BBQ tanks? How about a tank the size commonly used in rural america for propane? Now, add an energenics PV to hydrogen solution? Guess what? I can fill a tank very quickly and take it where I need to fuel a fuel cell and it's not all heavy like batteries.

Big Oil hates this. So does big battery. Of course the co-founder Tesla is bad mouthing the tech. There is no subscription business model to be taken advantage of.

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