Electric means $$$$$$$

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Stratafied, Feb 7, 2021.

How do you feel about electric cars?

  1. They are small ugly and overpriced

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    22.6%
  2. I’ll keep what I have

    48 vote(s)
    77.4%
  1. ukoldgit

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    Since there are still gas and diesel vehicles being produced, I'd think it would take at least 20 years for electric cars to completely render gas vehicles out of use. There are definitely still year 2001 vehicles on the road.. it'll be awhile. And people will always be collectors of the classic 40s-70s cars.

    I think it'll be a very positive change, but the complete changeover will inevitably take awhile.
    many members of this board will likely be gone by then, and I might be a senior citizen by then. But I could be wrong. They will have some problems telling people that their functioning gas cars are now completely unusable, if it tries to happen in the next decade or so.
     
  4. Stratafied

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    I’m the one who doesn’t want to pay $40.000 for a stripped out electric car . And it always seems the ones who push this continue to jet all over the world.
     
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    How are we supplying all this electricity?
     
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    I like them.

    I drive a Prius. It's rather nice to hit the gas station only once every six weeks or so in normal driving.

    And...I haven't been to one but once since March 2020. That was to fill a empty tank with non-ethanol fuel...because I figured I wouldn't be driving much for the duration. (yes, it's treated)

    And...no, they aren't any more $ than a normal gas guzzler. I paid the same for the Prius, new, that a Corona or similar car cost...which is less than a Camry and much less than an Acura or BMW.
     
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    they should turn human and animal waste into fuel for power plants.
    there will always be plenty of poop.
     
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    That’s how they powered Barter Town .... pig @‘:t ! :D
     
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    When my wife's 18 year old diesel VW bug died last spring the obvious choice for us was electric.
    The 2020 Bolt is a blast to drive and it is perfect for our needs.

    EV's are everywhere here on the coast as well as free charging stations.
    We had a level 2 charger installed in our garage which cut the charing time way down.
    Energy costs to charge were $14 in January, that's $10.98 US

    Of coarse my 12 year old Mustang is still my No.1:D

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    This is more or less what I was I was going to say. I'd be willing to bet good money that buying an older, lighter, small engined car and running it for as long as it works is much better for the environment than buying new electric cars every few years which, as you say, have a horrendous carbon footprint before they've left the factory. And that's before you take into account the charging points, the manufacturing and installation of which is hardly going to be carbon neutral.

    The way I see it, reducing waste and reusing old things is the key to being eco-friendly, and that doesn't just apply to cars - but of course some people just have to have the latest thing, plus companies need to stay in buisness. While some of you may say 'oh, I won't live to see that far in the future', it's a genuine concern for some of us who will.
     
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    I dig the electric movement. Electric vehicles are fast.
     
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    It has to be said that at the moment a high %age of UK power comes from renewables but, with everyone running EVs, I don’t think that will be possible.
     
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    Yep, recycling is good, reusing and not throwing away is better...............except for cars? Don’t get it! It’s my grandchildren I worry for, ‘gonna use it up, wear it out, ain’t nothing left in this ol’ world I care about’ ain’t my favourite line in a song.
     
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    I doubt that anything I said actually contradicts any of that. That said, I don't accept the false choice posed in your last paragraph and I think it's emblematic of the currently dominant black/white, us/them kind of thinking. As with anything there are a lot of gray areas and pigeonholing people, ideas, or things is not only not useful, it's counter productive.
     
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  20. Stratafied

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    Call me foolish, but I believe there is a way to burn fossil fuel efficiently.
     
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