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I guess, to each his own.

When I sat on my daughter's Tesla X, I felt I am sitting on a cockpit or a launch pad of a rocket -- and everything on that screen panel pushing buttons ready to take off.

So unlike the knobs, dials and sticks of an 'ol ICE.

Way cool that the Cybertruck and their new models will come up with an F!5 fighter jet yoke instead of a steering wheel.

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Wouldn't one of the better solutions be that the vehicles themselves were somehow solar panels? Why can't the hood, roof, upper quarter panels, etc have built in seamless solar panels so they charge all day? Think about many of the vehicles that sit baking in the sun and clouds all day while people are at work. Why couldn't the vehicle capture all that solar power.

And when vehicles are move? Why couldn't they incorporate some type of attractive micro wind turbines that would capture wind energy from a vehicle moving forward?

Evolution in these areas would make vehicles more self sufficient and less reliant on charging at night or whenever parked. And it would make less reliance on the government or other third parties to provide energy to the vehicle.

I'm about to buy a new ICE vehicle but I would be very interested in buying an electric vehicle for my wife and kids. However, I think the teslas and other EVs are frickin ugly just like the Prius.


Found it. It’s an Aptera. I’m not into three wheelers but kinda cool.

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.dezeen.c........lar-electric-car-no-charging-design/amp/

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For those that want a more traditional driving experience the Jaguar I-Pace is wonderfully appointed.
Almost 30,000 miles on mine and I absolutely love it.


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time2roll wrote:

For those that want a more traditional driving experience the Jaguar I-Pace is wonderfully appointed.
Almost 30,000 miles on mine and I absolutely love it.


Smokin Hot. Best looking EV on the road today hands down. Looks great coming and going.

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And holy ****. You put double the mileage on it as our 3. Covid kinda took the wind out of our sails in the fall.

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Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

I guess, to each his own.

When I sat on my daughter's Tesla X, I felt I am sitting on a cockpit or a launch pad of a rocket -- and everything on that screen panel pushing buttons ready to take off.

So unlike the knobs, dials and sticks of an 'ol ICE.

Way cool that the Cybertruck and their new models will come up with an F!5 fighter jet yoke instead of a steering wheel.

Not sure how practical that yoke steering is without test driving it

Alegedly the regular round steering wheel is stil available as option.

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No more rolling coal? So not going to miss that.


Even ev can make lots o smoke Lol

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And holy ****. You put double the mileage on it as our 3. Covid kinda took the wind out of our sails in the fall.
28,000 in two years. I still go into work every day and have a side job on weekends in addition to general errands. We almost always take the I-Pace over DWs Equinox when running around together. Would have gone to Vegas in November but with Covid ramping up I did not want to be figuring out how to charge or hanging out during. Took the Chevy [emoticon]

The more you drive the more you save [emoticon]

Mine is Caesium Blue with standard wheels, gloss black trim (no chrome).

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And holy ****. You put double the mileage on it as our 3. Covid kinda took the wind out of our sails in the fall.
28,000 in two years. I still go into work every day and have a side job on weekends in addition to general errands. We almost always take the I-Pace over DWs Equinox when running around together. Would have gone to Vegas in November but with Covid ramping up I did not want to be figuring out how to charge or hanging out during. Took the Chevy [emoticon]

The more you drive the more you save [emoticon]

Mine is Caesium Blue with standard wheels, gloss black trim (no chrome).


Nice. There is a black 2019 HE Demo at the local dealer. Great price. Just can’t justify it. I’m mostly retired. Just not worth having two vehicles right now.

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Supply Demand. There are about 300 million vehicles registered in USA. Is there enough power generation capacity (supply) to meet the demand for America to recharge 300 million EVs? Or even 100 million? Or even 50 million? As of 2019 about 1.5 million EVs have been sold, with about half in California.

California is the 3rd largest electricity producer--behind Texas and Florida, and #1 in solar, geothermal and biomass) has rolling blackouts every summer because the demand for electricity exceeds production.

No electricity = no EV


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Supply Demand. There are about 300 million vehicles registered in USA. Is there enough power generation capacity (supply) to meet the demand for America to recharge 300 million EVs? Or even 100 million? Or even 50 million? As of 2019 about 1.5 million EVs have been sold, with about half in California.

California is the 3rd largest electricity producer--behind Texas and Florida, and #1 in solar, geothermal and biomass) has rolling blackouts every summer because the demand for electricity exceeds production.

No electricity = no EV


BC hydro has or had on their website a good breakdown of some of these issues. Basically they explain that if overnight every private light vehicle, (pickups, cars, SUV’s) were to become EV’s overnight the additional load on the grid would go up 19 percent. Since the bulk of the transition is expected to take 30 years they anticipate less than 1 percent loss increase per year for 30 years.

They also anticipate no neighbourhood level issues as it is a slow transition. And the reality most people can have their charging needs filled with a standard 15 amp 120 volt socket. We did it for the first two years of EV ownership. Most commutes are shorter than 50 km and that takes about 8 kw. An easy overnight charge on any 120 volt 15 amp socket.

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