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Electric cars?

Discussion in 'Business, Investment and Economics' started by tothemax6, Jan 22, 2011.

Would you buy an electric car?

  1. Already own one

    3 vote(s)
    3.1%
  2. Yes - would definitely buy

    21 vote(s)
    21.6%
  3. Yes - preferred over petrol car if price/power/convenience similar

    44 vote(s)
    45.4%
  4. Maybe - preference for neither, only concerned with costs etc

    21 vote(s)
    21.6%
  5. No - prefer petrol car even if electric car has same price, power and convenience

    6 vote(s)
    6.2%
  6. No - would never buy one

    5 vote(s)
    5.2%
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  1. Value Collector

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    LOL, no thanks, I want the Tesla.
     
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  2. Value Collector

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    By the way, the fact that he had a drag of a joint, which is legal in California doesn't bother me, I mean who hasn't, If it were legal in Australia I would be part taking myself every now and again.

    To be honest, I think he bum puffed it and didn't actually inhale HAHAHA

     
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    If anything, the entire exchange shows of Elon's natural curiosity and inner geek, it certainly doesn't make him look like a hardened drug user, who regularly snots cocaine etc.
     
  4. SirRumpole

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    Musk has admitted he's a drug user (Ambien) which has been linked to strange behaviour.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-19/what-is-ambien/10135944

    No doubt that he's lost some of his shine lately over his comments re the Thai cave rescue and other things.
     
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    I also don't mind him dropping a sleeping pill every now and again, Hahaha, perhaps weed is the better of the two options though.

    I guess I am a drug user too, I had 10 Rums on Saturday night, and then some panadol in the morning. :hungover:

    No one is perfect, I think we have all said some stupid stuff under the influence of one drug or another, :joyful:
     
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    He can be forgiven. He's under a lot of stress.

    You try pretending you're running three multi-billion dollar company :D
     
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    Yep, that's the price of brilliance and fame I guess.
     
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    Volvo is working a driverless electric trucks, short haul jobs at the moment, But I could imagine these things on long haul intercity trips.

     
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    Nissan and Mazda are cranking up the electric car space.

    https://www.drive.com.au/motor-news...c-future-119683.html?ffref=smh&trackLink=SMH0

    https://www.caradvice.com.au/691596/mazda-rotary-2020-electric-car/

    I think Tesla will have to sort itself out, or go the way of the Delorean

    An interesting extract from the Mazda article:
    In order to hit these targets, Mazda will electrify its entire range by 2030. It estimates hybrids will account for 95 per cent of production by 2030, with full electric and range-extended cars accounting for the remaining five per cent.
     
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    Porsche is promising something special, in the electric car space.

    https://www.drive.com.au/motor-news...-cayenne-119726.html?ffref=smh&trackLink=SMH0
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    with Porsche promising a range of 500km, 440kW of power and a 0-100km/h time of less than 3.5 seconds. It also promises to add 400km of range in just 15 minutes thanks to a 800-volt fast charging system.

    Tesla really do need to get their skates on, and get the product out to owners, it looks like the major players are getting serious.
     
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    Most of us will be driving electric cars in the not too distant future.
    My next car will be electric.
     
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    Good on her.

    I might be tempted to take a portable generator and a few jerry cans of fuel if I did that trip though.:)
     
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    I think it is more flexible as a fuel storage medium, than batteries.
    Having said that, batteries are much more advanced than fuel cells and are a great near term answer for city commuters.
    It is in the longer term, that hydrogen will come to the fore, as a total replacement for fossil fuel. IMO
     
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    'It will be primarily powered by an unspecified EcoBoost turbo engine - potentially a development of the 233kW/432Nm 2.3-litre donk in the current-gen Mustang Ecoboost – which should match its 306kW/520Nm V8 big-brother once augmented by an electric assistance motor.
     
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