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2021-10-27 1:42:10 PM  
Neo: TFA went past us, and then another that looked just like it.

Trinity : How much like it? Was it the same TFA?
 
2021-10-27 2:24:09 PM  
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2021-10-27 2:52:14 PM  
Today cars look like indistinguishable melted lozenge jellybeans in order to eak out an extra 10th of a mpg. Since  EVs don't need to be constrained in that way, couldn't we have modern '57 Chevys and '69 Chargers and '62 Tbirds?
 
2021-10-27 3:06:57 PM  

Notabunny: Today cars look like indistinguishable melted lozenge jellybeans in order to eak out an extra 10th of a mpg. Since  EVs don't need to be constrained in that way, couldn't we have modern '57 Chevys and '69 Chargers and '62 Tbirds?


Right, because the energy that runs EVs is absolutely free so efficiency and aerodynamics is simply not an issue there.
 
2021-10-27 3:07:00 PM  
Does it still look like a prop from a late 1980s scifi dystopia movie?
 
2021-10-27 3:24:33 PM  

southernmanblog: Notabunny: Today cars look like indistinguishable melted lozenge jellybeans in order to eak out an extra 10th of a mpg. Since  EVs don't need to be constrained in that way, couldn't we have modern '57 Chevys and '69 Chargers and '62 Tbirds?

Right, because the energy that runs EVs is absolutely free so efficiency and aerodynamics is simply not an issue there.


Who said anything about free? Kelly Blue Book says the average household's electric bill will increase by $25 dollars. So I'd go from approximately $300 / month for gasoline to roughly $25 / month for electricity. I'd keep about $275 / month in my pocket, and that doesn't take into account the near zero cost of maintenance. That's better than free!
 
2021-10-27 3:29:31 PM  
that thing is an ugly piece of shiat
 
2021-10-27 3:30:51 PM  
I went from paying $200 to $320 a month for gas to paying $35 to $100 for electric. The hvac in my Y is way better than it was in my X5 too.
 
2021-10-27 3:35:22 PM  

HeadbangerSmurf: I went from paying $200 to $320 a month for gas to paying $35 to $100 for electric. The hvac in my Y is way better than it was in my X5 too.


Kelly Blue Book     To put this into perspective, let's give an example. Let's say you drive about 540 miles per month. For an EV, you will use 180 kWh in that timeframe. Using the U.S. household average from May 2021 of 14 cents per kWh, it would cost $25.20/month to charge an EV.
https://www.kbb.com/car-news/how-much​-​does-it-cost-to-charge-an-ev/
 
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2021-10-27 3:46:42 PM  
I wonder if the unbreakable windows are rock proof yet.
 
2021-10-27 4:15:31 PM  
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I blame Bad Janet.
 
2021-10-27 4:52:14 PM  

Notabunny: HeadbangerSmurf: I went from paying $200 to $320 a month for gas to paying $35 to $100 for electric. The hvac in my Y is way better than it was in my X5 too.

Kelly Blue Book     To put this into perspective, let's give an example. Let's say you drive about 540 miles per month. For an EV, you will use 180 kWh in that timeframe. Using the U.S. household average from May 2021 of 14 cents per kWh, it would cost $25.20/month to charge an EV.
https://www.kbb.com/car-news/how-much-​does-it-cost-to-charge-an-ev/


Why would they "say 540 miles per month" when the typical distance driven is twice that?
 
2021-10-27 4:56:19 PM  
Depending on the price point and the reliability after one year, I am interested.  I am also interested in the F-150 Lightning.

I've got just over 4 years until I can get a new car.
 
2021-10-27 4:57:49 PM  

nytmare: Notabunny: HeadbangerSmurf: I went from paying $200 to $320 a month for gas to paying $35 to $100 for electric. The hvac in my Y is way better than it was in my X5 too.

