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Forbes Article-Electric Vehicles For Dummies (PRO ICE)

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by Ktowntslafan, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. Ktowntslafan

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    #1 Ktowntslafan, Nov 18, 2015
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    Let's discuss the inaccuracies in the article and I will send thread to Forbes/author.

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    "Battery electric vehicles are a rare case of a product which is both substantially more expensive and with significantly worse performance than the technology it is supposed to replace. The only real gain, lower emissions, are achieved at a high cost, making it inefficient from a cost-benefit perspective. Given the expense of electric vehicles, government support represents energy class warfare, and the upper classes are winning."

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaellynch/2015/11/18/electric-vehicles-for-dummies/

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    His Bio is telling:
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaellynch/

    As is his previous article re:Tesla (ps: His most popular article ever):
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaellynch/2015/11/04/byd-buffett-vs-tesla-musk-electric-vehicle-race-still-undecided/

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    Author is 100% anti Tesla (since at least 2013):
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaellynch/2013/08/08/is-tesla-motors-a-case-of-irrational-exuberance/?partner=yahootix

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    This guy needs to be shamed. Publicly shamed.
     
  2. jgs

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    You have to give him credit for truth in advertising with his title, anyway. Though for completeness it should be "...by dummies, for dummies".

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    But seriously (oh wait, I was serious), why waste your time feeding the trolls? All they want is clicks, and the article is bait.
     
  3. Ktowntslafan

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    + 57,264 views Lot's of "clickers" to set straight. I have a plan.
     
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    I offer "Electric Vehicles for People Who Aren't Dumb" as a working title for your magnum opus.
     
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    The Forbes article was likely written by someone who has never owned a quality EV or even spent a few hours driving one.
    I'm not clicking through to that article.
     
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    Not. Also the Mirari design exhibits no design elegance.
     
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    That is what we call "a masterpiece of understatement".
     
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    What is going on with that picture? Did they morph the MS into a Prius shape? or should I avoid milk stout (I'm so *not* a beer person, but when you go to a brewery...) and go back to white wine?
     
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    It is a Model X.
     
  12. CatB

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    O. M. G.
    No more stout for me

    There, my first TMC poem.
     
  13. Ktowntslafan

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    I love it!

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    You've set the tone. I was anticipating an uprising...not so.

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    The author has a paltry 1500 views which is comforting.
     
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    I'm guessing this guy got paid by an oil company... no one can be that stupid.
     
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    You're right. Just like post #6 in this thread.
     
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    My Bad! Missed that!
     

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