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and here you can go to Mjer's, plug in your car and go shopping. hafta look if there is a place to pay or they are just givin' it all away...happens everyday.
For me it's not all about speed and power. I enjoy the sound of starting a well tuned gas motor humming through some form of mufflers (or not), kicking in the carb(s), downshifting and blasting down the track or highways and byways. I do not want to own or drive something that sounds like a Wal-Mart scooter, bumper cars or my grandsons drone. To me, this is the late Nikola Tesla getting even with Edison for stealing his patent.
lol, sorry but I never saw a redneck who didn't like plumes of black smoke from their diesel. Unless electric trucks will have a smoke simulator button like James Bread from Bond.
The fact that it has to have something to replicate the noise of a proper power plant for the vehicle tells me that even the people that were building this are having a difficult time adjusting to the idea. And whenever I hear of mind bending acceleration, I must pay homage to the king of acceleration R.I.P. Sammy Sammy Miller Zandvoort
Its like the difference between a Paddle Shift auto and a real manual trany. Paddle shift may be faster but I still want to row through the gears ! There will still be us rebels out there.
They are here on race tracks
///////////////////////////////////////////////// You can pay $4. I'm plugging mine in when I get to work.
i used to do that, but we recently moved and need to get work wired up to start doing that again.
Steve Darnell said it very well today “As long as there is petroleum around, i will keep burning it” Same goes for me..
Vegiterians make soy crap to look and taste like meat.... Just sayin..... Jeff
Yawn..... When the sound, feel, smell, and personality of the gas motor goes away, so will automotive enthusiasts. E-hotrodding will be boring because there's no challenge. You think people will be rewinding motors in their garage? It's gonna be a catalog race. Biggest motor, hottest battery, lightest car, win. TLDR? $,$,$ wins. No skill, no talent, no thought. And without challenge....yawn. And people have not thought this through. (TeslaDeaths.com: Digital record of Tesla crashes resulting in death ) Look at what people are doing when they're dying in these cars. Car's on fire and the door won't open. If the engineering is THAT poor, imagine the rest of it. Gotta ask: What's that e-truck going to do when he runs low on charge in the desert? Plug in? Or in the forest? No solar panel there. The people advocating these are same ones advocating self-driving cars, and they haven't put an ounce of thought into any of it other than 'what is it possible to do?'. Never 'should I do this?'. Jurassic park all over again. When cars are mostly-autonomous, people will not be practiced in how to drive, especially in the extenuating circumstances that will require it. Imagine that, your auto-drive shuts off and you haven't actually taken the wheel in fifteen years. How's that gonna go? And they clearly have not been to a demolition derby. Ask anyone watching a demolition derby about turning autonomous cars loose on the street, and how you'd stop them if they went nuts.... And e-cars are NO different. What do you think they'll do with electric rates when EVERYTHING is electric? How do you think those lovely people under the PG&E in Commiefornia feel about an electric car right about now? Talk about putting all your eggs in one basket.... You can store five gallons of gas in your shed for a rainy day. What about your battery? And exactly how much lithium is available for all these cars, trucks, motorcycles, cell phones, vibrators, laptops, and flashlights? Shoot, you can't even buy U.S.-made lead anymore, let alone U.S-made Lithium. How do you think our national security will hinge on that little fact? None of the half-wits making this stuff are being held accountable to answer these questions. It's 'get it to market' and $$$ and screw the rest. This will not end well, and the sad part is, I'm not a Luddite!
When they give electric away for free and the cars have some serious travel time I would think about it. Here on Long Island we have the highest electric rates. Our gas is cheaper than out west, but thanks to the Hoover Dam their electric is cheaper. Let them out west drive electric, because between smog and high gas prices their better off. I wonder how electricity is made in the rest of the Country? Probably burning some type of fuel. Are these people so naive about electric cars?
I can’t wait to get some high performance electric conversion parts to hot rod one of my old cars... I would love to commute to work in a AWD 8 second car... best part would blasting away from traffic lights and cops not even noticing.
They're coming for your petrol lol
Don't even get me started on where grid electricity actually Comes from for most people. That said, I wonder if the environmental people pushing this electric car business want to buy them if they can't buy from CHINA, where environmental laws (and human safety protections) don't really exist. They're just pushing the problem to another part of the globe.
Great thread ! Wait If you travel long distance can you pull a gen set outa the trunk and charge the car , or leave it running and plugged in while you drive ? You know I think I’m onto something here
These are design numbers, Who knows if their target will be hit. Acceleration 0-60 mph 1.9 secAcceleration 0-100 mph 4.2 secAcceleration 1/4 mile 8.8 secTop Speed Over 250 mphWheel Torque 10,000 Nm (7,367 ft/lbs....!)Mile Range 620 milesSeating 4Drive All-Wheel DriveBase Price $200,000I was at the Formula-E races in Long Beach 2 years ago and those cars sounded like slot cars going down the track, and they were friggin quick. I think a drop in crate E-drive with a common bolt pattern would be fantastic. GM even made it to look like a V setup. Heck, they built that ugly SSR.......
Pull the generator on a little tear drop trailer. Serious.......
maybe they would notice, but unless they were looking they probably would not hear you
I LOVE gasoline powered muscle, but I have to admit I really like the electric movement too. It just shows hot rodding is gonna LIVE no matter what. Google Tesla powered Mercury. If you don't like that car, you got some problems. lol
or a solar panel strapped to the roof OR a roof,deck lid and hood made out of solar panel material! never happen, they could not figure out how to tax you
And doing it legally in the CA car pool lanes!
Nail number one in the electric car coffin, as of right now most of the country use coal, or other fossil fuel to make electricity. Somewhere I saw a picture of a charging station in a remote area, it was powered by a diesel generator. That brings up point two. There is a great deal of our country that is remote, or off enough of the grid it just won't be economically feasible to put charging stations in those areas for quite some times. That brings up point number three. Our current grid can not handle 100 percent electric vehicles, it can't even handle busy air conditioning use in California without resorting to rolling blackouts. It's going to be awhile before most people can afford these types of conversions. I have a friend that does conversions, including some very end end vehicles. When we talked about older cars such as our, his comment was that they are too heavy to convert with any real performance without being extremely expensive as of now. If you could get the good performance, then you give up any real range. Here is a link to his shop just to see some of the kind of stuff that he does. Notice most of the cars are smaller light weight builds. Welcome to SHIFT Electric Vehicles
We make our power with water ?