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Re: When Will Electric Cars Become Mainstream?
« Reply #925 on: June 14, 2018, 04:31:06 pm »
PHEVs are crap that OEMs push out to paint themselves and their old ICE tech green.

EVs are the crap Tesla pushes out to paint themselves as greener than green. Who cares, you can't depend on an EV that you know for sure that sooner or later is going to let you stranded somewhere with a flat battery and no plug to recharge in miles around, unlike ICEs.

Meh, put it back in your pants. 5 year Model S driver here.  Never been stranded, not even close. And, I've never heard of anyone being stranded other than that NYT writer that deliberately bricked a loaner model S by ignoring the car saying "plug me in soon" in multiple ways.

There are many stores of Tesla car owners in California getting stranded or days at Lake Tahoe after a storm knocked out the power.  And at Christmas time Tesla owners drove to an outlet mall that only had two charge kept Tesla car owners waiting for hours to get a charge so they could make the trip back home.

And let’s not forget it takes Tesla drivers many hours longer to make the trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco because they keep having to stop to get recharged.  And if power is knocked out they are stranded.  Or if others are charging when they arrive they will have to wait even logger to get a charge.

 
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Re: When Will Electric Cars Become Mainstream?
« Reply #926 on: June 14, 2018, 06:40:07 pm »
Meh, put it back in your pants. 5 year Model S driver here.  Never been stranded, not even close.

That's because most EV owners have a good old ICE too and choose wisely before going out on long trips.
 

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Re: When Will Electric Cars Become Mainstream?
« Reply #927 on: June 14, 2018, 07:15:07 pm »
And let’s not forget it takes Tesla drivers many hours longer to make the trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco because they keep having to stop to get recharged. 

"Hours"? Citation needed.

And ... you're conveniently ignoring all the trips made to gas stations by everybody while Tesla owners are filling up at home.

You don't want a Tesla? Don't buy one!

But wahat's your motivation for going around telling Tesla owners they've made an imaginary mistake? Sounds to me like you be hatin'.

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Re: When Will Electric Cars Become Mainstream?
« Reply #928 on: June 14, 2018, 07:34:38 pm »
And let’s not forget it takes Tesla drivers many hours longer to make the trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco because they keep having to stop to get recharged.
Hours? One 30 minute stop at supercharger is enough to get from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Don't say that you won't make any stops with ICE car to fill the gas tank and to dump waste at gas station.
 

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Re: When Will Electric Cars Become Mainstream?
« Reply #929 on: June 14, 2018, 08:43:16 pm »
Lol, yeah, it's hate speech...



Meanwhile for long trips "away from civilization" better drop a generator in the trunk, just in case.
 

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Re: When Will Electric Cars Become Mainstream?
« Reply #930 on: June 14, 2018, 09:53:23 pm »
And let’s not forget it takes Tesla drivers many hours longer to make the trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco because they keep having to stop to get recharged.
Hours? One 30 minute stop at supercharger is enough to get from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Don't say that you won't make any stops with ICE car to fill the gas tank and to dump waste at gas station.
But that takes a few minutes at maximum. Even less when only changing driver.
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Re: When Will Electric Cars Become Mainstream?
« Reply #931 on: June 14, 2018, 10:36:40 pm »
And let’s not forget it takes Tesla drivers many hours longer to make the trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco because they keep having to stop to get recharged.
Hours? One 30 minute stop at supercharger is enough to get from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Don't say that you won't make any stops with ICE car to fill the gas tank and to dump waste at gas station.
But that takes a few minutes at maximum. Even less when only changing driver.
First of all, not a few minutes. Filling gas and dumping shit will take a bit more. Secondly, good luck driving 600 km with only a few minutes stop. Sure you can do that, the question is if you want to do so. Not to say, you likely will want to eat something as well.
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Re: When Will Electric Cars Become Mainstream?
« Reply #932 on: June 14, 2018, 10:39:47 pm »
Dear Tesla fanboys, for your info:

 

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Re: When Will Electric Cars Become Mainstream?
« Reply #933 on: June 14, 2018, 10:47:29 pm »
Dear Tesla fanboys, for your info:
Please stop polluting this thread with off-topic and off-topic+political videos.
 

