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Dozer

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Posted: 07/15/21 10:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Am considering one, your opinions good and bad would be greatly appreciated.

Dutch_12078

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Posted: 07/16/21 08:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yep, running out of power when you need to go someplace would be as bad as running out of gas when you need to go someplace. EV owners learn to plan their longer travels around driving range and charging stations, just as fossil fueled vehicle owners plan around mileage and fuel stations. As more and more conventional fuel stations add charging stations, the availability just gets better.


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I don't have one but they sure are popular around here. I must see about a half a dozen Tesla's per day. Given that the average person drives much less than 200 miles/day, I can certainly see their merit. That said, EV's aren't the silver bullet to saving the environment they would have you believe. Sure the net fuel consumption from power plants to produce the electric needed to charge them is less than dino fuel usage. But the ecological impact from mining products needed for parts and batteries is pretty high. The caustic chemicals required to produce them and the waste from those chemicals and materials is hardly eco friendly. And they have yet to figure out what to do with all those batteries in a few years when they will need replaced. The batteries are considered hazardous waste and there will be a LOT of them.


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I look at it as much the same as the early days of engine powered cars. The steam cars could run on kerosene and as lamp oil it was available, but gasoline often had to be shipped in by rail as 5 gallon cans.

When I was much younger, an older person was telling me of barn finds of pre-brass era cars that were pushed into the barn when they had run out of fuel....

AAA has two services for electrics. One is a roll-back with a big generator to take you and the car where you need to go while charging the car. The other is a conventional car (I am told some are CNG powewred) with a good sized diesel generator to recharge your car where it is.

And to top this all off, in California they are asking people to not charge their cars during the hot times because the grid is overloaded.

Matt - who does not foresee the day he will be able to afford an electric car and doesn't really care.


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The truck stop in Perry Fl. is adding six charging ports over by the restaurant . I must assume many locations will be opening up charging sites . There are several TTs in Florida being pulled by Tesla s.

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Don't seem very practical yet, at least for long trips. Maybe way in the future they might be. Plus who wants to sit around at a charging station, if you can find one, for hours waiting for your vehicle to fully charge? A cross country trip would take forever. I'll take my gas powered vehicle any day. Electric might be fine for just in town trips only.

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I plan to replace my ICE car with a BEV when the time comes. I'd prefer a 4-down towable one, but dolly towable is okay. I take maybe one longer trip a year in my car so the inconvenience of charging during a trip would be very minimal, and really just a matter of planning ahead some. It would be akin to trips in an RV with a TOAD where one needs to do a little planning to figure out fuel stops that can accommodate the vehicle ahead of time.


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d1h wrote:

Don't seem very practical yet, at least for long trips. Maybe way in the future they might be. Plus who wants to sit around at a charging station, if you can find one, for hours waiting for your vehicle to fully charge? A cross country trip would take forever. I'll take my gas powered vehicle any day. Electric might be fine for just in town trips only.


Your looking at it though the lens of an RV'er. Most people drive much less than 200 miles/day. EV's target market aren't people that travel or commute long distances in their car.

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If I was in the market to replace the car IC would not be on the list at all. In over 10 years, if the round trip was close to 200 miles most likely take camper, so need the pickup.

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Posted: 07/18/21 05:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This Car & Driver article has some good info on the author's long distance trip experience in his Tesla 3. The comments have some good tips from other Tesla owners that would have made the author's experience even better:

Tesla Model 3 Road Trip

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