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Old 02-12-2021, 01:17 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 02-12-2021, 02:09 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I didn't say that batteries aren't improving, or that there aren't advantages, only that there are serious reasons why EVs aren't dominant, and why now is not the right time to buy for most consumers.

4.2% global sales is still weak, especially in light of the many market distortions required to achieve those numbers.

Haven't clicked any of the 3 links yet, and not sure I will. Listening to a most excellent discussion on Darkhorse at the moment.

I think we are just starting to see the point were EVs and PHEVs will take off and the EU will spearhead that change. Automakers have to at least double plug-in sales in the EU to avoid CO2 fines. (In 2020 EVs counted twice in the average but they will only count once from 2021 on)

The fuel economy standards driving EV growth aren't going away and are only getting more strict in the majority of the world.
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I think we are just starting to see the point were EVs and PHEVs will take off and the EU will spearhead that change. Automakers have to at least double plug-in sales in the EU to avoid CO2 fines. (In 2020 EVs counted twice in the average but they will only count once from 2021 on)

The fuel economy standards driving EV growth aren't going away and are only getting more strict in the majority of the world.
We're saying the similar things, just from different ends of the optimism/pessimism spectrum.

I've been excited about EVs since the 90's (and built that electric car in HS), so that's a long time to maintain excitement.

I believe we're nearing the end of the "Innovators" phase and entering the "Early Adopters" phase.

While everyone on EV forums get excited about new models that are sold in tiny numbers in select markets, I've been maintaining that Toyota is my indicator of when to get excited. Toyota is announcing new EV models, so time to allow for some excitement.

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For me it's when Arcimoto has a billion-dollar market capitalization.
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I feel like Toyota is the car to have as a daily driver so that you can afford fun weekend car.

Is the Archie the closest thing to an EV for poor people?

There are lots of us!

Which would be easier, saving to buy a house, or making payments in a Certified used EV?

What is the ROI for 5 years?

Thirty?
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Easier?

Easier to let money sit in a bank account that was direct deposited, but not much harder to have money automatically withdrawn on a car payment.

Better is the option that satisfies the most critical needs at the moment while maximizing financial standing in the future. Austerity today for a carefree tomorrow.
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We're saying the similar things, just from different ends of the optimism/pessimism spectrum.

I've been excited about EVs since the 90's (and built that electric car in HS), so that's a long time to maintain excitement.

I believe we're nearing the end of the "Innovators" phase and entering the "Early Adopters" phase.

While everyone on EV forums get excited about new models that are sold in tiny numbers in select markets, I've been maintaining that Toyota is my indicator of when to get excited. Toyota is announcing new EV models, so time to allow for some excitement.
I would consider myself in the middle on the optimist / pessimist scale. I think the big movements in the market will happen towards the middle to end of the decade. I also expect the USA to lag the rest of the world by 5 - 10 years.

Toyota is a good indicator. They haven't been the most profitable automaker for years (maybe decades) by misreading the market. It is looking like 2023 - 2025 is going to be the time frame automakers start getting serious about selling EVs.

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Is the Archie the closest thing to an EV for poor people?
A used EV is the EV for the poor. There are plenty of low mileage first generation EVs in the $5,000 - $10,000 range.
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The FUV, et al, is the new electric vehicle for the masses. It's like the VW convertible (in light blue, please), a vehicle that transcends class distinctions. For the rich it's a golf cart, for the poor it's a last-mile-gig money machine.

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