EV scaredy's

Discussion in 'Dodge Challenger General Discussions' started by mikeT, Jul 28, 2021.

  1. mikeT

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    So car and driver did a 1000 EV run with 11 EVs, some were good some not so. However, after it was all over, most say that if they were to do the trip again, they would do one thing differently.
    DRIVE A GAS CAR.

    Read into it what you will.
     
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    Yep all these disposable vehicles going to be a EPA nightmare .........
     
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    The government will mandate and tax break them into high sales. Car companies are at now risk.

    It's sad times tho. C&D's $ estimate for the electric equivalent Scat Pack Challenger was $80,000

    Goodbye affordable muscle.

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    All prices come down, just don't get a boner over the 1st ones. Look at TVs.
     
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    And what do you consider affordable? I was hesitant to drop 18K on my 12' R/T.
     
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    Its my understanding that electricity is created with nuclear or coal. This said, does anyone know if this EV movement is actually improving our carbon footprint? I’d like the battery disposals included in that analysis.
     
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    Very good question. I don't think the White House wants us to see an analysis like that. To add to your question:
    EV's would be most practical in metropolitan cities and inner ring suburbs. Consider all the old houses with electrical boxes that have low 220V / 100Amp services with fuses. They might handle 220V charging along with all the other household electrical draws but can the electrical grid handle the demand if (lets say) 50% of these households request 220V charging in the next 3-5 years?
     
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    Good point on the grid! We have a heat wave in NYC at the moment and I received an email from the city to reduce our electrical usage to avoid brown and black outs. There is no way our grid can handle the increased vehicle load. I am skeptical of any infrastructure investment that will salsify this demand.