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An even simpler idea: Don't get stranded.  I've been driving for 20 years, comprising hundreds of thousands of km's of trips, and I've never been stranded because I ran out of fuel.  That includes 3.5 years of driving electric.

 

I definitely don't want to cart a smelly generator around with me at all times just in case, when this situation appears to arise less then once every 20 years.

 

Cheaper too.

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You are lucky that you don't live in Houston, Florida or Puerto Rico.

 

Even Toronto and the East coast of the U.S had long power outages in 2003 and a few Winter storms that did the same.

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4 hours ago, smartdriver said:

Toronto and the East coast of the U.S had long power outages in 2003 

 

I cannot remember the last time power went out for more than a blink of an eye.

 

I run a computer in the basement with no battery backup power, the Linux uptime was 300 days when I checked it a few weeks ago.  300 days where the power hasn't glitched more than a few seconds, which is the DC power supply lag time.

 

Better, it's been 14 years since the 2003 power outage.   If it's 14 years between multi-day power outages, spending money on generators is a poor investment in time/effort IMHO. 

 

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I am somewhat surprised at the negativity associated with preparing to use a gasoline generator to charge an electric car in emergencies.

 

For myself, if I had only an electric car, it seems to make a lot of sense as well as it does to the huge number (over 46,000 reads) on this Leaf thread on the subject.

 

http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=5792

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