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originally posted by: Grimpachi
a reply to: ArMaP
doesn't matter what kind of battery someone has. Overcharging or running it extremely low will lower battery life.
Panasonic currently produces array beef for Tesla in Japan as able-bodied as at Tesla’s alleged Gigafactory in the U.S. accompaniment of Nevada. Tesla uses the beef to accomplish array packs.
What yall argue is beside the point
because the entire idea of the electric car is to reduce waste and emissions.
originally posted by: Phoenix
The already smug Prius owner will get all more "smuggier" as they pass the stalled Tesla owners who thought they had a lock on smugness over the oh so pedestrian Prius drivers in their mass market pseudo green cars that actually use much of their energy from coal and carry relatively short life cycle super toxic batteries and subsidized by innocent electric rate payers who are the unsung victims of the new hubris.
As they used to say "all show but no go"
I'll just keep passing all in my 18 y.o. diesal truck with its near 1500 mile range using its tank and auxiliary fuel supply.
originally posted by: AndyFromMichigan
This is one of the basic problems with electric cars. In a situation like this where there will be widespread power outages, people who own electric cars are likely to find themselves stranded.
And I've commented on the battery "unlock" before. I think it's a disgustingly unethical thing for Tesla to do to artificially sandbag their cars' battery life unless the customer pays tens of thousands of dollars more to unlock it.
originally posted by: Rewey
originally posted by: Kharron
One of the benefits of an electric car is in areas of high stop-and-go traffic, such as rush hour in big cities. If an electric car sits still and doesn't move (radios and a/c off), it uses no power. If a gas car does that, it constantly burns fuel. Sure, you can turn your gas car on and off all the time as you move and also drain the battery in the process.
An electric car, even in rush hours traffic every day, will give you pretty much 200 miles if it says 200 miles. On a gas car, it all depends on how long you spend idling.
I'm not sure this is correct. Stop-start traffic is still more draining on an electric car due to the additional load the motor is under when accelerating. And when they're stationary, they're still using power in dash lights, running lights, multiple on-board computers, the enormous touch-panel dash, etc.
Like other electric and hybrid-electric vehicles, BEVs minimize wasted energy by turning the car off when stopped (“idle-off”) and by charging the battery when braking (“regenerative braking”). Electric motors are also inherently more energy-efficient than gasoline or diesel engines.