While those of us who read (or write for) EV Obsession are well aware that the future is largely electric as far as ground transportation goes*, if you were to ask the average person on the street, you would probably get a different answer. For that matter, they may well not even know what an electric vehicle (EV) is, or that they are being sold in quantity now.
This will change over the coming years as they become more and more economical, as quality models hit the second-hand market, as pop awareness grows, etc. Part of this change in awareness can be seen in the way that products catering to electric vehicle owners become more and more common.
Here’s the comment: “Received this in the morning spam — the Home Depot ‘Special Buy of the Day’ — a Level 2 home charger (GE EV Charger Indoor/Outdoor Level-2 DuraStation Wall Mount with 18 ft Cord-EVDSWGH-CP01) for $399. Any awareness is good awareness, one might say, from a ‘more the merrier’ perspective.”
A follow up comment by “Ulmo” included pictures that he apparently took at a Home Depot location. Here’s the comment in full: “Just saw this myself at the Campbell Home Depot. I’m 99.9999% sure the ‘in/out’ mentioned on the shelf tag is ‘indoor/outdoor’ (not referring to using car as home power battery).”
As EVs become increasingly affordable over the coming years, this sort of thing should become very common.
(*Yes, I fully expect that there will be niche areas where petrol/gasoline and diesel remain in use for quite a while.)
Image via Home Depot