Electric Cars

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Re: Electric Cars

Post by bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:04 am

ftl: "They died a natural death – a free market death." //// Ha, ha....there is no free market. Never has been, never will be. It didn't take long for horses to be banned from roadways and for mass transit to be bought up and torn down. Where is the free market in that? Where is the free market in keeping the truth of AGW out of the public limelight?

There is no free market. Only a competition of vested interests out slimming the others. When the gubment puts its boot on the market as they always do, and can't avoid, we can only hope its on the right side. Going green is certainly the right side. Other issues are deminimus.
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Re: Electric Cars

Post by JO 753 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:03 pm

TJrandom wrote:Plus, our current car may last that long.
I can fix that for you. :)
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Re: Electric Cars

Post by TJrandom » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:38 pm

JO 753 wrote:
TJrandom wrote:Plus, our current car may last that long.
I can fix that for you. :)
Ah, what a nice guy! :roll:

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Re: Electric Cars

Post by Major Malfunction » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:28 am

I like the sound of the Chevy Volt. It's got about 85 km range pure electric, charges in 4 hours on 240v. Switches seamlessly to petrol after that, uses 5.5 L/100km, with a total range of 700 km. The batteries are supposed to be sturdy, too. Lasting 200,000+ km.

Range is important to me because I live in the middle of {!#%@}, and I like to go for long country drives.

The only downsides are: I can't afford it, they're not available in Australia, and you can't take the lid off.

Otherwise I'd be all over it.
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