OK so I want to know how long is it going to take me to charge my electric car. If the range is not viable for the longer journeys I do, how does the idea become a reality. When will the electric car trial become an electric car reality.
I had looked recently at some electric car thoughts, but the main issue is not the normal thoughts but how am I going to charge it when away from home? Recently I read a post about choosing a luxury electric car the suggestion a 45 mile tank would do for the every day journeys. Provoking the thoughts that it may be more about the ability to recharge rather than the range as discussed in vauxhall ampera advert.
It is all about the wifi for me. Take these franchises, the likes of starbucks and McDonalds. What should they be doing?
IMHO I believe they should be branching into the charging stations, they have food, seats, shelter and WiFi. This might actually be considered on of the benefits of the electric cars, actually having to stop driving at regular intervals and get some refreshments while checking in on your email or facebook.
So get some fast chrging hook ups for a £1 slot and some slower charging ones that charge more for the increased time but include a Frappachino or a happy meal. OK so I am being flipant but the concept stands.
Technological determination and Social shaping, we want the cars, we want them now, we don’t have the infrastructure in place for these things to go hand in hand. Step in the mega corporations. I would love to do this as a business but in truth the partnerships that are needed are the companies who already have a retailer on every service station and retail park in the county.
Get on it big boys……………
This is a low carb pizza. I have to say it was lovely.
So how was a pizza low carb? Well have. a closer look, mushroom, pepperoni and ??
Omelette Pizza. Fantastic.. ….. and Low Carb.
I am constantly surprised by the human reaction to technology.
Yet with the advent of the computer age we have 2 classes of emerging people (discussed by others) those who understand the tech and those who don’t. Unfortunately the latter have an interesting way of describing things when you are trying to support a user remotely or when they are reporting back how they got on.
- It doesnt work.
- It didn’t load.
- It gave an error.
Yet on each of these occassions the user fails to realise that had they clicked the link in their email I would have been able to tell that the page loaded as it is all stored. So when I get the constant it does not work from the users I can fathom that as laziness, or hiding their incompetence by complaining rather than admit inadequacy.
When this occurs and it is frequent I can deal with it. Unfortunately however the people in the hierarchy above me who get complaints from some academic or CEO, with loads of letters after their name that it does not work, they tend to believe them. This highlights the technology issue. People complain without trying and those that are all good do not compliment as it works for them – the way it should be seamless and in the background.
“Technology should make my life easier and stay in the background.”
This was a discussion I had with a user who I have not spent any time helping. Interesting that they must not have a complaint to make.
In a previous post there was a flow chart making the point.
I would like as in driving to start the mantra – “I dont work the technology” just as we say “I don’t drive”
“driving doesn’t work” – this is also true for another area I have written on – physical skills (coming soon).
Horse riding Xmas eve, couldn’t find a horse