If I had been stupid enough to fall for the siren song of a Tesla, it would have taken me ONE time like this to put that crap on Craiglist and buy me a Ford Earthf***er.

“But Miguel, it is not that stupid! There is simply not enough recharging centers and people must sacrifice a little till the master plan works.”

Yeah, like in Venezuela, right?

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

7 thoughts on “It does not make a lick of sense. Refuling your car should not be this stupid in the US”
  1. If a local gas station were offering free gas, it would have a line just like this.
    Keep in mind that Tesla until recently offered “Free supercharging” as part of the purchase. In much of the country, that’s a nice extra in case you want to take a long trip. I’ve never had occasion to use it; the nearest Supercharger is 30 miles away in a direction I rarely travel. But if I wanted, say, to drive to my class reunion this setup would let me do so nicely.
    In CA, there are enough of these things that it becomes attractive to top up on the way to/from home. If you have a 50 mile commute, it takes less than 10 minutes to top up, and when it’s free that is an interesting option vs. recharging at home.
    That’s the thing to remember. Except on long distance trips, the easy way to recharge a Tesla (or any other electric car) is at home. It’s not free but still more economical than refueling a typical gas engine car. And on long distance trips, there are a lot more recharging points than just those run by Tesla. The others are not free so they are not likely to have these silly lines.

    1. Outstanding point. Akin to the “ER is FREE!” common “knowledge” on da street.

      When it is “free”, you pay with some other coin than currency.

      Like, time.

  2. Its califorlornefruitsnutts land… no one has power at their house cause the power company shut it off so the lands wouldnt burst into flames. Fuk em. I dont care. They gettin what they deserve. How big is the “carbon footprint” of this mess

  3. Electric vehicles remain basically a niche commodity. If you live in an urban/suburban area with a number of charging options, basically use it for commuting and do not having to haul a lot of stuff around, they make a certain amount of sense. If you live in a medium or small city with one or two charging stations, or have to haul around a lot of stuff or carry the kids soccer team to distant games, or frequently drive to distant areas for business, electric cars may not be for you.

    1. I’m not sure if people are missing something here.
      A gasoline or diesel car gets refueled at a gas station. While it’s possible for people to keep fuel tanks and pumps at home, that’s not normal practice.
      But electric vehicles are meant to be recharged at home. Unless you need to drive more than 250 miles from the time you leave home to the time you return, you have no need for recharging stations at all. My commute was about 50 miles round trip, and I haven’t made any trips longer than 200 miles, so I haven’t used a charging station ever.
      Yes, if you drive to distant locations, you’ll be using charging stations. For that situation, if the lines shown in this video are the norm, it would be annoying. But we have no idea if that is the case. I suspect it’s not, especially not for charging stations on highways rather than in metro areas, and especially not for charging stations that aren’t free.

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