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Tempratt
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Electric Automobiles - What's your take?
I understand why electric cars are a good idea in some cases. They have the potential to be quicker than any internal combustion engine based car.

What I don't understand is why aren't more cars being developed that work like the Chevy Volt (not bolt) and Prius being developed? Those have unlimited range and seem like a good idea.

Cars like Tesla that have nothing but batteries that have to be (slowly) recharged seem to be where everything is headed.

Battery tech has improved for mobile devices and perhaps the same will happen for car batteries.

Otherwise the agenda is too limit our mobility without outright banning of personal travel.


Nado Jenkins83
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re: Electric Automobiles - What's your take?
I think we should have more of them with on board gas generators. Let's be honest an electric motor is more efficient. But the range sucks on most models. Add a small engine that just recharges the batteries while you drive. Like the fiska karma


Tempratt
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re: Electric Automobiles - What's your take?
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Like the fiska karma


That thing is beautiful.


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Strannix
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re: Electric Automobiles - What's your take?
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Let's be honest an electric motor is more efficient.


This laughably stupid if you take into account the energy used to produce transfer and store the energy for something as small as a car.


0x15E
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re: Electric Automobiles - What's your take?
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What's your take


The only way I’ll drive one is if the major auto manufacturers completely stop making gas engine powered vehicles

Even then, I’ll probably just ride a bike


Martini
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re: Electric Automobiles - What's your take?
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The only way I’ll drive one is if the major auto manufacturers completely stop making gas engine powered vehicles



I’ll drive one when I can get 500 miles on a charge and a 10 minute recharge.


Dragula
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re: Electric Automobiles - What's your take?
It's all part of the Illuminati's master plan. They'll have have everyone in fully electric and at a flip of a switch restrict society's movement.


Privateer 2007
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re: Electric Automobiles - What's your take?
I've got a radical idea.

We let the market decide.


Joshjrn
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re: Electric Automobiles - What's your take?
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I've got a radical idea.

We let the market decide.


Considering the subsidies and preferential tax treatment received by O&G and car manufacturers alike, we haven’t had a free market re: cars in any of our lifetimes.
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Penrod
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re: Electric Automobiles - What's your take?
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I think we should have more of them with on board gas generators. Let's be honest an electric motor is more efficient. But the range sucks on most models. Add a small engine that just recharges the batteries while you drive. Like the fiska karma

Was this a joke?

Adding a small engine driven generator to recharge the batteries is an idea with the same merit as adding gerbils and a cage wheel. If you add a gasoline driven engine just have it drive the car.


beerJeep
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re: Electric Automobiles - What's your take?
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Battery tech has improved for mobile devices and perhaps the same will happen for car batteries.


If only we can improve those horrible and very very polluting ways that the lithium, a rare earth metal, is extracted from our beautiful and marvelous earth.

Woe is the pit mine. Woe is extracting a rare metal that is nonrenewable from the earth.

But oil is the devil so it’s okay


Gus007
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re: Electric Automobiles - What's your take?
As long as we don't run out of fossil fuels to make plastic and provide energy to manufacture the other materials that make the frame, they should be good.


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Penrod
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re: Electric Automobiles - What's your take?
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It's all part of the Illuminati's master plan

I’m in the Illuminati, and I can assure you THAT is not part of our master plan.


Penrod
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re: Electric Automobiles - What's your take?
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Considering the subsidies and preferential tax treatment received by O&G and still manufacturers alike, we haven’t had a free market re: cars in any of our lifetimes.

Or food, entertainment, internet, or just about anything.


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willythedemon11
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re: Electric Automobiles - What's your take?
As one who is quite familiar with both the Prius and the Volt, I’m gonna need you to explain this
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Those have unlimited range
completely incorrect assumption.


Darth_Vader
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re: Electric Automobiles - What's your take?
If you want one that’s fine. But if you want one because you think it’s somehow better for the environment, you’re an idiot.


AndyCBR
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Mid Iowa Tiger
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re: Electric Automobiles - What's your take?
I like Tesla’s not because of environmental concerns (Man cannot change long term climate trends but should be good stewards of the earth) but because I like high performance cars and Tesla’s are cat quick off the line.


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LSUSUPERSTAR
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re: Electric Automobiles - What's your take?
Is that an IC generator providing electricity to the "green" vehicle?



The Goon
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Member since Nov 2008
842 posts

re: Electric Automobiles - What's your take?
Car companies have run out of ideas. They have maxed out the potential of the combustion engine while shoving all kinds of gadgets into a car to maximize price. Electric motors are way cheaper to build compared to combustion engines and transmissions and are the next major cost cutting idea.

My only issue is what happens when the electricity grid fails and we all have electric cars? What would happen if the federal government shuts down the grid to a large segment of “dangerous” people? Who owns the electricity grid and can control access?


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