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I'm really sour to electric vehicles since I know how much propaganda and government subsidies support that industry.   The sky is fallng, so lets save the day by reducing our food production to put solar "farms" in place.  (Farms produce edibles, so good luck eating electricity.)

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It's not the end of the world. 🙂

Think of it like going from horse and buggy to automobile or Carburetor to EFI.

EV's are fun. Go drive a Tesla Model 3 Performance in Sport ad Track modes.

Better yet, go drive a Model S Plaid in Sport or Track mode as well.

 

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Sir, with much respect I submit the following.....I've got solar panels coming near me.  I've researched the REASONS they are coming which are.... political.   If the logic of those "leftist" is taken to it's conclusion, they want us to live like it's 1820 (if not prior).

Food is again being taken out of the food chain and placed in the fuel chain.  (Like Obama and 10% corn based ethanol in gasoline raised grain prices and the high prices brought more land into production.)

End of the world?  No, it's not, but 3 things are certain.  1) Higher food prices. 2) Higher fuel prices   3) Less capable vehicles (at this point, considering the limits on battery capacity.)

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On 2/14/2024 at 1:13 PM, mstrpth said:

I'll buy electric the day a battery replacement cost less than $300

Unrealistic... LOL 

Some regular car and truck batteries cost that much.

You can't get the entire fuel system for a car or truck that cheap and that is what the batteries are for EV's is the fuel system. The fuel is the electricity.

You have to look at this in an honest and accurate way, or you won't understand the benefits of EV's. 

I'm saving money by going EV. 

Read my post below:

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May be an image of text that says '2:28 81 Charge Stats Month Year Feb 2023 Jan 2024 Total Charged Total Spent 8,795 kWh $1,108 mu 1151 kWh 576 MAMJJASONDI ON 97% 2% Home Supercharger 0% Work 1% Other'

 

May be an image of water heater

 

 

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show me the cost once youve driven the car 200k miles. My fuel system will still be working at 100% capacity. 

Thats me looking at it in a honest and accurate way. I drive my cars until it doesn't make sense to drive them anymore. currently, my 2013 Lincoln mkz has 240k miles on it and my lifetime repair bill is less than $60.00 + 1 $200 battery. 

I'm a fan of electric vehicles. i think they're neat. practical...no, not in my case.

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On 2/16/2024 at 2:44 PM, mstrpth said:

show me the cost once youve driven the car 200k miles. My fuel system will still be working at 100% capacity. 

Thats me looking at it in a honest and accurate way. I drive my cars until it doesn't make sense to drive them anymore. currently, my 2013 Lincoln mkz has 240k miles on it and my lifetime repair bill is less than $60.00 + 1 $200 battery. 

I'm a fan of electric vehicles. i think they're neat. practical...no, not in my case.

 

Well, give me time to own this car to report cost of ownership.

For now, all I can offer is the above fuel savings over my F150 I daily drove.

The Camaro SS would be expensive as the F150 because it gets like 10 mpg's right now on e85. I think it's a tune issue though.

So far, just 1 cabin HVAC filter which is routine maintenance in 24k miles.

 

 

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On 2/17/2024 at 8:56 PM, JohnC said:

 

Well, give me time to own this car to report cost of ownership.

For now, all I can offer is the above fuel savings over my F150 I daily drove.

The Camaro SS would be expensive as the F150 because it gets like 10 mpg's right now on e85. I think it's a tune issue though.

So far, just 1 cabin HVAC filter which is routine maintenance in 24k miles.

 

 

I wish they were more practical for us that drove lots of miles and at random times. Maybe they will in the future now that Diesel Dave (diesel bros) is involved in the electric world. When i see battery replacements that cost $20k + and is a for sure maintenance item, i can't do it. 

Side note: i own a 1990 F250 with a 460 and it gets around -2 mpg 😅. If i had to drive that everyday, I would own electric regardless of my reservations 

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8 hours ago, mstrpth said:

I wish they were more practical for us that drove lots of miles and at random times. Maybe they will in the future now that Diesel Dave (diesel bros) is involved in the electric world. When i see battery replacements that cost $20k + and is a for sure maintenance item, i can't do it. 

Side note: i own a 1990 F250 with a 460 and it gets around -2 mpg 😅. If i had to drive that everyday, I would own electric regardless of my reservations 

Folks need to understand, EV battery technology is still in its infancy. You know, like dialup was for internet. So it's only going to get better from here. 

That said, If I see battery degradation to the point I know it's going to be trash, I'll trade it off for a new one before I have to buy a battery. But fwiw, Tesla warranty covers the battery for 10 years 100,000 miles. I don't see my battery being dead by them as I follow correct procedures for prepping it. 

The people who had issues in the past were those folks driving them like taxis or Ubering, supercharging 3 or 4 times a day, and/or not following charging and prep procedures. Most EV's recommend you only charge to 80% for short daily driving and keep them plugged up when not in use to maintain the battery. You also set it up to precondition the battery before charging and driving. My M3P is setup tp be ready to drive by the time I leave for work and leave work for home. It is also setup to be ready to charge when I get home. Basically it preconditions the battery to drive or charge. It also will have your car defrosted, warm and ready to roll in the winter, or cooled off in the summer.

Charging at home and only using superchargers on long trips like vacations is the best way to do it.

I've seen no degradation in my battery in 24k miles. I charge at home 97% of the time daily.

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Electric cars are a dead end road.  Research the reduction in coal fired power plants.  Research the $$$$$$$ being dumped (our tax money) into solar panels taking over farm land.   Your kids will be hungry when they're 20 years old.  The USofA is doomed.  (No exaggeration on my end.)

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