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Gasoline Stands

2023-05-08 00:00:00 / episode: 112

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"Gasoline stands they have been around for, I don't know, more than 100 years, I guess because we've had automobiles for that long.

But the gasoline stands have really changed over the years and they change from country to country.

They're different these days.

The most common gasoline stands I think are self serve gas gas stations.

That's what North Americans call them gas stations.

But there's also full service gas stations.

I really enjoy the full service gas stations just because they probably do a better job of checking and cleaning my car in addition to adding gass than I would.

The gasoline stands in Japan have great service.

But that is if it's a full service station and I'm not really aware of the difference in price, I haven't actually researched it, but I'm also wondering what's gonna happen to gasoline stands because there's a lot of, uh, electric cars coming onto the market.

More and more people are buying electric cars.

That means they don't need gasoline, they need electricity and it takes longer to charge the car.

You can fill the tank of a gasoline car in 23 minutes maybe.

But to fill the electric car.

I, I don't know, I don't have a car like that, but I've, I've heard it takes 10, 15 minutes.

So you plug the car in and go do something, I suppose while you're waiting, that's a great opportunity to sell people a coffee and maybe a snack.

I wonder if the new gasoline stands of the future, the electric stands are gonna make people fat because we all get out of our car and go into a cafe and eat something.

When we really shouldn't be.

On the other hand, we should be able to fill up our cars at home too because electricity comes off the electrical grid.

So we should be able to plug our cars in at home.

I wonder if that means that there's going to be fewer gasoline stands in the future.

Tell me what you think."