Is Canada ready for the coming electric vehicle revolution?


Hoid
#961
Wasn't Tesla offering free access for life to their Super Chargers?

(if you missed that deal the rule of thumb they have been using is about $540 US to run a EV 15K miles a year)
 
JLM
+1
#962
I don't understand the obsession with electricity. We have billions of bushels of oil and gas, but we've about run out of rivers to dam and acreage for habitat. People have to smarten up and quit swallowing this G.W. bull shit.
 
Hoid
#963
indeed you do not understand.

The money that EV save is really secondary to the gas they do not burn. That is why people want them.

So while you are free to believe whatever you like please extend the same courtesy to the thousands of people who want to switch to EVs and stop burning gas,

It doesn't seem like that should be that big a deal for you.
 
petros
#964
What will replace taxes lost from gasoline?

Will paying 70 cents a kWh to charge up float your boat?
 
Hoid
#965
What will replace taxes paid on gasoline?

How about taxes paid on whatever else people spend that money on?

And once again the main thing about the EV is not so much the money savings it is the gas that is not burned and the 0 emissions.
 
captain morgan
#966
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

The performance is what is required in order to compete against similar vehicles.

If you want to compete in the luxury/sport market you need a fast car.

Tesla has one.

It's fast in the very short term, but has no legs for distance at those speeds.

People in the luxury car market aren't looking for a 1/4 mile car

Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeper View Post

I have yet to see one poster in this forum touting electric cars, who actually own and drives one!
Bloody hypocrites all......
Do as I say not as I do preachers......

Funny how that works

Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

What will replace taxes paid on gasoline?

How about taxes paid on whatever else people spend that money on?

Already being done


Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

And once again the main thing about the EV is not so much the money savings it is the gas that is not burned and the 0 emissions.

Construction of the EVs in addition to the large resources required to mine the rare earth's for the batteries offset any gains made on '0' emissions.

On that note, the expended batteries can only be recycled so far prior to them being useless, leaving a cocktail of toxic components and heavy metals to be buried in landfills across the globe.

.... Hardly the eco friendly circumstance that is being advertised
 
Hoid
#967
Fast but no legs?

I had a 400 buick that could eat a tank of gas in about a hour and a half if you wanted.
 
MHz
#968
Sounds like you got 12MPG and it didn't matter if you were sitting at the lights or hauling ass down an open road.
 
Hoid
#969
The myth that ev's have no legs is just that. A myth.
 
MHz
#970
To be really good they need a 2cyl pull behind genset for mountain travel.
 
JLM
#971
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

indeed you do not understand.

The money that EV save is really secondary to the gas they do not burn. That is why people want them.

So while you are free to believe whatever you like please extend the same courtesy to the thousands of people who want to switch to EVs and stop burning gas,

It doesn't seem like that should be that big a deal for you.


What I don't understand is your obsession to switch from the energy we have to the one we don't have!
 
Hoid
#972
It is quite a puzzle.
 
JLM
#973
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

It is quite a puzzle.


For you I guess, for me it's a no brainer! I fully agree with starting to get things in place ready for a switch over 100 years from now, short of damming up rivers and confusing fish. Let's at least get some use out of the $billions of dollars we have invested in equipment for extracting and transporting oil before we throw it on the scrap pile. How many man years do we have invested in training alone for participating in the industry? Give it some thought and quit spewing nonsense!
 
Hoid
#974
trillions of dollars have already been made on carbon fuels.

how much is enough?
 
captain morgan
+1
#975
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Fast but no legs?

I had a 400 buick that could eat a tank of gas in about a hour and a half if you wanted.


I had a 9 volt battery that only worked for a few hours once


Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

The myth that ev's have no legs is just that. A myth.


Prove it.


Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

trillions of dollars have already been made on carbon fuels.

how much is enough?

Stop using them
 
spilledthebeer
#976
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Tesla has been selling Roasters for 10 years


Yes- and those Tesla roadsters are SO VERY POPULAR I HAVE YET TO SEE ONE ON ANY TORONTO ROAD!!!!!


