Today, would you buy an EV vehicle.

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I guess it might if you only "Off Road." Ha
I guess it might if you only "Off Road." Ha
Back in high school
I helped a disabled get an old golf cart fully licensed…

loaded it up from a berm to bring in for inspection…

They were scratching their heads but it had lights, horn, wiper, brakes, parking brake, etc.

Got the full vehicle license plate…

Who knew we were ahead of our time?
 
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Back in high school
I helped a disabled get an old golf cart fully licensed…

loaded it up from a berm to bring in for inspection…

They were scratching their heads but it had lights, horn, wiper, brakes, parking brake, etc.

Got the full vehicle license plate…

Who knew we were ahead of our time?
I think somewhat rare and very interesting. I guess it met all the requirements and they found it hard to say no. And kinda of funny.. ... hope he was safe.
 
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I think somewhat rare and very interesting. I guess it met all the requirements and they found it hard to say no. And kinda of funny.. ... hope he was safe.
saw a guy online from the US he did it with his side by side, very cool ... I didnt know such thing was possible.
 
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Nope. Not right now. They are already talking possible rolling blackouts here in the Midwest. They obviously have doubts on the network now, I'm not gonna throw an electric car into it.
 
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If everything moves to electric, when do you think you would switch to an ev -- or maybe Hybrid. The future of gas and diesel looks questionable.
When I was in undergrad, I had a technology professor who had a saying: "Pioneers get scalped."
I prefer to wait till after they get all the bugs out.
 
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I firmly believe that every new thing is a result of lobbyists petitioning gov't to sway the market into their favor and provide them with huge profits at the expense of the little guy who has to pay for it either outright or through their taxes. I am not against ev's but I am against giving out huge incentives and grants to certain companies and then halting pipelines and such of other companies to scue the prices of items to make people think they have to do something to save money. The public is being used and if these vehicles were so great they would make it on their own. Next will be an influx of at home generators because the grid can't power all the chargers and are causing more brownouts.
 
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When I was in undergrad, I had a technology professor who had a saying: "Pioneers get scalped."
I prefer to wait till after they get all the bugs out.
I agree. I don't buy new, and right now there are no production EVs that appeal to me at all, so even if in the next 8 years they become relatively mainstream, there's still another 8 or so before any of them would be in the age range I'd be likely to buy. In 16 years I'll be 88, if I make it there. Not gonna buy a new car at that age for sure.
We'll have to see how battery technology develops...if an 8 year old car is gonna need a $10k battery in a couple years, that's a deal killer.
I'm not interested in a sedan, nor a big honkin' truck like the Lightning...something more on the line of a Ranger/Colorado or a mid-size SUV. No one's making EVs of those at this time.

And frankly, they're going to have to make EVs a lot more driver-friendly to attract me. The whole everything is controlled via touchscreen is a total turnoff, in fact the huge screens that most EVs have are ugly and look like an afterthought, rather than something integrated.
A huge incentive that spurred sakes was single occupant use of carpool lane.

The EV push is multifaceted... tax credits, free charging, carpool and reduced tolls, tax credits, bragging rights and even home grown in the case of Tesla and Bay Area buyers.
Carpool lane not relevant out here in the sticks.
How much longer are those incentives going to be around should EVs become mainstream? Probably not long. "Bragging rights"? Meh, I buy a vehicle for utility, not to impress others.

Given how clean-running modern vehicles are now, I just don't see that EVs are going to make much if any difference environmentally.
 
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The electric grid can't handle going to 25% electric cars, some area's can't handle it now. Electric grid gets something like 78% of it's energy from fossil fuels. Not sure what we are really saving by buying EV's. Tailpipe emissions are lower, but still uses fossil fuels to recharge the batterys. Lots of environmental issues with getting materials for making the batteries. Electric car uses twice the copper as an ICE car. Too often I drive from Maine to Virginia. That is 13 hrs of driving and refueling, an EV would add 3 hrs to that trip. EV's have twice the computers an ICE car has and you need to wait for them to wake up and talk to each other before you can go anywhere. VW has developed a process where they can reclaim 95 or 98% of the materials in an EV drive battery for reuse. I don't remember which it was, either way I found it to be an impressive amount.
If there was a small affordable commuter type EV, I might consider one... but there isn't and nobody is talking about making one.
 
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