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Biggest Reason Why People Aren’t Buying
Electric Cars Revealed in New Survey

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Posted By: earlybird, 7/13/2022 8:17:40 PM

A survey discovered that charging logistics is the primary reason why Americans aren’t buying electric vehicles. Consumer Reports, which said it surveyed around 8,000 Americans, found that 61 percent said they wouldn’t seek to own an electric vehicle because of charging logistics while 55 percent cited the number of miles a vehicle can go per charge. Another 52 percent said that the costs of buying and maintaining an electric vehicle are cost-prohibitive. Another 46 percent of the respondents stated they have not heard of any financial incentives available for owners of electric vehicles.


Duh. We could have told them that…. Drivers need readily avilable charging at home and wherever else they want to go. And then there’s the matter of the ungodly expensive battery if and when it must be replaced. No, no and no.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: bamboozle 7/13/2022 8:19:36 PM (No. 1215595)
To say nothing of fire danger
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Blizzard 7/13/2022 8:26:17 PM (No. 1215602)
I'm a big NO because they are pushing EVs so hard. Anything they want this bad, you know they're all making bank on it at our expense in money and convenience. We have more than enough oil/gas for the foreseeable future.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Axeman 7/13/2022 8:33:42 PM (No. 1215605)
If I need it and need it NOW to do anything and everything I expect it to do, and it's always ready, then I will consider it.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Ribicon 7/13/2022 8:36:45 PM (No. 1215608)
How about because from personal experience, they know rechargeable batteries fail, often rendering appliances and tools useless well before they should have work out, with the option being to buy an entirely new tool or buy outlandishly expensive replacement batteries? Electric toothbrushes do the same thing.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: rochow 7/13/2022 8:55:36 PM (No. 1215616)
A charged car supposedly was to drive 120 or 160 miles. It gave up the ghost after 85!! I am supposed to buy that? Now you have to find a hotel/motel if on the road and charge the thing for how many hours just to crawl a few more miles again??? Not happening. As # 1 said, huge fire danger as well. They are also very heavy, and I read somewhere that eventually all the extra weight is going to destroy our roads. So, this is 'environmentally' really very productive to rip up roads and rebuild??? Right! Not!!!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Calico Al 7/13/2022 8:57:56 PM (No. 1215619)
If the battery dies when your out in Nowaresville, where do you get a can of electric?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: TLCary 7/13/2022 9:03:52 PM (No. 1215624)
BMW just implemented its $ 18/month or (what a bargain $180 a year) subscription service to use your seat warmers. Not making this up. Various brands have started doing that with accessories. They start out at $0 and then when you don't need it (heated seats in the summer) change the rate. When your butt is cold you call THEM and find yourself asking to pay them to use it. Now, imagine what the future holds with the self-driving all-electric vehicle that you "own". Let's call it the "Freedom Subscription", (if you can afford it)... Canceled by the Woke Corporation at their discression (Lucianne.Com posters need not apply).
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Reply 8 - Posted by: ROLFNader 7/13/2022 9:07:33 PM (No. 1215627)
The 1909 Baker Electric was in production for about 14 years. They didn't have many charging 'stations' back then ,either. But it could go 200 miles on a single charge ( but only at 12 mph.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Zeek Wolfe 7/13/2022 9:08:30 PM (No. 1215628)
A neighbor has a Nissan Leaf, I think thats a Japanese electric...never saw it up close and personal. I have heard her talk about the car and the problems of distance and recharging. She is, uh, a little disappointed at owning an electric car, to say the least.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Quigley 7/13/2022 9:16:15 PM (No. 1215633)
Where do you charge it if you park in the street? Or in the parking garage of your condo? Will hotels have one for each guest? The logistics for 330 million people is beyond the reach of these fools. I met one of the little ones once. In the 1980s he had been involved in regional planning for city/urban development in the US and then moved to europe where he helped plan large metropolitan areas. He said they had really screwed up the planning in the 1980s, sort of guffawing about it it in an upper class sort of way- like “that’s one on us.” Like a surgeon guffawing about having cut off the wrong leg.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: downnout 7/13/2022 9:20:02 PM (No. 1215635)
No need to worry if the battery needs a charge while you’re on the road. I understand lots of tow truck companies and road assistance organizations now have gasoline or diesel generators they tow around to help the EVs that need charging. (We won’t talk about the gas and diesel being made from GASP(!) fossil fuels….
