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97-Year-Old On How EV Chargers Are Like Gas Stations Were Back In The Day

97 year old ev driverIf you’re healthy and lucky enough to live to the age of 97, you’ll go through your share of technological revolutions, me thinks. Mr Charlie Yaeger has certainly done so, and changes in vehicle technology are a part of that.

Mr Yaeger has actually owned a Ford Model T and a Baker Electric, as well as a long list of other cars. The man’s been driving for a wicked 80 years. Oh, by the way, he’s a Nissan Leaf fan.

Mr Yaeger, in the video below, demonstrates how driving gasmobiles was far more difficult for decades than driving electric vehicles is today. Nonetheless, at its nascent stage of development, the U.S. public EV charging network is still spread out and and sparse enough that many are scared to switch over to an EV (irrationally scared, in my opinion, since many of them can charge at home; 97% of trips are under 50 miles, which most EV battery packs can easily travel on a full charge; and people can always rent or borrow cars for long trips). But anyway, watch the fun video:

 
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is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy since 2009. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the founder and director of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, SCTY, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB. After years of covering solar and EVs, he simply had a lot of faith in these companies and felt like they were good companies to invest in as a portion of his retirement strategy. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to ZacharyShahan.com and click on the relevant buttons.

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