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They need to give up on electric cars. They aren't progress, they've been around for decades. How many times does the electric car have to be declared dead...? mad.gif

It's ironic that the first car old man Porsche invented was an electric car.
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Yes, electric cars save you a lot of money in the long run rolleyes.gif
    
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Batteries self discharge, if you drain them and let them sit for a while they will go to a negative charge state, at which point they just heat up if you try to charge them. Do a search on recycling, the batteries can be recycled, it's just hard to do compared to other batteries.
I don't see the disposal of Lithium Ion batteries as being all that different from alkaline batteries, or old computer screens, or any number of old and hazardous things we have laying around. There's a right way to do it and a wrong way, it's up to you to make sure it gets done right.
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Batteries self discharge, if you drain them and let them sit for a while they will go to a negative charge state, at which point they just heat up if you try to charge them. Do a search on recycling, the batteries can be recycled, it's just hard to do compared to other batteries.
I don't see the disposal of Lithium Ion batteries as being all that different from alkaline batteries, or old computer screens, or any number of old and hazardous things we have laying around. There's a right way to do it and a wrong way, it's up to you to make sure it gets done right.

The wrong way is cheaper.

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Id rather patch a console game......
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....There's a right way to do it and a wrong way, it's up to you to make sure it gets done right.

You make it sound so easy, blowing 40K on a replacement then disposing of a half ton of batts.
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So the argument against them was that people who should not be driving anyways are having trouble driving? lol

I think the issue was actually that others on the road/street cannot hear the car coming - however as posted I believe this is thought to be bunk. I think that a lot of newer gasoline engines are pretty dang quiet considering ambient traffic noises in a parking lot, etc.
    
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It is fitting that the picture is on I-10 near Palm Springs where the giant windfarm is. On any given day a large portion of those govt-subsidized god awful eyesore windmills are "bricked" (completely broken or down for maintenence).

Really?? i would call every OTHER form of power a eyesore, but not windfarms....you know windmills, things that have been around for thousands of years....
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Battery Powered Cars will only ever Work if they reinvent the Battery.
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Sounds like Battery Tender needs to get to work.
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