Who's saying we need to do that? I don't even think brain-tumor Joe has said thatSo sure, let's shutdown the fossil fueled generating plants in the country and we can all live on the 12.2% generated by alternative sources, NOT!!!
Before I bought a Subaru last year my short list had a RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid on it. On paper it's an ideal solution for most of my needs: Running errands usually less than 30 miles round trip, charging at home, eliminating most trips to the gas station, yet able to make the occasional several hundred mile trip. There were 2 things that kicked the RAV4 off the list: (1) I refuse to have a large NMC chemistry battery in my attached garage, and (2) The driver seat wouldn't go back far enough for me. I'm hearing rumblings that the industry is transitioning to LiFePO4 batteries which would get rid of problem #1, and most drivers probably don't have my #2 problem.I'm all for the anti-EV-forcing but I don't understand just anti-EV, it just makes no logical sense
Yeah I got you there, I'm not too concerned about EV's myself since I currently have a metric crap-top of gasoline in there, but I refuse to buy anything other than LiFePO4 batteries to store my solar, just too high of a risk for fire especially when its sat in the sun working hard all day (Compared to an EV in the garage pretty much idle)I'm hearing rumblings that the industry is transitioning to LiFePO4 batteries which would get rid of problem
Well, they all leave with 100% charge most likely, and have less of an issue than with gas. But, evacuations here have been a nightmare with gas cars too. So lose-lose? Evacuations are always terrible, but I have a feeling they might even be better with an EV. But that's just a guess honestlyAnother thought for you....Let's say 50% of the people have an EV as their transportation. A major hurricane is headed for the south, either Florida or the Gulf Coast. What's evacuation going to look like when all those people who are trying to get out of the way have to stop and recharge their EV? Can you say a manmade disaster?
You are very misinformed hereThen there's the problem of charging stations and the total lack of standards for how they work and even what kind of plug is needed. I just saw that Ford is giving their dealers a choice of two tiers of dealer standing for their EVs. The difference is one fast charging station versus two fast charging stations. The difference in cost to the dealer is about 1.2 million to get the higher rating. That seems to make fast charging stations a tad on the expensive side. Unless that kind of problem gets eliminated it's not going to work out well.
Nothing to say here, I just want an EV because its neatAll of this to potentially reduce the temperature by 0.02 degrees over the next 100 years. If the sunspot cycle drops off it'll cool more than that.
Tesla is apparently working on letting non-Teslas DC fast charge at Tesla Superchargers, but currently with an adapter Tesla's can DC fast charge anywhere elseThat standard explains a few things like why only Tesla can be fast charged at a Tesla fast charge station from what I've heard. That's anecdotal but I have no reason to suspect it's not true.
I think he's getting pressure from elsewhere, with how locked in Tesla's are, I bet he's not too happy about thatSomehow I don't think that's very high up on Elon's list of "things to do".
I think that was Canadian dollars. In US$ that would only be $19,766.66. Much more reasonable.You see the guy that got locked out of his car by Tesla because it needs a new $26,000 battery? It's a 2013 and I would expect that to be at the age limit of the battery, but $26K suddenly makes it a lot more expensive than it was in the first place. He's in some sort or argument with them and he sold it, had to get a duplicate title since the titel is inside the car and he can't get into it to get the title,
So, your counterpoint is that oil supplies are Infinite? The easy to extract Oil is gone, that's why Fracking is being used so much now. Fracked wells begin losing output almost immediately and probably just a trickle after a year or so. Considering a planetary population of 8 Billion now, NOTHING is "sustainable" we're, as the old saying went, we're now "eating our own seed corn" to try to maintain the illusion of any sustainability. The Piper will be paid and the end will not be pleasant...You do realize that there are about 350 million cars in the US and over a billion and a half in the world, right? I guess the supply of lithium, along with nickel and cobalt (to name a few more) are also in line with that number of cars or infinite, better yet.