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Old 09-16-2017, 12:40 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Fuel tank drain plugs are a no-no under the CARBB/ULEV/SULEV style rules, one of the criteria is no leaks to ground... Thats why the tanks are Poly or stainless now, so they don't rust and drip. the earlier SULEV BMW and Subaru;s the fuel tank was welded shut and the pump was inside, thats why you'll see what looks like amazing deals on some of them, the Bimmer fuel pump on the SULEV versions was a 2500+ dollar adventure because whole new fuel tank and lines..

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Old 09-17-2017, 09:57 AM   #42 (permalink)
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The obvious answer to the OP's question is: Drive the other car.
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Hurricane evacation[?] and electric vehicles
...devolves into how to punch a hole in a gas tank with a rock.

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My preferred solution would be a dome in the back yard over a zero-length launch catapult with a Bede BD-5J

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The obvious answer to the OP's question is: Drive the other car.
So to own an electric vehicle in this area you should also own a gas vehicle too?
Doesn't that kind of defeat the purpose?
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So to own an electric vehicle in this area you should also own a gas vehicle too?
Doesn't that kind of defeat the purpose?
I'm simply stating reality. The typical household in the USA has more than one car. So when you need to drive a longer distance than the EV will go you drive the other car.

No the limited range of an EV doesn't defeat the purpose. I bought my Spark EV to save money and for the convenience of owning a car that needs no maintenance and never needs to go to a gas station. It fulfills that purpose every day and as a surprise bonus the driving experience is better than any gas car I've owned.
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I've had my EV almost two weeks, the overwhelming question,, "But what if you need to drive farther?" My answer? I'll take one of my other 2 cars.. They give you a from outer space look, and refix on teh shorter EV range.. they cant seem to get that the EV is my local run-around rig, my wife has a 3 series as a DD and I have a Jeep as my toy/bad weather rig.. Some folks just don't get it..
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So what you guys are saying is people who own electric vehicles are rich land owners who have a fleet of vehicles and are only really using the electrics for running around town, because that's all they're good for?
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So what you guys are saying is people who own electric vehicles are rich land owners who have a fleet of vehicles and are only really using the electrics for running around town, because that's all they're good for?
No, its just that folks don't get the idea that if you can find a decent cost on a EV and its your basically 2nd car, you drive the long range gas when needed..

My Honda is 199 a month and Honda pays everything but tires and liability for that..

But there is this fixation that even if you own 2 cars they both have to be long distance champions..

As far as rich, I own a 1994 Jeep Wrangler and a 2005 BMW 330XI not exactly a Italian garage.. LOL
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Maybe like a trailer park trailer with a T-top Firebird parked out front, so they can afford to keep the old girl for the weekends.
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Don't need pumps/ electricity to empty a gas can gravity is awesome.
How does it get in the can?

Charging at home with no lines it great.

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