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Hawkinole

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Re: Electric Vehicles - Your Interest level
« Reply #28 on: April 13, 2021, 02:11:14 AM »
Never.  No interest. Hope my V8s and V6s are available as long as I can dr or.
Fifteen-years out internal combustion engines will not likely be available. It will be hydrogen or EV. I hope you live a long life. In 20-years if you like newer cars, you will live in antiquity and find it increasingly difficult to find fuel.  I suspect EV is a temporary bridge vehicle to hydrogen which will be more dominant 30-years out. 

I dare one of you to locate my post 30-years hence in 2051. I will probably never know.
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« Reply #29 on: April 13, 2021, 07:39:33 AM »
I just bought a used car. My aim is to get a decade plus from this one. 

So let’s talk in 10 years (hopefully) and see where things stand. 

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« Reply #30 on: April 13, 2021, 08:35:06 AM »
Fifteen-years out internal combustion engines will not likely be available. It will be hydrogen or EV. I hope you live a long life. In 20-years if you like newer cars, you will live in antiquity and find it increasingly difficult to find fuel.  I suspect EV is a temporary bridge vehicle to hydrogen which will be more dominant 30-years out.

I dare one of you to locate my post 30-years hence in 2051. I will probably never know.

I don't know about those predictions. I see a lot of posts about how EV's are going to become the standard and drive gas and diesel out of the market. And maybe it makes sense when you live in a nice suburban area with plenty of amenities that are readily available. 

But some of us don't live in those areas and depend on vehicles that are much more disconnected from the power grid. While I personally don't have to drive on a daily basis, there are many in our area that do and EV's are not likely to be a viable alternative. 

Then you have to consider other non standard vehicles such as tractors and combines. These machines run for days at a time during the spring and fall. There is no stopping for a couple of hours to charge. They have a very small window to get crops in and out of the fields and don't have time to wait for a charge. For that reason alone, gasoline and diesel will be around for a while. 

Now will battery technology improve to allow for longer run times in the future? Most likely it will, but I have a hard time believing that it will get to the point that it will be a viable alternative in rural communities in the near future. 

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« Reply #31 on: April 13, 2021, 08:41:58 AM »
Fifteen-years out internal combustion engines will not likely be available. It will be hydrogen or EV. I hope you live a long life. In 20-years if you like newer cars, you will live in antiquity and find it increasingly difficult to find fuel.  I suspect EV is a temporary bridge vehicle to hydrogen which will be more dominant 30-years out.

I dare one of you to locate my post 30-years hence in 2051. I will probably never know.

not 15 years, maybe 30 or 40

technology is often hyped and doesn't follow through as quickly as predicted

I don't mind driving vehicles that are 5-10 years old.

If someone purchases a gasser in 2040, it could certainly be viable in 2050 or 2060

in 2052 I'll be 90

probably shouldn't be driving
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« Reply #32 on: April 13, 2021, 10:06:16 AM »

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Re: Electric Vehicles - Your Interest level
« Reply #33 on: April 13, 2021, 10:16:13 AM »
Anyone want to see the e-tron unveiling live?
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« Reply #34 on: April 13, 2021, 11:04:59 AM »
Saw an ETron a few weeks ago in white while walking the dog... Nice looking car. 

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« Reply #35 on: April 13, 2021, 11:52:25 AM »
I'm certain ETrons will be much more popular in California than Iowa
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« Reply #36 on: April 13, 2021, 11:55:28 AM »
It seems most of us are "interested" but not ready for obvious reasons.  I suspect a younger crowd would be more interested.  Not that we aren't young fellers.

I think 1.5% of cars on the road are EVs in the US now.  In Norway, over half new cars are EVs.  It takes a while to replace the fleet of course.  I am beginning to see why the majors say they are going to EVs by 2035, or whenever.  If the price gets close, they will become mainstream.

And we will need a lot more electricity.

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« Reply #37 on: April 13, 2021, 11:58:05 AM »
I'm certain ETrons will be much more popular in California than Iowa
I suspect Audi as a brand is more popular in California than Iowa... I recall when I was in college, any time you into a rural area of Indiana, seeing any foreign car was a bit rare, much less Euro brands.

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« Reply #38 on: April 13, 2021, 11:59:10 AM »
the truth

rural folks tend to drive fords, chevies, and dodges
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« Reply #39 on: April 13, 2021, 12:00:14 PM »
How quickly a new tech expands is largely affected by how tightly the winners of the status quo hold onto today.  They scratch and claw and resist the new tech until they set it up so that they can be along for the ride.  

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« Reply #40 on: April 13, 2021, 12:23:02 PM »
California might ban the sale of new gassers in 20 years, but that's not going to happen in Nebraska and Iowa for a while longer
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« Reply #41 on: April 13, 2021, 12:24:30 PM »
Or sometimes the new tech is quite ready to replace what is already in place. 

 

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