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Grit dog

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I’m confuzzed. Y’all keep saying things like “300km or 400km range like because it’s a large number, it’s a long range.
That’s like 250miles on your best day. Or less than 150 miles if you “fill up” your 300km car at “1/4 tank.” I drive that far to work sometimes....and there’s no plug when I get there except for the Honda 6000 jenny in the back of the truck (but that defeats the purpose of a EV I spose if you have to tote your own gas burning “fuel station.”

Question though, does the EV keep going full speed until it’s dead, or is it more like my cordless Dewalt drill that just keeps getting a little slower and less powerful until I pull the spare battery out of the charger?
I might be on to something why the granola munchers in their Leafs drive 50mph in the ETL lane around here. Maybe the battery is just getting low??


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Grit dog wrote:

I’m confuzzed. Y’all keep saying things like “300km or 400km range like because it’s a large number, it’s a long range.
That’s like 250miles on your best day. Or less than 150 miles if you “fill up” your 300km car at “1/4 tank.” I drive that far to work sometimes....and there’s no plug when I get there except for the Honda 6000 jenny in the back of the truck (but that defeats the purpose of a EV I spose if you have to tote your own gas burning “fuel station.”

Question though, does the EV keep going full speed until it’s dead, or is it more like my cordless Dewalt drill that just keeps getting a little slower and less powerful until I pull the spare battery out of the charger?
I might be on to something why the granola munchers in their Leafs drive 50mph in the ETL lane around here. Maybe the battery is just getting low??


You are not confused. The people who have selected EV’s as transportatation bought the cars because they suit their needs. If you drive 300 km to work I would recommend a gas or diesel car. Many people need a small percentage of that.

Ev’s Have the same performance at 100 percent as they do at 5 percent. Some ev’s Limit performance under that. Either way, the performance of most EV’s on the road is much better than a gas or diesel car. It’s why most people buy them.

If you are legitimately curious take a model 3 Tesla for a drive and report back to us. Not for everyone but most love the drive.

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Grit dog wrote:

Every parking spot was full except for one EV spot.
So as not to call attention to my illegally (not sure if it’s actually illegal, that would be discrimination against ICE cars since EVs can park in normal spots, but didn’t want to risk it, goofy Canadian laws I might not know about...) parked car, I opened the gas door and stuck the cord in there!
Couple people we knew at the hotel noticed and laughed their butts off. 1 lady who’s kid on the hockey team drove up from Seattle in her Volt. She was p!ssed off of course because her car was “on fumes” or on electrons or whatever it is when your range limited oversize golf cart needs to find a battery store and I had the last spot she could have charged up with.
(Of course she was dumb because she totally could have used the cord, since she knew my car ran on dead dinosaurs, and parked in front of me. We all needed to leave at the same time in the morning anyway).
I just told her # gascarsmatter and shut up!
Some day the EVs will have to park in the petrol fueling lanes to run in and grab a coffee. That is when we will see the mayhem. All other spaces taken so it is OK right?


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Posted: 09/24/19 01:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Grit dog wrote:

Question though, does the EV keep going full speed until it’s dead, or is it more like my cordless Dewalt drill that just keeps getting a little slower and less powerful until I pull the spare battery out of the charger?
I might be on to something why the granola munchers in their Leafs drive 50mph in the ETL lane around here. Maybe the battery is just getting low??
Full speed until maybe the last mile. Could be limited accelerating power last 10 miles but will generally go full speed until the last mile then limited to maybe 25 mph just to safely pull over. That limited speed is called turtle mode. Many multiple warnings long before that moment. Then the battery contactors open and you get to coast or push.

Petrol or electric going slower than traffic should be in the right hand lane. Seen plenty of both.

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All in good humor my friends!

"If you are legitimately curious take a model 3 Tesla for a drive and report back to us. Not for everyone but most love the drive"

I'm actually afraid to or I might have an overgrown 100kwh toaster in my garage where the SRT should be!
Seriously, I get it and I like the idea of alternative fuels. He!! if Clessie Cummins hadn't invented the first ICE powered car that we all know and love today as the mighty Cummins truck......wait I think it was Carl Benz but Mercedes are a little too yuppy for me, so we'll go with Clessie, we'd all still be behind the south end of a northbound hay burner and high performance would mean an extra bag of oates and some carbon fiber horse shoes!

Not a fan of super dooper commuter micro mini cars though. Then things'll get you killed in a fender bender and they're kinda like umm, nevermind, not a family friendly comparison.... But you know, makes you feel good until your friends see you driving her......I mean it!
Tesla is the freakin Albert Einstein of the 21st century and I'd actually love to have one of his cars. Have even considered it for the wife's soccer mobile, but just can't part with that many greenbacks for even a used one with new motors and a fresh set of Duracells.

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Grit dog wrote:

All in good humor my friends!

"If you are legitimately curious take a model 3 Tesla for a drive and report back to us. Not for everyone but most love the drive"

I'm actually afraid to or I might have an overgrown 100kwh toaster in my garage where the SRT should be!
Seriously, I get it and I like the idea of alternative fuels. He!! if Clessie Cummins hadn't invented the first ICE powered car that we all know and love today as the mighty Cummins truck......wait I think it was Carl Benz but Mercedes are a little too yuppy for me, so we'll go with Clessie, we'd all still be behind the south end of a northbound hay burner and high performance would mean an extra bag of oates and some carbon fiber horse shoes!

Not a fan of super dooper commuter micro mini cars though. Then things'll get you killed in a fender bender and they're kinda like umm, nevermind, not a family friendly comparison.... But you know, makes you feel good until your friends see you driving her......I mean it!
Tesla is the freakin Albert Einstein of the 21st century and I'd actually love to have one of his cars. Have even considered it for the wife's soccer mobile, but just can't part with that many greenbacks for even a used one with new motors and a fresh set of Duracells.


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It's entirely possible that I might enjoy driving one. I'd like driving a Porsche too, if I didn't instantly wreck it. But I still would never buy one. I does not fit my driving needs.


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Posted: 09/25/19 05:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What is really amusing is that a 7 + page thread about electric cars emanated from some blowhards wordpress blog called "Musings from the Chiefio".


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noteven wrote:

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


They already tried that. One of them caught on fire and was a major environmental mess.


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