GM Electric Hummer

Discussion in 'Sound Off' started by wpmisport, Oct 21, 2020.

  1. 6Speed

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    Isn't the state gasoline tax logically the same as a toll?
     
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  2. FishTales

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    Put a portable generator in the back and plug it in, extended mileage.
     

  3. Nostromo

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    That's an interesting point. In a way a gasoline tax tries to accomplish the same end. But the mechanism which it uses is significantly different.

    In Michigan, we don't have to contend with a concessioners toll booths. That's a positive. Also a gasoline tax is earned by those who buy fuel for other uses. Lawn equipment, chainsaws etc.

    Looking down the road. There is going to be a point where wealthier motorist will be using alternate energy sources. There by using the highways without paying for them via gasoline taxes.

    Hopefully, we won't end up killing each other over it.
     
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  4. Gamekeeper

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    You can expect e-car registration costs to address that sooner or later.
     
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  5. Nostromo

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    That would be my solution. :)

    But I imagine the engineers will come up with something more complicated (greener) and more expensive before too long. ;)
     
  6. piketroller

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    For all the lower peninsula residents, wouldn’t that make it a troll toll?

     
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  7. Far Beyond Driven

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    Registration costs are already a joke. I drive a truck I've paid more to register when added up than I did for the truck.
     
  8. Nostromo

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    I'm touched by your faith in the Government's ability to right a wrong.
     
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  9. Nostromo

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    Now THAT is government efficiency!
     
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  10. pescadero

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    Not available today: check
    Have to pay to install: check
    Installation comparable in cost to $1.5 million grain dryer install: Not even the same sport.
     
  11. pescadero

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    They already do.

    E vehicles pay a $100 premium to register, and hybrids pay a $30 premium.
     
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  12. piketroller

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    Install one at your house and tell us how much it costs in total. I’ve volunteered the only price point I have.
     
  13. ratherboutside

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    I just did a design of the civil work for charging stations. In order get the 10 min charge, you need to find a 350kw charger. Those things per the electrical engineer are like 100,000 just for the charger. Then you have to have the infrastructure to connect them which takes an 1180kv line to a transformer. Then you also have to buy the power and control unit for each charger.

    I believe that is what is needed to connect a 350 kw charger. Someone can corrected if i am wrong.

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  14. pescadero

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    A standard 4.2kV line (2400V phase to neutral) to a transformer will do the trick - and pole pigs aren't super expensive.

    Charger cost - that I can't speak to.