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Topic: Electric Vehicles - Your Interest level

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Honestbuckeye

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Re: Electric Vehicles - Your Interest level
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2021, 02:15:27 PM »
Never.  No interest. Hope my V8s and V6s are available as long as I can dr or. 
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« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2021, 02:43:23 PM »
Why?
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Re: Electric Vehicles - Your Interest level
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2021, 02:57:07 PM »
Hearing the roar is really nice.
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« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2021, 03:28:23 PM »
Never.  No interest. Hope my V8s and V6s are available as long as I can dr or.
I've said this in the past, but in 10 years or so, I could change my mind.

old men usually do not, but.......... I'm saying there's a chance.
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« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2021, 05:17:47 PM »
Hearing the roar is really nice.
It is.  By 2050, having a gas engine car will be like having a boat - a luxury item.
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« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2021, 05:19:37 PM »
gas will be cheaper than wind & solar
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Re: Electric Vehicles - Your Interest level
« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2021, 05:44:11 PM »
When considering TCO, how much does it cost to replace the battery bank on an EV, and how often does it need to be performed?


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Re: Electric Vehicles - Your Interest level
« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2021, 05:46:35 PM »
gas will be cheaper than wind & solar
And gas stations will be far and few between.
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Re: Electric Vehicles - Your Interest level
« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2021, 05:48:06 PM »
In the back of my mind I think a Tesla would be fun to drive. In the front of my mind I am cheap and prefer to buy cars paying cash and probably won't come up with 40K in extra cash anytime soon.

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« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2021, 05:55:58 PM »
When considering TCO, how much does it cost to replace the battery bank on an EV, and how often does it need to be performed?
A lot and barely ever. 

Some of the early Nissan Leaf models had major battery problems because they didn't build in adequate cooling, as I understand it. 

But as far as current BEVs, your battery pack should probably be expected to last as long or longer than the engine in an ICEV. Hundreds of thousands of miles.

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« Reply #24 on: April 12, 2021, 06:01:24 PM »
A lot and barely ever.

Some of the early Nissan Leaf models had major battery problems because they didn't build in adequate cooling, as I understand it.

But as far as current BEVs, your battery pack should probably be expected to last as long or longer than the engine in an ICEV. Hundreds of thousands of miles.
That's good.  I do remember hearing issues about some of those early models, but had no idea what the current state might be.

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« Reply #25 on: April 12, 2021, 10:09:36 PM »
And gas stations will be far and few between.
similar to charging stations today
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« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2021, 01:58:45 AM »
My next car is 4-5 years out. I have reliable relatively new transportation now. I intend to buy a VW Microbus EV.  So, I am projecting the future, which can change.

In 1980, I sold my 1973 MG Midget and purchased a 1970 VW Microbus. I needed a larger vehicle to move my possessions to Florida for law school. On a long straight-a-way the VW Type 2 could reach top speed of 67 mph, and slow down to the upper 40s in the Tennessee "mountains."

Even more problematic was trying to stop the Type 2 with its 4-wheel drum brakes that sucked. When a hydraulic brake line went out, I blew a stop sign at the apex of a hill on a highway intersection in the driftless area. I fortunately did not encounter another vehicle and stopped a mile later toward the bottom of a hill in SW Wisconsin.

I hope to buy a faster more nimble version of the car that took me from Dubuque to Tallahassee for law school, and back multiple times, that will also stop. The old Microbus had a lot of space inside, but you would be the 1st to a head-on accident if driving, and in any event in an emergency you couldn't stop.

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« Reply #27 on: April 13, 2021, 02:01:49 AM »

 

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