Re: Is Canada ready for the coming electric vehicle revolution?Apr 1st, 2018
I think we want to be careful what we wish for, it will likely be detrimental in the long run. In 55 years of operating gas powered vehicles I've yet to encounter a problem with them. I always say "if it ain't broke don't f**k around with it".
I don't see them popping up in gas stations anytime soon. Most gas stations are affiliates of oil companies and it is a bit of a conflict of interest for oil companies to make electric vehicles any easier to own. Can an electric vehicle be fully charged in 15 minutes? Any longer, it is an inconvenience (I am being generous, I fill my Toyota in under 5).
Maybe eventually (50 or so years) but not in the near future. I also don't want to get into the tax break vs subsidy debate. It has been beaten to death. I think most people (aside from the rich few) look at the practicality of the car they are buying and right now this is not electric. Also in computing costs (fuel savings, etc.) in places like Ontario where electricity prices are through the roof, I wonder if that is factored into the savings equation?
I forgot to add this in my previous post, but another problem with electric vehicles (as anybody living in really code places knows) is that battery output really decreases when the temperature gets colder, as it is apt to do in Canada.
Now, I will ask you the same question I asked Flossy some time back (he answered), what type of car do you drive? Is it electric or gas powered?
As for my car, right now I drive a 2007 Kia and have no plans to change it unless it stops running. It's cheap transport. However, if I was buying a new car for long term I would take a good look at electrics if they were available. The fact that I can't do that now doesn't mean it isn't going to happen. Not with governments taking an active hand in establishing charging stations.
Now, I'm going to ask you a question. Can you fuel your car at home?
You might also want to take a look at this:
Here's how every major automaker plans to go electric
Really? I know you are one of the stupidest people on Earth and on welfare so you could never by a shiny new Ford so I doubt you kn9w this but a Ford 3.5 twin turbo ecoboost engine from a pick up is more efficient than any electric vehicle and will walk all over any sports car (EV included) in the 1/4 mile all day long and you don't need to recharge for every race.
I can't wait for the 6 turbo version in the works. Dinky little 2.5L making 750HP+ bone stock and getting 70mpg.
I'm currently on the hunt for a Model A truck to stuff a 3.5 ego boost into. There are several thousand Model A roadster pick up truck for sale at any given time to choose from
Model As we're only built for 4 years. 1927 -1931 over 4.8 million built and there are still 1,000,000 on the road.
You have no idea how big classic cars are.
If you want to piss like a big dog,I'll bet you $100,000 there is a running model A within a mile of where you live. That's how sure I am.
Fossil fuel batteries made from coal (graphene are the next big step.
Graphene is going to advance technology so rapidly, all of our current silicon digital tech will be antiquated within 3 years.
And too pokey to work in harmony with graphene tech.
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It doesn't really matter though does it, as most people don't by cars to run drag races.