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Old 06-03-2019, 09:34 PM
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Don't have one, but I think they are the future.
Just think; no oil change, no exhaust system, no spark plugs, no radiator, no gas. Not sure how the heater and AC works.

Go for it.
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Old 06-04-2019, 06:17 AM
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And I say "NO THANKS"..........
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The city installed charging stations here in town. Free to use. Well, that is unless you count what your wife would spend in the local stores waiting for a charge.
Not free.......you're paying for it one way or another.
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Old 06-04-2019, 09:53 AM
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we have a growing parking lot of teslas at the office. I see the appeal.



The battery manufacturing processes are horrible for the environment still so it take a bit of "carbon credits" to make up for this if you are looking to save the world with this purchase.



we have mostly tesla model 3's. they get about 400 miles of range in the summer. Charging at a super charger takes about an hour. charging with a home charger (240v) you get about 3 miles of drive time and hour. so its slower. a fill up at a super charger runs about 5 bucks if you are empty. and there is no swiping its just all done automatically.



Their range is greatly reduced in the winter as with any type of battery. But theirs handle in the winter fine as they are slightly heavier and the weight is really well distributed.



They are fun to drive. instant hp. 1 guy has performance mode. it goes 0-60 in 3 seconds or so. the regulars model 3's are 5 seconds.

a few have AWD packages and they do fine in the snow.
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in Illinois, starting in 2019, they will tax you extra for having an electric car. go figure...
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Old 06-04-2019, 10:34 AM
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in Illinois, starting in 2019, they will tax you extra for having an electric car. go figure...
They should. Electric cars don't pay gas tax which pays for the roads they use.
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Old 06-04-2019, 10:37 AM
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Not free.......you're paying for it one way or another.
Allot of cities cite studies they've done that the positive economic impact from having charging stations far outweighs the cost. You're more likely to get a bite to eat or go shopping longer while waiting for a recharge.
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Old 06-04-2019, 11:03 AM
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in Illinois, starting in 2019, they will tax you extra for having an electric car. go figure...

the problem those in illinois with electric cars have is that they were fed incentiives to buy them because it would decrease emissions. And now that the state (who is run by morons) realizes they aren't seeing that revenue, they TRIED to increase it to $1000 but reps were inundated with phone calls. i only pay about 350-400 bucks a year in taxes for gas. So they lowered it to around that i believe.
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Old 06-04-2019, 12:05 PM
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there is a ton of research on this, you can do your own... but in short, where i live, including all the resources used to manufacture a 100kw battery, and auto to put it in, along with all the power to power that car, it would pay itself off from a carbon standpoint in 2.7 years given 10,000 miles/year.
No way! Electric vehicles have a bigger carbon footprint than internal combustion engines. The whole industry is built on a house of cards because the alleged environmental benefit is false.
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Old 06-04-2019, 01:06 PM
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C'mon man DW how you going to spin this ? I am seeing more an more VT households buying electric cars an tying them into a solar grid on top of their roof. A 240 line overnight charges the car off power pack. Please explain the increased carbon footprint over internal combustion? I look forward to REV dubunking your shenanigans.

Nonsense aside you are paying more up front but I am told charging without solar installed is
less than a buck to local utility vs $30+ for 12 gallons.
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