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Gas stations are probably the most disgusting places that most people have to visit on a regular basis in their daily lives; there is nothing remotely nice about going to gas stations to fill up
A comment about disgusting gas stations vs charging your EV in the comfort of your garage.

I, like I am sure many guys, thought nothing about gas stations. It take maybe 4 mins to fill up. They just exist. No big deal. Being "dirty" or disgusting is a non-issue. Until I read this, I never in my life ever heard anyone complain about dirt pumping gas. Restrooms are another issue but when not on the road in a rest area, who uses a gas station restroom? There are more germs on the produce in a grocery store where many people have touched the produce you then eat. I don't know anybody licking the gas nozzle. But now to support your position in a way I never thought of before, I read this post on rennteam If the direct link doesn't work, just go to the Mission E thread, p.70, July 26. Someone made the point, about gas stations and women, that some do not like the exposure in being what might be an exposed position while pumping gas.

He might have a point. Its not your point, but its the idea of gas stations. I go to a gas station and its 3 to 4 mins, in and gone. Pull up, take CC out of wallet, insert, back into wallet and pants, maybe 10 seconds tops, 3 mins to fill, close tank, jump in car and gone. Thats not necessarily the case for women. And this in no way is being sexist, but reality. What do you do with the purse? Maybe the women here can respond? I asked my wife, who hasn't bought gas in years, no need cause I drive all the cars over the years. Takes purse with you. Do you when its a $1K LV or a $3K Gucci? She took the with her. So ... Purse on seat? Do you take it with you out of the car, your keys? Your wallet? Men are different. All our stuff is in our pants. You get out, your wallet and keys are with you? Fish out the wallet, then fish out the CC ... go through the same action to pump gas, ... then reverse its more difficult. Its might take longer.

If I get out of the car, everything is with me, wallet, license, if I have a phone, its in my pocket, keys, everything. Is the same true for Women unless they take their purse out to pump gas? Any time it takes to fish stuff out is time when they are vulnerable. Looking down, distracted, etc.

I can see his point. No need to feel vulnerable.
 

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"Hiking threefold a levy on fossil fuels used at local power plants will make such facilities unprofitable and utilities from Stockholm Exergi AB to EON SE have said they will halt or cut power production."

Contrary to some popular belief, Sweden is a free market and not a socialists society. No profits? CYA. From the Prime Minister

"... I would like to make one thing clear. Denmark is far from a socialist planned economy. Denmark is a market economy."

I believe this is why the UN knows that they have to eliminate capitalism. This is a good example. To achieve their goals, they have to dictate their solution and forget about profit.
 

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Wait, so "celebrities" fly by private plane and sail by private yacht to discuss climate change? https://pagesix.com/2019/07/30/a-listers-flock-to-google-summit-in-private-jets-mega-yachts-to-talk-climate-change/?utm_source=twitter_sitebuttons&utm_medium=site buttons&utm_campaign=site buttons

"... expected to show up in 114 private jets ... arrived on their enormous $200 million yacht ... " etc.

The EU is importing beef from Brazil http://www.thecattlesite.com/news/54300/ifa-urges-end-to-beef-import-scandal-eu-beef-prices-being-damaged/

And now they will be importing beef from the USA https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-europe/trump-to-announce-eu-beef-trade-deal-friday-economic-adviser-kudlow-idUSKCN1US1A3 Just announced.

I thought we couldn't eat meat anymore and the EU believed Climate Change was real and the head of the UN was giving up on eating beef ... https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/05/beef-eating-must-fall-drastically-as-world-population-grows-report They want a meat tax? https://ourworld.unu.edu/en/eating-less-meat-essential-to-curb-climate-change-says-report

And yet they are "importing" meat? Maybe I don't understand the word "hypocrisy". When the world starts acting like all off these things matter, then I'll start paying attention. Until then, I got some Pork Chops to grill up. :rolleyes: Until then, meh.
 

