Electric Cars In A Hurricane

I was having a discussion with an old friend and I asked her if she would like to have an electric car. Her response was that it wasn’t reliable cause what happens in a hurricane. I live in Florida and remember in 2017 having to evacuate because of Hurricane Irma. There were thousands of cars on the road and everyone was headed northbound. The traffic was 45 m.p.h. at best and that’s if you didn’t have to stop as you would in normal rush hour. The governor suspended tolls due to the emergency but I was smart to avoid the turnpike as there are fewer exits on this road which made the availability of gas more difficult. Ninety-five north had more gas stations some stations lost power. What then? What would you do with an electric car? Can you imagine thousands of electric cars trapped on 95 north? If just a handful ran out of power, they would become a roadblock to the thousands behind them. In a worst-case-scenario thousands of these cars would be stranded on the highway, the hurricane would come in with 160 m.p.h. winds, a ton of water, and they’d be identifying bodies for three weeks.

I went on Wikipedia and they said it takes about 15 minutes to charge an electric car. Are you kidding? It takes my gasoline car not more than a minute to fill my tank. Batteries must be able to go at least 1000 miles without charging just for this kind of scenario.

At this time batteries can go around 300 miles before needing a recharge. That’s unacceptable! At some point we must find a way that these cars can charge themselves. Or like Nikola Tesla theorized, that we could attach and antenna to the roof of the car and it would be able to gather electricity from the atmosphere and then we would truly have an electric car. Wouldn’t that be great?

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