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But you ride a bar hopper anyway, so it won't affect you.
The analogy that comes to mind is having a Sportster with a peanut tank that takes nine hours to fill when you need gas.
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The analogy that comes to mind is having a Sportster with a peanut tank that takes nine hours to fill when you need gas.
The good news is that DCFC is going to be all over the place soon.

If I owned a restaurant or a bar, I would be looking at installing some DCFC and Level 2 charging capacity in the parking lot. Stores and office buildings too. Anywhere that people hang out for an extended period of time is a good candidate for a charging station. I bet charging stations in parking areas are going to become part of the commercial building code after 2030.

There is no reason to go to gas stations to charge an EV. Anywhere that has commercial 480v power can also have a DCFC station, none of the environmental studies or excavation required for a gasoline filling station.

Construction workers like me are kinda screwed but I'm used to it.

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They lie. It has oil cooled barrels; air cooled heads. The oil cooler is an essential part of the cooling system.
The engine is quite different to compare to a Sportster engine. Parallel twin with a short stroke, higher revs, SOHC, probably easier to make it EU regs. compatible.
Triumphs are actually water cooled. It's pretty hard to get aircooled engines through Euro 5 compliance. The Royal Enfield 650's are air / oil cooled but only have pretty puny power output.
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History: the original 4-cam, small 45 degree V twin engine design dates to 1928, sharing many relationships, geometry, etc.
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The good news is that DCFC is going to be all over the place soon.

If I owned a restaurant or a bar, I would be looking at installing some DCFC and Level 2 charging capacity in the parking lot. Stores and office buildings too. Anywhere that people hang out for an extended period of time is a good candidate for a charging station. I bet charging stations in parking areas are going to become part of the commercial building code after 2030.

There is no reason to go to gas stations to charge an EV. Anywhere that has commercial 480v power can also have a DCFC station, none of the environmental studies or excavation required for a gasoline filling station.

Construction workers like me are kinda screwed but I'm used to it.

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I've put charging stations in the parking lots of the last 4 building projects I've done. Construction guys like us are getting screwed by more forces than just putting in new infrastructure.
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Triumphs are actually water cooled. It's pretty hard to get aircooled engines through Euro 5 compliance. The Royal Enfield 650's are air / oil cooled but only have pretty puny power output.
Depending on model and year I think? Some of the later models are indeed water- cooled. The Street Twin engines that once were 865cc and air/oil cooled became 900cc and water-cooled. But correct me if I'm wrong.
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Yeah, you're good. Got me one of those air/oil cooled twins; a 790cc America model

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I own a Volt, when it come to plug my car in a paying plug, I rather go buy gas. The Kw is more expensive than the petrol. Those electric stations are money maker for the friend of the power in place.

What I would like is to have regular standard plug connected to an intelligent meter, like I have at my house, connect my car with my own charger and receive the usage on my electric bill. That will be practical and easy. But, the friends of the government will not make the money they are stealing from users now.

When new thing happen, you'll always have peoples who want to overcharge the user.
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