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Electric cars are inevitable.

Ok, sorry this has nothing to do with the PS4, but since there is no miscellaneous page, I thought I would post it here, as it's sort of new tech.

I have been following the growth of EV's for quite some time, and 18 months ago bought a Nissan Leaf, and I thought I would pass on my thoughts.

First of all my wife drives it 95% of the time, and she would never consider going back to a petrol car, despite her initial reticence. she loves the smooth quiet ride, no faffing with clutch/gears, and certainly doesn't miss having to go to a petrol station. instead waking up to a full tank, so to speak, every morning.

After having a slight bump, the car had to go in for a repair, the courtesy car was petrol, and I was glad to have the EV back, as she complained about it every day. especially as she had to once more visit the dreaded petrol station.

running costs are about a third of a petrol car, with far reduced maintenance costs another advantage. Battery will charge up to 80% at a fast charger in about 20 mins, a dedicated charger at home (which is free with a government grant) takes about 4 hours. it is only a 24kw so obviously a bigger battery would take longer, and is good for about 80 miles, although there are cars that are now capable of over 300 miles.

Electric motors are incredibly efficient, and 100% torque is instantly available, meaning acceleration is rapid, and great for nipping around in city traffic.

Another advantage for her is the ability to pre heat the car using an app on her phone, no longer having to scrape the car in the morning, instead stepping straight into a warm car.

Over the next few years a whole host of EV's are set to hit the market, with every major car manufacturer now committed to the inevitable electric future, I personally can't wait.

I have added to the original article, to save people from reading through the posts, Anybody wondering about an EV, if you have any questions, i'll be happy to help

Oh Fully Charged is a great resource if you are interested in EV's, here's a sample https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMfxJEfb4lw

Just a few things that might be confusing for people. Why do I mention 80% charge and not 100%? well the last 20% the battery does not charge as fast, just how batteries work. same for all batteries, including phones etc.



posted on 2/7/19

We need to embrace it without reservation, what we need to address is how it benefits society to combat mass unemployment.



Insert random username
Half of all jobs gone, that's either half the population unemployed, or the profits and benefits of automation being shared, and everyone working 20 hours a week!!

I agree with this, but my point is, it is and will happen and we would be stupid to pretend otherwise.

posted on 2/7/19

comment by Amigawolf no longer MIA (U18508)
posted 4 hours, 34 minutes ago
We need to embrace it without reservation, what we need to address is how it benefits society to combat mass unemployment.



Insert random username
Half of all jobs gone, that's either half the population unemployed, or the profits and benefits of automation being shared, and everyone working 20 hours a week!!

I agree with this, but my point is, it is and will happen and we would be stupid to pretend otherwise.


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The future is nano technology, robotics and AI along with electric cars and no more tough tackling footballers.

The end is nigh.

I hear electric cars May have to make some noise to pass health and safety regulations.

I had a milltek exhaust system on a Supercharged Civic Type R, so that sound would be good.

posted on 2/7/19

C63 AMG tone and we're all smiling.

posted on 2/7/19

This would be my preference.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ukmjBSQY-c

posted on 3/7/19

Tesla have just announced record 2nd quarter numbers, selling a massive 95,200 cars, 77,000 of those were the Model 3.

Apparently Musk has said they are production constrained, not demand constrained, basically they sold everything they could make.

Tesla is really shaking up the auto industry.

posted on 4/7/19

comment by Amigawolf no longer MIA (U18508)
posted 9 hours, 7 minutes ago
Tesla have just announced record 2nd quarter numbers, selling a massive 95,200 cars, 77,000 of those were the Model 3.

Apparently Musk has said they are production constrained, not demand constrained, basically they sold everything they could make.

Tesla is really shaking up the auto industry.
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Of course they are, they are both are revolutionising the industry from both an automotive and automated point of view,

Im probably still 5 years from my next car, and still need to see some improvement on the 4wd/awd side of things before i can go electric.

posted on 4/7/19

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Im probably still 5 years from my next car, and still need to see some improvement on the 4wd/awd side of things before i can go electric.

The next couple of years is going to see an explosion of EV's hitting the market, as the major Auto manufacturers gear up for their place in the new EV market.

Five years everybody will be looking at EV's with far more choice on offer, Solid state battery tech will probably be being offered as well.

posted on 8/7/19

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkLMzJN6vMA&lc=z23hj1zqhuyngf4s3acdp435o3drcvm3q1zym0ex3gpw03c010c.1562522031736642

Electric car breaks record set 20 years ago by a formula 1 car.

posted on 8/7/19

comment by Michael Edwards FC {Proud owner of the 5 000 000th comment} (U2720)
posted 6 days, 2 hours ago
C63 AMG tone and we're all smiling.
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😉

posted on 8/7/19

thebluebellsarablue (U9292)
posted 32 minutes ago
C63 AMG tone

Why would you want it sounding slow?

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