Ending Gasoline Thinking and understanding it's about what you do while charging
It is common to see plans for EV charging which are still bound up in "gasoline thinking" where people treat an EV like a car with a tank you empty and then fill up while empty, waiting. In fact, if you do EV charging right, you always do it while you are doing something else, so it takes zero time from your day.
In this new article and video, I outline how that works and prescribe a plan for charging based on putting it in the places where people park for the right periods of time, with sleep and work being the huge #2 and the #3. Then I outline where fast (40 minute fill-up) charging goes. Sadly, too much charging is planned for other reasons, by people who don't drive EVs or still do gasoline thinking.
Of course there is a robocar component which comes in at #1 -- the car that is just magically always charged.
I also discuss a very important realization when it comes to charging. Unlike gasoline, which is a commodity, electrical energy is not so much a product that you buy by the kwh, but rather a service. That's why the retail price for EV charging ranges from free to 55 cents/kwh, while the wholesale price at the generator is under 3 cents.
All of this is both in the video above and in a new Forbes.com article: It’s Not Where You Charge An EV, It’s What You Do While Charging