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(CNN)   The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has decided that there's no reason whatsoever to investigate the complete immolation of a Tesla Model S after it hit some road debris   (money.cnn.com) divider line 16
    More: Obvious, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Model S, no reason, spray, flammable liquids, CEO Elon Musk, investigation  
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2013-10-25 12:24:46 PM  
5 votes:
Two anti-electric cars threads in a row? Did one of the admins scooters break down in Walmart or sumpin'?
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2013-10-25 12:06:15 PM  
2 votes:

barc0001: libranoelrose: I'll never understand the hate, I guess

People fear change, even if it's a positive change.  At the end of the day, humans are still just dumb animals deep down inside.


Electricity flows from negative to positive.  Going from internal combustion (an oxidation reaction, thus creating a more "positive" output - remember, OIL RIG!) to electric (where output is an electron) means that, quite literally, electric cars are a negative change.

just saying.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-10-25 11:39:20 AM  
2 votes:
I want everybody to buy a Tesla roadster so they all get incinerated and I have the road to my gas-guzzling self.
2013-10-25 01:36:51 PM  
1 votes:

itsaidwhat: I'm not disagreeing. I'm only pointing out that electric devices rely on energy that has to be delivered by some natural resource. In this case, lithium (and probably the nickel too) which was a valuable byproduct of the nuclear defense industry history.


Yeah yeah yeah. "Look at all these great thing the government has given us." We get it. You love government.
2013-10-25 01:24:06 PM  
1 votes:
I guess subby's definition of completely immolated is very liberal.
2013-10-25 01:14:15 PM  
1 votes:

mdeesnuts: anfrind: If all human progress were the result of privately funded research, we'd still be sitting in caves trying to decide if rocks are edible.

I'm all for government funded research, but that is one of the dumbest things I've read all week.


I was trying to explain in terms simple enough that a Libertarian could understand.
2013-10-25 12:56:32 PM  
1 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: Jacobin: That's why I won't buy one. Gasoline isn't flammable so I know my car will never catch on fire

I don't know where you learned that, but it's totally wrong. Gasoline is very flammable.


I thought it was inflammable.
2013-10-25 12:51:14 PM  
1 votes:
Wow, people get testy when you question their soulless, overpriced hoverrounds.
2013-10-25 12:37:19 PM  
1 votes:

jshine: Corvus: I always don't understand the hate for new technology. People just want to attack things because they are afraid of change.
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2) if you ran out of "fuel" in an awkward location (yes, yes, this should never happen, I know), there is no way to bring fuel to the car; you'd have to tow it to an outlet

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"Hello, Triple-A?" I need a battery swap on I70.. "
2013-10-25 12:17:32 PM  
1 votes:
FIX OLD NO NEW
2013-10-25 12:02:51 PM  
1 votes:

ggecko: And if this was any other car it wouldn't even make it to the press.


Not until there were at least a couple hundred cases, then they may think about doing a recall. Maybe
2013-10-25 12:00:10 PM  
1 votes:

Marcus Aurelius: If every Tesla Roadster that ever left the factory caught fire, I'd still want one.


There's one I keep seeing on my commute home, it's really amazing to see. It could leave the factory slightly on fire and I'd still want one.
2013-10-25 11:55:18 AM  
1 votes:
as usual, subby appears to be an illiterate moron troll. but i suppose that's what gets greenlit headlines these days here on Fark anyway
2013-10-25 11:51:55 AM  
1 votes:

DarkSoulNoHope: There should be an investigation, but to the Republicans it doesn't matter, even if the results came out positively for the Tesla company. If it isn't an oil distillate powered vehicle, than it doesn't belong on the road in their opinion, because that would hurt the profits of oil companies that they support over the attempts to investigate alternative, less damaging ways to generate energy.


Does the DNC pay you well? Or is it Soros?
2013-10-25 11:48:31 AM  
1 votes:

MindStalker: Road debris? The driver running over an I-Beam that shot through the floor at I hear over 10 tons of force isn't "Road Debris".


We're using the Twister definition of "debris".
2013-10-25 11:48:13 AM  
1 votes:
Yes. A gas-powered, internal combustion engine has never been know to explode.
 
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