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Reply 12 - Posted by: SALady 7/13/2022 9:20:21 PM (No. 1215636)
Until they can come up with the technology to rapidly and fully charge an electric car in 10 minutes or less, and they have those chargers at every gas station in this country, they are totally and completely useless unless you are driving 100% of the time around your own city and can fully charge them overnight every night. For road trips and vacations, they are 100% useless!!!! I have a buddy who works for Tesla. He drives a really nice Tesla with all the bells and whistles around town and loves it. But he also has a Toyota Highlander (6-cylinder gas guzzler) that he takes on vacations, hunting trips, road trips, visiting his family (800 miles away), etc. That speaks volumes.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Marzon 7/13/2022 9:46:23 PM (No. 1215649)
Until it will charge in the 5 minutes it takes to fill my tank with gas and reliably go the 350 miles that tank will take me, I'm not interested.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Californian 7/13/2022 10:01:19 PM (No. 1215653)
Right tool for the job. My EV is the best car I've ever had for commuting to work, driving around town, etc. My gas guzzler is the best car I've ever had for everything else. Some facts: 1) a Tesla model 3 weighs about 4000 lbs. No, it is not destroying the roads. Most pickups are heavier. The roads are fine. 2) the battery has a 10 year warranty. Sell it at year 9. I've never owned a car 9 years anyway 3) battery fires are horrible and most fire departments don't know how to put them out but they do not occur in EV any more than gas cars 4) the Leaf. It was obviously a piece of junk when it was first built. There are plenty of horrible gas cars, too 5) what happens when you tap out in nowheresville? See above, do not take the car there. That's what your gas car is for. 6) it isn't for everyone. If you don't have easy access to chargers... don't get one. It's not hard to figure out. 7) logic and facts are critical to rational decision making
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Ribicon 7/13/2022 10:23:58 PM (No. 1215663)
Sure, just buy two cars. One for the work commute and another for weekend road trips. Pay a pile for liability and collision on both, and have garage space available for the extra vehicle. Why not also buy a big pickup truck in case you need to haul something, and a passenger van or SUV in case you need to drive a number of people around?
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Reply 16 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan 7/13/2022 10:24:00 PM (No. 1215664)
In the winter, those battery charges will have to be much more frequent, if you want heat. I won't ever get one. Global warming/climate change is a HOAX!! The left is using it as an excuse to control every aspect of life for we little people, while they still globe trot on their private jets. Don't be a sucker. And who is going to buy a 9 yr. old EV when everyone knows the batteries die at 10 years?
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Reply 17 - Posted by: LadyChurchillUSA 7/13/2022 10:37:17 PM (No. 1215668)
Where is Ralph Nader when you need him? Why is no one talking about these little exploding time bombs? Does anyone in Congress know that the Germans won't let you park one of these toxic dumps in their indoor parking garages? Why is no one talking about what happens to these batteries in any kind of an accident? How about the battery explodes and releases toxic fumes and not to mention the fire depts can't put these little fires out. And try to dispose of the carcass when it is done burning. There is no place to take them. This should be in every paper in the country. Do you really want your children riding one of these deathtraps?
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Reply 18 - Posted by: William A. Hollerman 7/13/2022 10:46:14 PM (No. 1215671)
COST and no range is a bad combination. I live in Louisiana where we have to evacuate for yearly hurricanes. An EV will NEVER NEVER be practical here without a range of at least 500 miles.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Hard Nard 7/13/2022 10:48:06 PM (No. 1215676)
And nobody is talking about the used EV market either. You could be buying someones' headache hat they just traded off. For example - I was parts manager at a Nissan dealership. A customer called saying she had just bought a used Leaf EV at a terrific price. Needed a price on a replacement battery pack - hers would only hold a charge for 40 miles. Price without installation (which had to be done by the dealer) was $9900.00 dollars! And had ZERO markup or profit for the dealer (we were expected to do the job at cost for "customer satisfaction"). The lady declined, said she'd probably try to sell it and get her money back. Thing is this same car had been on several car lots around our area and every one of them had called for battery pricing, then turned around and sold the vehicle at an auto auction to get away from the "problem". Used EVs should have huge neon signs staying "AVOID AT ALL COSTS".
