Saturday, October 1, 2016

"THAT'S NICE" but "free it ain't"

Some moron in my power supply outfit is trumpeting their planned free charging parks in Little River to enable "electric" cars to top up before the trip over the "hill" to Akaroa.

So sorry moron it will not be "Free", it will be fully funded either by share holders or other consumers of your electricity as a direct subsidy to the posers pretending they are "saving" the freakin planet, most likely costing both whether they can afford it or not.

8 comments:

Noel said...

Bit like free campers grey water dump sites.

The Veteran said...

Air is free and so is the water they bring to your table at a restaurant (sort of) but not much more and be especially suspicious of politicians offering freebies because they're paying for it out of what they rort from the productive sector.

Redbaiter said...

Makes me wonder how long it takes to charge an electric vehicle. If the idea is to charge them at the bottom of the hill, so they'll make it over the hill, I can't see that ever being practical, and less so if more electric cars come into use. How could they ever hope to keep up with demand?

gravedodger said...

As I understand it there will be two fast charge parks for half hour top up and three slow at three hour reserved parks.
Return trip is around 150 Kms and the rationale is they have around 120 Km range.

@Noel nothing similar as the grey water dumpsites cater for thousands as a health and safety measure. Some sites require a two dollar coin to open them and in the case of NZMCA Members nearly all are paying rates to their base local authority and it will surprise you that they are not actually using their home sewerage facility when they need a public dump site.

This little stunt is for a very few posers and is a straight out subsidy for their warped philosophy, the proposed parks are in the highest demand zone in The River which is becoming a very busy little comfort and amenity stop in a small community struggling and entrepreneurial.
Oh and as additional info the NZMCA national office often pays for the sewer connection and installs the infrastructure at no cost while this little number is being funded by Orion with local authority designating the restricted parking signage and enforcement.

paul scott said...

Sounds like time we had a raid on all the green zombies in Little River
and give them a one way electrical charge out of there.

Redbaiter said...

"As I understand it there will be two fast charge parks for half hour top up and three slow at three hour reserved parks."

If I understand that correctly then they will be able to charge only two cars an hour on the "fast" charge, and only 3 every three hours on the slow charge facilities.

Say ten electric cars turn up and all want a charge. The first takes half an hour if he chooses the fast charge. The tenth car won't get charged for five hours if he's lucky. So who is going to sit there for five hours merely to take a 150k journey?? If they use the slow charge even longer.

Just madness.

Noel said...

" Members nearly all are paying rates to their base local authority and it will surprise you that they are not actually using their home sewerage facility when they need a public dump site."

Irrelevant along with your claims that Freedom campers spend heaps based on unscientific self reported evidence with a bias to encourage reporting.

Anonymous said...

I hired a Toyota GT86 from Avis at Chch airport a few years ago and discovered Little River on the way to Akaroa for a couple of nights with wifey before heading to Queenstown. Being a train nut it was a nice discovery and the art shop and cafe were great - as was Akaroa generally. I was pleased there were no slow electric vehicles to get in the way of a blast over the hill back then. If you must have an electric vehicle please think about the life cycle cost and not prattle on about dolphins while thinking you are saving the planet - electric is not to best option at present. Wifey liked the 86 so much she bought one even though she couldn't drive the rental because of the small matter of having lost her licence for 6 months.

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