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    Locked in the Car and Unable to get Out - Food for Thought

    So, have we identified any cars that you can’t get out of with a dead battery? Seems most listed have a manual release.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Per year. Do average people buy a new car every year?
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    15-20M new cars sold per year in US.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Range anxiety is mostly only real for the folks who don’t drive EVs. There are exceptions, and those post on the internet… probably the same that manage to run out of gas in an ICE. Cost per mile is a lot less, not a little. Not that I don’t care about the environment, but had zero to do with...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Average new car price over $48,000 now. Are regular folks average?
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Mostly because those that want to compare the purchase / operation cost want to compare against a 10yr old used, minimally equipped, entry level vehicle. Comparisons to similarly classed cars are ignored. Seems a large number of folks are completely disconnected from the cost of new...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    14,144kwh at the meter (13,437kwh in the batt) at 44,825miles today. 316w/mi avg Do your own comparison based on you power cost, sure some places are much higher, maybe some lower… If I paid for all my charging… $1,697/44,825 = $0.038mi
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Most not all and a reducing percentage. And the fossil fuels burned in power plants are FAR more efficient than those burned in tiny ICE.
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    Big Bud Tractors Resurrected

    Will still have to meet current emission standards. But the windshield wipers and cigarette lighter won’t require independent computers
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Your enclosure doesn’t change weight. Weight of the ‘air’ in enclosure and gasoline will be the same before and after combustion. The contents of the enclosure will change. There will be less oxygen and more CO2 in the enclosure (20lbs more CO2). There will be 6lbs less gas, there will be more...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Burning 6.3 pounds of gasoline produces 20 pounds of carbon dioxide. Huh!? Here's how. Most of the weight of carbon dioxide (CO2) comes from the two oxygen atoms (the O2). Gasoline molecules are made of carbon and hydrogen atoms all bound together. When gasoline burns, the carbon and the...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Autopilot is included with all models. Upgrades can be purchased lump sum for advanced autopilot and Full Self Driving. Or they can be purchased on a subscription basis. I did a couple of months with FSD, but plenty happy with the basic autopilot. Probably 75% of the miles on the care have been...
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    My Industrial Cabin Build

    All large commercial in my area is ground up. I wired my house/shop also ground up, but a lot of items in my house are somewhat resi-mercial
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    Not happy with Kubota Credit...

    Seems that is a choice he has chosen to make. Not making payments on time. Choosing to pay postage. Choosing to waste time driving and writing checks. Automatic/Free solutions to this.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Heavier tires effect mileage (range) for all vehicles. EV or ICE. Tires bought from discount tire off rack same day. Not special. You ‘can’ buy special lightweight tires if every last mile of range is important. EV or ICE. Studded tires, sure if necessary. What other questions?
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    Not happy with Kubota Credit...

    Kubota Credit auto pay from business checking account each month. I’ve never written Kubota a check.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Teslas make an audio noise when backing up. I can hear the whine of Tesla motors when going forward and wife’s LX hybrid in battery mode as well.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Sure glad that self landing rocket thingy has a human at the wheel driving it! Oh wait… not the case. I think there are shortcomings still with autonomous features in cars. They don’t always get it right, they don’t seem to get that gut feeling when a someone is going to do something...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Wow. Price cuts and tax credit are pretty nuts… Does the wife need a Y?? [emoji848]
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Agree, ignorance on both sides of every topic man argues about.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I guess we can agree? I’m not in any agreement with mandate mentality. Cheap base model ICE cars ($16k Kia Rio) have their place in the market. A bolt, leaf, or Tesla isn’t competing with that market. If a Kia Rio meets your A to B then [emoji106] no sense in worrying about the EV world. It...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Leaf and Bolt are the only mass produced available options in a comparable price range. But still more expensive at $30-$35k no less option, so not much comparison available for your mission. I have no experience with these vehicles, my EV experience is with Tesla, can’t speak for other makes...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    But you would probably agree, you are the 5% (1%?) that actually takes a vehicle off-road… the Walmart parking lot or mall or city freeway your vehicle make/model typically sees benefits from these features. I do agree, I like to be able to turn off many of the features at my will. TC, ABS...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Pick your poison. I know many who commute in large trucks without hauling anything. Point being… those in market for a new Tesla Model 3 are not in the market for a Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, or Smart Car. I say those that are comparing the cost of a $55k car to a $25k car are comparing...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    My 1st hand experience is only with Tesla and only my Model 3LR, so I can’t speak for any other makes or models. Can’t speak for below 0F either. I’ve never experienced a 30% hit due to any weather I’ve encountered. I still don’t think in ‘most cases’ Teslas were unable to charge where cold...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    This is a good post in that it illustrates the different view points in buyers. Folks that haven’t bought a new car in 10-20years are probably blown away by a $55k EV, wow that is a lot of money! Oh wait how much does a stripped down diesel pickup cost now?? Really how much? Or a BMW 3-series...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Possibly I’m confused. Are we talking failures? Or reduced range? If reduced range at extreme temps, I’m not arguing. That’s real. I’d expect 10% reduction in range down to 0 degrees. I don’t play any lower than that so can’t speak to deep negatives. Many positives. $/mi driven is quite low...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    How many? I mean if the data is there, I’m really curious to know if it was widespread that cars were unable to charge due to some problem with the car or chargers themselves failing (not interested in power outages). Curious what the response will be to remedy if in fact it is a real issue...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Really only get defensive of ignorant comments from those without first hand experience spewing the latest clickbait. I’m a supporter of many of the fuels gas, diesel, electric, 100LL, what else? All seem to serve there purpose for me. Re: your questions that went unanswered. For my type of...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    A ‘few’ compared to the millions charging just fine every day.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    What would you say is the ratio of folks that post about a problem regarding their tractor on TBN vs those that post about just how great their particular model is? 99:1? Just because a few had trouble charging in the cold due to some failure doesn’t mean all EVs don’t work in cold… and from...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    What state are you in? Definitely not the case in Tx.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VN8PV0fv340
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    Power Plant Damage by burning car

