Battery based electric vehicles of today and tomorrow.

Grumpycat

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You are quite correct, but those who act or think like Prius owners don't really care about the initial cost.
For them, it is often about virtue signaling!
I bought a new Toyota Avalon. 7 years later replaced it with a top of the line Toyota Prius that cost $5,000 less (not counting inflation). I liked the Prius better. Better seating position. Better visibility out for the driver. Better view of instruments. And the Prius used half the gasoline of the Avalon.
 

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I could care less about "virtue signaling" I'm more interested in economics of it. I wonder about people that get so twitter pated about "virtue signaling"
Virtue signaling is everywhere!
Just look around!
It is demeaning of others.
ie: Look here, look at what I am doing! I am so much smarter than others.

You "could care less"?
How much less could you care?
Perhaps you really mean that you .....could NOT care less?
 
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I am astounded at the level of knowledge some of you fella's have about why "other people" do what they do, buy what they do, drive what they do, and God forbid, spend what they do... Ya'll should go to work for Bezos, he would pay top dollar for that kind of knowledge.
 

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I am astounded at the level of knowledge some of you fella's have about why "other people" do what they do, buy what they do, drive what they do, and God forbid, spend what they do... Ya'll should go to work for Bezos, he would pay top dollar for that kind of knowledge.

Do you have your reservation for the Lighting?
 

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I am astounded at the level of knowledge some of you fella's have about why "other people" do what they do, buy what they do, drive what they do, and God forbid, spend what they do... Ya'll should go to work for Bezos, he would pay top dollar for that kind of knowledge.
It is called..... being attuned to life's surroundings.
I don't believe that Bezos needs any coaching.
I think he has already set the high bar for business knowledge.
 

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Virtue signaling is everywhere!
Just look around!
It is demeaning of others.
ie: Look here, look at what I am doing! I am so much smarter than others.

You "could care less"?
How much less could you care?
Perhaps you really mean that you .....could NOT care less?
No, if i worked at it, i might care less than i do now. To be honest, i could care less if people get all worried that somebody may or may not be smarter the I. The first EV i saw, i talked to the owner about his car, and you know what, he wasn't all about virtue signaling, he was an early adopter that loved the tech, and knew a lot about it. I remember the first muscle car i saw, and guess what, i went over and talked to that person. He didn't buy it to show off, he loved muscle cars and knew alot about them. So you can be all twisted out of shape about what you think people are thinking, that's on you. I mean "you" in the royal sense, not you personally.
 

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That is the case with Tesla.

Fortunately the Johnny-come-latelies who think they see easy money are spotted by smart money. Stupid money always loses.

EVs don't have to "save the planet" to be justified. That is the hater's criteria. EV only has to be fun.
I have heard more than one person say Tesla doesnt make much off their cars, they make money selling carbon credits to other manufacturers.
 

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Virtue signaling is everywhere!
Just look around!
It is demeaning of others.
ie: Look here, look at what I am doing! I am so much smarter than others.
The grease burners are headed for the scrap yard. I'm sure that makes the fogeys feel insecure, but they will get over it. It was the same with computers 30 years ago, with the early adopters having fun and the vast majority standing around with drool running out of their mouths. Everybody knows the plug-in hybrids are a stopgap - too many parts - but they are better around town vehicles than any ICE car.
 
 
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