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#855 of 1161 Re: Go, Elon! [steve_]
Feb 22, 2013 (10:22 am)
People are going to want daily updates on that!
#856 of 1161 Re: Go, Elon! [fintail]
by steve_ HOST
Feb 22, 2013 (10:44 am)
Maybe we should suggest that the home office go out and buy a flat bed for a long term tester too.
#857 of 1161 Re: Go, Elon! [steve_]
Feb 22, 2013 (11:52 am)
Flex fuel in so many ways - powered by solar, coal, nukes, and gas or diesel tow trucks!
#858 of 1161 Re: Go, Elon! [steve_]
Feb 22, 2013 (12:12 pm)
I suspect any auto club/towing package will automatically blacklist them
#859 of 1161 Re: Go, Elon! [fintail]
Feb 22, 2013 (12:22 pm)
EVs need to work like my cordless drill - quick change battery packs. Some already exist in other markets.
Imagine pulling up and exchanging the battery instantly instead of waiting to charge. Might even be quicker than pouring 20 gallons of gas.
A B segment car could have one battery pack, a bigger van or truck could have 2 of the same battery packs, all interchangeable.
#860 of 1161 Re: Go, Elon! [ateixeira]
Feb 22, 2013 (12:23 pm)
Stop making sense
That's a key problem to these cars now - want to take a 400 mile trip without a huge detour in the middle? Tough luck.
#861 of 1161 Re: Go, Elon! [ateixeira]
Feb 22, 2013 (12:40 pm)
Yet...after taking into account the up coming inflation for 10 years, we'll see higher prices on EV's even though cost of production should decrease for a number of reasons.
We just completed a 2000+ mi. road trip and our '10 Fusion Hybrid only averaged a big 38.3 MPG . (Texas speed limits are like 75 MPH ) . It does much better in city driving.
#863 of 1161 Re: orders had nothing to do with it [steve_]
Feb 26, 2013 (9:45 am)
He's right, though.
Nobody reads the corrections/apology on the bottom of page 6, in small print.
They take the headline and run with it. Most readers only scan the paper and don't even read the whole story. They'll tell their friends "See? Those EVs still can't go very far".
#864 of 1161 Re: orders had nothing to do with it [steve_]
Feb 26, 2013 (1:13 pm)
I cannot believe anyone with that much money to spend on a car would base their buying on one review from a rag like the NYT. As far as the stock price I watched Apple lose over $250 billion in value over various reports. Some legitimate some not. That is part of doing business. Sounds like a whiny exec.