Submitted by kevin on Sat, 2016-11-26 08:04
Let's say that production of ICE is are going to be more or less phased out by 2030. What will that look like?
I live near an Interstate highway exit where there are two truck stops and half a dozen more fueling stations within half a mile. There are a multitude of fast food franchises and some lodging.
It seems to me that charging will become a regular value-add to retail and lodging. Locals are going to expect charging (perhaps free) at malls, strip malls, restaurants and fast food locations. I think that the number of local energy stations per se will be limited, but that the number on major roads has to increase: it just takes longer to fuel an electric car than it does to fuel a gas car and yo have to charge more often, meaning that you need more fueling points. It means more cars sitting for a longer time with folks needing something to do. Twenty-minute fitness franchises? (Of course by 2030 charging may be a lot faster. Fitness too?)