Can You Live In A Disaster Area With An Electric Car?

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Earlier this month when Hurricane Harvey was about to cause havoc on Eastern Texas, Forbes contributor Ellen R. Wald wrote a piece for Forbes entitled Hurricane Survival: My Chainsaw Doesn’t Run On Solar Power. In it, she argued that it’s impossible to own a plug-in car, live in an area prone to major disasters, and be safe.

As someone with a lifelong connection to the oil and gas industry, it’s no surprise that Wald is a little less than convinced that electric vehicles are up to par yet (although she does admit in her piece that at a future point she believes that might change), but it got us thinking.

Can you live in an area prone to natural disasters, be it due to extreme weather or a seismically active zone?

The answer is yes, with a few caveats and prerequisites, such as changing your electric vehicle charging behavior, and buying a few extra things that will enable you to use your car as so much more than a form of transport when a disaster hits.

Watch the video above to find out more, subscribe to our YouTube channel, and support Transport Evolved via Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/transportevolved. And if you want to find out more about running your home on the power stored in your electric car’s battery pack, you’ll find more information here.

Disclaimer: As with any natural disaster, you should always adhere to emergency orders issued by local government or emergency services in order to stay safe.

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