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Reply 20 - Posted by: bobn.t 7/13/2022 10:52:17 PM (No. 1215680)
Cause we don't want them.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: DVC 7/14/2022 12:46:14 AM (No. 1215718)
I'm an engineer who did his master's degree thesis on hybrid electric vehicles. I know exactly how and why electric vehicles work and DON'T work. I am somewhat of an expert on the topic, and there is NOTHING that they can do to make me purchase an electric vehicle. Expensive, short ranged, slow to charge, expensive to add a decent charger to your home, and a fire hazard. Massive disaster in ALL WAYS. There is nothing that an electric vehicle does better than a good gasoline vehicle.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: EJKrausJr 7/14/2022 3:46:59 AM (No. 1215743)
Electric cars run on fossil fuel, coal and natural gas that fuel the power plants that produce the electricity. They are not green, period. They are not as efficient as petroleum run cars. The EV infrastructure is non existent, period. Internal combustion vehicle infrastructure took a hundred years to get to the way it is now. EV's are bad for the environment.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: ARKfamily 7/14/2022 6:05:01 AM (No. 1215784)
Just the cost to purchase one of them. . .
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Reply 24 - Posted by: mariboo72 7/14/2022 6:37:40 AM (No. 1215794)
Overall, environmentally they are more damaging than fossil fuels. Same with wind and solar energy.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: skacmar 7/14/2022 6:51:32 AM (No. 1215799)
#14 is 100% correct. Unfortunately, the green warriors always forget your point #7: (7) logic and facts are critical to rational decision making) in their push to force electric vehicles and get rid of fossil fuel vehicles. It is all or none to them.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: F15 Gork 7/14/2022 7:03:02 AM (No. 1215809)
No, the real reason is that they suck!
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Reply 27 - Posted by: privateer 7/14/2022 7:05:22 AM (No. 1215810)
As is thoroughly and accurately described in previous comments, EVs are utterly impractical, and for most people, and in most usages, impossible. SO...why are the Red Aristocrats (US Global Commie Elites) pushing them on us SO hard? I can think of two reasons: 1) they really want our freedom severely limited; accomplished by the inability to travel freely, and the exorbitant costs EVs would impose. 2) in various hidden ways, they all intend to accrue vast sums of filthy lucre from foisting these golf carts on the American People. Remember GE and curly light bulbs? Inadequate, inconvenient, more expensive and with dangerous waste end result.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Strike3 7/14/2022 7:05:37 AM (No. 1215811)
I like the sound of a good gasoline-powered motor. If I wanted to hear humming I would buy an electric toothbrush. The fact that the government is pushing me to do something I don't want to do is enough to refuse them. The only thing they are pushing harder is the COVID clot shot and look how great that is. Clowns do not run the circus, businessmen do. The EV industry will die except for tiny around-town vehicles. We don't have the money or sufficient electrical capacity for a proper infrastructure. When they can build a two-liter atomic reactor I might reconsider giving up my ICE engines.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: udanja99 7/14/2022 7:12:58 AM (No. 1215817)
#2, that’s exactly the reason I have refused to get any covid jabs at all. If Hollywood, the media and the government are pushing it this hard, I want no part of it. As to EVs, rain forests are being torn down in order to mine the lithium used for the batteries. Seems like it wasn’t that long ago that saving the rain forests was the number one priority of the eco-terrorists.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: rytwng 7/14/2022 7:17:43 AM (No. 1215821)
If they can make one that will run on three AA batteries it may work .
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Reply 31 - Posted by: msjena 7/14/2022 7:28:35 AM (No. 1215827)
Democrats’ response: Let them ride bikes!
