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    Re: The Future is Electric

    Quote Originally Posted by Bullseye View Post
    The parking structure at my office installed four charging stations about three years ago. The structure holds hundreds of cars. Not a big deal for commuting because most EV owners charge at home. My point was that having one car driving across Canada sounds wonderful but, there' no practicality until you can handle the actual volume of traffic that travels the highway is something approaching a convenient and efficient manner.

    People use their cars for more than commuting or running to the store. Road trips are still a popular thing. My friend and I make 3-4 Las Vegas runs a year. From my house to the LV Strip is 345 miles. I couldn't make it without stopping for a charge.

    I'm a frequent visitor to the San Diego Zoo; sometimes I play a little game and walk up and down a could of aisles to see how many different state licenses I can see. Every one of those cars came more than the nominal 300 miles. IF they were EVs that means they'd need to charge several times.

    When the infrastructure supports that kind of load EVs will be great. But that's a long way off. We in California have troubles some times just supporting our current electrical demand, adding a significant number of EVs will over tax the system. Building additional power lines and generation facilities is expensive and time intensive. And, I'm sure you've heard about utility companies here shutting down power to huge areas when high winds are forecast.

    None of this is insurmountable, but it's not going to happen soon, IMHO.
    The Tesla model S gets about 375 miles per charge (6 highway speed hours), which is about what most people get from a tank of gas.

    I think the fastest charge now is 30 minutes. Makes for a perfect bathroom & lunch brake after driving six hours. So, I don't see a problem.

    Obviously, the goal is to get it up to 500 miles/charge with a 15 minute turnaround.
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    Re: The Future is Electric

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    The Tesla model S gets about 375 miles per charge (6 highway speed hours), which is about what most people get from a tank of gas.

    I think the fastest charge now is 30 minutes. Makes for a perfect bathroom & lunch brake after driving six hours. So, I don't see a problem.

    Obviously, the goal is to get it up to 500 miles/charge with a 15 minute turnaround.
    Then buy one. I get close to 600 miles on a tank and fill up in about five minute and that suits me.
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    Re: The Future is Electric

    Quote Originally Posted by Bullseye View Post
    Then buy one. I get close to 600 miles on a tank and fill up in about five minute and that suits me.
    600 miles is at least 9 hours of driving. You're not going to drive much more than that in a day. And, for sure you won't drive that non-stop. So, I call bs.
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    Re: The Future is Electric

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    600 miles is at least 9 hours of driving. You're not going to drive much more than that in a day. And, for sure you won't drive that non-stop. So, I call bs.
    Nothing BS about it. I may stop to grab a coffee, or to recycle some. Maybe even stop for a meal. That's not the point.
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    Re: The Future is Electric

    As long as government does not impose a choice upon us, I'm happy with being able to choose between a vehicle powered by electric, gasoline, diesel, LPG, or human muscle.
    But lithium production has no negative environmental impact, right?

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    Re: The Future is Electric

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    No, electricity has been around for over 14 Billion years.

    Are you that dumb?
    Who used it 14 Billion years ago?
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    transition to electric and autonomous vehicles is leaving a generation of workers behind

    My take on the American failure fits well with that article. Being left behind is definitely the American way today.
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    Re: The Future is Electric

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Who used it 14 Billion years ago?
    The universe.
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    Re: The Future is Electric

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    The universe.
    Your statement is pathetically idiotic. No one is contending that man invented electricity. You and your cohorts understanding of energy conversion and associated costs is pathetically lacking and shallow. You have no understanding of the ridiculousness of the policies you are pushing. Plenty of articles are written on this, and it has been explained to you that your Future is Electric is no where near as simple as your think. It's a panacea thought up by the tiny brains of leftwing propagandists.
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    Re: The Future is Electric

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Your statement is pathetically idiotic. No one is contending that man invented electricity. You and your cohorts understanding of energy conversion and associated costs is pathetically lacking and shallow. You have no understanding of the ridiculousness of the policies you are pushing. Plenty of articles are written on this, and it has been explained to you that your Future is Electric is no where near as simple as your think. It's a panacea thought up by the tiny brains of leftwing propagandists.
    What on earth does that rambling screed of nonsense have to do with Electric cars and Robots, both of which exist and are proliferating as we speak? Jesus ****ing Christ!
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