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Are Electric Cars Worth It?
#21
Jay Leno also own a BMW running on hydrogen ...and gas.
Just like double booting has alway been the best solution for those who use Linux.

Hydrogen too, was such a buzz a few years ago. A total waste.
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#22
Another rap against electric cars is that they make so little noise, pedestrians--especially blind pedestrians--may be unaware that they are coming. Some people have actually suggested installing a little noisemaker in the electric cars to give warning.
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#23
Consumer Reports weighs in on it's idea as to whether or not the Chevy Volt is 'Worth It': Consumer Reports: GM's Volt 'doesn't really make a lot of sense'
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#24
Quote:Electric car driver discovers fast charge costs more than gas   

Electric-powered cars are now the rage. Tesla’s market capitalization is seven times larger than that of General Motors and fourteen times larger than Ford’s, though it builds a fraction of the vehicles that those companies do. Many politicians are even considering banning gasoline-powered cars within a few years in favor of electric vehicles (EVs), all in the name of saving the planet.

This has significant meaning to me. As a third-generation automobile dealer, I need to get ahead of the curve and prepare for what is next. I want to sell what people want to buy. I have driven the Volkswagen Golf EV, the Honda Clarity plug-in (PEV), and now the Hyundai Kona EV. All have good road characteristics and operate similarly to gasoline-powered cars, with the exception of how they are powered. I installed a Level II charger at my home. The cost: about $850. I am fortunate that my fuse box is located in the garage, so I did not need much additional wiring. The garage is where I charge these EVs overnight.


One thing not mentioned in the above article is the fact that the North American electrical grid cannot hand(le) the load should electric vehicles outnumber gas power vehicles by 2030.
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#25
Pardon me for 'enlarging' your response above, but it was worth doing so. 

Keep in mind that we live in a system in which Free Enterprise is ever present within ALL systems.  Todays problems are almost always tomorrow's opportunities for change.  If the need for more electrical grid is needed, the system will automatically increase that necessity, allowing those to profit from their innovations.  This is how the US has been the leader in taking advantage of opportunities that constantly present themselves.  In othe words, we reward the innovations of its members, by enriching them.  This will always act as an incintive for others to follow suit, and thus the system continues to grow, while others fall behind and wonder why they can't lead in this ultimate race.

The day we turn our backs on Free Enterprise is the day we forfeit our economical advantage to another entity.  Its how Competition works. 


LONG LIVE FREE ENTERPRISE!
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#26
Quote:Motor Mouth: Too many Teslas  

As it turns out, Will Ferrell’s favourite EV whipping boy, Norway, isn’t progressing towards electric vehicle nirvana quite as smoothly as predicted


In addition to having their electricity rates skyrocket, the is also the waiting time to get access to a charging station. Presently it only takes a few minutes to fill a gas tank, the length of the lineup to get to a charging station will be similar to what happened during the Arab oil embargo.
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(02-13-2021, 07:55 PM)Canuknucklehead Wrote:
Quote:Motor Mouth: Too many Teslas  

As it turns out, Will Ferrell’s favourite EV whipping boy, Norway, isn’t progressing towards electric vehicle nirvana quite as smoothly as predicted


In addition to having their electricity rates skyrocket, the is also the waiting time to get access to a charging station. Presently it only takes a few minutes to fill a gas tank, the length of the lineup to get to a charging station will be similar to what happened during the Arab oil embargo.

In a normal economy, Supply and Demand work hand-in-hand.  However, in Euro-la-la-Land, socialism is the norm.  I wonder how long it will take for the economies to change with the demand?
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#28
I foresee riots once the Europeans see they electric bill quadruple.
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(02-13-2021, 08:45 PM)Canuknucklehead Wrote: I foresee riots once the Europeans see they electric bill quadruple.

Just remember, you and I are from North America, where we tend not to tolerate all this Socialist manure. In Euro-Land, The State is far more prevalent and powerful. The Brits are probably the only ones who would raise a stink.
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#30
You're right.
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