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Old 04-05-2021, 12:15 PM
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With the tremendous growth of The Villages and the long distances from the different amenities, I think it is about time that electric charging stations be installed at strategic locations. (a good example is the softball fields at Everglades, if you live around CR466 or North of it, it is impossible to make the round trip with out running out of power).
Just something to think about.
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Are you saying there are charging stations for electric carts in that area? Thx.

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With the tremendous growth of The Villages and the long distances from the different amenities, I think it is about time that electric charging stations be installed at strategic locations. (a good example is the softball fields at Everglades, if you live around CR466 or North of it, it is impossible to make the round trip with out running out of power).
Just something to think about.
Who do you expect will pay for the chargers, their installation and maintenance and for the amount of power that is supplied?
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Do you mean the Outback in Rolling Acres Plaza?
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With the tremendous growth of The Villages and the long distances from the different amenities, I think it is about time that electric charging stations be installed at strategic locations. (a good example is the softball fields at Everglades, if you live around CR466 or North of it, it is impossible to make the round trip with out running out of power).
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With the tremendous growth of The Villages and the long distances from the different amenities, I think it is about time that electric "carts should not be sold" .
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I am guessing a deal could be worked out with the local power company for the installation, and then the power would have to be supplied with additional cost to cover the installation and maintenance. These would be credit card activated, and would automatically turn off when disconnected. So the next question would be are people willing to pay a premium for these charging stations. This should be a interesting discussion.
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If you were to measure the amount of electricity to charge your cart it isn't that much. Of course the initial cost of stations would be but the Villages can afford this, you would think and hav a system to pay for charging. I would use this facility for the convenience.
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With carts not having FAST charging systems, it could take hours to charge them. Also some carts take charges at different voltages. If it was just a normal 120 outlet, you would have to bring your charger with.
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Have a battery station where you exchange the battery. You pay only for the charge in a fully charged battery. You swap out the batteries, a lithium battery is not that heavy. Like a vending machine for batteries. Swapping stations are already in practice in Taiwan for scooters (Yamaha).

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I cannot understand why The Villages should have to provide.......even if they could afford it.
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Sounds like a silly idea to me! Most carts use standard lead/acid automotive type batteries. To my knowledge, there is no fast, supercharger application similar to what tesla offers for this type of application!
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If you were to measure the amount of electricity to charge your cart it isn't that much. Of course the initial cost of stations would be but the Villages can afford this, you would think and hav a system to pay for charging. I would use this facility for the convenience.
The Villages can afford this. You were being sarcastic, right? And who is "The Villages."
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Who do you expect will pay for the chargers, their installation and maintenance and for the amount of power that is supplied?
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simple. The Federal Government - because with the "Infrastructure Bill" being discussed, why not include some $$$ for TV Electric Cart chargers?

President Joe Biden is prioritizing a national EV charging network under his $2 trillion infrastructure bill, promising to have at least 500,000 of the devices installed across the U.S. by 2030. Estimates are $50Billion.
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