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6/23/2010 03:30 PM EDT
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rick merritt
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rick merritt   8/17/2010 7:27:11 PM
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I wonder what FedEx and UPS think about EVs? I hear the post office is interested but lacks a budget.

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Duane Benson   7/8/2010 3:39:32 PM
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I really think that a lot of the EV research folks are barking up the wrong tree. At least, the public faces seem to be. One of the massive problems is lack of charging infrastructure. Another big problem is the variability in driving habits, making it very difficult to make an EV that is economically viable to a large enough segment of the market. Skip the consumers and go to fleet operations, such as delivery. You don't need a broad infrastructure because the vehicles will be recharged back at the shop. You don't have to worry about predictability, because the vehicles generally have pre-planned routes. Right there, you've removed two of the biggest obstacles and can focus on manufacturing and refining the vehicle instead of the infrastructure.

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