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Reply 32 - Posted by: bpl40 7/14/2022 7:40:11 AM (No. 1215841)
All EVs people see right now are brand new. That is what they are evaluating. Let them get say five to seven years old and no one will touch these contraptions for any price.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: homefry 7/14/2022 7:48:19 AM (No. 1215849)
They are impractical. If I lived and worked in some big city, new york of chicago, which would NEVER happen...But if I did, an electric car might work out.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: samoasam 7/14/2022 8:12:52 AM (No. 1215874)
Simply put, you have to be rich to buy one (cause you need to buy an Internal Combustible Engine (ICE) to be your primary car) or you are a fool. Furthermore, EVs are ridiculously costly, And they are not economical, not reliable, not environmentally sound, require child labor to mine the lithium, graphite, and other minerals required in those batteries, and puts the US beholding to Communist China for the rare minerals. It’s a hoax that the Left is pushing under their utterly preposterous Global Warming, Climate Ruse to control the American people.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: Clinger 7/14/2022 8:18:59 AM (No. 1215881)
They missed the #1 reason. Surrendering your right to move about freely to centralized control. Just wait, and see the pattern: when government healthcare rides on the back of the private system they can tout cost control to justify ending the private system, then look out. Same here, once you have no choice look the hell out.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 7/14/2022 8:25:25 AM (No. 1215890)
But - - these electric crapolas have no trouble covering an 18-hole golf course. Maybe that's the best way to use them. FORE !!!
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Reply 37 - Posted by: lakerman1 7/14/2022 8:26:54 AM (No. 1215891)
#4 and #15, in a related matter, the VA has issued a set of rechargeable hearing aids to me. I really appreciate that, after being gouged on prices for hearing aids I had to pay out of pocket. But I guess I deserve them to compensate for flight line work while doing crash and rescue stuff. I put the two hearing aids into the charger at the same time every night. And the left hearing aid battery dies at 11 AM the next day- sometimes, but not predictably. That means I have to carry a back up set of hearing aids, especially during the most important time - deer hunting. I will have to return the hearing aids to the VA for service, but I will not trust those batteries ever again. And I know, ahead of time, that supply chain problems exist for repair parts for my hearing aids. The VA has given a heads up on that. I can't even imagine dealing with EV batteries and charging and defects.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: MickTurn 7/14/2022 8:29:05 AM (No. 1215896)
Buy an electric car and go out in a BLAZE, Literally, of GLORY!
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Reply 39 - Posted by: bigfatslob 7/14/2022 8:40:07 AM (No. 1215917)
The pinnacle of electric transportation was reached when the golf cart was invented it ended there. The golf cart was meant for the greens of the golf course not the interstate. There are no free meals and there's no free electricity. An internal combustion engine will range far and wide with much less expense if we are energy independent. Anything FJB is for I'm against. Let's go Brandon.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: RWPollock 7/14/2022 9:02:49 AM (No. 1215944)
Why electric cars for everyone is a stupid idea: 1. Tha batteries have a 3 year programmed obsolescence costing thousands to replace 2. Charging stations or lack there of. My condo has no such plans to put them in place nor do most apartment complexes. 3. The mileage per charge is pathetic 4. Time to charge is pathetic 5. The cars are too expensive 6. There is not enough lithium in the world to supply the demand of all households having an electric car 7. The chemical lithium compounds needed in the batteries cannot be recycled. Dead batteries are a horrible pollutant 8. The electric grid cannot handle the load plus the electric grid in the country for the most part is fossil fuel powered. Are we saving anything on emissions?
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Reply 41 - Posted by: red1066 7/14/2022 9:07:32 AM (No. 1215948)
My personal reason besides the cost, is the amount of time it takes to charge one of these things as opposed to putting gas in the car. One can pull into a gas station and fill the tank and be on your way in a matter of minutes. Try that with your Chinese battery electric car. Not to mention there is from what I've seen, no standard plug for every electric car. Seems the car manufacturers never got together and decided one plug design fits every car.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: Rinktum 7/14/2022 9:19:01 AM (No. 1215968)
It’s fairly obvious that the vast majority of Americans are not lemmings who believe every boondoggle theory that democrats want to force upon us. Common sense tells us the country does not have the infrastructure ready to make this work. Wanting and wishing collides with reality and truth when you irrationally embrace an idea that is politically motivated.
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Reply 43 - Posted by: paral04 7/14/2022 9:25:31 AM (No. 1215975)
Have the "Greenies" thought about how all these spent lithium batteries will be disposed. The pollution impact? I think not. As others have said. It is another way to control us because after this Covid exercise they have found out how many sheep we have living here.
