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(Mother Nature Network)   Crash test dummies prefer electric vehicles. Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm   (mnn.com) divider line 21
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2013-09-13 09:07:30 AM  
I feel that we could learn a lot.
 
2013-09-13 10:04:46 AM  
So true, subby.  In regular cars they're always getting into accidents and not coming back to school.

And, by the way, screw you for the ear worm.
 
2013-09-13 10:06:00 AM  
They shook and lurched all over the church floor?
 
2013-09-13 10:06:42 AM  
Whatever happened to those guys? Did they die of throat cancer?
 
2013-09-13 10:10:34 AM  
No wonder Tesla sales are banned in Texas and many other states. Plus to have them catch fire, you have to carry gasoline in the stalker car to throw on the Tesla.
 
2013-09-13 10:15:04 AM  
Once there was this car that
Didn't need to fill up with gas at the station
And when Texans heard about it
They banned the car from being sold there
They couldn't quite explain it
Franchising had always just been there.
 
2013-09-13 10:15:41 AM  
One of my favorite bands I wish that had some more work out, or would tour some clubs in Detroit.
 
2013-09-13 10:18:29 AM  
I like Weird Al's Parody of the song.
 
2013-09-13 10:20:41 AM  
Careful with that joke, Subby, it's practically an antique at this point.
 
2013-09-13 10:22:09 AM  

BitwiseShift: No wonder Tesla sales are banned in Texas and many other states.


I think a lot of that has to do with the fact that Tesla doesn't have a dealer network.  Lots of states (if not all of them) have laws requiring that automobiles be sold through a dealer.  It's basically why Apple can have Apple stores but Ford can't have Ford stores---you have to go through a middleman.

Tesla isn't big enough to have its own dealer network yet.  I'm not saying the dealership requirements are good laws (although I understand their utility from politicians' perspectives), and there ought to be exceptions for low-volume companies.  But, that would be why Teslas aren't for sale in Texas.

It's not a conspiracy to keep electric cars down, it's a conspiracy to keep local small businessmen (read: dealership owners) employed and happy.
 
2013-09-13 10:24:31 AM  
There's an earworm for you. Thanks a lot, dood.
 
2013-09-13 10:45:31 AM  
I prefer the Drano version of Peter Pumpkinhead, myself.
 
2013-09-13 10:59:10 AM  
Well... it's an electric car... it can't go very fast, or very far...

/tried to find that clip... nothing but crappy filming the tv
//unless you want it in German... that one was interesting.
 
2013-09-13 11:37:35 AM  

HMS_Blinkin: BitwiseShift: No wonder Tesla sales are banned in Texas and many other states.

I think a lot of that has to do with the fact that Tesla doesn't have a dealer network.  Lots of states (if not all of them) have laws requiring that automobiles be sold through a dealer.  It's basically why Apple can have Apple stores but Ford can't have Ford stores---you have to go through a middleman.

Tesla isn't big enough to have its own dealer network yet.  I'm not saying the dealership requirements are good laws (although I understand their utility from politicians' perspectives), and there ought to be exceptions for low-volume companies.  But, that would be why Teslas aren't for sale in Texas.

It's not a conspiracy to keep electric cars down, it's a conspiracy to keep local small businessmen (read: dealership owners) employed and happy.



I see plenty of Teslas in TX, they just aren't as easy to get as "go to dealer, drive away with one".  They have showrooms, where they can't even tell you the price, then you have to order it online.

I think eventually the dealer system will be modified to allow their sale.  It happened with beer breweries selling to the public earlier this year, something many thought was impossible considering the power of the distributor lobby.   This kind of historic government intervention doesn't sit well with many of the purists.
 
2013-09-13 11:51:03 AM  
Probably because no one is brave enough to get them out on a major highway, due to the limited range,
to tangle with highway speed traffic?
 
2013-09-13 12:16:06 PM  
I like this bit:

It's no wonder Tesla couldn't help but boast: the machine designed to test how much weight a car's roof can withstand broke after applying more than four times the force of gravity to the Model S. That's like stacking four Model S's on top of the test model without breaking the roof.

Yeah, when the testing device breaks before the thing it's supposed to break does, I think you do have a right to be a bit smug.
 
2013-09-13 12:26:03 PM  

p51d007: Probably because no one is brave enough to get them out on a major highway, due to the limited range,
to tangle with highway speed traffic?



LOL.  You know very little about electric vehicles.  They're fast as hell and the range is 200-300 miles per charge and growing.
 
2013-09-13 12:35:31 PM  
Once, there was this boy who got into an accident and couldn't come to school
 
2013-09-13 01:43:33 PM  

p51d007: Probably because no one is brave enough to get them out on a major highway, due to the limited range,
to tangle with highway speed traffic?


Benderlaughingharder.jpg
 
2013-09-13 01:56:48 PM  
hate the song, but love the headline.  thanks for the laugh, smitty.
 
2013-09-13 05:15:21 PM  

LowbrowDeluxe: Careful with that joke, Subby, it's practically an antique at this point.


I guess that makes me definitely an antique =/
 
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