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RE: One Great Big EV Thread

For environmental impact, how long an individual owns a car is irrelevant. That's mainly relevant to their personal finances. For environmental impact, it's the car's service life that's relevant. The original purchaser may not reach breakeven with the car, but it can still have a positive environmental impact over it's total useful lifetime. Agree! And that's where EV separates itself from ICE, cost of operations and environmental impact -- plus the convenience of not having a regular 5,000 mile check ups and re-charging at home.
Yosemite Sam1 05/11/21 09:53am Around the Campfire
RE: One Great Big EV Thread

Sam, did you even read that? Is it any surprise the two dirtiest countries are responsible for almost 2/3 of those estimated deaths (China 3.9 million and India 2.5 million). Duh I say. The greatest mortality impact is estimated over regions with substantial fossil fuel related PM2.5, notably China (3.9 million), India (2.5 million) and parts of eastern US, Europe and Southeast Asia. Interesting that in USA, only the eastern part had significant deaths, not the crazy west coast. Yes, the west coast has had an aggressive programs and goals to reduce emissions. Los Angeles was most successful in the cleaning up the air. Their former boast was "We Los Angeles don't trust the air we can't see." LOL. My younger brother who live there said that his throat was an indicator on how bad the air is. Now he says he doesn't have those issues anymore. They all moved to Texas where there are tolerated with their no-regulations (killed a few even with their unregulated electric energy infrastructure and some pipeline explosions here and there ). Again, macro dude. It doesn't matter if it's China, India, Russia or us. We live in the same earth and breathe the same air (eventually).
Yosemite Sam1 05/10/21 11:07am Around the Campfire
RE: One Great Big EV Thread

You forgot to include cost of driling for oil refining procesing and shiping such to destination using dirty fuel powered vehicles. also making sick and kiling milions of people w resulting dirty air coming from emisions exhausts pipes. Driving EV is cleaner no matter how you try to spin the tale while avoiding fosil fuels shortcomings. Shall we include all the wars and related casualties in pursuit of oil control? Iraq Iran Venezuela,Lybia Syria etc And the cost for us taxpayers with our troops patrolling the oil sea lanes in the Gulf. As to @timmol's request for scientific study on deaths due to pollution, here, just 10.2 million more. Global mortality from outdoor fine particle pollution generated by fossil fuel combustion
Yosemite Sam1 05/10/21 10:13am Around the Campfire
RE: One Great Big EV Thread

Mexico and Venezuela must be refining their crude in Texas before they can export their finished products to the US.
Yosemite Sam1 05/07/21 04:28pm Around the Campfire
RE: One Great Big EV Thread

I don’t really think there will be a need to outlaw the sale of gas vehicles in 15 or 20 years. I really doubt any manufacturer will be building and compelling or competitive gas car, SUV or light trucks like half tons. Who would they sell them to. In 15 years EV’s will have evolved way past what they are now and they are already superior to gassers on so many levels. Nobody is going to want to buy a stinky, noisy, high maintenance, gutless, clunky, shifty, expensive to fuel vehicle that you can’t fuel at home. Time will tell. Market forces may even dictate an earlier timeline if my own family is an indication. My kids started the EV trend. And now everyone of their siblings will get an EV once their current vehicle is fully amortized. Then me and my brother(s) have ordered Cybertruck and getting an EV too in their next vehicle purchase. And, of course, as we know among the Tesla owners, they'll be getting another Tesla as replacement or in an upgrade. Then there's Europe where everyone and his brother wants a Tesla and Norway (??) where 45% of new car sales are already EV..
Yosemite Sam1 05/07/21 09:40am Around the Campfire
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

How China is outpacing US in renewable energy https://youtu.be/4zt-SMlaaM8 In China, climate is not political.. There's only one politics, lol. And their cabinet officials are technocrats who are actually experts on matters related to the portfolio they lead. Just like Japanese decades ago, they reverse engineer (err, steal) our technology and made imrpovements and sell it back to us cheaper. The administration is summoning tech leaders for our country's continued ownership of the future with innovations and scientific discovery, computer technology and alternative energy. Germany in it's economic model realized they cannot anymore compete on cheap widgets so they focus on better engineered value-added widgets.
Yosemite Sam1 05/07/21 08:05am Tow Vehicles
RE: One Great Big EV Thread

this is so funny I could weep with the way of hair-splitting happening on this exchange. Once one question was asked and answerered, another what and what ifs come up, responding to macro then segueing into micro .:E:S:h
Yosemite Sam1 05/06/21 01:45pm Around the Campfire
RE: One Great Big EV Thread

Gasoline vs Electric @Timmol This article include the chart to show full-cycle (manufacturing to operation) comparative footprints of gas and EV vehicles.
Yosemite Sam1 05/06/21 11:10am Around the Campfire
RE: One Great Big EV Thread

