- Aug 11, 2003
i understand how cars work ive rebuilt engines ive dont it all .and trust me eletric is better now .and in 10 years it wont even be close.
no problemI don’t necessarily think anyone hates electric cars. What we don’t like is all other affordable options stripped away when we can’t afford them, they don’t work for our needs (not enough range, not enough hauling capacity, can’t carry enough people), and for their battery lifespan (around 60,000 miles) they are extremely cost prohibitive and not as environmentally friendly as advertised. Then you have the multiple battery explosions that have been reported. The technology has a ways to go to make the vehicles affordable, safer, and more environmentally friendly (batteries have to last way longer, range has to be way farther, and batteries need to be made safer and not of toxic components that frequently explode.) Personally, I live in a high fire area. Every time there is a fire, the first thing that happens is the power gets shut off. If I had an electric car and had to charge it anywhere locally, including home, I’d be stranded and unable to evacuate. With a gas powered car, I could go to fill up at a gas station with a backup generator and evacuate in time. Electric doesn’t work for me. If it works for you, great. Just don’t expect everyone in different circumstances to all agree.
Not really, when you think about it the way a lot of people flock to new products just because they're the newest thing on the block. People are resistant to being force fed, no matter what it is, and when the technology starts to seem too good to pass up, people will buy out of their own volition.Change! People are resistant to change
EV will work fantastic for some cities and some groups of people....not so much for others. It really is as simple as that.
EV might be perfect for a person in New York City living in a condo...not so much for the East Texas rodeo family.
I'd like a Tesla...who wouldn't
But it couldn't be my daily driver.
I could use it maybe 2-3 days a week.
The other days I need something with more capability.
My wife could use it as a daily driver.
So if Big Gov showed up today and told me I could only have 1 diesel engine and 1 EV in the driveway I'd say ok, no problem, because that works for me. But that would probably suck for others....kinda like what they are doing to people with EV.