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Self Charging EVs

I was researching information on self charging EVs and came across an intriguing article based on the principles of Nicola Tesla. There is an individual named Jim Murray who over 50 years ago developed a method of amplifying power by almost 5000%. His advancement is called Switched Energy Resonance Power Supply (SERPS) and could be refined to work on EVs. Jim applied for a patent in 2016 and it makes for some interesting reading. The patent number is: 20170169941.:eek:

It's funny how coal, petroleum, nuclear power, wind and solar corporations receive over 5 billion dollars per year in subsidies, while independent researches like Murray are totally ignored. He has set-up a Go Fund Me page to support his research. Sounds so much like big brother is squishing his invention, and it comes to no surprise since all the corporations mentioned above are heavily involved in Washington politics. It's a shame we will never see anything like this get developed and implemented for EVs. There would be less need for charging stations, plus it would eliminate waiting for a charge with this technology, but then again, big brother comes into play. :crying:

Any automotive development or EV engineers out there may want to look into his invention.
 

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No company should get subsidies.
 

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My complaint was "climate journalists". "I am not going to accept much of anything written by any journalist advocate on EVs or climate change." They are advocates, nor journalists. They interject emotion, use scary words trying to introduce FUD to the public.
Here is an example of why I mostly reject what "climate journalists" say out of hand. Here is some climate hysteria

Earth's lungs are burning
Amazon Rainforest, Known as 'The Planet's Lungs,' Has Been Burning at a Record Rate for Weeks

:eek: FEAR! Notice how they all use the same words.

Here's what NOAA has to say. Researchers Detect a Global Drop in Fires

"Globally, the total acreage burned by fires declined 24 percent between 1998 and 2015 ... “Climate change has increased fire risk in many regions, but satellite burned area data show that human activity has effectively counterbalanced that climate risk, especially across the global tropics,”
 

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This is why most people pay no attention to all the drama, well this and it doesn't help that an ex-president is supposed to be buying a house on an island.


The short version is that a shipload of Climate Change warriors, studying the effect of melting ice got stuck --- oh yeah --- wait for it --- IN THE ICE

😂 Sure, its weather but if you can't predict the weather how can anyone have faith in "simulations" decades in advance.

Stuck in the ice :rolleyes:😱😂😂😂
 

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This is why most people pay no attention to all the drama, well this and it doesn't help that an ex-president is supposed to be buying a house on an island.


The short version is that a shipload of Climate Change warriors, studying the effect of melting ice got stuck --- oh yeah --- wait for it --- IN THE ICE

😂 Sure, its weather but if you can't predict the weather how can anyone have faith in "simulations" decades in advance.

Stuck in the ice :rolleyes:😱😂😂😂
They're trying to live up to the warriors name by fighting out of that ice.😂

Meteorologists can't even predict with 100% accuracy on the weather in the next few days.

I'm in the boat (no pun intended:D) of these warriors never accomplishing much to persuade enough people for it to matter.

Live life and enjoy the EVs (at least those that like them) since they're clearly sticking around for my lifetime at least.
 

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"President Donald Trump on Wednesday said his administration is revoking a waiver California has had for decades allowing it to impose tougher vehicle fuel efficiency and emissions standards than the federal government -- in order to cut air pollution in the state."

It's not 1970 anymore. I know the routine. CA sues. Local judge cannot do a nationwide injunction anymore, only local. 9th circuit court uphold. Injunction will only be valuable on the West Coast. SCOTUS goes into session in a few weeks and reverses the 9th. We living in exciting times.

On a serious note, I understand why they were granted a waiver in 1970. I get they had a real smog problem in Southern California. I don't understand the need for it 50 years later. Awesome pictures here from the 1970s. Looks real bad https://timeline.com/la-smog-pollution-4ca4bc0cc95d Today? Does it look like that?
 

