Installing electric charging stations

Pg&e is proposing a small increase in their prices for everybody, in order to install more electric car charging stations. They plan to add more electric chargers everywhere, including housing and apartment complexes with designated spots.they believe although this may be an increase in pay, it will benefit many people. By installing more charging stations it will promote the use of electric cars for everyone. This will allow people with them to charge their cars other than at home, and everyone that uses them won't contribute to the air pollution.

I believe it is totally worth it because electric cars are becoming more and more relevant in our world. People are starting to change to drive more electric cars in order to save money on gas, but they worry about not being able to charge their cars. This extra rate we will pay will allow them to instal charging stations for public use. By doing so it will decrease the pollution of the air because electric cars don't emit any fossil fuels. We may be paying more money, but we are also in the long run paying for cleaner air. This gives people another incentive to buy an electric car. The more and more we promote the use of electric cars, the more people will buy them and the cleaner our air will be.

Do you think it is worth it to increase the price for the pg&e bill in order to make charging stations that not everybody uses yet?

Source cited:
"Marin IJ Readers’ Forum for Feb. 24." Marin IJ Readers’ Forum for Feb. 24. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Mar. 2015.

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2 years ago
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I think it is worth it because more and more people are already changing to electric cars and this will better the air quality in the future.

2 years ago
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Although not everyone owns an electric car, I do think this will encourage others to buy electric cars.

2 years ago
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I don't think that it would work to spend more money on the stations if not a majority of people use electric cars yet. I think the focus should be on making sure that people use electric cars more and increase the use of the cars itself before making the stations. There wouldn't be much change if we make these charging stations while gas stations are still available because people are going to just use what they already have (which is likely a gas car) rather than buy an electric car just to use the new stations. In other words, increase the use of electric cars first before implementing the stations for those cars.

2 years ago
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I think thay it would be worth it, but I don't think that the people should have to pay. The government should be the ones to pay, or if not them, people who own electric cars should have to pay some fee. You could even make it like a gas station where you pay to get the power.

2 years ago
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I think it is worth it because it will help promote electric cars and reduce carbon emissions creating a cleaner environment.

2 years ago
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Though creating public charging stations is absolutely necessary for the future, I don't think making everyone pay a higher electric bill is a good way to incentivize people to switch to electric cars. There should be a different sort of incentive to help the country switch to electric cars, then the company should create these charging stations.

2 years ago
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I do not think it is worth it yet to install these charging stations, because most people still have non-electric vehicles. Plus, those who do have electric cars usually charge them at their homes overnight, and an extra charger in a parking lot does not seem worth the extra money.

2 years ago
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It might not be fair to everybody, but right now this movement is providing the first building block to a more sustainable future. Property taxes go to public school systems and not all kids go to public school, so how is this any different? It's for the common good.

2 years ago
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If the cost increase is not too high, and if the charging stations are powered by solar panels, then it would be worth it! Electric cars will probably eventually become more popular and if the energy is sustainable, it will reap much less costs than gas and gas cars in the long run.

2 years ago
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