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Doesn't prove anything. GM promised 20 new EV's in 2023. Wonder how that is going and when they will walk back that promise. But I forgot they are the EV leader according to the leader of the free world. Tesla is the only EV company in the US along with a bunch of Wanna bees so they can boost their stock prices. Talk is cheap. I really don't understand why Washington today treats Tesla so poorly.


You do realize that it is still 2021! There is another 24 months left before 2023. You do know that GM was including all countries, so some may be outside US, Canada and Mexico.

Based on your comments, it is amazing that you think it is appropriate for Tesla to be years behind their announced dates and reservation payments.


2023 is actually 12.6 months away and 2023 vehicles around 9 months away. When did I ever say it was appropriate for Tesla to be years behind? That is false and you know it. You will find posts in other threads from me saying the exact opposite. You can spin dates and words however you want, but facts are facts.


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You do realize that it is still 2021! There is another 24 months left before 2023. You do know that GM was including all countries, so some may be outside US, Canada and Mexico.

For starters, check your calendar. It's only 12 months till 2023.
And yes we are all aware that GM will build A model of car, and market it under several names and brands from multiple countries.

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GM did not say before 2023. You will see the electric Silverado soon, and is scheduled in 2023.


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I read a thought provoking jab at EVs this morning, something I never considered. Not trying to stir anything up, but out of lack of knowledge, it makes me wonder.

Let's suppose ICE vehicles are gone and it's all EV.
I'm sure we have all been in a situation where there is a major issue on the road, a bad wreck, a weather problem, whatever. The highway is closed for many hours while they address the situation, perhaps even overnight or longer. And its January. You and everyone else is sitting there trying to stay warm and you have a 3 mile lineup of EVs with dead batteries....
How good are the heaters in an EV, and how much power do they draw?
How do you rescue hundreds of motorists and clear a highway full of dead battery vehicles?

Maybe the solution is simple and I don't see it...


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I read a thought provoking jab at EVs this morning, something I never considered. Not trying to stir anything up, but out of lack of knowledge, it makes me wonder.

Let's suppose ICE vehicles are gone and it's all EV.
I'm sure we have all been in a situation where there is a major issue on the road, a bad wreck, a weather problem, whatever. The highway is closed for many hours while they address the situation, perhaps even overnight or longer. And its January. You and everyone else is sitting there trying to stay warm and you have a 3 mile lineup of EVs with dead batteries....
How good are the heaters in an EV, and how much power do they draw?
How do you rescue hundreds of motorists and clear a highway full of dead battery vehicles?

Maybe the solution is simple and I don't see it...


In that kind of situation an EV is a pretty good place to be. AN EV heater keeping a car warm draws less than a KW. A typical EV has a 60 to 100 kWh battery. You could sit there warm and cosy for days with no problem. The upcoming half ton EV’s have batteries between 140 to 200 kWh. You could probably stay warm and comfortable for a week in those. Same in summer with AC. Doesn’t take much to keep a warm car warm or a cool car cool.

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BobsYourUncle wrote:

I read a thought provoking jab at EVs this morning, something I never considered. Not trying to stir anything up, but out of lack of knowledge, it makes me wonder.

Let's suppose ICE vehicles are gone and it's all EV.
I'm sure we have all been in a situation where there is a major issue on the road, a bad wreck, a weather problem, whatever. The highway is closed for many hours while they address the situation, perhaps even overnight or longer. And its January. You and everyone else is sitting there trying to stay warm and you have a 3 mile lineup of EVs with dead batteries....
How good are the heaters in an EV, and how much power do they draw?
How do you rescue hundreds of motorists and clear a highway full of dead battery vehicles?


I have been in a line of cars waiting for the road to re-open. And have seen, with wind calm, or blowing on my grill clouds of exhaust form. I know that at least some of that exhaust is sucked in thru heaters. I have shared my cab with people who thought their car would run out of gas.

* This post was edited 12/14/21 04:26am by JRscooby *

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A friends tesla got caught outside of Abbotsford BC BETWEEN 2 mudslides for 24 hours a few weeks ago,ran out of juice and was put on a flatbed .Others shared fuel.

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A friends tesla got caught outside of Abbotsford BC BETWEEN 2 mudslides for 24 hours a few weeks ago,ran out of juice and was put on a flatbed .Others shared fuel.


Yep. Could happen. Just like a gas car depends on what the battery’s charge is to start with. One of our neighbours got stuck on the hope Princeton highway for a day or so. He had no issues. Just put it in camp mode. Our experience with camp mode is it uses about 8 to 12 percent every 12 hours depending on conditions. A tesla won’t let you run it under 20 percent if you are using camp mode. Works pretty well. Anyway, we’ve been driving EV’s for almost 7 years. In our experience sitting in traffic doesn’t use much power. Shouldn’t be a problem.

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We doing the whole thing backwards, instead of converting the cars, we should build Fischer-Tropsch plants to covert excess solar/wind to make liquid fuels that can be carbon neutral if atmospheric carbon dioxide is used as the carbon source. Germany ran WWII on these fuels and South Africa defied sanctions and still uses the process today. Granted these used coal for the carbon, but the US Navy is working on using seawater and air, along with the electricity from the nuclear teakettles,to make jet fuel. After all, what runs out first, when you are running max effort airstrikes? The jet fuel silly. The Germans are also running a pilot process, and jets have flown on these fuels. Fischer-Tropsch

This solves three problems. 1. It can pull Carbon Dioxide from the air, so it is carbon neutral. 2. It stores wind and solar for future use, say in a combined cycle power plant. 3. It can provide fuel for cars and trucks, and it just blends into the existing infrastructure. No billions to spend on distribution everywhere. Just plants that make the products, crewed by chemical workers. Don't forget we have to replace 276 million cars and trucks with EVs in the USA alone. My way is quicker.

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Reisender wrote:

BobsYourUncle wrote:

I read a thought provoking jab at EVs this morning, something I never considered. Not trying to stir anything up, but out of lack of knowledge, it makes me wonder.

Let's suppose ICE vehicles are gone and it's all EV.
I'm sure we have all been in a situation where there is a major issue on the road, a bad wreck, a weather problem, whatever. The highway is closed for many hours while they address the situation, perhaps even overnight or longer. And its January. You and everyone else is sitting there trying to stay warm and you have a 3 mile lineup of EVs with dead batteries....
How good are the heaters in an EV, and how much power do they draw?
How do you rescue hundreds of motorists and clear a highway full of dead battery vehicles?

Maybe the solution is simple and I don't see it...


In that kind of situation an EV is a pretty good place to be. AN EV heater keeping a car warm draws less than a KW. A typical EV has a 60 to 100 kWh battery. You could sit there warm and cosy for days with no problem. The upcoming half ton EV’s have batteries between 140 to 200 kWh. You could probably stay warm and comfortable for a week in those. Same in summer with AC. Doesn’t take much to keep a warm car warm or a cool car cool.
Of course you're presupposing the car is fully charged, and I would predict that not everyone will be traveling with completely charged batteries. [emoticon]


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