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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:55 pm
 


Title: Electric vehicles are approaching a tipping point � here's why
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Posted By: DrCaleb
Date: 2019-02-26 06:51:09
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It's going to be awhile yet before EV's take over the world and all the whining by people like Ed Begely Jr can't change the fact that they can't compete with an internal combustion engine in anything but operating costs.

What the article failed to mention is that peoples vehicle preferences are also making them shy away from electric vehicles which, are in general small cars. So, if GM is going to stop making cars in favour of Trucks and SUV's it's a good indicator that besides the EV's not being ready for prime time a majority of drivers don't want them anyway.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:00 pm
 


Freakinoldguy wrote:
It's going to be awhile yet before EV's take over the world and all the whining by people like Ed Begely Jr can't change the fact that they can't compete with an internal combustion engine in anything but operating cost.


All it takes is getting a battery with the energy density of gasoline, and it will compete. In the meantime, EVs do what most people need out of a grocery getter.

If you want to go on long road trips, rent an IC car.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:42 am
 


Whatever happens to Tesla, they’ve shown the extraordinary potential of electric cars. This is the way the world is going.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:45 pm
 


Tipping point has already been reached. Soon as Alberta gets fair $$ for oil, the oil companies are gonna pull such an oink-out you'll be paying $2/L for $50 bbl oil. Should a pipeline happen and they get $55 it will be $2.50/L
And you'll scream so damn loud, they'll point at EVs
Look how much you pay waaah why should you subsidize the bastards that don't
And you'll BUY IT lock stock and barrel, just to fuck over the goddam elitist EV people.
And Ottawa's new Tories will laugh all the way to the bank while collecting triple on gas taxes and paying no subsidies!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:28 pm
 


No big surprise that China is making dramatic strides in this industry:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/electric-c ... 0-minutes/


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:11 am
 


Freakinoldguy wrote:
It's going to be awhile yet before EV's take over the world and all the whining by people like Ed Begely Jr can't change the fact that they can't compete with an internal combustion engine in anything but operating costs.

What the article failed to mention is that peoples vehicle preferences are also making them shy away from electric vehicles which, are in general small cars. So, if GM is going to stop making cars in favour of Trucks and SUV's it's a good indicator that besides the EV's not being ready for prime time a majority of drivers don't want them anyway.


It depends what you mean by compete. As a commuter car short range EVs easily surpass the ICE. They require only a couple of dollars a day to operate and don't need the servicing that ICEs require. Currently several major auto makers now have EVs with a 400 km range. Since that represents four hours of driving it should be more than suitable for most people. The semi designed by Tesla is good for over 800 km. In addition, most EV's outperform the average ICE equivalent in terms of acceleration.

So far as the EV is concerned I am reminded very much of the development of the early automobile. For the first couple of decades they were toys for the wealthy and then Ford came out with the Model T. EVs seem to be following a similar pattern only the technological leaps are happening much more quickly.

EVs also have one enormous advantage over ICEs - they don't pollute. Several nations have already put the ICE on notice and almost certainly more will follow. It won't happen overnight, but the EV will eventually follow the way of all obsolete technology.


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