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February 29, 2020



Not a very auspicious start..................

Charged Up

Since the city is OK with taking away public spaces for the very special few electric vehicle owners did they demand electric spaces in that massive piece of s&*t development on Carolyn? Or does it not have any parking to begin with? It looks like a giant block of Lego gerbil cages but at least it could have a ton of Tesla charing stations for all the Fakebookers.


I have seen this topic come up a few times @ BV. Electrical Vehicles are so far away from becoming 1% of the US Autos, by the time this "tech" becomes available, there be something better.
I bet these cars were placed by a Burlingame Auto Dealership.


2 are not electric. It is a feel-good solution gone amok. Bad Government decisions again. You need to toss out Emily and Michael ASAP.


Chalk up another bullet point to the City's list of "significant accomplishments" in 2019. Empty again this morning.

"Are electric cars worse for the environment?
Crunch the numbers, and it looks like all those subsidies might be counterproductive."

"Based on the EIA’s projection of the number of new electric vehicles, the net reduction in CO2 emissions between 2018 and 2050 would be only about one-half of one percent of total forecast U.S. energy-related carbon emissions. Such a small change will have no impact whatsoever on climate, and thus have no economic benefit.

So, if electric-vehicle subsidies don’t help the environment, what—or who—do they help? Most electric-vehicle buyers are far wealthier than average Americans. A nationwide survey in 2017 found that 56% had household incomes of at least $100,000 and 17% had household incomes of at least $200,000. (In 2016, median household income for the US as a whole was less than $58,000.) So it’s fair to say the subsidies disproportionately benefit the wealthy at the expense of the poor, who cannot afford to buy even subsidized electric vehicles or live in their own homes to take advantage of residential chargers or solar panels.

Not only that, the wires and charging stations needed to charge all those electric vehicles will be paid for by all ratepayers, further raising electric rates. And as more wealthy customers install solar panels to charge their electric vehicles, the costs to provide them back-up power will fall on those who cannot afford to do so.

In effect, the wealthy owners of electric vehicles will enjoy the benefits of their clean, silent cars, while passing on many of the costs of keeping their vehicles on the road to everyone else, especially the poor."



Why do we accept lies?
These E cars benefit No One.

I'm sorry hollyroller but the rest of your comment is so far off-topic that it has been edited out.

Just Visiting

You do love your conservative economics opinion writers. Not surprising, just be aware of your confirmation bias.


OK, I guess.


Just Visiting, that bias cuts both ways. Is there something in BMW's comment that can be factually disputed or are you just shooting the messenger?

And in other news about a county parking structure:

Cost of the new 1,022-space county parking structure in Redwood City at Veterans Boulevard and Middlefield Road has climbed to $58 million — reflecting the market for Bay Area construction and sustainability features such as electric vehicle charging stations, the county says.

**** that comes out to $56,750 per space***



Is that a one time cost?

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