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2012-06-23 10:58:56 PM  
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/the best reason to buy one
2012-06-24 01:24:49 PM  
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Representative of the unwashed masses: Fizpez: Oh look it's this thread again....

Don't argue with the "well I can't drive it from x to y" without spending all night charging. There is NO distance they will find acceptable - if it was 12000 miles between charges they'd complain you can't drive it from the US to Europe because it doesnt float.

With all due respect, for example, I have to drive almost 500 miles from Calgary, Alberta to Peace River, Alberta for a project. Now I drive a truck and where I am going a car wouldn't be an option anyways.

I quite often have to drive this kind of distance for work. Also if I go to visit my dad on a weekend it's a 400 mile trip roughly each way. The inability for a vehicle to either make it there all in one shot, or be refuelled quickly is an issue for me. Until an electric vehicle can overcome the range hurdle (minimum of 12+ hours on the highway) then for me it's a non-starter.

Also the touchscreen and frankly the rest of the interior is fugly.


Homeboy, your company pays for your truck anyway (or you bill it back if you're independent). The most key part of your statement is that cars aren't an option for where you're driving anyway. We all drive company paid diesel trucks for a reason.

Now, the 20 min commute from my house to the shop where I pick up my truck or hop in my supervisors and go to work for 2 weeks? Yeah, I can easily do that in an electric car (difficulty - charging station at the shop to keep it charged for 2 weeks in the winter). But I don't have to prove my penis is big by driving a pickup, so I'm an oddity in this industry.
2012-06-24 02:29:37 AM  
1 votes:
I have no use for a car that can't order me some tomato soup on a rainy day.
2012-06-24 12:11:10 AM  
1 votes:
Oh look it's this thread again....

Don't argue with the "well I can't drive it from x to y" without spending all night charging. There is NO distance they will find acceptable - if it was 12000 miles between charges they'd complain you can't drive it from the US to Europe because it doesnt float.
2012-06-23 11:06:30 PM  
1 votes:
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What an attractive and successful African American may look like.
 
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