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Old 01-15-2021, 06:01 PM
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Not sure the math is real good on them until gas gets to $4 per gallon. You dont want to get hit by a 3/4 ton truck in one thats for sure. Ive driven teslas, they make me sick from the way the accelerate and decelerate
Hope I am wrong but $4 a gallon may not be far off.
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Old 01-15-2021, 06:18 PM
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It would be nice to have one as 3rd vehicle, to only use for taken the rug-rats to school and practice, grocery store runs etc vs taking the pickup truck (needed for work). Not ready yet, but maybe someday.
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Old 01-15-2021, 06:33 PM
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Perhaps some day but not now. I only have 100 amp service in my home so if I ever do I'll need to update my electrical panel to 200 amp service as my current panel is full. I've never looked into that cost of updating my electrical panel to 200 amp service but I'm assuming it' not cheap.
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Old 01-16-2021, 06:12 AM
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Iíve never driven one, but the Teslaís at least look like a fine automobile. As has been mentioned, the infrastructure has a ways to go. I know for sure Ford is working on an electric F150, donít know about others. I know theyíre working hot and heavy on class 8 electric semi tractors too. I am very much in wait and see mode. My little Chevy does me just fine for now.

Otherwise...I bought a snow blower yesterday, briefly looked online at an electric one, and bought a gasoline burner.
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I hope others purchase as many electric vehicles as possible and then my expensive gasoline will come down in price.........
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Hope I am wrong but $4 a gallon may not be far off.
It's only one Mideast crisis away.

I think an electric car would meet 95+% of our driving needs, even in winter, as everywhere we drive now is within a 75 miles round-trip. For the occasional longer trip, we have a '15 Camry.

OTOH, in the infrequent event of a week-long power outage, I typically have ~100 gallons of gasoline available to keep the Camry on the road and emergency generators running. I haven't found a good battery-powered emergency generator anywhere.
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One other thought..............if too many vehicles are electric who will be paying for our roads and bridge repairs. I could see a electric car tax in the future.
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One other thought..............if too many vehicles are electric who will be paying for our roads and bridge repairs. I could see a electric car tax in the future.
There should already be such a tax. The only viable reason not to have one is to help develop the market for electric cars.
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I hope others purchase as many electric vehicles as possible and then my expensive gasoline will come down in price.........
...or harder to find as gas stations go out of business.
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It's only one Mideast crisis away.

I think an electric car would meet 95+% of our driving needs, even in winter, as everywhere we drive now is within a 75 miles round-trip. For the occasional longer trip, we have a '15 Camry.

OTOH, in the infrequent event of a week-long power outage, I typically have ~100 gallons of gasoline available to keep the Camry on the road and emergency generators running. I haven't found a good battery-powered emergency generator anywhere.
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