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foreverfan 02-28-2013 10:52 PM

Tesla Electric Car.... This Changes Everything
 
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Fast Forward to 2013 and its earlier problems behind it, the Tesla Motor Company is launching its latest car; the Tesla Model S, a revolutionary $50,000 all-electric car which is now selling in the US.

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foreverfan 02-28-2013 10:57 PM

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http://gas2.org/files/2011/11/tesla-model-s-2.jpg
http://blogs.cars.com/.a/6a00d83451b...9802970c-800wi

Crusader 03-01-2013 03:49 AM

Re: Tesla Electric Car.... This Changes Everything
 
I would love to have that blue one if could have afforded it.

SloMotion 03-01-2013 05:23 AM

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It sure does change everything ... Tesla is the one company that can competently design/build/market an electric car to the masses. I just need them to build something big enough to pull a small boat, :mrgreen:.

dam1953 03-01-2013 09:44 AM

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1. Recent developments in oil and gas exploration, drilling and production promise to make the US energy independent before the end of the decade.
2. Fracking technology promises to make oil and gas cheap and plentiful well into the future.
3. The US is not in the top-10 suppliers of lithium, the material used in today’s most advanced batteries. China is a major supplier of lithium.
4. Lithium mining operations in developing countries is creating severe environmental damage.
5. Coal, which supplies 42% of US power, is considered environmentally unfriendly.
6. Nuclear, which supplies 19% of US power, is considered too dangerous after the Japanese tsunami and new plant construction is highly unlikely. Furthermore, there is no plan for disposing/storing highly dangerous nuclear waste.
7. Hydro, which supplies 8% of US power, is considered environmentally unfriendly.
8. Wind power is beginning to demonstrate considerable, negative environmental and health impacts.
9. Considering purchase price and efficiency CNG vehicles are likely more energy and environmentally friendly that even the best EV.
10. Electric vehicles have a very limited cruising range. If the US moves toward newer diesel engine technology the efficiency differential between EVs and fossil fueled vehicle (FFV) will become even greater. It is highly unlikely that EVs will ever match fossil fuels in this performance category.
11. Numerous studies show that due to battery life limitations the resale value of EV’s will be essentially the same as that of a FFV with a blown engine. Considering that replacement battery cost is approximately 40% of the cost of many new EV’s the resale value is projected to be near “0”.

So, why are we spending billions subsidizing the development of EVs.

SmashMouth 03-01-2013 10:14 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by dam1953 (Post 482897)
1. Recent developments in oil and gas exploration, drilling and production promise to make the US energy independent before the end of the decade.
2. Fracking technology promises to make oil and gas cheap and plentiful well into the future.
3. The US is not in the top-10 suppliers of lithium, the material used in todayís most advanced batteries. China is a major supplier of lithium.
4. Lithium mining operations in developing countries is creating severe environmental damage.
5. Coal, which supplies 42% of US power, is considered environmentally unfriendly.
6. Nuclear, which supplies 19% of US power, is considered too dangerous after the Japanese tsunami and new plant construction is highly unlikely. Furthermore, there is no plan for disposing/storing highly dangerous nuclear waste.
7. Hydro, which supplies 8% of US power, is considered environmentally unfriendly.
8. Wind power is beginning to demonstrate considerable, negative environmental and health impacts.
9. Considering purchase price and efficiency CNG vehicles are likely more energy and environmentally friendly that even the best EV.
10. Electric vehicles have a very limited cruising range. If the US moves toward newer diesel engine technology the efficiency differential between EVs and fossil fueled vehicle (FFV) will become even greater. It is highly unlikely that EVs will ever match fossil fuels in this performance category.
11. Numerous studies show that due to battery life limitations the resale value of EVís will be essentially the same as that of a FFV with a blown engine. Considering that replacement battery cost is approximately 40% of the cost of many new EVís the resale value is projected to be near ď0Ē.

So, why are we spending billions subsidizing the development of EVs.

Exactly .... although a cool technology. Tesla Motors markets a car most of us cannot afford, particularly the one we would all want, the extended range variant.

OTOH, Hydrogen is a better alternative. Honda has been having a model for lease for 2-3 years. But there is alas no infrastructure planned for this better solution, a greener solution I might add, for the overly large expensive batteries used in EV's are a tree-hugger's ecofriendly nightmare.

Honda FCX Clarity Overview - Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle - Site

Danno 03-01-2013 10:47 AM

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Where does the electricy come from to charge these cars?

foreverfan 03-01-2013 01:58 PM

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Did anyone bother to watch the video?

Danno 03-01-2013 02:45 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by foreverfan (Post 482942)
Did anyone bother to watch the video?

There was a video?

foreverfan 03-01-2013 05:33 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Danno (Post 482943)
There was a video?

See the first Picture for the YouTube Video.

http://all4myboys.files.wordpress.co...-cat.jpg?w=470


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