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  1. It's the cowardly move and one most of us saw coming.
  2. It is very nice, and I thought for sure that service would have gone away with the lower priced cars, or at least not be available to those owners, yet they are still doing it. Time will tell. The expected price of the Tesla Semi with 300 mile range is $150,000, so when they finally release their truck, (which is supposed to be unveiled this year and is the product that Musk says he is most excited about), we will see. I am jazzed to see what they come out with.
  3. I will buy you dinner if I can get a ride.
  4. Last week when cleaning the car I noticed the rear arm rest had a cut in the leather. It's either something that was that way at the factory, or one of my passengers sliced it with something(highly unlikely). Regardless, Tesla is sending a mobile service technician to replace it this Friday while the car is parked at work. No need to take any time out of my day to run the car to the service center.
  5. Probably putting the bot in the water that day but if not I’ll be there. I’ve gots lots of clays that need to be busted.
  6. Yes, even after a crash, not like that is the majority of vehicles. Manufacturing environmental costs take a variety of years to recoup emissions on ICE, but only 5 years under the very worst circumstances. Yes lithium is mined for batteries, but elements are mined for all vehicles, and we’d be lying if we said that fossil fuels don’t have environmental impacts. But here is the big difference, the elements in the batteries can be recycled, so long term the damage is lower.
  7. I have. And what disposal are you talking about? Do you really think they ( especially the valuable batteries) won’t be recycled? They already are. Here is a primer for anyone interested
  8. So because people smarter than me have talked about it you have to lie about what I say. I supposed in your warped mind that makes sense.
  9. That is why time of use pricing would be useful if it ever becomes a problem. Average commute is 51 miles a day. That’s about 11kWh a day, or 250hWh a month. Ac usage goes down at night, and it uses about the same power as charging a car, so the grid can handle it at night. And the grid is getting more robust, and local storage solutions are increasing as well. These are challenges, but hardly insurmountable and are being addressed.
  10. And lowest demand is overnight, which is what time of use and timed charging is all about. And no where did I say anything about solar, so why do you bring it up. Oh right, because you have to keep lying about what I say to hold on to your worldview. And be as I said before, but for some reason I have to keep repeating myself for you ( maybe you should see a doctor about that) I wouldn’t own one of these things if I couldn’t charge it at home.
  11. How would time of use be abused? Also, if the rates go down at 10pm but you plug in at 6, if you’re not a moron you would have the car scheduled to start charging at 10, not immediately upon being plugged in. This is something that is quite easy to setup in the car’s charging menu.
  12. You know that most charging would take place at night when the grid is far from it's capacity, and power companies can even enact tine of use pricing to encourage that behavior, so no, it won't bring the grid to its knees. Also, even if the the entire grid were coal powered the average electric car is only then on par with the average car's emissions. But much of America's grid is much cleaner than that anyway. That said, while some people might purchase such a car due to their environmental concerns, my purchase was predicated on the quality of the product, it ticked the right boxes for me. The fact that it might be cleaner, and is definitely cheaper to operate than a comparable vehicle is just icing on the cake, but I still would have purchased it anyway if both emissions and cost were equal. And (my opinion) seriously, we need to get on nuclear, especially if we ever master fusion, it will unleash a new rise in quality of life, on par with the industrial revolution, as power would be almost limitless and inexpensive at that point. I hope to live long enough to see it.
  13. Atco is definitely a better track to drive on, but I did enjoy going to the Summernats at Englishtown just to watch. My greatest victory is at Englishtown. I think it was the summer of 92. Muscle Car Magazine show and go. Over 2000 cars entered and I made the final. Lost to a freaking Grand National by redlighting in the damn final. That was a long damn day, I think there were like 12 or 13 rounds.
  14. Love the Cobrajet, so sad that Englishtown is no more.
  15. Sad times now but it sounds like he was a great guy to know.
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