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THE SKY IS FALLING!!! :eek:


(..or was it just an acorn that dropped out of the trees I was walking under...? :rolleyes:o_O:unsure: )


Re: CA skies - we flew into LAX several years ago and you couldn't even see the airport because of the smog - FWIW...
Perhaps it's improved since that time?
 

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Read this article and thought of this thread -

California police officer must call off chase after Tesla patrol car's battery runs low
Read this article and thought of this thread -

California police officer must call off chase after Tesla patrol car's battery runs low

Not sure I understand the significance. Did I miss something? Would it be newsworthy if the cop had an ICE and had to call off the chase because he needed to stop for fuel?


 

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Not sure I understand the significance. Did I miss something? Would it be newsworthy if the cop had an ICE and had to call off the chase because he needed to stop for fuel?
You don't understand, EVs are terrible!

Lots of anti EV on this forum, which is fine, but threads always become "EU trying to become more independent and force EVs down our throats!"

Tesla was just one of the cars in pursuit, first one in line actually if that makes any difference.

“The Tesla wasn’t fully charged at the beginning of the shift,” a Fremont police spokesperson told KPIX 5. “This, unfortunately, happens from time to time, even in our vehicles that run on gas, if they aren’t refueled at the end of a shift.”
 

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You don't understand, EVs are terrible!

Lots of anti EV on this forum, which is fine, but threads always become "EU trying to become more independent and force EVs down our throats!"
You're right about people forgetting to put gas in the tank. LOL 😊

But the anti-EV sentiment might be sending a message.

Take a look at this. https://www.thegwpf.com/major-climate-paper-withdrawn-by-nature/

Long technical paper about the world ending. Terrible news. Short version is they made errors. Took a year to retract the paper. Anyone read retractions or only the headlines.

Predictions are hard, very hard. But you can't bet your future on simulations. Bad move. These kind of technical errors only prove the scientists human, no problem. But for those who look deeper, it tells me, at least, to be skeptical.
 

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Look at the YouTube video interview of the Fremont cop regarding their decision to buy a used Tesla Model S as a pilot project. The vast majority of police cars in a city police department like Fremont (which has about 90 vehicles, mostly Ford Explorers currently) drive only 55-75 miles in a day. A typical Fremont police car lasts 5 years in the department and is driven 90k-100k miles, using $35k-$40k worth of gasoline in that 5-year span (partly because police cars tend to idle a lot, sitting still). Fremont police cars don't travel outside of the city limits much, so BEVs are perfect in that situation. And the police officer in the interview talks about the high maintenance costs for ICEVs that can be greatly reduced in BEVs. The officer also explains why they bought a used Model S -- fairly inexpensive, while getting a high-performance vehicle that has high acceleration rates and space in back for prisoners. BEVs aren't going to be practical for state-police forces (until perhaps the distant future), but they certainly seem very practical for city-police forces now.
 

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Look at the YouTube video interview of the Fremont cop regarding their decision to buy a used Tesla Model S as a pilot project. The vast majority of police cars in a city police department like Fremont (which has about 90 vehicles, mostly Ford Explorers currently) drive only 55-75 miles in a day. A typical Fremont police car lasts 5 years in the department and is driven 90k-100k miles, using $35k-$40k worth of gasoline in that 5-year span (partly because police cars tend to idle a lot, sitting still). Fremont police cars don't travel outside of the city limits much, so BEVs are perfect in that situation. And the police officer in the interview talks about the high maintenance costs for ICEVs that can be greatly reduced in BEVs. The officer also explains why they bought a used Model S -- fairly inexpensive, while getting a high-performance vehicle that has high acceleration rates and space in back for prisoners. BEVs aren't going to be practical for state-police forces (until perhaps the distant future), but they certainly seem very practical for city-police forces now.
Please destiny me this situation. I want to dream this as I will sleep forever. In my dream i'll just drive off and hold my hand around my ear saying 'I can't hear you'.
 
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