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Re: Electric Vehicles Emit more CO2 than Diesel

Originally Posted by Jax View Post
Purely as a point of interest from someone who has never considered purchasing an electric car :

With a conventionally fueled car, if, for whatever reason you run out of fuel, a friendly RAC or AA man or even a hitch to the nearest filling station with a can usually solves the problem. What happens with an electric vehicle in similar circumstances ?

There are a lot of public charging points around that the recovery service could transport you to and of course you can plug in to a standard socket, though it would take several hours to get a handful of miles charged up.

It's worth noting that most EVs have quite sophisticated means of monitoring electrical usage and so predict realistic range, so the idea is that you shouldn't get into this situation in the first place

With Teslas you can also plan a route using the car's own nav system with Superchargers strategically located on the way. It can even estimate which Superchargers you should top up at along your route.

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