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The Ultimate
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Electric cars

Postby The Ultimate » 03 Jun 2017, 23:32

I read a very compelling article recently that argues that the electric car revolution may be upon us in as little as 8 years. Do you think this is horseshit or are you already saving up for one?

http://www.financialpost.com/m/wp/news/ ... e-industry
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Re: Electric cars

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » 04 Jun 2017, 01:00

If I could afford one I would already have one.
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So much for the "Tolerant Left!" :greenie:
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Re: Electric cars

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Re: Electric cars

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Re: Electric cars

Postby Verbal » 04 Jun 2017, 04:06

electricity isnt real
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Re: Electric cars

Postby Hitoshura » 04 Jun 2017, 10:47

hmm, i like the idea of electric cars, but i am disappointed that they are universally coupled with hyper-intrusive surveillance platforms

oh well, civilization is doomed anyways
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Re: Electric cars

Postby Paste Human » 05 Jun 2017, 12:55

I will not buy an electric car until engineers figure out a way to re-charge the battery in as little time as it takes to fill a tank up with gas.

For the past seven years at work I've been driving forklifts that use the same batteries and it's pretty amazing how unreliable they can make a machine that is otherwise essentially a tank. The weather fucks with them, 30 minute charges are a necessity to keep them going but decrease the battery life, they can only go through a certain number of cycles before needing to be replaced, they're extremely heavy (which poses a problem for autos), I'm guessing whatever it takes to manufacture batteries isn't any more environmentally friendly than drilling for oil, etc.

I would have no problem embracing these things if and when they cease to become a political football/profit center for cronies and become practical for ordinary people, but for now that isn't the case imo.

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