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AnimeAddictANN69 ~ credible sources or data over 20+ years


Here's an EV from 1909. It will go ~100 miles on a charge.

https://youtu.be/OhnjMdzGusc?t=3m9s

"It's the only car that I have that is 100% maintenance-free."

http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/a1609/4215940/

"My Baker still has some original alkaline batteries. We wash them out and refill them regularly and I'll use them indefinitely."

reality > sensationalism
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Wit driving pretty much becoming autonomous in the next twenty years. the hydrogen fuel cell is the way to go. Just add water.
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People giving these long answers. Here's a short one:

I would.
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anubis822 ~ the hydrogen fuel cell is the way to go. Just add water.

Those are two different technologies. A hydrogen cell is the one you have have to keep superchilled and requires a very specific fueling procedure. The one you're talking about is a splitter which, for those who aren't geeks, extracts hydrogen from water. With a thorough retune, you can run a regular car on it.

Evilshadowx ~ People giving these long answers

Such is the nature of social discourse.
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Nah, I'd get a Maserati convertible.
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k0k0r0k0r0 wrote:

Nah, I'd get a Maserati convertible.


Just don't get a Ghibli. Lol.
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i would just let the early adopters be the guinea pigs in testing the car and bringing down the price

Toyota Prius are pretty reliable and has been avaialble for 10+ years now. Toyota EVs will need some time. I heard the cost of replacing the battery from a Prius is around a few grands.

Cars will depreciate so i'm not sure it's worth it at that point. What's the price of replacing a Telsa battery (parts+ labor) ? I would like to know that and what's the maximum mileage on a Telsa, anyone got 200K+ on their Telsa yet ? Things will start to break down

remember hoverboards and galaxy note 7 ? i hope we don't have to worry about similar problem with these electric cars. I have too many questions about these new electric vehicles

I'll rent one if they have one available . will it be $500/ day to rent a Telsa ?
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Yes!
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You make a number of valid points concerning initial costs and reliability issues at the outset of a new model's production. Yours is a practical approach which I think represents the majority of potential EV customers.

dulun18 ~ remember hoverboards and galaxy note 7

This deserves to be watched from the beginning, it goes into great depth about all of this and has lots of cool footage of batteries exploding into fireballs of hatred.

I'll assume you haven't got an hour to burn and cut off the gristle.
Search for the Super Battery

dougeprofile ~ The not so environmentally friendly car?

Read it. Anything with a complex manufacturing process will generate waste, including solar panels, wind turbines, hydroelectric dams ... If you're really concerned about your carbon footprint, there's always subsistence farming. One may cite the extraction of lithium as a strike against EVs, and they would be right. But guess what? EVs, unlike conventional cars, do not require other rare heavies such as platinum and palladium as they require no catalyst, and are far less materials~intensive in general. Add to that their relative simplicity in terms of assembly, and Breitbart's argument here absolutely crumbles. Consider other sources.
The Carbon Footprint of Tesla manufacturing
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Tesla just isn't for me, yet. I test drove a model S last year and the whole experience is kind of cool. Loved the huge screen and thought the interior was nice but actually driving it was too boring. I need my engine sounds and a clutch with a manual gearbox to stay entertained.
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I wouldn't mind trying a Tesla car, but I wouldn't put too much faith on the autopilot system
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Tesla would be my go-to in the future, but I feel like it needs way more charging stations than it has now. What if I want to go traveling to California? (I am in Florida) How could I rely on such distant power stations? Gas stations are so much more common, although the prices are more hefty, it is more reliable.

I would love to be able to rely on an electrical vehicle one day, but I personally feel it must at least wait until its reliability dramatically increases. I did, however, ride in a Tesla before. The speed was amazing, and the experience felt unreal. It's a unique machine of the future, all it needs now is some more accessibility.
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I'm not much of a vehicle person so probably not. a van or truck of some sort would probably be more useful for me since i need a vehicle that can transport more stuff then a car can fit
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there are Telsa with 200K out there

https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/what-highest-mileage-tesla-road-today


Telsa has 8 year (unlimited miles) warranty
https://www.tesla.com/blog/infinite-mile-warranty


two different sources.. am i hearing it right ? replacing 40,000 miles tires for $2500 ?

https://techcrunch.com/2016/09/29/tales-from-a-tesla-model-s-at-200k-miles/




http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2015-tesla-model-s-p85d-ev-long-term-test-wrap-up



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I would take any vehicle really. Need a modified car and can't afford the car or the modification to drive.
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