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Re: When Will Electric Cars Become Mainstream?
« Reply #934 on: June 14, 2018, 10:48:31 pm »
And let’s not forget it takes Tesla drivers many hours longer to make the trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco because they keep having to stop to get recharged.
Hours? One 30 minute stop at supercharger is enough to get from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Don't say that you won't make any stops with ICE car to fill the gas tank and to dump waste at gas station.
But that takes a few minutes at maximum. Even less when only changing driver.
First of all, not a few minutes. Filling gas and dumping shit will take a bit more. Secondly, good luck driving 600 km with only a few minutes stop. Sure you can do that, the question is if you want to do so. Not to say, you likely will want to eat something as well.
I don't need to shit & eat all day (I'm not a cow). A breakfast and dinner is enough. Travelling 600km takes about 5 to 6 hours so there is more than enough time to do the driving between shitting & eating. Experience has taught me to stay clear from restaurants along the road anyway so we plan dinners around that.
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Re: When Will Electric Cars Become Mainstream?
« Reply #935 on: June 14, 2018, 11:03:45 pm »
I don't need to shit & eat all day (I'm not a cow). A breakfast and dinner is enough. Travelling 600km takes about 5 to 6 hours so there is more than enough time to do the driving. Experience has taught me to stay clear from restaurants along the road anyway so we plan dinners around that.
Talk for yourself. Average people won't miss their lunch just to arrive to destination 10 minutes earlier. Even if you take food with yourself, you are not supposed to eat while driving but if you do, hello Tesla autopilot. Also as you are living in Netherlands, I have my doubts you have to drive anywhere further than 200-300 km.
BTW check some EU laws https://www.gov.uk/drivers-hours/eu-rules. Sure this is not applicable to personal car, but says something.
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Re: When Will Electric Cars Become Mainstream?
« Reply #936 on: June 14, 2018, 11:11:51 pm »
Dear Tesla fanboys, for your info:
Just don't forget that trains and ships have electric motors. Diesel is for generating electricity only. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diesel%E2%80%93electric_transmission
 

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Re: When Will Electric Cars Become Mainstream?
« Reply #937 on: June 14, 2018, 11:51:23 pm »
And that, in spite of 300+ years of industrial development, 90% of the world's electricity is still generated by boiling water :)
Tell me it can't be done and I'll do it. Or die trying.
 
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Re: When Will Electric Cars Become Mainstream?
« Reply #938 on: June 14, 2018, 11:54:14 pm »
I don't need to shit & eat all day (I'm not a cow). A breakfast and dinner is enough. Travelling 600km takes about 5 to 6 hours so there is more than enough time to do the driving. Experience has taught me to stay clear from restaurants along the road anyway so we plan dinners around that.
Talk for yourself. Average people won't miss their lunch just to arrive to destination 10 minutes earlier. Even if you take food with yourself, you are not supposed to eat while driving but if you do, hello Tesla autopilot. Also as you are living in Netherlands, I have my doubts you have to drive anywhere further than 200-300 km.
BTW check some EU laws https://www.gov.uk/drivers-hours/eu-rules. Sure this is not applicable to personal car, but says something.
We drive 600 to 800 km per day regulary on trips across Europe and with two drivers each can have more than enough rest before driving again (I usually take a nap). You can theorize any way you want but in reality waiting / pausing for 40 to 60 minutes along the road just takes time away for doing something useful, dinner and/or sleep. If you want to go from A to B quickly make sure to start with a full stomage, eat a candy bar (like a Snickers) in the afternoon and have dinner at the destination. Been there, done that many times.
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Re: When Will Electric Cars Become Mainstream?
« Reply #939 on: June 15, 2018, 12:29:49 am »
We drive 600 to 800 km per day regulary on trips across Europe and with two drivers each can have more than enough rest before driving again (I usually take a nap).
Then please say how typical is having 2 drivers to avoid having a rest in the middle of the trip?
 

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Re: When Will Electric Cars Become Mainstream?
« Reply #940 on: June 15, 2018, 12:33:51 am »
2 drivers is typical on holidays but not resting at all is a bit strange. Everyone gets tired and wants to stretch their legs or go to the toilet, I wonder how the drivers change seats when not stopping  :)
 

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Re: When Will Electric Cars Become Mainstream?
« Reply #941 on: June 15, 2018, 01:33:39 am »
Everyone gets tired and wants to stretch their legs or go to the toilet, I wonder how the drivers change seats when not stopping  :)
I never wrote that. However going to the toilet or just swapping drivers only takes a very short stop. And how can you get tired from sitting/sleeping in a comfortable car?
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Re: When Will Electric Cars Become Mainstream?
« Reply #942 on: June 15, 2018, 02:37:20 am »
Meh, put it back in your pants. 5 year Model S driver here.  Never been stranded, not even close.

