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Topic: Electric Vehicles - Your Interest level

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FearlessF

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Re: Electric Vehicles - Your Interest level
« Reply #84 on: April 14, 2021, 11:59:05 AM »
Using mother Russia as a boogeyman doesn't work, guys.  It's 2021. 
how about using China?
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Re: Electric Vehicles - Your Interest level
« Reply #85 on: April 14, 2021, 12:11:54 PM »
You tore a groin muscle with that stretch.
Ahh, so it's different when it's something you know about... But you are such an expert on automotive marketing and supply chains that you can confidently state that the way the automakers are doing it is stupid.

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Re: Electric Vehicles - Your Interest level
« Reply #86 on: April 14, 2021, 12:16:06 PM »
how about using China?


Their single passenger cars also appear as though they would get terrific gas mileage. 


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Re: Electric Vehicles - Your Interest level
« Reply #87 on: April 14, 2021, 12:36:32 PM »
gas mileage?

Thought that thing would burn coal
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« Reply #88 on: April 14, 2021, 01:09:50 PM »
Autonomous self-driving electrical vehicles to begin delivering pizzas in the Houston area:

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/No-need-to-tip-the-driver-Nuro-Domino-s-16093640.php










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Re: Electric Vehicles - Your Interest level
« Reply #89 on: April 14, 2021, 01:11:32 PM »
Well in any event it looks like it would get pretty good coal mileage. It's like half a smart car. 
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Re: Electric Vehicles - Your Interest level
« Reply #90 on: April 14, 2021, 01:17:15 PM »
Autonomous self-driving electrical vehicles to begin delivering pizzas in the Houston area:

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/No-need-to-tip-the-driver-Nuro-Domino-s-16093640.php
another good reason to stay out of H-Town
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Re: Electric Vehicles - Your Interest level
« Reply #91 on: April 14, 2021, 01:20:52 PM »
another good reason to stay out of H-Town

I was just thinking, man, the employment prospects for thousands of Texas A&M graduates just got way slimmer.

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« Reply #92 on: April 14, 2021, 01:36:09 PM »
and University of Houston Cougars
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Re: Electric Vehicles - Your Interest level
« Reply #93 on: April 14, 2021, 01:49:20 PM »
Before around 1960, domestic autos were one size, basically, full size, though you could get two doors, four doors, and wagons, and they started with 2-3 trim levels.  Americans like choice.  VW introduced the Beetle and it had some success, so GM countered with their rear engine car, which didn't do that well (Nader did a hatch it job on it, largely out of ignorance).

Then, as there was consumer demand for smaller cars, GM et al. started providing a Chevelle and a Chevy II, so you had three sizes to fit your needs.  I think personally they went overboard, and of course ended up killed off Olds and Pontiac.  I think they should have killed off Buick and kept Pontiac, but whatever.

Nobody but GM tried to build an EV in the '90s, and the GM-1 demonstrated that neither the demand nor the technology was available.  Tesla worked on both items of course and has done an amazing job in my view.  The standard automakers appear to be catching up some, but they still sell at a loss whatever they sell.

We will hit a point in X years where half the new car sales in the US are EVs (not trucks).  My guess is 2030-2035.  It hinges a lot on battery tech and cost.


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Re: Electric Vehicles - Your Interest level
« Reply #94 on: April 14, 2021, 01:54:13 PM »
It's probably the Internal Combustion Engine lobby keeping EV's down. ;)

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« Reply #95 on: April 14, 2021, 01:54:25 PM »
to get to 50% from where we are now in less than 15 years will be something

hopefully we do whatever it is w/o government subsidies 
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« Reply #96 on: April 14, 2021, 01:55:00 PM »
It's probably the Internal Combustion Engine lobby keeping EV's down. ;)
big oil


as opposed to small or medium oil
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« Reply #97 on: April 14, 2021, 02:03:10 PM »
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