McDonalds to cook up EV charging station network
Swedes get first McCharger
'Leccy Tech McDonald's of Sweden is going to start serving electricity as well as the usual Big Mac and fries, according to Elforsk, an electricity R&D operation co-owned by Svensk Energi (Swedenergy) and Svenska Kraftnät - the Swedish national grid.
McCharger: want to be fried with that?
Elforsk will develop and manage the power network, while Ronald McDonald will pay for the charge posts and their installation.
No mention was made of how much recharging a 'leccy vehicle from the McCharger is likely to cost.
The first 230V, 16A pilot post is scheduled to be installed at a Stockholm McDonald's in the next few months. Each post has both a single- and a three-phase charge socket.
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Elforst has a SKr10m ($1.13m/£794,000/€898,000) budget to support the McProject over the next two years and is working with charge-post maker Eldon on ways to reduce recharge times.
Currently the UK has around 1200 McDonalds eateries – sorry, but we simply cannot bring ourselves to call them restaurants – of which 740 odd have drive-through sales windows and some sort of parking facility. ®
The business model of the future !!!
Yes , indeed !!!!
After 5 years you would save 50% of your family burger meal bill , by charging your car at the same time ... It is is win , win , win .. game.
Everybody wins , except for the oil oligars ... , so on which side are you ?!
Thus the needed infa for the electrified future will be build much faster ...
I predicted some 7 years ago to my friends that after 10 years all phones will have cameras ... Everybody laughed ..
Now I preduct that after 10 years it will be exception to have car running on some kind of chimical fuel ...
Simply because ... In 10 years batteries and electronics CAN evolve to be much cheaper , more efficient and that any devices based on chemical reactions ... It is simply the law of physics + economics ...
So in 10 years you would be stupid to pay for something that costs more , polutes more and it is more noisy and health hazard ...
So please laugh at me ... again ...
I'm nut sure what SKr10m is supposed to be, but if you meant "Svenska kronor", it's SEK, not SKr
"Until that happens, they will just be a curiosity, like horseless carriages were 100 years ago."
So how many petrol stations were around 100 years ago?
As it is now, the manufacturers are just barely able to get 1.5 times the miles per gallon they did 100 years ago (provided you could find a couple hundred miles of smooth road then) altho you can travel twice as fast now.
I personally applaud McD's for at least making an attempt at helping get people off the Oil Barron's treadmill but alas most electricity is produced by burning a fossil fuel of some from and the distribution of it is mostly controlled by the government where it is produced which inevitable will end up with extra taxes (even for your house) as petrol sales decrease for the "greener?" electricity instead.
I see two problems holding E-vehicles back.
1 - the propulsion technology (motor) is over 100 years old. Nicolas Tesla invented the induction motor to more efficiently use the AC he and Westinghouse were then producing (with only minor changes to the original production facility). The DC from the battery pack has to be converted to AC for use now.
2 - the vehicle itself has to be robust enough to pass all the government safety requirements created to protect the occupant(s) which adds weight thereby reducing efficiency/range even further.
Mines the one with the battery pack!