Post by dsi1 Post by John Kuthe
My new SUV burns zero coal! I can also drive over 10X farther than you
without stopping, tow my boat, RV, or utility trailer, and out run that
POS Leaf with 523 horsepower and even more torque.
I'll bet beat in the first 2000 feet in my Leaf! Nothing has more torque than 100% ELECTRICS!
John Kuthe, RN, BSN...
That would be true. The old car guys don't seem to be able to understand this simple, basic, fact about electrics. In a few years, gasoline cars will be as desirable as flip phones.
Who can wait that long to charge their car? If two are in line in front
of you, it would be well over an hour. It will take more than a few
years to put enough of all of those coal burning charging stations in
place to travel of any real distance.
"Interesting" article, maybe John and dsi1 can put a sail or a solar panel atop their EV's
"when the lights go out...":
"In the wake of a series of severe EV battery fires, one of the largest vehicle
manufacturers in the world, General Motors has just issued safety
recommendations for Bolt EV’s:
Not to park your Chevy Bolt within 50 feet of other vehicles in case it catches fire.
Highly recommends that Bolt EV owners not to park within 50 feet of anything
you care about.
Recommends parking on the top floor or on an open-air deck and park 50 feet or more
away from another vehicle.
Requests Bolt EV owners to not leave their vehicle charging unattended, even if they
are using a charging station in a parking deck.
General Motors previously told Bolt owners
to only charge the battery to 90 percent,
charge more frequently,
and avoid depleting the battery below about 70 miles of remaining range.
And that they should also park the vehicle outside.
The recent General Motors safety announcement comes after they recalled
all 143,000 of the Bolts for fire risk to replace new battery modules. A major
expense to GM as that EV recall could, as Morningstar analyst David Whiston
told the Detroit Free Press, cost GM some $1.8 billion.
With product liability attorneys staging on the sidelines, will other EV
manufacturers start issuing similar safety recommendations to their
potential EV buyers?
Internationally, electrical grid stability has become a concern, as the supply
chain of generation of continuous uninterruptable electricity from coal,
natural gas, and nuclear plants are being shuttered in favor of intermittent
electricity generation from breezes and sunshine.
The UK has concerns about their electrical grid being able to handle intermittent,
spiked electricity that comes from breezes and sunshine; or if the grid can
handle tens of millions of electric vehicles charging at the same time. Under
current technological, and future scenarios, that type of grid has not even come
close to being invented yet. Britain will also need more electricity to make their
entire transportation sector electrical. A new electrical grid will need to be built..."
Read the rest of this piece at CFACT :