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  1. Innovativethinker

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    And gas-powered cars don't work without gas! So what is your point?

    You might not remember the gas lines or shortages of the earl7 1970s...
     
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    Swapping odd numbered plates with a friend's even plate...

    Good times. No, wait. Stagflation times!

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    I do, but with a truck with commercial plates it wasn't a problem. You could also keep 15-20 gallons in cans as a stand by, or worst case siphon it out from another of your vehicles.

    What options are available to electric vehicles?
     
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    Generators, huge diesel generators.

    LOL, I think it is funny that on some of the new reports, they were talking about how antiquated the electrical grid in CA is, and yet CA is demanding everything to be electrical. You just can't fix stupid.
     
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    If power is shut off by the utility company, surely the source of power for Tesla cars will no longer be available. On the other hand, under the same scenario, won't gas pumps be disabled as well as charging stations?
     
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    "...You could also keep 15-20 gallons in cans as a stand by, or worst case siphon it out from another of your vehicles."
     
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    Should be an easy fix with a solar system and battery storage at the house. Lots of solar in Arizona...not sure about California. Most don't seem to store it in batteries during the day to use at night, though. They sell back to the grid rather than a more off-grid approach.
     
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    Tesla sells battery packs for your home! Combined with solar, works pretty well. And Tesla themselves have said they are adding more battery storage and solar to the superchargers in those areas so they should be less affected also.

    Or a generator.

    The reality is that electric is the ultimate flexible fuel, because there are so many ways to create it. Unlike gasoline or diesel, which is fairly hard to make in your back yard (but not impossible, in the case of diesel).
     
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    This.

    There are many businesses and operations that can't afford to lose power, like hospitals. They figured out ways around this problem many years ago...
     
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    Yup and all solar plants are backed by a natural gas plant
     
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    If the power goes out and stays out you will be in a Grizzly Adams scenario and drinking water will be the issue. The problem with electricity is not generation but storage. Easier to make energy out of an abundance of oil and gas then engineering something better than crappy batteries. Storage is a plastic can also made out of oil!
     

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