The thought occurred to me today that we may see a few problems if electric cars become the norm for travel. One problem that occurred to me is that blackoutsÂ occur fairly often (and the addition of many millions of electricity-powered vehicles will add to the demand on the grid). So now, we will have a new excuse for why we did not make it into work on time: We had a blackout in my neighborhood, and my car did not get charged last night.
I also wonder about charging cars in parking lots. I can just image someone inattentively backing over an electrical outlet in the parking lot at Southland, and sending a 120 volts into the body of his car. You will not be able to take your gas can to get a gallon to get you started. And I wonder how you will get your car jumped like we do now. Maybe we better stay with the hybrids for a while.