Don't understand the argument against. 1. Overall battery vs oil in terms of total environmental footprints favors the former. 2. Total cost to operate is cheaper for EV. 3. Convenence, go buy leap and bounds if you have a solar roof is no-contest for EV (ask my daughter, lol, she is not going back to gas even the Prius she previously owned).
Yosemite Sam1 05/06/21 10:22am Around the Campfire
RE: Ram TRX vs Cybertruck

But I am guessing most that purchase the TRX will not be daily driving them. Just displaying it in the driveway to make the neighbours envious?:B
Yosemite Sam1 05/06/21 09:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Moderna vaccine (Personal experiences)

Israel and Iceland seems to be the first countries that will open up their borders to us without the quarantine -- but must present vaccination cards. A good argument for the use and issuance of vaccination passport.
Yosemite Sam1 05/06/21 09:41am Around the Campfire
RE: One Great Big EV Thread

I wish hydrogen success and being able to overcome the challenge in handling and storage.
Yosemite Sam1 05/05/21 01:57pm Around the Campfire
RE: Moderna vaccine (Personal experiences)

Yeah, and thee cards are issued free once you get your vaccine..
Yosemite Sam1 05/05/21 01:19pm Around the Campfire
RE: Ram TRX vs Cybertruck

....Nobody's perfect. Last picture I saw of him, he seemed to missing that halo. :) I also can't understand why they see Elon as next to god, lol. But my brother, a software engineer, became an investor in Tesla when he heard him explain how they developed the computer for self driving vehicles -- from scratch since there is nothing out there yet at that time. My brother also concluded that Tesla's vault of value that they have not monetized yet is their enormous accumulated info of global driving data base.
Yosemite Sam1 05/05/21 11:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

... they will radiate quite a bit of heat that would otherwise be reflected, since they would tend to be located in areas of normally high albedo.. Just a thought. Same as roof shingles.
Yosemite Sam1 05/05/21 11:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: One Great Big EV Thread

...a pipeline is cleaner option of the 3 bad choices available. The pipeline, exploration, drilling... had sailed. The fact is that even existing pumps are being capped. Oil exploration leases are left unused and minimal investments are being made for increased productions. The global view is that oil consumption will increase as countries recovery goes underway, will plateau and then trend down. Stock analysts call oil company as dead money.
Yosemite Sam1 05/05/21 10:56am Around the Campfire
RE: Ram TRX vs Cybertruck

Seriously? The same people that launched a rocket into sub-freezing outer space and make them survive the searing heat of re-entry would mess the earthbound truck chassis. Geez, where you are you getting this fear mongering paranoia?:BYou mean the rocket people are also making cars, or maybe they're two, or more, separate divisions. Just because one division does a good job, doesn't mean the other divisions can't screw up. After all GM made the Corvette, and Camaro, but then also made the Vega and the Aztec. Ford made the Mustang, and GT40, but also the Pinto and the Edsel. And you wonder why they almost went belly up. Yup, old management, "living in silos" that don't coordinate or talk to each other. Yeah, first hand, my son worked for Tesla and he is often times borrowed by their Solar division for his expertise. Even if not, have you heard Elon talk metallurgy, advanced materials and tech?
Yosemite Sam1 05/05/21 10:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: Moderna vaccine (Personal experiences)

Alert! There is a reported scam in buying and selling vaccination cards.
Yosemite Sam1 05/05/21 10:35am Around the Campfire
RE: One Great Big EV Thread

Yes Sam it does not need to, but the current practice is to destroy Mother Earth with strip mining (which requires diesel earth moving equipment and lots of chemicals). No, not hypocritical as I don't ignore, just challenge the "green" of what is being replaced. IMO, not much of an improvement. Now when we go Hydrogen fuel...that may be the ice breaker. Not me, but that's BCSnob. But I'm with him. It a fact that EV has bigger footprints in the production phase. But this goes down substantially in the usage phase -- and overall higher for ICE. EV Carbon Footprints
Yosemite Sam1 05/05/21 10:31am Around the Campfire
RE: One Great Big EV Thread

Lithium does not need to come from strip mines. Lithium from geothermal water: Cornwall UK Geothermal lithium: Sultan Sea CA US DOE funded research on lithium extraction from geothermal waters You really live by your "researcher" sobriquet. I'm a reader and not clearly aware of this. I just read of the more abundant and cheaper soda being looked as substitute for lithium. It's Salton Sea in California is 25% saltier than the ocean. Only brackish tilapia shrive there and more than a few times would have a die off. I think there are many of such lakes in California, Nevada and Utah,
Yosemite Sam1 05/05/21 09:32am Around the Campfire
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