The WRI is 'bluff from an impassioned EV fan????Kuuuurija wrote:There was no facts in the referred article. Just a bluff from a passioned EV fan.
I'm beginning to think the only 'facts' you think are authentic are the ones you generate yourself
I'm wondering how that compares to the energy wasted here by our 125,000 gasoline stations, most of which are lighted all night as well and all of which waste electricity pumping the fuel out of underground tanks to refuel ICE's?Here in Estonia we have one fast charging station per every 3 EVs. A fast charging station consumes at least some 100 W when standing idle. Plus those stations are lighted at nighttime. Only occasionally someone charges there his EV. But every hour tens of kwh-s are wasted only by those fast charging stations at standby. And so 365 days a year, 24 h a day!
I think it's wonderful that Estonia has one quick charge station for every three EV's - Someone had the foresight to set up the proper infrastructure to support a new, clean method of transportation before many of the cars were in use. Sure wish we had that here. I'll bet we don't have one QC station for every hundred EV's
Now, THERE is an errant 'fact' if ever I read one!! MOST of the heat is still wasted, no matter your climate. The radiator which cools the engine is many times larger than the one which heats the car's interior which should give you a clue as to where the heat is actually going . . . . and we haven't even mentioned yet all the wasted heat coming directly out the tailpipe, along with all those hydrocarbons produced by the engine inefficiently burning fossil fuelIn our climate the heat generated by the ICE is not wasted most of the time. It is used for heating and drying the cars interior.
As inefficient as an EV heater is, it's still many time more efficient at turning one form of energy into another when compared to your gasoline powered heater