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I don't see battery powered cars replacing gas at all..
Ever heard of peak oil?

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Battery's are to heavy,
So is a V8 engine and transmission...

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to large,
Current battery packs used in electric vehicles takes up no more space then the gas engine, transmission, exhaust and auxiliaries then they are replacing.

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take to long to recharge,
Most current electric vehicles can be fast charged to 80% in 30min or to 100% in just over an hour. I have even read that some electric vehciles can be fast charged to 80% in 15 minutes.

But the charge time is a stupid argument and a pointless measure. With an electric car you charge overnight while you sleep - so it is always 100% charged when you go to drive it.

The US national average of miles Americans drive per day is only 33.3miles, and the majority of retail electric vehicles are aiming for 100 miles per charge

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and batteries do go bad over time and need replacing,
So do gas engines and parts needed for the gas engine to run

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and they still require fossil fuel power plants to generate the electricity.
So do gas engines - how do you think they make the gas you put in your tank? They refine it, and the oil refineries use HUGE amounts of electricity.

As I mentioned earlier, the power used to make 1 gallon of gas will allow an electric vehicle to travel twice the distance as that 1 gallon of gas will allow in a gas vehicle.

Then if you consider green electricity from wind generators and solar arrays, and hydroelectricity, the actual fossil fuel being used is much much less then that used to refine oil into gas

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I really don't see why there isn't a huge push for hydrogen power, auto makers already proved hydrogen works, and it works well.
Because hydrogen costs more to produce and hydrogen powered vehicles are still not as efficient as electric vehicles.

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And personally I think my choice for best sounding engine might go to the Honda V10 that never made production, the one found in the NSX replacement.
I still think there is a place for gas engine vehicles - especially for the minority of ppl that electric vehicles are not suitable for, and vehicles used in motorsports - but you can not deny the fact that electric vehicles are still the best option for a commuter car, regardless of their lack gas engine sounds.

And who knows, in the future, you may be in charge of selecting whatever sound you want for your electric car - much like ringtones on mobile phones today
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post #92 of 138
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yeah. tesla makes sports cars. not super cars. and yes... ultra cars are different from super cars too lol noobs.

Sports cars = Tesla roadster
Super cars = Lamborghini Murcielago
Ultra cars = Mclaren F1
They're called hyper-cars. I have not once ever heard the term of ultra-car
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And who knows, in the future, you may be in charge of selecting whatever sound you want for your electric car - much like ringtones on mobile phones today


...pretty much sums up how I feel about what you just said
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Man... i bought Tesla stocks...
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Worlds First my ass.
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Gonna run those tin cans over with my jeep.
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...pretty much sums up how I feel about what you just said
I was merely pointing out that EV manufacturers have to emit a "tone" when the EV is traveling below a specific speed, and much like in the beginning when ring tones were introduced and ppl scoffed at them, but now even grandmas and grandpas have their own customised ringtone.

I'm not saying I agree with it or not - I'm just saying I wouldn't be suprised if "tones" for EVs goes that way too.


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Gonna run those tin cans over with my jeep.
While the car in the OP is small fibreglass thing, not all EVs are so small that you could run them over in your Jeep - there are some that could run over your Jeep
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post #98 of 138
We need electric cars. Most people don't need gas powered cars since if their commute is more than 80 miles each way, they should just get a job much closer to home.

I don't mind the lack of commuting at all. Fifteen minutes across town and I am there, and I can always take the bus, which adds maybe ten minutes max, which considering the time it takes to find a parking spot.

The idea of electric cars is to allow for the centralized production of power at highly efficient power plants - rather than just burning most of the fuel off idling in endless traffic jams. Better, or should I say, actual public transit, would also go a long way in re-engineering our society so that it can be sustained.
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So is a V8 engine and transmission...
you don't need a v8 to produce 300 hp, a inline 4 with a turbo or a v6 can also get 300hp. Anyways, batteries on the supercar i would imagine it being around 500 pounds to make it last a bit. A LS1 v8 weighs about 430 pounds. Both cars require a transmission, but the electric one is single gear and for the car, its 5/6 which will weigh like 50 pounds more. It's about the same however you still need the electric car to match the ls1's 350 vs the electric's 286?

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Because hydrogen costs more to produce and hydrogen powered vehicles are still not as efficient as electric vehicles.
that's cuz it's not mass produced yet
Edited by Ubernoobie - 1/17/11 at 5:19am
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Every year Electric improves. Gasoline Powered Cars and their infrastructure have had over 100 years of development. Electric? Not so much.... Yet !....

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