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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by MJSfoto1956, Dec 26, 2018.

  1. liberpolly

    liberpolly Nu, shoyn, nudnick!

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    oldmanb777 Just say NO to socialism! It's a bad drug!

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    I got in on the end of this on the news. But looks like GM will remodel an old plant to build electric pickup trucks. They should be on the market by 2023? Anybody see this? Or did I miss something?
  3. liberpolly

    liberpolly Nu, shoyn, nudnick!

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    Maybe. Has anyone seen it anywhere?
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    oldmanb777 Just say NO to socialism! It's a bad drug!

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    liberpolly Nu, shoyn, nudnick!

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    oldmanb777 Just say NO to socialism! It's a bad drug!

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    Report by "Sky High News" 11:37 pm January 25th Grand County Sheriffs noticed a car driving slowly without any lights near Tabernash. After stopping the car, it was determined to be an electric vehicle. The driver was trying to get home on a low battery without anyplace to recharge. :lol2
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    oldmanb777 Just say NO to socialism! It's a bad drug!

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    Link worked for me. But it says GM will invest 2.2 billion to remodel a plant to produce electric trucks, and eventually other electric vehicles.
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    oldmanb777 Just say NO to socialism! It's a bad drug!

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    Actually the math is skewed in the other direction. Since doubling the weight of the energy container does not double the weight of the vehicle the range exponentially increases, it does not decrease.
    "your intellectual superiors" You make me laugh.
  10. liberpolly

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    First, we're talking about compressed air, not batteries. Second, added weight also requires the increased weight of the supporting structures. Third, increased speed also requires more weight for structural integrity. Again, compare electric bicycle with electric motorcycle.
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    We have done nothing to avoid the inevitable. Enjoy what's left the planet will be fine.
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    Neither has any other species, ever. Why would ours be any different?
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    mike25 Been here awhile

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    Andrew Optimus Primer Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    I drove a Chevy Bolt today. It had robust acceleration, and delicious regenerative braking in its "lo" gear. Almost as fun and punchy to drive as my modded TDI.
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    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    You haters can stop with the bullshit now.


    https://jalopnik.com/electric-cars-are-better-for-the-environment-than-a-50-1841648384

    Electric Cars Are Better For The Environment Than A 50 MPG Gasoline Car: Report

    Not only do they already produce zero emissions in the process of driving, but even pollute far less than gasoline cars when you take into account the emissions generated in the production of the electricity needed to charge them, according to a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists.

    The latest data from 2018 regarding emissions from electricity generation in the US have just been released, and it proves that only 6% of Americans live in a region where EV power generation emissions are worse than a 50 mpg car.
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    And many coal plants closed since then, so it's even truer now.
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    oldmanb777 Just say NO to socialism! It's a bad drug!

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    How many of those power plants are powered as a result of Fracking? I don't know the answer, maybe not even a consideration. I don't know the answer, that's why I'm bring it up. Is that an issue? Most things have some sort of unintended collateral effects.
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    Those haters just need to ride a decent electric motorcycle and feel that instant torque. Hearing about it doesn't do it justice you really need to experience it for yourself.
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    T.S.Zarathustra Been here awhile

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    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    I would think that part is pretty much a draw, but that article defeats the typical anti-EV argument.

    You're in Holland. I guess you're not ready for the change yet?