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Unfortunately doesn’t include Volkswagen’s Electrify America high speed “pumps”. But that could change by the time the EV Silverado hits the streets. Kudos to GM for addressing an important aspect of the EV transition. Most of the time people charge at home, but doing road trips with half a dozen different RFID cards and payment methods is a real PITA. Ask me how I know. [emoticon].

https://electrek.co/2021/04/28/gm-ultium........ublic-chargers-7-networks-app-us-canada/

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Wow, I didn't realize those things charged so fast. You stand there and wait a few minutes, with your hand on the fill nozzle, for the battery to recharge, just like a regular gas station. Who-da thunk. [emoticon]


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fj12ryder wrote:

Wow, I didn't realize those things charged so fast. You stand there and wait a few minutes, with your hand on the fill nozzle, for the battery to recharge, just like a regular gas station. Who-da thunk. [emoticon]


I know right. Lol. [emoticon]. I can’t believe they did that. Are they holding the hose so the electrons don’t leak out? They might want to review their PR department staff qualifications. Lol. [emoticon].

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Seems to be like most big companies: marketing and engineering rarely speak...to each other. [emoticon]

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fj12ryder wrote:

Seems to be like most big companies: marketing and engineering rarely speak...to each other. [emoticon]

Well they do. But it is after engineering finds out what marketing told the customers. Then the discussions are best held behind closed doors. [emoticon]

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Just reading in another article that GM did have some discussions on plug and charge like Porsche and Tesla use (and apparently VW ID4 in the future). They apparently decided against it for some reason. But imho what they are doing is better than the status quo and most people will be fine with pay and pump like the gas model. GM is also talking about expanding their deal with EVGO to install more GM chargers and rumours of plug and charge are in those discussions. Interesting to watch the development.

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I know right. Lol. [emoticon]. I can’t believe they did that. Are they holding the hose so the electrons don’t leak out? They might want to review their PR department staff qualifications. Lol. [emoticon].

Can someone steal electricity from EV's like like people would steal gas from cars years ago?

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Reisender wrote:

I know right. Lol. [emoticon]. I can’t believe they did that. Are they holding the hose so the electrons don’t leak out? They might want to review their PR department staff qualifications. Lol. [emoticon].

Can someone steal electricity from EV's like like people would steal gas from cars years ago?


Not that I know of.

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Reisender wrote:

I know right. Lol. [emoticon]. I can’t believe they did that. Are they holding the hose so the electrons don’t leak out? They might want to review their PR department staff qualifications. Lol. [emoticon].

Can someone steal electricity from EV's like like people would steal gas from cars years ago?


No, but you will be able to power your home during a blackout.

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Yeah, but how do you power your EV during a blackout? [emoticon]

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