Well with commercial electric rates and all the various things they do/spend on a daily basis that can be considered "cost of doing business" 50 cents worth of electricity is nothing to them. They probably spend 100X more than that on the daily crappy morning breakfast they offer in most hotels. (that nobody ever seems to eat), or just keeping the parking lot lit at night. 14kwh is a drop in the bucket compared to their operating costs.I don't doubt that they are smarter in this instance.
I've taken my Volt to many Hotels and asked the front desk if I could plug in to their outside outlet to charge the battery in my car. Not one has even had an inkling of an idea that I was actually asking for over 14kw of power to drive around on. I entertain myself to no end each time.
You can't hook an alternator up to the axle. You need multiple wind powered alternators to get enough juice to run forever!!Americans, as a general rule, are scientifically ignorant. I can't count the number of people who have asked me why I don't just hook an alternator up to the axle of my Bolt EV to give me extra range. And yes, most of those people also live in California, so there is more than enough ignorance to go around.
Chrysler should put sails and kites on the Pacifica for when the powertrain suddenly stops. That would get their Pacifica PHEV quickly past to sales stoppage and impending recall. Ignore the fact that overhead wiring and bridges from overpasses might pose a slight problem.https://www.google.com/amp/spectrum...indpowered-vehicle-crosses-australia.amp.html
Or just skip the alternator