- Sep 27, 2015
- 2003 Jetta TDI (sold); 2012 Tesla Model S
Like I said. Look at the ACTUAL HISTORY of adoption. Also worth noting that adoption curves are getting more exponential. The internet was adopted ~4x faster than electricity.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diffusion_of_innovations
All variations explained well here.
"Failed diffusion does not mean that the technology was adopted by no one. Rather, failed diffusion often refers to diffusion that does not reach or approach 100% adoption due to its own weaknesses, competition from other innovations, or simply a lack of awareness. From a social networks perspective, a failed diffusion might be widely adopted within certain clusters but fail to make an impact on more distantly related people. Networks that are over-connected might suffer from a rigidity that prevents the changes an innovation might bring, as well. Sometimes, some innovations also fail as a result of lack of local involvement and community participation."
Mentioning home solar panels and costly EV vehicles as if its a possible or even future "norm" is quite arrogant, IMO. Out of reach and government subsidized are definite limitations, as well as lack of home ownership by the majority of the population.
Most people own their home. If you can afford electricity then you can afford to DIY some solar PV.
I helped a friend install 4.5kW on his roof last year. Cost ~$3500 BEFORE the tax credit. That's 8200kWh/yr. Driving an EV would use <4,000kWh/yr. A lot (all?) of your 'facts' are about ~15 years out of date.......
That's not 'arrogance' that's just explaining how things work....... I also sell ~70% of what I make back to the grid. Enough for ~3 more people to drive ~15k miles/yr. So.... if most home owners did what I've done (SUPER easy) then that's enough clean energy right there. Math. Not arrogance. Math. 'Math' isn't a synonym of 'arrogance'