Can I have Christmas lights outdoors? Clearly electricity is dangerous. Chevy Chase told me so.
I’ve had similar arguments with people in the past, with one guy even telling me that it wasn’t safe for me to even drive my Tesla in the rain. I have charged my car in the pouring rain, and the biggest pain is most of the charging stations don’t have any overhead protection, so I get wet when I am plugging my car in.
Cheap battery storage is probably the answer. BEV batteries have totally different design constraints from static batteries for the grid. A Tesla battery needs to by physically small and light and energy dense, and so they are expensive and have to use a fair amount of exotic materials to meet those constraints. Read more
I would guess this comes down to incentives. If financial incentives are for the dealers to sell $30K motorcycles, then that is what they are going to try to sell. If H-D were serious about getting the dealers to sell the small bikes, they would need to set up incentives for them to do so.