LIE-berals only support electric TOY cars because of the grvy they hope to skim off from selling their mouldy green electricity to us at HUGE PROFITS!!!!


LIE-berals are trying to make our electrical system over into a vast gravy generating giant monopoly to compete with and destroy the oil industry!!!!


LIE-berals are trying to make their personal greed into a national virtue!!!!


LIE-beral boast of the road ripping acceleration of their electric Toy cars while at the same time Toronto City Council discusses REDUCING speed limits on city streets to thirty kilometers per hour!!!!!!


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


LIE-beral logic is like a dizzy puppy trying to catch its own tail!!!!!!
 
hifigadget
#977
Major market shift

While electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular in urban centers like Vancouver and Victoria, much of rural B.C. still has concerns.

Michelle Mungall, provincial energy minister and MLA for Nelson-Creston, says electric vehicles will be an important part of reducing B.C.'s carbon emissions. But she says her constituents have concerns about the adoption of new technology when their cars are such essential lifelines.
 
spilledthebeer
#978
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

trillions of dollars have already been made on carbon fuels.

how much is enough?


How much oil revenue is enough?


Here is a better and BIGGER QUESTION:



How much gravy does it take to supply the LIE-beral list of entitlements?


 
Hoid
#979
Big week in e vehicle history.
Volvo unveils the future of trucking - the cabless self driving Vera
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeanbap...d/#3565b79a436

While BMW unveils their flagship e vehicle morphed form car to SUV
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...-of-2021-debut
 
Hoid
#980
Cadillac decided this week to shit can its diesel development in favor of fully electric.

The future is electric.
 
Hoid
#981
Also this week the Saudis throw a billion dollars into Lucid motors - Teslas main competition.
 
spilledthebeer
#982
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Also this week the Saudis throw a billion dollars into Lucid motors - Teslas main competition.


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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!


Hoid proves there is a SUCKER born every minute- or at least HE HOPES there is- so he can sell his electric TOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Desperate govts with more borrowed money than brains are trying to BUY jobs by creating an ARTIFICIAL MARKET for electric TOY vehicles!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Sadly- the bankrupt City of Toronto has jumped onto the electric toy bus market for THE THIRD TIME!!!!!


But we wont know the results of this latest Toronto bus trial till AFTER the municipal election! Assuming Toronto gets its act together and actually HOLDS an election!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And of course after being BURNED TWICE in the past- Toronto was smart enough NOT to use its own money for this latest test of electric toy vehicles- this time around Toronto is using mostly federal money offered by Our idiot Boy Justin!!!!!!!!!!!!


Toronto city council HAPPILY WASTES money from other levels of govt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



As for politicians putting money into companies OTHER than Tesla.......gee......what a surprise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


With Elon Musk apparently having some sort of public mental break down and raving about taking his nearly bankrupt Tesla Motors private.....without ANY CLUE where to get the money!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And of course it looks like Musk is going to have his head served up on a platter for publicly referring to a British diver a a pedofile- apparently WITHOUT ANY PROOF!!!!!


All Hoid has done is to graphically illustrate how DESPERATE LIE-beral govt is to PRETEND to be doing something about climate change and jobs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


LIE-beral govt HAS NO PLAN to do anything useful or effective about either the environment or the economy!!!!!!!!!!!!


ALL LIE-beral policy is SMOKE AND MIRRORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


They have BORROWED HUGE sums of money to BRIBE vehicle makers to tinker with electric TOYS....and then try to snow us with claims electric TOYS are the way of the future!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Why should not vehicle makers tinker with electric TOYS if LIE-berals are willing to PAY THEM to do so!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



There are two things Hoid DOES NOT want to discuss:


He does not want to admit how quickly the electric TOY business will dry up after LIE-beral BRIBERY ENDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And Hoid does not want to admit that it is airplanes and the govt Hogs riding them that are the major cause of climate change!!!!!!!!!