Let’s take anyone who argues with this blog and lock them up in leg irons, and throw them in the dungeon until they come to their senses. No basements in Arizona probably means no dungeons either… we we mean to say, is that this is something we’d really like to see happen.
Here’s our proposal: all businesses in the Phoenix Metro Area begin installing electric car charging stations at places of work and erect solar panel shade structures right away and keep doing it until every car in the Valley has a spot to recharge while the owners are working. SkyPower Electric Shade™ is our brand of choice, but any high quality brand of charging station will do.
And the voices from the peanut gallery shout “Sure, genius. Who’s going to pay for that?” The easy answer is, “All of us.” Come on people, who pays for anything? We do. We all pay for everything. Either we pay for it in taxes or fees or as we use a thing, or some other indirect way.
Paying for stuff isn’t nearly as big of a problem as NOT paying for stuff, like governments issuing flimsy IOU’s. This can only go on for so long before that system grinds to a halt as the venders and suppliers figure out that they aren’t going to ever get paid, and they stop doing things for free.
Our point about the charging stations is that we should do this as a good business move, and not wait and try to make it some state sponsored freebee. Companies that utilize EV recharging will certainly be the ones customers notice and smart employees will want to work for. It will essentially be a free benefit for people who support the business. Also, remember that if a parking space is open, then the solar power from that spot will still be used for running the A/C and pther electrical appliances in the building.
And by the way, it actually saves money, it doesn’t cost money. It’s cheaper by a real lot! What if your boss came to you and said that they would pay to fuel your car forever and all you have to do is … well, nothing? Also, you’ll get a covered parking space to use in the summer, so the drive home doesn’t feel like a sauna. By the way, once we get electric cars on the road, we’ll be able to roll down our windows on the highway without breathing in a mouthful of exhaust fumes.
Most folks won’t read our blog or study the tax code so they will think that this is a super expensive corporate perk. But you insiders will know that this doesn’t really cost the company anything. It’s all paid for with tax credit, depreciation and incentive cash. The company will actually get paid to do this for you. The fact that it’s free for your boss shouldn’t diminish the value to you, but you can certainly expect to find this wonderful benefit at your next job and one after that.
Right now, the economy is slanted such that it’s a hirer’s market out there. But for each electric car in the Phoenix area, that’s about $500 every month that used to get sent off to the oil companies, that will now be staying in our community, for use on local business. You better believe that just as fast as we see the adoption of solar and electric vehicles, that’s how fast we’ll see a turnaround in our regional economy. Then, of course, companies will need to be competitive on the hiring scene, which they can help accomplish by providing solar covered EV charging stations for their employees for free. Thank goodness it will be a financial benefit for them as well.
Are you on board with this? Okay, we can take off the leg irons now.
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