Electric cars 'will be cheaper than conventional vehicles by 2022'

  • metta

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    Feb 27, 2016 2:20 AM GMT
    Electric cars 'will be cheaper than conventional vehicles by 2022'

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/electric-cars-will-be-cheaper-than-conventional-vehicles-by-2022/ar-BBq2sZk
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    Feb 27, 2016 3:23 AM GMT
    Tesla already beat ya to it with the Model C.
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    Feb 27, 2016 3:36 AM GMT
    Perhaps so, and I wouldn't object to that. But I see some real-world problems that need to be addressed.

    One for me is condo living, same as apartment dwellers. Where do we plug in our cars? How about college students living in dorms? Or military in barracks? Where do we find a plug-in, and how is that billed? Or do we only get a charge at a station?

    I'm sure that can be solved, but first it must be. As far as charging times, I know Tesla, and others, are developing rapid charging abilities. And an infrastructure of charging stations can be built, which Tesla is already doing.

    Then there's the issue of the added load to the electrical power grid, and generating capacity. That, too, can be solved. And as power plants become cleaner (despite US Republican opposition), so will the environmental impact of electric cars become less.

    So that I see this issue as multifactorial: not just a matter of can practical electric cars be built, but an entire system to support them, as well, so we can use electric cars like we do gasoline (petrol) cars today.
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    Feb 27, 2016 3:55 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Art_Deco saidPerhaps so, and I wouldn't object to that. But I see some real-world problems that need to be addressed

    "Real world" and the automated Metta unit which is housed in a secured, gated community just don't compute.

    First of all, metta is no more an "automated unit" than you are, when you simply spam Right Wing articles at a dizzying pace, often a dozen or more at the rate of 1 a minute. Now THAT'S a good definition of automated. And does pose the question of who's feeding you this Right Wing propaganda in batches. That you don't have the good sense to parcel out, instead of dumping it here all at once, like... dare I say it? ...a southbeach unit.

    Second, how do you know WHERE metta lives? And how did you learn that? Do you have similar information on all of us? I know you acquired some personal info on me in the past to post here (a lot of it outdated), and were suspended for it. By the previous Owner/Admin.
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    Feb 27, 2016 6:35 AM GMT
    Who wants cheap.....I want fasssst
  • psustud

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    Feb 29, 2016 1:31 PM GMT
    I think there will be fast options too. (Hybrids tend to be slower, but lately full electric has already been fast in quite a few models even outside of tesla).


    2Bnaked saidWho wants cheap.....I want fasssst
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    Feb 29, 2016 3:53 PM GMT
    2Bnaked saidWho wants cheap.....I want fasssst



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    Feb 29, 2016 4:42 PM GMT
    junk icons of the 1980's and thing you grew up with can change . For example:
    a while back a gaggle of shoppers loading up carts at HomeDepot with incandescent bulbs the day before Obama made them illegal. The same incandescent bulb that took 60watts now runs on 7watts. Why even bother to turn the new LED bulbs off anymore? Life continuesicon_rolleyes.gif

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    Feb 29, 2016 5:53 PM GMT
    What needs to happen is to lift cars off the road, to save the wildlife population from becoming roadkill.
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    Feb 29, 2016 6:55 PM GMT
    pellaz saidjunk icons of the 1980's and thing you grew up with can change . For example:
    a while back a gaggle of shoppers loading up carts at HomeDepot with incandescent bulbs the day before Obama made them illegal. The same incandescent bulb that took 60watts now runs on 7 watts. Why even bother to turn the new LED bulbs off anymore? Life continuesicon_rolleyes.gif

    When I moved in with my husband 9 years ago (SB alert) I started changing all the light bulbs to energy efficient. And making other energy saving steps. A big one was replacing the old central A/C with a more modern unit with an Energy Star rating (or whatever it's called) for a discount from the energy company. I also tossed the old CRT TVs for lower-energy HD flat screens.

    Result: the electric bill was cut in half. And that's with 2 adults living there, versus 1, causing greater hot water usage, more cooking, 2 desktop computers running, etc.Yet still the overall electric bill dropped. I'd like to see even more reduction.
  • charlitos666

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    Feb 29, 2016 8:59 PM GMT
    That's just useless information for a forum with an average age of 82.












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