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Old 07-31-2017   #31 (permalink)
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No. Will never buy an electric car or one of the so called driverless cars. You can't tell me that the sensors on a driverless car will work when it's 40 below and there's snow blowing around like crazy. Or it's 30 above and there's 40 pounds of slush on your car.
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While the technology is intriguing, I am not ready to venture near one yet.

It IS a step toward cleaner transportation. But, a baby step. Consider what it takes to manufacture the power cells, produce the electricity for charging, products used in manufacturing/assembly.

No, there's still too much that needs to be worked.

A future where we aren't using petroleum is, IMHO, too far off for me to consider.

From an economic standpoint, Hybrid is the way to go.

Tesla Model S P100D 0-60 2.28 seconds

Come on, we've all seen your Cobra and know you must like cars that accelerate rapidly.

How would you like to spend a million bucks on a Bugatti and have a Tesla wax your ass at a stop light drag race..
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No. Will never buy an electric car or one of the so called driverless cars. You can't tell me that the sensors on a driverless car will work when it's 40 below and there's snow blowing around like crazy. Or it's 30 above and there's 40 pounds of slush on your car.
Nobody should drive a car or live where it's 40 below and/or there can be 40 lbs of slush on your car!

I won't even drive my truck if there is bird poop on it.
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Tesla Model S P100D 0-60 2.28 seconds

Come on, we've all seen your Cobra and know you must like cars that accelerate rapidly.

How would you like to spend a million bucks on a Bugatti and have a Tesla wax your ass at a stop light drag race..
Oh, don't get me wrong. There are several electric supercars I'd love to drive. But, I don't want to own one yet!
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Natural gas vehicles (CNG) should of been the way of the future. North America has a GLUT of NG and it's all ours, no Middle East. It's cheap and cleaner burning to boot! Plus, you have the added convenience of adding a PHIL fueler in your home.
Sadly, I think that ship has sailed.
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You'd think after $5,000,000,000 in government subsidies to all of musk's ventures he would offer a better deal.
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This is just one of the reasons I will never own an electric vehicle....

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Child miners aged four living a hell on Earth so YOU can drive an electric car: Awful human cost in squalid Congo cobalt mine that Michael Gove didn’t consider in his ‘clean’ energy crusade

Sky News investigated the Katanga mines and found Dorsen, 8, and Monica, 4

The pair were working in the vast mines of the Democratic Republic of Congo

They are two of the 40,000 children working daily in the mines, checking rocks for cobalt

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I take it you will never own a cell phone then.
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I take it you will never own a cell phone then.
I own one cellphone with a 3.1 oz. battery.

My neighbor across the street has two electric vehicles with batteries that weigh over 1800 lbs. total

He also has five cellphones.
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I own one cellphone with a 3.1 oz. battery.

My neighbor across the street has two electric vehicles with batteries that weigh over 1800 lbs. total

He also has five cellphones.
Why do you own a cell phone at all if you feel this strongly?
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Why do you own a cell phone at all if you feel this strongly?
Don't be an idiot!
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Don't be an idiot!
You ask for the impossible.
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I own one cellphone with a 3.1 oz. battery.

My neighbor across the street has two electric vehicles with batteries that weigh over 1800 lbs. total

He also has five cellphones.
A few other things you should do without.

Cobalt is also used in other magnetic steels and stainless steels, and in alloys used in jet turbines and gas turbine generators. The metal is used in electroplating because of its appearance, hardness, and resistance to oxidation.
Cobalt is widely used in cancer treatment, as a tracer and for radiotherapy. Cobalt is found in the minerals cobaltite, skutterudite and erythrite. Important ore deposits are found in DR Congo, Canada, Australia, Zambia and Brazil. Most cobalt is formed as a by-product of nickel refining.
Do I need to go on where nickle is used?
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A few other things you should do without.

Cobalt is also used in other magnetic steels and stainless steels, and in alloys used in jet turbines and gas turbine generators. The metal is used in electroplating because of its appearance, hardness, and resistance to oxidation.
Cobalt is widely used in cancer treatment, as a tracer and for radiotherapy. Cobalt is found in the minerals cobaltite, skutterudite and erythrite. Important ore deposits are found in DR Congo, Canada, Australia, Zambia and Brazil. Most cobalt is formed as a by-product of nickel refining.
Do I need to go on where nickle is used?
You know how people are encouraged to do fewer things to emit carbon, like drive less, take vacations closer to home, etc? Well, imagine the same here. No one expects you to go completely off the grid but you can do your part to use less cobalt. Less cobalt, less production. Fewer needs for kids to go in the mines. The battery in a car compared to that in a cell phone is like comparing the gas used in a jet plane to that in a moped.

BTW, here is the model beerbreath is saving up for.


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