These people must live in a magical city that doesn't use fossil fuel power plants like the rest of the world. You're incurring the same environment damage, it's just transferred somewhere else. And electricity may be cheaper mile for mile at the moment but that's balanced out when it comes time to replace that battery.
TLDR; Tesla's are great, but it's not actually more cost effective or green in the long run.
@KermitSmash, Not to mention what happens to batteries in the cold. My friends coworker has an electric car and is incredibly smug about it. Well, it was 20° the other day and he had to uber to work. My friend had to explain to him that batteries don't work well in the cold and that the chargers cut off at freezing so the lithium batteries don't explode.
@KermitSmash, electricity from fossil fuels is more efficient but definitely not the 0 a lot of Tesla owners proclaim. The real problem Ev’s face is battery construction. Recycling lithium batteries is not there yet. The materials needed to make them are hard to get and mostly come from the poorest places on earth so conditions are brutal. That’s why evs should be criticized.
@KermitSmash, that's why we need to go nuclear for our power plants, super cheap, safe, and clean. Until then electric cars aren't much better, if any better at all, for the environment.
@KermitSmash, I’d bet that large scale power generation produces far less pollution per energy unit than individual internal combustion engines.
But the offset of the mining and production of the vehicle components likely offset that efficiency.
@KermitSmash, plus, the charging is free right now, but it won't be forever.
@Gamasennin, Teslas have a heating system for their batteries for precisely this reason
@KermitSmash, finally some one sees the out right ignored and significant flaw of the ev
@Mantis Tobaggan, ah a fellow man of culture I see
@KermitSmash, still gonna buy one cuz they pull hard
@Plm9872, Yeah, but that would require that he gets a Tesla. He claims his no name chinesium import is jUsT aS gUd as one for way less money. It's an obvious lie.
@Mantis Tobaggan, Engineering Explained Made a really good video about whether keeping your old car is better for the environment, and how many years of ownership it would take to cancel out the impact of building a new car. Turns out, it is better to switch vehicles, assuming the new one gets better miles per gallon or is electric. It's a good watch, and I would highly recommend it.
@sams2er, oh that sounds like a good one, thanks!
That's because they love the smell of their own farts.
Legit saw a Tesla with plates like this near me
Wow yall don't like Teslas here huh?
@wannabe firefighter, just their drivers...and CEO
@TheTrueCorreia, Elon Musk is awesome dont @ me
@Rudolph Schmidt , my Doge would beg to differ
Only reason why I don’t have an electric car…my building was cheap and didn’t install outlets for trickle charge close enough to any stalls. Dumb engineering
@X088, what kind of charity do you do?
While I enjoy the concept of electric cars I wish we could find a better power source for them (I.e. solar power) I have zero idea how any of them would work or how feasible they are but I feel like there’s at least one out there that’s feasible but we’re just not using because corporations like their money or something.
And I'll be sure to flip you off as I drive by you in the middle of the Nevada desert when you've ran out of power and I still have half a tank left.
Electric is great for in town driving, but for long trips, it can turn a one day trip I to two days just for charging.