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

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ClutchFork wrote: Sun Oct 24, 2021 2:16 am Mercedes has a new electric car. Watch the 2 minute video. It is amazing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0k1tbf8muMc
what a bargain. this might halve two bee my next car, especially iff it comes with extra batteries. the forester isn't egg sacked lee a fuel miser alas. :? :arrow: :mrgreen:
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If THC were still with us today, he might say:

"theholycow wrote:
Why in the world would you even want a Battery Electric Vehicle? Might as well just take an ICE vehicle, put in a 1 gallon gas tank, and use a hollow coffee stir stick for a filler neck...
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Rope-Pusher wrote: Sun Oct 24, 2021 11:30 am If THC were still with us today, he might say:

"theholycow wrote:
Why in the world would you even want a Battery Electric Vehicle? Might as well just take an ICE vehicle, put in a 1 gallon gas tank, and use a hollow coffee stir stick for a filler neck...
weight...what happened to the cow?? :o :shock: :evil:
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Sore -eye, I din mean to infer that he hat leftist whirled, only that he hadn't posted in such a long time that I fingered he mite knot return two post at this sight again.
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Yanno, sometimes it is not the last thing on someone's mind to post that they have died.

LinkedIn keeps asking be to congratulate a dead friend for his work anniversary. I feel kinda funny about it, but maybe I should mention to his wife to remove him from LinkedIn, or at least show him as being retired.
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Yeah, we don't always know if a member just tired of the site, got too busy with life, or died. Rather unsettling. Could have a missing persons thread.
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I actually talked to The Godly Bovine a week ago. He's alive, just busy.
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watkins wrote: Mon Oct 25, 2021 4:59 pm I actually talked to The Godly Bovine a week ago. He's alive, just busy.
Oh phew!!
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If your battery packs are painted black to give you better ground clearance,.....
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Rope-Pusher wrote: Thu Feb 10, 2022 1:10 pm If your battery packs are painted black to give you better ground clearance,.....
similar to the invisible sculpture?
https://nypost.com/2021/06/03/artist-se ... -over-18k/
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ClutchFork wrote: Thu Feb 10, 2022 4:34 pm
Rope-Pusher wrote: Thu Feb 10, 2022 1:10 pm If your battery packs are painted black to give you better ground clearance,.....
similar to the invisible sculpture?
https://nypost.com/2021/06/03/artist-se ... -over-18k/
I see what you did there
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If you're working your way towards being one of the richest men on Earth, but your own brother can't even afford to have a growth removed from his face,............... you must be building electrics.

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If we ever are forced to drive electric cars (i.e., if ICEs are banned), then I recommend keeping a generator in the trunk or you could end up like this guy:
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IF the generator charging the battery goes ZOOM-ZOOM,.............


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If a year ago you were "Rollin' Coal"
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and now you're contributing to "Rollin' Blackouts",

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You just might be drivin' an Electric.

ROLLING BLACKOUTS COULD HURT EV SALES - Autoline Daily
This does not bode well for sales of electric cars. Electric utilities in the United States are warning of rolling blackouts across the country this summer. They simply can’t keep up with demand. The Wall Street Journal reports part of the problem is that utilities are retiring old generating plants faster than they can be replaced with renewable energy. And the key bottleneck is the batteries needed for storing electricity generated by wind and solar. Rolling blackouts could scare the public about buying electric cars, even though the pumps at gas stations don’t work when the electricity is out, either. Some utilities say they’re going to keep older generating plants online until they can put renewables in place, but they still expect rolling blackouts.

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