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Offline Queefer Sutherland

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Re: Addressing climate change
« on: May 18, 2019, 08:27:24 pm »
Not only are EV's already cheaper/more efficient to operate than gas powered cars, look at the potential for maintenance savings when you think about the far fewer moving parts that make up an electric motor compared to pistons.  A Tesla Model S has fewer than 150 moving parts, including the drive train, windows, controls, suspension and doors. A typical internal combustion engine car has about 10,000. Agreed up front cars are currently higher sticker price but will drop as more people switch, and of course you don't have to buy a Tesla just like you don't have to buy a Cadillac.

Would you buy one on your next car purchase?  For me i'd 1. have to do the cost calculations over its lifetime, and 2. i'm waiting to see how these things work out, they're a new tech, how do they hold up etc, and 3. There's issues with charging, unless you just do city driving.

I'd be a hybrid for now if i went that route.  Maybe in another 10 yrs they'l be fully mainstream.
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