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Old 11-09-2017, 03:18 PM
LSLGuy is offline
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Agreed. We left a couple days early vs even the early birds and were later watching the news of folks stranded on the interstate with no gasoline for a couple hundred miles, and none coming for a week.

The EV corollary I suppose is the hotel along the interstate that has 100 rooms, 100 parking spaces, and 40 charger stations once highway EVs become commonplace. They're usually at 70% occupancy unless there's an evacuation or similar going on. Then carloads of folks are doubling up in rooms and lots more people need, not want, to charge overnight.

It's always the case that modern finance capitalism is real good at catering to base demand and sucks at providing for surges since that represents idle capital most of the time. We can smoosh the toothpaste tube all we want, but shortages under peak demand are gonna be commonplace someplace somehow.