If ..........., You Just Might Be Drivin' an Electric

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Re: If ..........., You Just Might Be Drivin' an Electric

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If the manufacturer stops accepting bitcoin as payment,.......

Sounds like ol' Muskie may have bit off more than he can chew!

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ELON MUSK BACKTRACKS ON BITCOIN PAYMENTS - Autoline Daily
Well, that didn’t last long. Elon Musk announced yesterday that Tesla will no longer accept Bitcoin as payment for its cars. Musk Tweeted out that Bitcoin mining uses too much energy, especially energy generated with coal. The cryptocurrency instantly dropped $5,000. What makes this a bit strange is that Tesla bought $1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin in February. Musk says they’re not going to sell it but will use it for transactions once mining transitions to more sustainable energy. But it’s hard to believe that Elon Musk didn’t know about this before Tesla bought the Bitcoin. Tesla is all about creating a more sustainable society and it received a lot of criticism after making the purchase. It seems like Tesla is trying to make up for it. But what do you think?

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1392602041025843203
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If you can't travel as many miles in a day as the 1909 Ford Model T,......

FORD TAKING MACH-E COAST-TO-COAST - Autoline Daily
Ford is paying tribute to a transcontinental race the company participated in over 100 years ago. On June 1, 1909 Henry Ford entered two Model Ts in the first coast-to-coast road race in the U.S. Starting in New York City, it took 23 days and 4,106 miles before one of them crossed the finish line at the Seattle World’s Fair. And now Ford is performing another coast-to-coast drive with two Mustang Mach-E’s to show off its capabilities. They will be led by a re-creation of a Model T from the original race. The cars started yesterday in New York City and will travel 6,500 miles through 20 states in 50 days.

https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedi ... ach-e.html
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Whose idea was THAT? The mockery writes itself.
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Humorist Will Rogers used to say something like "I don't make up jokes, I just read the news".

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If your vehicle weight seems to be close to twice what you thought it might be,.....

GMC Hummer EV Will Reportedly Top More Than 9,000 pounds

https://www.kbb.com/car-news/gmc-hummer ... 00-pounds/
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If the manufacturer can reduce the size of the fuel tank and the diameter of the filler neck after you've purchased the vehicle,.......

TESLA FACES BIG FINE IN NORWAY - Autoline Daily
Tesla potentially faces a big fine in Norway. A court ruled that the EV maker is guilty of artificially limiting or throttling its charging speed and battery capacity with a software update. Tesla is going to have to pay $16,000 to each of the thousands of affected owners, unless it appeals. A few years back, Tesla owners complained about reduced range and DC fast-charging rates at Supercharger stations after a software update. At the time, Tesla told Electrek that the update was intended to “protect the battery and improve battery longevity” and that issue only affected “a small percentage of owners.” However owners weren’t satisfied which led to lawsuits in a number of countries including Norway. There could be more than 10,000 affected owners in the country and Tesla will have to pay all of them unless it appeals in the next few weeks. This could also set a precedent for lawsuits in other countries, including the U.S.

https://electrek.co/2021/05/24/tesla-fo ... ds-owners/
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If the CEO and CFO both resign on the same day,....You just might never be drivin' that electric.
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