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What, so GM can absorb Tesla and keep pumping out petrol-consuming cars instead of moving forward? (we all saw how "electric" the Volt was, not only that, how hard they are to find and how expensive they are)

confused.gif at least you don't have to wait 7 hours for the "full-electric" Nissan Leaf to recharge every 100 miles. Volt is definitely more practical.
    
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So if you run out of gas while driving you car you walk to the gas station and come back with some gas or have a buddy come bring you some gas, But if you run out of electricity...doh.gif ? You call Zapdos to come do a thunderbolt on your car? Isn't towing the only way out of this situation? depending on your distance could get expensive no? You can send your buddy to go buy you a 32 pack of AA batteries?
     
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So if you run out of gas while driving you car you walk to the gas station and come back with some gas or have a buddy come bring you some gas, But if you run out of electricity...doh.gif ? You call Zapdos Pikachu to come do a thunderbolt on your car? Isn't towing the only way out of this situation? depending on your distance could get expensive no? You can send your buddy to go buy you a 32 pack of AA batteries?

Fixed. tongue.gif
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It’s apparently parasitic losses of the car’s electrical subsystems that cause the discharge when parked.

Sounds like it wouldn't be a lot of engineering changes to integrate a regular lead-acid battery to run the car's electronics, utilize regenerative-braking to charge the lead-acid battery, and then you don't have to worry about the battery pack for the motor draining when parked. Curious if the problem is as simple as this...
    
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Fixed. tongue.gif

Not really. Maybe you don't know your Pokemon too well, since Zapdos would be a much better choice.

In other news, I like how people completely forget that technology has to start somewhere... I mean, I thought this was a computer enthusiast site? Ya know, the kind of people that actually remember when x86 CPUs had their clockspeeds measured in MHz, harddrives were measured in MBs, and RAM was measured in KBs?
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What are these MB's, KB's and Mhz you speak of? I know no such thing rolleyes.gif
     
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the ignorance surrounding electric cars astounds me.
     
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post #48 of 123
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the ignorance surrounding electric cars astounds me.

I know, right? I mean, I'd somewhat expect the sort of thing on a petrol-head enthusiast forum, but on a computer enthusiast forum? kookoo.gif

The sad part is, there's usually more informed people on a petrol-head website than currently present in here. doh.gif
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Not really. Maybe you don't know your Pokemon too well, since Zapdos would be a much better choice.

Nope. Give Pikachu a light ball, and his special attack is greater than any electric Pokemon in Generation 3. Plus, Pikachu is small and easy to carry around. I'd rather not have the threat of a legendary bird flying around my head, waiting to shock the fool out of me.
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Nope. Give Pikachu a light ball, and his special attack is greater than any electric Pokemon in Generation 3. Plus, Pikachu is small and easy to carry around. I'd rather not have the threat of a legendary bird flying around my head, waiting to shock the fool out of me.

Generation 3? That explains it - my references come from RBY & GSC.
 
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Cooler Master X6 Elite with stock fan removed CPU fan: 120mm Arctic F12 PWM @ ~300rpm PSU fan: 120mm Kingwin case fan via PSU fan plug Windows 7 Ultimate - 64bit SP1 
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E772p CRT (Trinitron) @ 79-94hz 1152x864/1280x720 PS/2 Microsoft Internet Keyboard (replaced cord) Antec EA-380D (380w) with stock fan removed Logitech MX510 (blue) with replaced USB cord 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
White Monoprice 9963 IEM headphones [Left ear] LostEarBuds medium single-flange tip [Right ear] Unknown medium single-flange tip Asus Xonar DS 
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Dual SOIC LME49990 DIP8 op amp [music] Foobar2000 + Xonar ASIO driver [games & movies] Razer Synapse 7.1ch to binaural 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo (Penryn) T8300 @ 2.4GHz Dell Studio 1535 Intel 965GMA 2GB 667MHz Samsung DDR2 
RAMHard DriveOSMonitor
1GB 667MHz Samsung DDR2 60GB Corsair Force 3 SSD Windows 7 64bit SP1 Toshiba 39L1350U HDTV 
KeyboardPowerMouseMouse Pad
Some USB wireless Logitech keyboard Rocketfish universial power adapter (my cousin's) Some USB wireless Logitech mouse couch 
AudioAudio
HDMI audio-out to HDTV HDTV optical-out to Denon AVR-200 reciever 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium 3 @ 667MHz Some Intel mobo ATI Rage 128 AGP 32MB 2x256MB DDR1 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
1GB Sandisk CF card - boot drive Western Digital Caviar SE - 320GB IDE Maxtor - 200GB IDE RamDisk - adaptive 64MB viotle scratch 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Athlon XP 2000+ Palomino stock heatsink w/ copp... Windows 2000 Pro SP4 None - VNC is used instead Bestec ATX-250-12Z 
CaseOtherOther
Some super-basic beige case Intel PCI ethernet card Linksys PCI ethernet card 
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