Kelly Blue Book     To put this into perspective, let's give an example. Let's say you drive about 540 miles per month. For an EV, you will use 180 kWh in that timeframe. Using the U.S. household average from May 2021 of 14 cents per kWh, it would cost $25.20/month to charge an EV.
https://www.kbb.com/car-news/how-much-​does-it-cost-to-charge-an-ev/

Why would they "say 540 miles per month" when the typical distance driven is twice that?


nytmare: Notabunny: HeadbangerSmurf: I went from paying $200 to $320 a month for gas to paying $35 to $100 for electric. The hvac in my Y is way better than it was in my X5 too.

Kelly Blue Book     To put this into perspective, let's give an example. Let's say you drive about 540 miles per month. For an EV, you will use 180 kWh in that timeframe. Using the U.S. household average from May 2021 of 14 cents per kWh, it would cost $25.20/month to charge an EV.
https://www.kbb.com/car-news/how-much-​does-it-cost-to-charge-an-ev/

Why would they "say 540 miles per month" when the typical distance driven is twice that?


nytmare: Notabunny: HeadbangerSmurf: I went from paying $200 to $320 a month for gas to paying $35 to $100 for electric. The hvac in my Y is way better than it was in my X5 too.

Kelly Blue Book     To put this into perspective, let's give an example. Let's say you drive about 540 miles per month. For an EV, you will use 180 kWh in that timeframe. Using the U.S. household average from May 2021 of 14 cents per kWh, it would cost $25.20/month to charge an EV.
https://www.kbb.com/car-news/how-much-​does-it-cost-to-charge-an-ev/

Why would they "say 540 miles per month" when the typical distance driven is twice that?


Well, let's just say it....  Otherwise my numbers don't work.
 
2021-10-27 5:16:40 PM  
Billy Liar:

Why would they "say 540 miles per month" when the typical distance driven is twice that?

Well, let's just say it....  Otherwise my numbers don't work.


Let's see...

The DOT says the average American drives 1,200 miles per month
https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policyinform​a​tion/statistics/2019/vm202.cfm

The EPA says the average American vehicle gets 25mpg
https://www.epa.gov/automotive-trends​/​highlights-automotive-trends-report

AAA says the average price for a gallon of gas is $3.40
https://gasprices.aaa.com

So that's $163 to drive 1,2000 miles. Even tripling the amount spent for electricity leaves $88 in my pocket, and again, that doesn't include the near zero maintenance costs. Seems like the numbers work just fine.
 
2021-10-27 5:45:21 PM  
I just want an affordable EV swap for my '92 Landcruiser, rather than some 80's Sci-fi nightmare.
 
2021-10-27 6:00:57 PM  

Notabunny: Billy Liar:

Why would they "say 540 miles per month" when the typical distance driven is twice that?

Well, let's just say it....  Otherwise my numbers don't work.

Let's see...

The DOT says the average American drives 1,200 miles per month
https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policyinforma​tion/statistics/2019/vm202.cfm

The EPA says the average American vehicle gets 25mpg
https://www.epa.gov/automotive-trends/​highlights-automotive-trends-report

AAA says the average price for a gallon of gas is $3.40
https://gasprices.aaa.com

So that's $163 to drive 1,2000 miles. Even tripling the amount spent for electricity leaves $88 in my pocket, and again, that doesn't include the near zero maintenance costs. Seems like the numbers work just fine.


The whole point was, Why would you use a number like 540 miles per month?  What makes that a number to use?  Why not something like 1000 a month, which is probably on the low end of average, but a quick number people use to figure the wear per month, i.e. 3 years old, figure it has 36000 miles on it.  Using a number like 540 a month smells of contrivance.
 
2021-10-27 7:58:58 PM  

Lovesandwich: I just want an affordable EV swap for my '92 Landcruiser, rather than some 80's Sci-fi nightmare.


This guy knows what's up.
/drives a 97 LX450
 
2021-10-27 9:03:43 PM  

Lovesandwich: I just want an affordable EV swap for my '92 Landcruiser, rather than some 80's Sci-fi nightmare.



I think if you painted it black, it looks like the Pizza Delivery Car from the opening scene of Snow Crash.
 
2021-10-27 10:04:55 PM  
Where do you put your weed?
 
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