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2020-09-30 5:14:27 PM  
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Trevor Milton is the Elizabeth Holmes of Fyre Festivals.
 
2020-10-01 12:38:06 AM  
2 votes:

2fardownthread: Seriously. The only reason? Amazing.


Yes.

Electric vehicles are here, they are the future. California wants every internal combustion engine off its roads by 2035. This is a very doable proposition, and every other state will follow. Many countries have similar mandates. The revolution is on. It's not an if, it's a when, and the when is within your lifetime, quite possibly sooner.

We absolutely must do this anyway and we must do it fast for the sake of climate change. We're dangerously rounding the corner of no return.

2fardownthread: I guess camels, elephants and horses are just too low tech.


They're also a lot slower and can't haul freight.

Seriously -- stop being a dumbass. If you have a counter argument, let's hear it.

2fardownthread: I don't know why people should have to pay twice as much to haul something just to achieve zero emissions instead of reduced emissions.


First of all, that's a small price to pay for saving the planet. It really is.

Secondly: Twice as much? Where did you get that from? Hyliion, Lordstown, Rivian, not even Fisker charges that much.
 
2020-09-30 11:37:38 PM  
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Ishkur: 2fardownthread: Why is a construction vehicle or work vehicle better off if it is all electric?

zero emissions.


Seriously. The only reason? Amazing.

I guess camels, elephants and horses are just too low tech. And then there is the methane.

Well. Thank deity for offsets. I don't know why people should have to pay twice as much to haul something just to achieve zero emissions instead of reduced emissions.
 
2020-09-30 7:50:02 PM  
1 vote:
I am not an expert on electric trucks, but is this stupid or what?

Battery vehicles are supposed to be designed for mobility. It is my considered opinion that they work in their most efficient mode in urban and tight suburban environments. The big challenges are range, which is being solved with bigger, bulkier, pricier, and heavier batteries, and flexibility, which is having some troubles. Both problems can be solved, today, by using plug in hybrids instead of more kluged fixes.

So what is up with electric trucks? Why is a construction vehicle or work vehicle better off if it is all electric? Can it do twice as much work? Or is it that people just do not want an aerodynamic vehicle? Either trucks should be designed for mobility, or not. If they are not designed for mobility, why apply electric technology to them? If they ARE designed for mobility, why are they trucks? Has anyone bothered to ask these questions? Or maybe we just trusted the "smart" people.

How many billions were lost in this debacle? Seed corn of the next generation thrown down a hole as a sacrifice to the gods of dumb ideas. I assume everyone knows how the Nikola Tesla story ended. Tucker? DeLorean? All frauds.
 
2020-09-30 7:43:17 PM  
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2020-09-30 6:35:59 PM  
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Narrator: they don't have anything to show us.
 
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