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So you think electric cars are great

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It will happen, but it won't happen in the next decade.


If I wanted a scooter, I would have said scooter. This is something you can take on the highway, not just town roads.
When we reach 50% of new cars sold are electric the gas stations will start to close or be converted to charging stations. But you are right the real conversion is probably a decade away. You might see "cash for energy wasters" programs before that.
 

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SERIOUSLY: Why does ANYONE give a shit if electric cars succeed or fail?
If electric cars succeed, will they begin to attack your gas or diesel car and try to run it off the road?
Will electric car owners begin to launch attacks on gas stations?
Or how about: Will electric car owners begin ATTACKING gasoline car owners* the way anti-mask people attack mask wearers?

Show me on the doll where the electric car hurt you.

*By the way, there HAVE been instances where hybrid or electric car owners catch a ration of shit from gasoline/diesel owners.




 

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It will happen, but it won't happen in the next decade.


If I wanted a scooter, I would have said scooter. This is something you can take on the highway, not just town roads.
I didn't mean you, specifically. If you (specifically) like it and can deal with its very limited range, fine. I was commenting about its general role as a commuter appliance.
 

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When we reach 50% of new cars sold are electric the gas stations will start to close or be converted to charging stations. But you are right the real conversion is probably a decade away. You might see "cash for energy wasters" programs before that.
Like I said, not in the next decade.

I didn't mean you, specifically. If you (specifically) like it and can deal with its very limited range, fine. I was commenting about its general role as a commuter appliance.
This is the issue with electric vehicles generally--limited range and long recharge times. It's getting better, but we are still a long ways from even.
 

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When we reach 50% of new cars sold are electric the gas stations will start to close or be converted to charging stations. But you are right the real conversion is probably a decade away. You might see "cash for energy wasters" programs before that.

50% electric will still mean millions of ICE vehicles will be sold, so no the gas stations won't be closing, plus all the older cars will still be on the roads for a long time to come.
 

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When we reach 50% of new cars sold are electric the gas stations will start to close or be converted to charging stations. But you are right the real conversion is probably a decade away. You might see "cash for energy wasters" programs before that.

Also, when the government stops paying people to buy the electric cars, the sales numbers will go way down.
 

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Also, when the government stops paying people to buy the electric cars, the sales numbers will go way down.

Which, of course, is the real fly in the ointment. We don't sell electric cars without a government tax break. We won't see real inroads of electric vehicles until they can economically compete with gas powered cars.
 
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