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pianotuna

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The video doesn't have much to recommend it. Basically he drove a long way and used some 50 amp sites at RV parks. The only "tidbit" of information was that on the RV park power the Tesla only drew 40 amps.

The time frame is about 2 years ago, so there would be even less inconvenience making the same trip today.

There was some beautiful scenery.


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Well, if electric vehicles grab the public's interest anything like smartphones did/are - then you can count on EVs everywhere being just over the horizon.

But ... they better put computer controlled active suspension on them or the DW and myself will have to go to the grave without them ... because the DW and myself currently have a gasoline powered daily driver with one of the smoothest rides in the world - which she needs for her bad back. I'll bet that current EVs are, and will remain, relatively light weight with classic shock technology and hence have lousy rides - like most of todays SUVs and sedans do.

For EV lovers - this should make for an interesting read: https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/18/cars/electric-car-market-sales/index.html


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"I'll bet that current EVs are, and will remain, relatively light weight with classic shock technology and hence have lousy rides - like most of todays SUVs and sedans do."

Well, I don't think they're "relatively light weight" since I believe the Tesla's weigh in around 2 1/2 tons. Not exactly a flyweight.


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A hydrogen cell vehicle is not a battery powered vehicle. It does not require recharging, it requires refueling. Not the same thing.
People that claim electric vehicles and fuel cells don't pollute are fooling themselves. Electricity has to be produced somehow. Hydrogen does not get pumped out of a hydrogen lake, it is produced by using electricity, the electricity is probably generated by burning fossil fuels.


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A hydrogen cell vehicle is not a battery powered vehicle. It does not require recharging, it requires refueling. Not the same thing.
People that claim electric vehicles and fuel cells don't pollute are fooling themselves. Electricity has to be produced somehow. Hydrogen does not get pumped out of a hydrogen lake, it is produced by using electricity, the electricity is probably generated by burning fossil fuels.


Hydrogen vehicle sales are halted in california right now as they had an explosion at a station and 10 other stations have had operation suspended. Touchy stuff.

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Lynnmor wrote:

Go ahead and watch the video and then decide if you would want to put up with such a toy.



He has 11 hours into recharging for a 280 mile trip one can drive in 6 hours easily.

One of those is a 7+ hour session where he rented a campsite at an RV park, because there were no chargers around. He parks the car, connects it to the pedestal, then walks to a motel to wait it out. I assume he paid for both the RV park and motel.

Thats about as much as I could take of watching a knucklehead.

Wait until you can't get a campsite because they're taken by morons charging Teslas lol.


So you get that people with EV’s generally don’t charge at campgrounds unless, you know, they are camping right? Lots of Tesla’s pulling RV’s, boats, utility trailers. . They make good tow vehicles. Most EV’s charge at home. On road trips they charge at fast chargers or superchargers.

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All the EV's that have been released as gas, hybrid and bev, that I have been able to find, the electric version is always the heaviest.

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I'll bet that current EVs are, and will remain, relatively light weight with classic shock technology and hence have lousy rides - like most of todays SUVs and sedans do.


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pianotuna wrote:

All the EV's that have been released as gas, hybrid and bev, that I have been able to find, the electric version is always the heaviest.

pnichols wrote:

I'll bet that current EVs are, and will remain, relatively light weight with classic shock technology and hence have lousy rides - like most of todays SUVs and sedans do.


Model S Tesla also has adaptive dynamic air suspension.

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BarabooBob wrote:

I am in the middle of nowhere too often to rely on electric vehicles at this point. Maybe when there are multiple charging stations in every town that can charge my batteries in 10 minutes I will be interested. I don't think I will live that long.

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Tesla has over 13.000 Superchargers all over and more coming,besides most people plug at home and charge overnight,that plenty of juice to drive all day

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/07/06/tesla-supercharger-networks-evolution/

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Hydrogen?


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