That's because most EV owners have a good old ICE too and choose wisely before going out on long trips.
facts or speculation.  I don't have an ICE to "back me up".  Still never been stranded. Quit making up shit. And those "power out events" also affect ICEs since gas stations need electricity for their pumps.
 

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Re: When Will Electric Cars Become Mainstream?
« Reply #943 on: June 15, 2018, 03:06:28 am »
Meh, put it back in your pants. 5 year Model S driver here.  Never been stranded, not even close.

That's because most EV owners have a good old ICE too and choose wisely before going out on long trips.
facts or speculation.  I don't have an ICE to "back me up".  Still never been stranded. Quit making up shit. And those "power out events" also affect ICEs since gas stations need electricity for their pumps.
Most EV owners don't have a car with the range of a Tesla. They have something like a Leaf. The Leaf does seem popular as a second car for a family, and its range is a good match for that application. I doubt its very common for both cars in a 2 car family to be making a long trip on the same day.
 

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Re: When Will Electric Cars Become Mainstream?
« Reply #944 on: June 15, 2018, 03:18:13 am »
We drive 600 to 800 km per day regulary on trips across Europe and with two drivers each can have more than enough rest before driving again (I usually take a nap).
Then please say how typical is having 2 drivers to avoid having a rest in the middle of the trip?
With two kids, 400km, then an hour stop then 300km is the absolute max we can do.
I drive relaxed, so i actually reach constructors ranges in ICE cars, so an 85 or 90kwh Tesla S would actually cover my needs.
I had a coworker with a 75 S who would get way over 400kmh on a charge, but that’s Antwerp traffic for you, 60kmh average on the motorway...
I'm electronically illiterate
 

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Re: When Will Electric Cars Become Mainstream?
« Reply #945 on: June 15, 2018, 03:19:19 am »
Meh, put it back in your pants. 5 year Model S driver here.  Never been stranded, not even close.

That's because most EV owners have a good old ICE too and choose wisely before going out on long trips.
facts or speculation.  I don't have an ICE to "back me up".  Still never been stranded. Quit making up shit. And those "power out events" also affect ICEs since gas stations need electricity for their pumps.
Most EV owners don't have a car with the range of a Tesla. They have something like a Leaf. The Leaf does seem popular as a second car for a family, and its range is a good match for that application. I doubt its very common for both cars in a 2 car family to be making a long trip on the same day.
The claim confronted was particularly about Tesla drivers being stranded and spending multiple hours in charging to drive 600km. As of Nissan Leaf, there are more Tesla cars sold than those. Production of Tesla is also ramping up hugely right now.
 

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Re: When Will Electric Cars Become Mainstream?
« Reply #946 on: June 15, 2018, 03:27:42 am »
But that takes a few minutes at maximum. Even less when only changing driver.

"Only changing driver"?  :-DD   :-DD  :-DD

Sounds like somebody needs an autopilot.
 

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Re: When Will Electric Cars Become Mainstream?
« Reply #947 on: June 15, 2018, 10:35:24 am »
And let’s not forget it takes Tesla drivers many hours longer to make the trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco because they keep having to stop to get recharged.
Hours? One 30 minute stop at supercharger is enough to get from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Don't say that you won't make any stops with ICE car to fill the gas tank and to dump waste at gas station.

Not according to Tesla owners.  They have to make multiple stops for that trips and they can be screwed if there’s an accident or road work with a detour.   
 

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Re: When Will Electric Cars Become Mainstream?
« Reply #948 on: June 15, 2018, 10:42:07 am »
I'm curious and couldn't find any useful information online - what's the hit on range for an EV if you take a 3-hour trip in the southern US in the middle of the summer while running the A/C (typically 100% of the time)? Or heating the car in the depths of winter in the mid-West?
Tell me it can't be done and I'll do it. Or die trying.
 

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Re: When Will Electric Cars Become Mainstream?
« Reply #949 on: June 15, 2018, 06:56:08 pm »
Not according to Tesla owners.  They have to make multiple stops for that trips and they can be screwed if there’s an accident or road work with a detour.

Evidence? Doug doesn't need no pesky evidence.  :-DD
 


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