Posted on Nov 29, 2021
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Recently thought about this due to buying a vehicle that you can plug in and get 40 miles of pure electric. Although, I do not currently plug my vehicle in due to no plugs being nearby but then I was thinking about if it would be ethical to plug in a vehicle at work and not at a official charging station. In theory it is like fueling up your vehicle but then wouldn't taking energy from the grid on base to charge your phone or any other electronics be the same? Is there a line that is crossed when you charge your products and if so what would that be? Or would green energy be a good enough reason to do this?
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SP5 Peter Keane
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Green energy is a fallacy. Hydro and wind produce a miniscule amount of electricity. Nuclear is frowned on by the greenies, leaving fossil fuel as the leading producer of clean green electricity.
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Cpl Vic Burk
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Unless they specifically have a charging station for this purpose I don't think it would be a wise idea to do it.
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SFC Retention Operations Nco
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I've actually seen this where I work. I'm surprised because power in Italy is not cheap, but maybe our base generates its own electricity.

Personally, I think it would be unethical because it is a pretty significant amount of electricity. You could charge your phone every day for a year and it would cost less than a dollar in electricity. But a month of charge for an electric vehicle would be around $20 a month for a person who drives 12 miles each way to work and back for 22 work days a month and electricity is 12 cents per kWh
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I should also point out that ethics are just rules determined to be the best actions (good use of ethics vs morals BTW) and since electric vehicles have been out over a decade, your post probably created a policy for it years ago, and my opinion doesn't mean anything.
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