Will you buy electric car?

Discussion in 'Free Thoughts' started by Saint, Oct 21, 2018.

  1. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    The heater isn't really the issue.
    "When the mercury dips to 20° F and the heating system is used to warm the inside of the vehicle, the average driving range for EVs is decreased by 41 percent."
    https://www.consumerreports.org/hyb...-car-for-a-cold-climate-double-down-on-range/
    And 20F is laughable comparared to the scenario I presented.
     
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  3. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    And your scenario is pretty laughable. Coldest it has ever been during the day in Minneapolis (one of the coldest cities in the continental US) was -20F.

    What, you say? You live in Yakutsk, Russia? Then you might see those daytime temps. And everyone who drives in those temperatures plugs their car in for their block/battery heater.
     
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  5. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    I hope my next car is an electric and driverless... charged by my solar array.

    Unfortunately not possible for my ten hour bi monthly trips but when that is over...electric car for me...the air con I thought would be a worry but air (only need cooling) is only about 800 watts.

    I am not particularly worried about saving the planet but not buying petrol has high appeal...and as when in the bush I generate my own power.. it could work well...but rainy spells...stay at home...which you tend to do so you don't mush up the driveway.
    Alex
     
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  7. Truck Captain Stumpy The Right Honourable Reverend Truck Captain Valued Senior Member

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    I know your pain...
    we have miles of dirt between us and blacktop, mostly trail, untended unless we do it ourselves, and in the mountains to boot. even the goats think we're nuts... LOL



    Alaska?
    it may not be the lower 48, but it bears consideration, IMHO
     
  8. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    Stop at a couple of Walmarts along the way. They got Macdonald's and excellent bathrooms.
    Get a dogsled. Most people use snowmobiles.
     
  9. Truck Captain Stumpy The Right Honourable Reverend Truck Captain Valued Senior Member

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    not around here, they don't. and McDonalds sucks, IMHO, unless you're at one in Canada where you can get poutine and the old Tim Hortons Coffee
    LOL
    LMFAO
     
  10. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    Well, I am in Canada, and of-bloody-course macdonald's sucks, but it's warmer inside than outside, they have wifi, the early shift is often friendly seniors, and there's usually newspaper remnants lying around with the crosswords not filled in. They don't serve poutine, and if they did, it would be very small and damp. Tim Horton's coffee is just Folgers with a superiority complex.
     
  11. Truck Captain Stumpy The Right Honourable Reverend Truck Captain Valued Senior Member

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    dafuq?
    that's just sad... you should complain to the government about that one.
    still better than starbucks, IMHO. and priced a hell of a lot better too.
    I don't work for Wooster, so I don't make enough money for the pricier stuff...
     
  12. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    That would mean stopping to charge twice, for 20 minutes each. Doesn't seem that impossible.
     
  13. Benson Registered Senior Member

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    A sales rep, as an example, doesn't have a fixed place of work.
     
  14. Benson Registered Senior Member

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    I have to keep Jerry cans of diesel in my van for diggers and dumpers. Never had to use the diesel, plus, it's red diesel.
     
  15. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    I live in Saskatchewan and yes we do see those daytime temperatures often enough that they need to be taken into account.

    No. They do not. That's why they have to run them during their breaks. I gave an actual scenario, not a hypothetical.
     
  16. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    No you are correct.
    The improvements are taking place fast and I admit that I am not keeping up...unfortunately I have just purchased a new car so I will be wearing it out first.
    Alex
     
  17. scorpius a realist Valued Senior Member

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    Its not a trend,
    Its more eficient way of driving.cheaper,cleaner more reliable too.
    Im just waiting for Tesla truck
     
  18. scorpius a realist Valued Senior Member

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    You should see Bjorn Nyland chanel on YT
    He lives in Norway and at minus 30 slept in his Tesla quite comfy Lol
     
  19. Stoniphi obscurely fossiliferous Valued Senior Member

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