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    That's exactly right. They think one dimensionally and think the rest of us do too. Electric vehicles sound great in theory, but if you live in a place like I do, Northern New Mexico, up in high desert country, they are totally impractical. The nearest airport to me of any consequence is 180 miles away if I go south. 250 miles if I go north. A Tesla has a cruising range of about 400 miles. I could not even make it to the northern airport and back and could barely make it to the southern one.

    Electric vehicles might be fine for city dwellers who drive 20 or 30 miles a day if that, but for the rest of us, they are pretty much useless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cletus View Post
    That's exactly right. They think one dimensionally and think the rest of us do too. Electric vehicles sound great in theory, but if you live in a place like I do, Northern New Mexico, up in high desert country, they are totally impractical. The nearest airport to me of any consequence is 180 miles away if I go south. 250 miles if I go north. A Tesla has a cruising range of about 400 miles. I could not even make it to the northern airport and back and could barely make it to the southern one.

    Electric vehicles might be fine for city dwellers who drive 20 or 30 miles a day if that, but for the rest of us, they are pretty much useless.
    That seems to be the case with alternative energy in general. Solar is great on a small scale but we are nowhere near the point where we can depend on it as a major energy source






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    Biden only hires the best people.






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    Quote Originally Posted by The Booman View Post
    Why aren't the democrats here coming to his defense?

    They're probably laughing, too.
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    Questions for anyone who knows the answer; do electric cars have the same power as gas ones? Are they 4 wheel drive and are they as good in snow covered highways?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abby08 View Post
    They're probably laughing, too.
    They have a sense of humor? Since when?






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    Quote Originally Posted by goodpen View Post
    Questions for anyone who knows the answer; do electric cars have the same power as gas ones? Are they 4 wheel drive and are they as good in snow covered highways?
    Yes. In fact, electric motors can have more power than typical internal combustion engines, it just depends on the size of the motors used in the vehicle. Why do you think that trains and many ships use diesel powered electric engines i.e. diesel electric generators and electric motors? Electric motors can provide maximum torque at 0 MPH and in any vehicle, torque translates to speed, so you have instant acceleration and better towing power. Gas-powered engines, on the other hand, take longer to accelerate to faster speeds. Electric motors are simply more efficient than internal combustion engines. For one thing, there is far less friction in an electric motor than in an IC engine and friction equates to loss of power. Electric motors on average, convert over 90% of the electrical power supplied into motion, while IC engines manage only 20% efficiency.

    EVs can have 2, 4 or all-wheel drive.

    How a vehicle performs in snow has less to do with the means of locomotion than other design/engineering factors as well as the tires' suitability in snow and operator experience. However, cold weather can reduce battery charges more rapidly, so depending on the age of the technology in the EV, you may have less range.
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    At some point we have to acknowledge he is not up to the job. Mainly because this administration doesn't care or understand anything other than its ideology.






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    How far apart are the charging stations on I-90 and I-70?
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    many ships use diesel powered electric engines i.e. diesel electric generators and electric motors?
    @Dr. Who. Doesn’t that defeat the purpose of an electric form of transportation?


    I need to fill my tank with diesel fuel to generate the power to run my electric motor. Ok.
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