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Reply 44 - Posted by: marbles 7/14/2022 9:28:03 AM (No. 1215978)
We have an abundance of oil in America. Enough for hundreds of years. The earth is an oil producing machine. "Fossil fuels " is a misnomer that left likes to use with the implication that were going to run out of dead dinosaurs and that oil is the energy of the past , " green" is the now. Cheap energy provides freedom of movement. It keep the price of everything that we use ( it's all trucked in ) stable and relatively low. "Green " is a scheme . The biggest scam ever. The higher ups know that it's worthless, the dumb base have taken to it as their all encompassing religion. It's purpose is to destroy our lives.
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Reply 45 - Posted by: Marzipan4 7/14/2022 9:34:30 AM (No. 1215990)
I agree with the comment to switch everyone to motorcycles. Very fuel efficient and my husband swears by the health benefits. He says he drops at least thirty years each time he is riding his…
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Reply 46 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 7/14/2022 9:46:30 AM (No. 1216002)
Who wouldn't want to pay more and get less, while ruining the environment digging up the landscape for lithium. And a fire hazard as a bonus. Idiots who want to gain status with their liberal friends!
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Reply 47 - Posted by: rikkitikki 7/14/2022 9:46:46 AM (No. 1216003)
My number 1 reason for no EVs: they generate more CO2 per vehicle over their entire lives than the ICEs they replace. In other words, EVs are worse for the environment (must include generating and transporting the electricity to charge them, mining the Lithium/Cobalt/Nickel for their batteries, recycling those batteries, etc etc etc) But on top of that, why would I choose to wait 8 hrs for a charge, if I could find a charging station, when I can fill up my ICE in 10 min?
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Reply 48 - Posted by: moebellini3 7/14/2022 9:49:28 AM (No. 1216007)
And where is the extra power it would take to support all of these electric cars. The power grid cannot support it and we don't have the infrastructure in place. Some states are already experiencing brownouts and they are pushing for electric vehicles which is total insanity. Got it...
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Reply 49 - Posted by: Rock 7/14/2022 10:05:04 AM (No. 1216015)
To say nothing of WHO controls the power grid? That's the scariest part for me.
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Reply 50 - Posted by: binar 7/14/2022 10:09:14 AM (No. 1216019)
Battery golf cart is a wonderful thing. super-sizing it to a car isn't panning out go figure!
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Reply 51 - Posted by: Starlifter Nav 7/14/2022 11:06:13 AM (No. 1216089)
Motorcycles..... a truly excellent tool for population reduction. (Not to mention a bumper supply of donor hearts and lungs). One electric car may weigh 4000 pounds, but most passenger vehicles are closer to half that. If EVERYONE were driving electric vehicles the wear and tear on roads would accelerate accordingly. And IF a battery gas a ten year life " I'll sell it at nine".... You think no one else knows that? Who's gonna buy it? Would you? Considering how difficult the batteries are to dispose of you may have to pay thousands just to have it taken away. Ummmmm....... "No."
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Reply 52 - Posted by: SweetSweetback 7/14/2022 11:07:18 AM (No. 1216091)
Two of my colleagues suffered fires in their garages; yet, both dolts went out and bought replacement Teslas. I wouldn’t want one because I love my house intact and because when the grid goes out (like in TX) and what happens here in So CAL on a semi-regular basis in the summer or during Santa Ana winds, you aren’t going anywhere! Give me my Ford F-350 and my ‘69 Charger anytime!
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Reply 53 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 7/14/2022 11:18:07 AM (No. 1216104)
Would have thought price would be number 1 consideration. At this point in the game, I would not make an EV my only car, and I have no intention of having two. Check back in 5 to 10 years to see where the infrastructure and technology stands.
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Reply 54 - Posted by: Old Army Vet 7/14/2022 11:20:01 AM (No. 1216106)
If I need to go somewhere I don't want to have to wait on my vehicle to be ready, I want it ready at all times. EVs do not meet that condition. There are many many other factors to consider but that is one of the most concerned. What about an emergency involving your children and your EV is charging or needs charging because it only has 8 miles left and you children are ten miles away. Not good. Also, I don't trust the government when it is pushing something so very hard.
