I feel like the only reason electric cars aren't that popular and used (especially around the world and in my country, India) is only because of oil companies and currently unaccepting automobile companies. I don't feel like it's THAT difficult to change towards electric cars. But feel free to prove me wrong.
@Bob the Dildo ,
You're wrong. Boom! Bet you feel real dumb right about now, huh?
No but seriously, I've heard that the cost of producing the electricity for electric cars is greater than for gas-powered. But it's hearsay, I can't substantiate it. I welcome reliable evidence from either side.
@Bob the Dildo , the batteries use special trace elements that are rare, expensive, and mostly in some poor disheveled African waste. It’s not that difficult, but there’s always good with the bad
@Bob the Dildo , there also isn't sustainable infrastructure for electrics yet. Tesla is fine in the US with all their charging stations, but world wide those stations get sparse and other car companies sometimes use different plugs. It's not like gas where every car can handle every nozzle and there's a gas station every 1/4 mile
@Bob the Dildo , that and electric cars are still relatively expensive compared to normal cars
@Bob the Dildo , They're expensive to produce and research, plus our infrastructure isn't ready to power tens of millions of electric powered cars, maybe a couple hundred thousand or a million. But it would be impossible to replace the hundred or so million cars with electric ones
@ Seductive Cheeto, ok, I understand the points you've made, but hear me out.
The electric cars are expensive for sure, but as a one-time expense, we can afford it. Next, charging an electric car is economically cheaper in terms of money than normal car (electric cars now days can go up to 300 Kms in one charge, and each charge is substantially cheaper than a single gas refuel). So, in those terms, buying an electric car is more expensive but will give a relatively cheaper ongoing expensive for recharge. Secondly, of course there aren't many stations around the country (especially in India), but they can also begin step-by-step over the course of 5 years. Charging an electric car normally will take 16 hours at home, while with proper stations and with supercharging, it will only take 1 hour. As for the batteries, with some more research and development, they can be easily made available and be produced if the demand asks for it (I believe).
@Bob the Dildo , again, I still may be wrong in the points I've stated, so correct me wherever I'm wrong.
@Bob the Dildo , It's not even the cars which is completely questionable that most of the population would even want to buy them at current prices, but to set up the millions of needed charging stations would require trillions to build them, and then we would need to overhaul our electricity sector since we would be consuming wayyyyyy more electricity than usual. There is also the problem about the storage of energy, we aren't very efficient at storing electricity, how would we deal with the exponential increase in need for storage? Have rolling blackouts or something? We may have the technology to have green households, but we do not have the technology for a green society.
@ Seductive Cheeto, ok, that makes sense. Still, if we give at least 15 years, we can actually go for a more economical and environment friendly cars in the future. But you're right, it's gonna be a long while to properly get to that point. I just want to make sure people and companies are actually coming forward to support this because it's going to be the best alternative to fossil fuels. Also, after 15 years, who knows, we might find an even better alternative.
@Bob the Dildo , I don't know anything about the ecosystem of your country and electric cars, but here in the UK electric cars are fast becoming normal, my son is 3 and he will learn to drive in a electric car and his first car will be electric, as for now biggest problem most people tell me is range anxiety, "where will I recharge" bearing in mind most people fuel their cars every day for short trips never for full range
@Bob the Dildo , I will add/say charging at home may take 16 hours -if you drove 300 miles that day. I drive maybe 100, and it’s takes a few short hours, at home, while I sleep and don’t use other home electricity. Our electric bill, with two Teslas went up $8/month in the US. Also, it didn’t take Tesla very long to add a gajillion supercharging stations all over in the past 5 years here, so if India plays along, you could have that too very soon. Also,8 agree with your original conspiracy (fossil fuel companies have long run the US and make it quite difficult to prove and rely on electric cars). Yes, the batteries are expensive and user are elements (like our iPhones), but that plugs into a different conspiracy about the overpopulation thing and I’m rambling at this point.
The main issue is charging/range. Any long distance trips aren't possible, or take a ton of planning ahead of time. Until charging can be done in a few minutes, it's just not gonna sell to a lot of people.
Combustible or electric, road trips take planning. If you charge an electric car the same time you eat lunch, I’ll tell you it’s better than gas station food. Or take a walk, there’s a whole world out there and the convenience store is not going to hand it to you.
@TheJimmy144, the thing is with electric you have to specifically plan your trip/route around charging points. Your hotel and rest stop(s) have to have charging. With gas there's basically no limits. You can refuel anywhere, and you have the freedom to make detours. That being said I think electric cars have a ton of potential and benefits, but until the infrastructure becomes widespread and quicker, it's hard for people to justify buying them right now
@TheJimmy144, sorry I missed your reply earlier, but the infrastructure is out there and getting better all the time.
Why are y'all talking about electric cars when we should be talking about SAUCE???
@SimonPetrikov, right?! Is that magneto?
@Permanentlyhandsome, seems so. 1970s Fantastic Four.
@Ewok612, It's hilariously awesome
Hydrogen is the future tho...
My god... this guy just keeps rambling!
The sound it made lmao "Prrrrrrrrr"
Why was he at a gas station then?
@Raki Zaki, asking directions maybe? It did start with the attendant saying “it’s a long way from here” or whatever the exact thing he said was. It sounds like he was telling him where something was
I love Tesla’s, aside from the poor quality in the fit and finish department. I wouldn’t consider it completely green though. It’s still a polluter. The pollution byproducts is simply shifted over to the coal fired plants that supply the electric grid the additional demand of power since they are so mainstream here now.
The only time it could be considered green is if it charges on solar power alone for just 5 minutes.
As has been mentioned, long road trips are pretty difficult when you have to stop constantly for hour long charge sessions at scarce electric stations. Also, lithium and most other kinds of batteries do not like cold weather, so us New Englanders deal with even further reduced range in the winter.
That said, Tesla's are pretty kick-ass high-performance vehicles even with these drawbacks.