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rexlion

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Posted: 09/22/19 08:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If they get too far ahead of the curve, they run the risk of missing it. Like land speculators who guessed where the railroad would be built.


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Posted: 09/22/19 08:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

rexlion wrote:

If they get too far ahead of the curve, they run the risk of missing it. Like land speculators who guessed where the railroad would be built.
In the early 1900's they had several electric cars a few steam and the rest gasoline.

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agesilaus wrote:

GM goes 100% electric

And Ford has made similar announcements. Is this the end of pickups? I haven't seen a glimmer of a electric p/u with 500 mile range and 3500 pound carry capacity have you?

Sorry but cant take seriously anyone calling GM goverment motors!

GM paid of all the money they borowed long time ago.

That said,since GM has no Supercharger network like Tesla,
the smartest thing would be to build hybrid electric trucks like Via motors,100 mpg aint too shaby imho

https://youtu.be/4XHbQLfgI6g

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SidecarFlip wrote:

noteven wrote:

I suppose the next thing will be hybrid railroad locomotives. That’ll never work.


They already are 'hybrids'. Diesel electric. Diesel engine drives an alternator, alternator powers the traction motors.


Not really, no battery to store recovered energy. Wouldn’t be surprised to see batteries added in future to make them hybrids.


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Posted: 09/22/19 10:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Fake news


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Posted: 09/23/19 04:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No way this cost 2mil, I bet 10K max.
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On a serious note, I cannot understand why people that buy electric vehicles are constantly patting themselves on the back about "saving the environment". Have they ever researched the Lithium and Cobalt mines and their environmental impact? I agree that it may be less than carbon emissions of ICE, but far from "saving the planet"by buying an EV. Personally, I'm really intrigued by EV vehicles and more power to the people that step up and buy. But, quit waving your zero emission flag.

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On a serious note, I cannot understand why people that buy electric vehicles are constantly patting themselves on the back about "saving the environment". Have they ever researched the Lithium and Cobalt mines and their environmental impact? I agree that it may be less than carbon emissions of ICE, but far from "saving the planet"by buying an EV. Personally, I'm really intrigued by EV vehicles and more power to the people that step up and buy. But, quit waving your zero emission flag.


Coal mining and oil drilling where pretty bad in the early days. Unions, and government regulation (or fear of both) forced a lot of improvement. And it could happen again, not sure it will.
The planet will survive. Mankind? Not sure. But I don't do much to protect the environment, for the sake of protecting the environment. After all the years, we have not got past the point of "You must prove it is bad. If good for me, I will use." And the witch about the cost of cleaning up when it is proven bad. (Or more likely, move away from the mess, build walls to save ourselves). We sit in the cafe, cry and moan about the mountain of government debt are kids will have to deal with. But if anybody questions where the kids will get air and water, he is a no count, long hair hippie that does not love the country. Maybe intelligent life, (plants or animals that can live without destroying everything around them) will have a better chance if we hurry to make mankind extinct...

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Posted: 09/23/19 07:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

blownstang01 wrote:

No way this cost 2mil, I bet 10K max.
[image]

On a serious note, I cannot understand why people that buy electric vehicles are constantly patting themselves on the back about "saving the environment". Have they ever researched the Lithium and Cobalt mines and their environmental impact? I agree that it may be less than carbon emissions of ICE, but far from "saving the planet"by buying an EV. Personally, I'm really intrigued by EV vehicles and more power to the people that step up and buy. But, quit waving your zero emission flag.
I particularly like your picture of a carbon based fuel generator charging an electric car.

Also agree with your comments on the mining. No one wants to talk about that though.

I do think electric cars have there place in large cities to held reduce emissions for commuter vehicles.

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free radical wrote:

agesilaus wrote:

GM goes 100% electric

And Ford has made similar announcements. Is this the end of pickups? I haven't seen a glimmer of a electric p/u with 500 mile range and 3500 pound carry capacity have you?

Sorry but cant take seriously anyone calling GM goverment motors!

GM paid of all the money they borowed long time ago.

That said,since GM has no Supercharger network like Tesla,
the smartest thing would be to build hybrid electric trucks like Via motors,100 mpg aint too shaby imho

https://youtu.be/4XHbQLfgI6g
No the tax payers got stuck with GM pension. How about all the small parts suppliers that got stiffed. How about the stock holders that got stiffed as well. Usually when a company goes bankruptcy the assets are sold off to satisfy some of the debt. The government sold their stock in GM at a large loss to the taxpayer.

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Posted: 09/23/19 07:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Oh my. The OP link is a personal opinion blog. A self acclaimed "news" site. This yahoo is laughing his head off at everyone who reads his dribble. And everyone is taking it serious...

time2roll wrote:

Fake news


Yep!


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