    Many large transformers are made in Mexico. Lead times have actually come down in the past 6 months. I quoted a 26MW transformer at 18months over last summer, now they are under a year.
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    Did you guys take the guard off your trimmer?

    I’ve never seen a progressional lawn care operation with them on. Mine are off except for the big shoulder harness brush trimmer that may sling steel blades on occasion.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Pretty neat. Wonder why I’ve not seen this device in the past 5yrs it has been out?
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Only if you want ‘optimal’ charging time and efficiency. Isn’t a requirement. System is pretty slick though. If you are traveling to a destination beyond the range of the vehicle, it will automatically add a charging station as a way point in the navigation and precondition the battery prior to...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    https://www.tesla.com/blog/tesla-superowner-arctic-circle How cold do they need to be able to operate? -40C is cold enough, I’d just stay inside.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Heat pumps have come a long way in recent years. Mine are good to 0 before resistive heat is likely to take over. Maybe a defrost cycle if the exterior moisture is high. Think we were 12 at the lowest during this snap. 68 in the house without any problems. Heat pumps are extremely popular in...
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    Debit vs. Credit Cards

    Yessir.
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    Debit vs. Credit Cards

    You better stick with cash if you are looking to be ‘untraceable’. Amex benefits far outweigh Visa, MC, Discover for my use. I have Visa through USAA and Wells Fargo. Visa and MC don’t service their own cards, they are issued through a 3rd party. Amex is the financial base and the servicing...
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    Debit vs. Credit Cards

    Credit card for everything unless a discount can be recovered by paying cash/debit that outweighs the credit card rewards. (Rare). The most protection and the most reward. AMEX if possible.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Double post
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    You’re correct, very simple device, not a charger. TeslaFi subscriber here! $0.017/mi for me, but I charge free at work. $0.030/mi if I wasn’t able to charge free at work. (My Diesel Ram is rocking $0.339/mi since new in diesel) Also at 95% charge efficiency (largely because I’ve never...
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    Self driving cars will get their drivers killed

    This. Love the autopilot feature for the long commute and I’m also a big fan of driving. The control isn’t perfect, but is very very good on large highways. Car is capable of watching 360 degrees around the car simultaneously, I’m limited to these 2 eyes. I’m still responsible for the cars...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    In my case $50k ICE or $50k EV. There isn’t a $20k ICE option I would have purchased. Just because I could purchase a Honda Civic to drive doesn’t mean that would be the comparable vehicle I would be shopping for. $600 charger - or free as a charger that was included with car, just slower (mine...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    North Texas. Agree, I’m lucky my Coop has decent rules around this… for now.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    My typical charge is around 30-35kw or about 100miles worth of driving. (I’d venture to say most people’s average is less than that) My 15kw solar system on a good day this summer. I’d like more capacity, but this is pretty much the largest on a single 240v/1 inverter. The solar that day could...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Valet at DFW airport (red coats? Can’t think of company name), will charge EV, car wash, take to dealer for maintenance (EV or ICE) Not terribly uncommon for valets to charge EVs now, especially at hotels.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Lots of Tesla’s in Tx. Only bother for this direct from manufacturer law was having to have car inspected prior to registration like buying a used car. Still time saved over messing around with a dealer in my experience. Took me near 6 hours to complete the deal on my last Ram purchase...
 
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