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Reply 55 - Posted by: nerdowell 7/14/2022 11:39:39 AM (No. 1216136)
EVs don't work right now because everybody's still thinking inside the box. The first thing we need to dispense with is the idea of a car; instead of a device with four wheels designed for a ribbon of asphalt, think "transportation device" , encompassing all modes of travel and optimize accordingly: For example, with a few extra alternators and solar collectors cars could become energy production modules. Drivers would need to stop periodically, not to recharge, but to contribute some of the excess energy into the electric grid, for which they would be compensated with toll vouchers. Also, those solar panels extending beyond the body could serve as wings. Drivers could then simply fly over traffic jams at toll booths as the battery overheats and detonates. Remember the Volkswagon bug? They could float. Imagine, bridges and ferries made obsolete, almost overnight. With a little design innovation and ingenuity provided by our academic powerhouses, murphy beds could be integrated, transforming the car into a primary residence. This would solve the increasingly acute problem of homelessness as apartment rents escalate. Finally, consider the physical and emotional benefits: Walking is the best form of exercise according to most medical experts. Americans would enjoy many opportunities for extended walks, and good reason to engage in this healthy activity. Again, think "transportation," instead of merely "driving." Open your brain.
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Reply 56 - Posted by: RISailor 7/14/2022 12:00:14 PM (No. 1216163)
Local Wegmans supermarket has two EV charging parking spaces nearest store. When I shop, stations are seldom in use. Never see a Tesla, only low priced hybrids. Not sure what this means, other than low demand around here, an upper middle class area - Northborough MA.
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Reply 57 - Posted by: ConservativeYankee 7/14/2022 12:03:52 PM (No. 1216167)
I have below zero interest and don't keep up with the Joneses. I'll be damned if I'm going to bow or cave to what this administration bullies, says, sells, or wants us to do.
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Reply 58 - Posted by: broken01 7/14/2022 12:06:18 PM (No. 1216168)
The biggest reason why is they like CNN suck. Next question.
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Reply 59 - Posted by: Yo Yo 7/14/2022 12:23:57 PM (No. 1216183)
In February and April, my wife and I took two road trips from the Denver area to the Southern California coast in our SUV. It's a 1200-mile trip each way. We tried to imagine how anyone could possibly make such a trip in any sort of timely manner when you A) have to stop every 250-300 miles to recharge, B) the time it takes to recharge (a half hour or more at the very most efficient), C) finding a recharge station traveling the vast open spaces of New Mexico, Arizona and the California desert and D) getting a space at such a limited recharging station when you pull in. I figure such a trip would take about 5 or 6 days each way. It's hard for me to believe anyone could do it much faster. They're only good for in-town use.
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Reply 60 - Posted by: TexaTucky 7/14/2022 12:46:47 PM (No. 1216217)
It's not scientific sounding or fact based, but my bias against them is that it seems like it's mainly asshoze who drive them.
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Reply 61 - Posted by: Zumkopf 7/14/2022 1:14:09 PM (No. 1216252)
In many ways, electric cars are analogous to horses for transportation: limited range, extended recovery/recharge time, expensive infrastructure required at base location, externalities from use (manure for the latter, environmental devastation making batteries for the former), subject to discomfort, dysfunction and even death in extreme hot or cold weather. Those are the same reasons automobiles and trucks replaced horses.
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Reply 62 - Posted by: farmwife 7/14/2022 1:36:51 PM (No. 1216277)
I live in rural Montana. I have a perfectly good gasoline powered car. Not interested in the latest fad.
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Reply 63 - Posted by: clevkay 7/14/2022 2:42:30 PM (No. 1216339)
Having worked in the electrical generation, transmission & distribution business for 40+ years, I can say without any doubt that there is not enough reliable electrical generation resources to charge all the electric vehicles that the uninformed, unqualified new green deal environmental religious zealots believe can replace gasoline or diesel fired vehicles. Reliable resources of generation does not include wind, solar or any other so called renewable energy which will never replace abundant and reliable generation from hydro or coal/natural gas/nuclear fired steam generation plants. There is an irrational push to reduce reliable resources of generation for the sake of a false climate change narrative while at the same time increase electrical demand that would be required to charge all of those batteries that store energy, not generate it. This is a disaster in the making and it will completely destroy the economy of our country if attempted. We simply can not afford it in many ways.
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Reply 64 - Posted by: DustDevil31 7/14/2022 2:44:06 PM (No. 1216341)
Keeping my F150. A truck can be a car but a car cannot be a truck. Done.
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Reply 65 - Posted by: mindsport 7/14/2022 2:44:43 PM (No. 1216343)
AND if you live in a Northern State your miles per charge can be cut in half by cold weather, as the heater works off the battery too.
