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    Not a car or car company (and may never ever be able to go full electric), but it has 4 wheels

    I was recently contacted by a local Polaris dealer (in the states) to see if I was still interested.


    I wrote him back and requested the delivery price to be included. He wrote back questioning a delivery date in December 2021 or January 2022. Told him January 2022.

    Pros about this type of side by side.

    We already have 2 but both burn gas and have an exhaust system which will get hot and can create fires. This EV should not.

    Better than (in most but not all conditions) the Toyota 4 Runner I use now to get around while on the property

    Quiet and the guys can use it to sneak up on prey.

    Girlfriend wants one so she can call it hers when she’s in the states
    Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

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    The new Toyota / Subaru BEV looks interesting



    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    It gets even thicker...
    you forgot freight trains , with the ability to recharge via overhead lines when in the vicinity of cities or close to infrastructure

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    I have to say i'm finding it hard to like the EVs without radiator grills, so used to seeing them, they seem to have lost some their personality. Like everything eventually it'll become a distant memory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    Very interesting
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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    they seem to have lost some their personality
    call it Cyrille

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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    Factcheck: How electric vehicles help to tackle climate change

    The chart includes tailpipe emissions (grey), emissions from the fuel cycle (orange) – which includes oil production, transport, refining, and electricity generation – emissions from manufacturing the non-battery components of the vehicle (dark blue) and a conservative estimate of emissions from manufacturing the battery (light blue).






    Don't see any Graph for the Coal mine to generate the electricity to recharge the battery?

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    An electric car doing a burnout or a skid as the younger ones call it.


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    ^^^ Lovely looking beast.

    Speaking of beasts, the worlds fastest electric car currently available, the PORSCHE TAYCAN TURBO S Auto 9J1 05/2019~ 4 Door Sedan AWD ELECTRIC

    I'm quite lucky where I live, the Bentley Showroom is just down the road, as is the Porsche, in the other direction is the Alfa Romeo which is next to the Ferrari Showroom.

    Not boasting, but it's just that we get some really interesting drives cruising by.

    So, just doing the School run I passed this, the PORSCHE TAYCAN TURBO S

    Which car brands are going all electric and when?-20211221_104409-2-jpg

    Which car brands are going all electric and when?-20211221_104348-2-jpg


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    Did you know... that ELECTRIC CARS predated internal combustion cars ?

    A Brief History of the Electric Car, 1830 to Present

    Electric cars have been around a lot longer than today’s Tesla Motors or even the General Motors EV1 of the late 1990s. In fact, electric cars appeared long before the internal-combustion sort, and dreamers have never stopped trying to make them work both on the road and as a business proposition.

    Start in the 1830s, with Scotland’s Robert Anderson, whose motorized carriage was built sometime between 1832 and ’39. Batteries (galvanic cells) were not yet rechargeable, so it was more parlor trick (“Look! No horse nor ox, yet it moves!”) than a transportation device. Another Scot, Robert Davidson of Aberdeen, built a prototype electric locomotive in 1837. A bigger, better version, demonstrated in 1841, could go 1.5 miles at 4 mph towing six tons. Then it needed new batteries. This impressive performance so alarmed railway workers (who saw it as a threat to their jobs tending steam engines) that they destroyed Davidson’s devil machine, which he’d named Galvani


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    Quote Originally Posted by beam8 View Post
    An electric car doing a burnout or a skid as the younger ones call it.


    Holf F'ing shit. The heat from the fire stretched the E brake cable on the truck and it rolled away

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    Quote Originally Posted by beam8 View Post
    Don't see any Graph for the Coal mine to generate the electricity to recharge the battery?
    Less than 20% of electricity in the US, for example, is generated from burning coal.

    You don't see any pedestrians, cyclists, children raised near busy roads etc. travelling to coal burning electricity generators to suck in the smoke either.

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    phew ! good job there was no petrol in those vehicles, there could have been a big fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    I was going to set an appointment up with Mercedes when I got back to the states but might wait another year or two before I purchase one.



    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    Lovely looking beast.
    I'm going to set an appointment up when I get back and not wait for another year. I'll have to get in line.

    Looks like a nice car and 600 miles on one charge is a number I could live with

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    New kid on the block, going to give Tesla a run for the money...


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    Things to come

    Why electric pickup trucks are so hot

    Ford's stock jumped 12% Tuesday after it revealed plans to boost production of the electric F-150 pickup, and today rival General Motors will unveil the electric version of the Chevy Silverado pickup.


    Ford's stock jumped 12% Tuesday after it revealed plans to boost production of the electric F-150 pickup, and today rival General Motors will unveil the electric version of the Chevy Silverado pickup.

    Why it matters: Pickups' early prominence in the wider EV plans of U.S. auto giants (GM also has an electric Hummer and plans an electric Sierra) signals how the industry sees an opening in the truck market.


    • Pickups are wildly popular in the U.S., now claiming nearly a fifth of total light-duty sales, and are a key money-maker for the industry.
    • Startups and other established automakers are also getting into the electric pickup market.
    • Rivian began production of its R1T last year and Tesla's delayed Cybertruck arrives at some point, while Toyota and other legacy automakers also plan models.


    What we're watching: The specifics arriving later today when GM unveils the Silverado in a virtual rollout at the CES tech show.


    • The company has said the vehicle will have around 400 miles of range and begin production next year, but other details remain under wraps.


    What they're saying: "Investors are expecting strong consumer reception to the Silverado launch based on client conversations," Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. analyst Matt Portillo said in a note.


    • "We think an exciting launch of the Silverado, especially if it catches significant media attention, could help the stock; similar to some of the tailwinds we saw for Ford last year as the order book grew for the Lightning and the Mach-E demand figures expanded to 200k units per year," he writes.


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    Chevrolet Silverado priced at $39,900 for work truck to $105,000 for luxury model https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/05/-gm-...ng-100000.html


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    on two wheels, saw this today



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    ^ That was interesting. Thanks

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    2023 Volkswagen ID Buzz - Electric Kombi
    10 March 2022

    Volkswagen has brought the Kombi back to life with the reveal of the ID Buzz, a new all-electric model that’s available as a people mover or a van, with the latter dubbed Cargo.



    The ID Buzz has been a long time coming, having been teased in concept form all the way back in January 2017, and thankfully for fans, not a lot has been in the transition to series production.

    That means the ID Buzz channels the iconic Kombi of yesteryear with its distinctive exterior design, which is also heavily linked to other members of Volkswagen’s emerging ID family, including the ID.3 small hatchback and ID.4 mid-size SUV.

    Riding on Volkswagen’s proliferating MEB platform, the ID Buzz uses a 150kW rear-mounted electric motor and an 82kWh lithium-ion battery (77kWh usable). Charging-wise, 11kW AC charging with a Type 2 plug is supported alongside 170kW DC fast charging with a Type 2 CCS port The latter can increase battery capacity for five to 80 per cent in about 30 minutes. Bi-directional charging (V2L) is also on hand.



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    Quote Originally Posted by prawnograph View Post
    That means the ID Buzz channels the iconic Kombi of yesteryear with its distinctive exterior design,
    "the iconic Kombi of yesteryear " ... but no 'split windscreen'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    It is a new technology and when something is new it is expensive..


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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    EV maker Rivian prices IPO above expected range

    Following its Nasdaq debut on Wednesday, Rivian has a market cap of $86 billion, higher than Ford and about equal to General Motors, even though the company is projecting revenue of between zero and $1 million for the third quarter.

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    They are the Sangyong of the EV market.

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