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That's what Tesla is good at, talking... They are absolutely brilliant at leaving out key details too, like payload and range at maximum payload... and can you imagine the cost of this?


Maybe so. But going by the cars they build it will probably be a pretty high performance vehicle.

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am1958 wrote:

That's what Tesla is good at, talking... They are absolutely brilliant at leaving out key details too, like payload and range at maximum payload... and can you imagine the cost of this?


Maybe so. But going by the cars they build it will probably be a pretty high performance vehicle.
So are Ferrari's, but most people can't afford to buy one. Cut the performance and lower the price. What good is a $49,000, 500 HP truck that can haul only groceries from the store? Except for stroking one's ego.


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fj12ryder wrote:

Reisender wrote:

am1958 wrote:

That's what Tesla is good at, talking... They are absolutely brilliant at leaving out key details too, like payload and range at maximum payload... and can you imagine the cost of this?


Maybe so. But going by the cars they build it will probably be a pretty high performance vehicle.
So are Ferrari's, but most people can't afford to buy one. Cut the performance and lower the price. What good is a $49,000, 500 HP truck that can haul only groceries from the store? Except for stroking one's ego.


It could be said ego is the reason for most pickups on the road.
And going back to the '50s, without "ego" could not all Lincolns and Cadillacs be replaced by Fords and Chevys?

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Cross Country in a Tesla

And you all thought finding a campground was tough.


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Cross Country in a Tesla

And you all thought finding a campground was tough.


Ok. But what percentage of cars go "cross country"? And of the cars that go cross country, what percentage of the time is it going cross country?

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"And of the cars that go cross country, what percentage of the time is it going cross country?"

But even if you only do it a couple times, is the hassle worth it? So you buy a EV, and then buy an ICEV because the EV just doesn't cut it all the time? Sounds like a large waste of money to me.

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JRscooby wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

Reisender wrote:

am1958 wrote:

That's what Tesla is good at, talking... They are absolutely brilliant at leaving out key details too, like payload and range at maximum payload... and can you imagine the cost of this?


Maybe so. But going by the cars they build it will probably be a pretty high performance vehicle.
So are Ferrari's, but most people can't afford to buy one. Cut the performance and lower the price. What good is a $49,000, 500 HP truck that can haul only groceries from the store? Except for stroking one's ego.


It could be said ego is the reason for most pickups on the road.
And going back to the '50s, without "ego" could not all Lincolns and Cadillacs be replaced by Fords and Chevys?
Absolutely agree. I never did see the sense of Lincolns and Cadillacs when all they did was cost more money. I always had better uses for my money than showing off for the neighbors.

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Some people stroke their ego by declaring they have no need to stroke their ego.

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Some people stroke their ego by declaring they have no need to stroke their ego.
No, I don't think so. Some people just have no need to declare their status...and some do, and can't imagine that some don't.

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fj12ryder wrote:

"And of the cars that go cross country, what percentage of the time is it going cross country?"

But even if you only do it a couple times, is the hassle worth it? So you buy a EV, and then buy an ICEV because the EV just doesn't cut it all the time? Sounds like a large waste of money to me.


I get that. But for those who only travel 500 or 600 km a day there is no difference in travel time between an ICE V or EV. Most people stop 2 or 3 times a day for breaks and or lunch. We just combine our lunch break etc with charge stops.

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