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Reply 660 of 790, by digger

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Intel486dx33 wrote on 2022-03-11, 16:51:

The Real GREEN Energy American Family Car.
The Fred Flint Stone Car in Wyoming USA.

Of course. Fred Flintstone would be absolutely appalled by the idea of burning dead dinosaurs to get around. How could he look his beloved pet Dino in the eyes if he came home from the quarry in a gas-guzzler every evening?

Reply 661 of 790, by darry

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digger wrote on 2022-03-12, 13:47:
Intel486dx33 wrote on 2022-03-11, 16:51:

The Real GREEN Energy American Family Car.
The Fred Flint Stone Car in Wyoming USA.

Of course. Fred Flintstone would be absolutely appalled by the idea of burning dead dinosaurs to get around. How could he look his beloved pet Dino in the eyes if he came home from the quarry in a gas-guzzler every evening?

Considering that Fred's car is basically foot powered, did anyone ever wonder what its exhaust pipe and muffler are connected to ? 😉

EDIT : See also https://www.globalcitizen.org/es/content/5-re … -destroy-the-w/
I wonder if Fred eats a lot of beans and cabbage...

Reply 662 of 790, by Intel486dx33

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I found this NEW edition of the Fred Flintstone car for sale.

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2017 … ttom-price.html

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Reply 663 of 790, by Sphere478

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Must have wheels in the rollers for steering

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Reply 664 of 790, by BitWrangler

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Yup, what isn't made of wood is implemented in hide. 😉

Unicorn herding operations are proceeding, but all the totes of hens teeth and barrels of rocking horse poop give them plenty of hiding spots.

Reply 666 of 790, by rmay635703

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robertmo wrote on 2022-05-01, 17:36:

full electric vehicles % sales (march) in:
China: 21%
Europe: 14%

USA : 4.8%

Of coarse it’s easier to have a higher percentage EV when you sell half as many vehicles overall

Reply 668 of 790, by badmojo

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robertmo wrote on 2022-05-02, 05:12:
full electric vehicles sold in first quarter 2022: China: 860 000 Europe: 320 000 US: 81 000 […]
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full electric vehicles sold in first quarter 2022:
China: 860 000
Europe: 320 000
US: 81 000

Got a link? These numbers seem like bullshit.

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Reply 669 of 790, by Sphere478

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Just drove my EV Phoenix to vegas on one charge with charge to spare! W00t! Drive to Vegas was free also because of being charged on solar. Drive back will be like $16. Never goin back to gas.

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Reply 670 of 790, by robertmo

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https://electrek.co/2022/04/28/us-electric-ca … h-last-quarter/
https://insideevs.com/news/582624/europe-plug … ales-march2022/
https://insideevs.com/news/582106/china-plugi … ales-march2022/
ok, it looks other states sold something too
US: 208 000

Reply 671 of 790, by creepingnet

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Well, still got the 1st Gen Explorer, but I had to total our Corolla this past week, frame damage. Some bendecho in a Silverado bashed it up 8 months ago and insurance and us have been in a fight with the other party for months now who kept changing their story about the accident and the whole thing was so fishy as the police would not let us get the plates, insurance info, or anything else. I suppose the kid that hit my wife was one of the cop's family and they were pulling some shit.

Really sucks, my wife loved that car. She had to say goodbye to it last week. Really tore her up as she bought it new right after we met and paid it off. Thankfully should be able to afford another one with the payout and just pay cash. Hopefully there will be enough after that leftover to put a dash cam on both of our vehicles. I'm planning to start recording clips of every moron in the area and posting them to my channel - plates totally visible. It seems since the pandemic, people can't drive for shit, and I've watched the decline in real time over the past 2 years as I've been working off-site the entire time (I work at a hospital).

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Reply 672 of 790, by Intel486dx33

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robertmo wrote on 2022-05-01, 17:36:

full electric vehicles % sales (march) in:
China: 21%
Europe: 14%

You will need 1 Million charging stations to accommodate all these EV vehicles.
Currently there are only a few thousand.

There are 276 million vehicles registered in the U.S. as of 2019. This includes 156 million trucks, 108 million cars, 8.5 million motorcycles, and 575 thousand buses

Reply 673 of 790, by rmay635703

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Intel486dx33 wrote on 2022-05-17, 16:55:
You will need 1 Million charging stations to accommodate all these EV vehicles. Currently there are only a few thousand. […]
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robertmo wrote on 2022-05-01, 17:36:

full electric vehicles % sales (march) in:
China: 21%
Europe: 14%

You will need 1 Million charging stations to accommodate all these EV vehicles.
Currently there are only a few thousand.

There are 276 million vehicles registered in the U.S. as of 2019. This includes 156 million trucks, 108 million cars, 8.5 million motorcycles, and 575 thousand buses

Maybe, maybe not

Driving distribution is strange, a massive number of cars never drive more than 5 miles per day (I used to have the full specs, maybe I will dredge them up some day)
But the upper 10% of drivers drive close to 70% of the miles for everybody.
There is at least one car (crackhead) in the US in the official government data driving 1000 miles a day every day.
Because almost no one drives the average miles it means most American cars can drive most trips without quick charging.

This means 110 million cars could drive using the home outlet 100% of the time and that number increases by 50% if you take out annual or bi annual trips.

My point is that a massive number of vehicles can be electric with minimal infrastructure beyond 110vac outlets, it’s the upper 30% that would likely need to stay gas or something else.

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Reply 674 of 790, by chris2021

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I wouldn't have guessed that most trips were that short. Among the elderly, sure. This is what lead me to believe a certain statistic was particularly misleading. You know the one that they used to use to try and scare people into wearing their seatbelt, even if they were just going down the road. After all most accidents occur within a mile of someone's residence. Well if you're 90, can't see, and never drive more then a 1/4 mile to the post office, it's unlikely you'll get into an accident 10 miles from home. But it would be wrong to blame it all on the elderly. Now I don't havento 😀

Reply 675 of 790, by creepingnet

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You'd be surprised how many trips don't need a car. And some of those trips are made LONGER by car.

For example, I live behind a shopping center. By car, my trip takes about 15-20 minutes to get to the same stores that I can get to in 5-10 minutes on foot, or less by bike. It's amazing how much faster close-by things become once you are not restricted to keeping a multi-thousand pound block of steel on some blacktop to get there. A few times doing errands on foot, I was in and out so fast my wife asked "are you going to the store" when I got back 🤣.

The only excuse is when you have a lot of things to buy that you can't carry home. I've been stupid enough to make that mistake a few times.

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Reply 676 of 790, by badmojo

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creepingnet wrote on 2022-05-17, 23:26:

The only excuse is when you have a lot of things to buy that you can't carry home. I've been stupid enough to make that mistake a few times.

A wheeled shopping basket gets around that somewhat - old school.

+1 for walking or hopping on a pushbike, so much easier than driving or public transport. I live in an older suburb so the streets were designed for a few tiny cars - now that cars are huge and everyone has one it's excruciating to drive anywhere. Quick trips to pick up the kids from school or grab some milk are stop/start rage fests.

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Reply 677 of 790, by chris2021

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Aha had roo much stuff to hoof home.

You should live in NJ (advice no one should heed). They recently banned single use plastic bags. Now you have to bring scads of bags to house your goods. At least you would't have to worry about bags ripping while hoofing home. Unless your bags are old.

Reply 679 of 790, by Standard Def Steve

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A 2000 New Beetle called Clarisse. I love Clarisse.

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