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Old 04-17-2021, 10:21 PM   #51 (permalink)
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This isn't Eco-how-to-win-at-politics-modder.

Thank you.


You guys just can't resist, eh?


And now back to Aptera discussion, please and thank you...

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Old 04-17-2021, 10:31 PM   #52 (permalink)
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100 CEOs needn't convene over some State's election laws. ....but here we are.
They're just affraid of the cancel mob.

I hope the cancel mob doesn't cancel the aptera.
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I want to cancel the political discussion here.
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I think they would be better off Axing the solar cells and offering it as an option.
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I think they would be better off Axing the solar cells and offering it as an option.
Bad ideas can always be implemented later at the owners expense.
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Bad ideas can always be implemented later at the owners expense.
Based on my tally from the Prius forums there have been hundreds of the things bricked then junked during the pandemic due to sitting with a dead main hybrid battery .

My guess is these owners would have loved having a bad idea keeping their car drivable while it sat weeks or months instead of having the main battery fail.
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I don't mind the "bad idea," since my work parking is dead-ass in the middle of a full-sun, unshaded parking lot every day. Given the calculator on their site, I could go 8-9 months out of the year without charging at all and then a few months in the winter only charging occasionally with this as my commuter.

That would make it viable for me to own an EV, given I can't charge it at home.
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I don't mind the "bad idea," since my work parking is dead-ass in the middle of a full-sun, unshaded parking lot every day. Given the calculator on their site, I could go 8-9 months out of the year without charging at all and then a few months in the winter only charging occasionally with this as my commuter.

That would make it viable for me to own an EV, given I can't charge it at home.
Nothin under the sun is stopping you from making a solar powered EV. It’s a bad enough idea that no manufacturer makes a profitable vehicle that significantly runs on solar affixed to the vehicle.

I’ll go further and say that if you don’t add solar to a vehicle that you are acknowledging it’s a bad idea; cause why wouldn't you pursue a good idea?
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I could be wrong and 98% of the population is and will remain strongly against an all EV future and will never let that happen. But for me, whatever happens happens, I'm not taking sides.
EVs may serve you just right, and do so for many others too, but forcing it as some sort of one-size-fits-all causes more problem than it would be supposed to solve.


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Regardless if the EPA lets manufacturers go back to carburetors, or older carbureted cars get banned
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whether ICEV's will have to run on expensive synthetic fuel made from carbon capture because that's all there'll be at the pump or whether we'll have no limit to fracking and drilling until every last drop off carbon has been unearthed and burnt
Synthetic fuels made from carbon capture may eventually reach commercial viability, but I also support biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel as they're better than leaving organic matter to rot while releasing raw methane and other compounds with a longer half-life than COČ on the atmosphere. There will always be some way to keep older engines running, just remember the humanity dominates the alcoholic fermentation process for a long time and will remain doing so.


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All I'm saying is my limited foresight sees the possibility of more EV's in the future. Maybe a little more or a lot more, but more.
Considering how many hybrids (including plug-ins) I see nowadays, and how 10 years ago I didn't believe I would see so many, EVs may get their niche too. But the hybrids are still more likely to address the needs of customers with different preferences, going from mild-hybrids meant only to satisfy the bureaucrats to the plug-in hybrids.

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