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Reply 66 - Posted by: janjan 7/14/2022 3:21:23 PM (No. 1216375)
The technology is under developed. The cars are extremely expensive. They take too long to charge. There is no infrastructure for charging and it’s not free. There will be a lot of profit on the chargers and electricity. Our aging power grids already cannot keep up with demand. They are very inconvenient for long trips. We are a long way from electric cars being viable.
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Reply 67 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 7/14/2022 3:44:51 PM (No. 1216389)
Here in the wide-open spaces of Colorado, an electric car is a total joke. What a waste of time and money. I have a firm picture of a family trying to get home to Denver from the ski areas in the mountains and they end up freezing to death alongside the road after their car batteries go dead. Yeap. Brilliant, once again, lefties.
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Reply 68 - Posted by: rocket-j-squirrel 7/14/2022 3:51:07 PM (No. 1216395)
Well, the mainest reason I don't buy one of those cars is because they don't have a rack in the back for two sets of clubs and the front console lacks the prerequisites to hold extra tees, golfing spheres and canned adult beverages.
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Reply 69 - Posted by: sikupnfed 7/14/2022 4:12:50 PM (No. 1216418)
The electric car is a carrot that and it is just out of reach for us once they implement their Agenda 2030 plan. We will all be living in certain population centers and won't need to travel much. We'll also own nothing and be happy. Blah blah blah. I sound like a C.T. now.
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Reply 70 - Posted by: Roads 7/14/2022 5:09:24 PM (No. 1216456)
Not much of a used car market for EV either, when you have a 3/4 worn out battery.
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Reply 71 - Posted by: kangus 7/14/2022 8:44:13 PM (No. 1216661)
I looked into purchasing an 'used' EV or Hybrid found out the ugly truth, the manufactures have no replacement batteries, the EV and hybrids are throw-away technology with no resale value. New, starting at $43K means 10 years at over $500 (payment, insurance) a month with no equity in the end.
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Posted by earlybird 7/14/2022 8:00:46 PM Post Reply
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Posted by earlybird 7/13/2022 8:35:24 PM Post Reply
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while vacationing in Rio de Janeiro: Four
suspects are in custody, including two
men who posed as a police officer
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Posted by Ribicon 7/14/2022 3:00:09 PM Post Reply
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Dick’s Sporting Goods Hit with Civil-Rights
Complaint for Funding Employee Abortions,
Not Childcare
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Posted by Dreadnought 7/14/2022 1:48:05 PM Post Reply
A conservative legal organization filed a federal civil-rights complaint against Dick’s Sporting Goods on Thursday for sponsoring staff abortions while failing to provide equivalent paid maternity care to employees. America First Legal (AFL) asked the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to open a civil-rights investigation into the company, alleging multiple violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination based on parental status. After the decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturned Roe v. Wade, Dick’s announced a special employment benefit of “up to $4,000” in travel reimbursement for an employee, spouse, or dependent
Fauci Makes Surprising Concession Regarding
COVID-19 Vaccines
24 replies
Posted by earlybird 7/14/2022 11:32:19 AM Post Reply
White House COVID-19 adviser Anthony Fauci conceded Wednesday morning that COVID-19 vaccines don’t protect “overly well” against the virus. Speaking during a Fox News interview, Fauci told host Neil Cavuto that “one of the things that’s clear from the data [is] that … vaccines—because of the high degree of transmissibility of this virus—don’t protect overly well, as it were, against infection.” But Fauci said later that the vaccines “protect quite well against severe disease leading to hospitalization and death” before he made note of his recent COVID-19 diagnosis.
Republicans Are Favored to Win the Senate 24 replies
Posted by Moritz55 7/14/2022 8:52:06 AM Post Reply
Recently there has been a spate of stories about Republicans’ difficulties in taking over the Senate. These analyses typically focus on candidates’ poor polling numbers in key states and the weakness of the Republican recruiting class. These aren’t absurd analyses; I’ve referred to the battle between the overall electoral environment and Republican candidate quality as “the irresistible force versus the immovable object” in previous columns. Had the Republican Party fielded its A-team in states like Georgia, Pennsylvania and Arizona, we probably would not be talking about Democrats even having a shot at retaining the Senate. At the same time, we shouldn’t get carried away.
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