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Have Electric Cars Already Reached The Tipping Point? ABB Says Yes

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by Jackl1956, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. caddieo

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    We've been waiting for this. It's about time.
     
  2. dhrivnak

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    I think it is way too early to declare victory. At less than .7% of car sales this year we still have a way to go before we "tip". But I believe it is coming. I think the inflection point will be 2015.
     
  3. TonyWilliams

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    After Tesla builds out the Supercharger network AND the Model E is rolling out of the factory in mass, then I think we'll be close.

    2020.
     
  4. montgom626

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    It is not about victory, it is about diversification of transportation options and energy sources. I want oil, electric, etc. so that we have choices. If we went all electric (not going to happen) then we would be held hostage ($$$) to the suppliers of electricity.
     
  5. gameon

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    I think fuel cell will give tough competition to EV in future may be 2 out of 100 (1 ev and 1 fuel cell or something else who knows)
     
  6. DuncanWatson

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    if fuel cell vehicles ever achieve parity of sales in the US I will eat my hat and your hat.
     
  7. gameon

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    don't eat anyone hat ever :wink:...kidding.. it is not my ev or fuel cell thing... whatever mass adapts
     
  8. bareyb

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    #9 bareyb, Dec 28, 2013
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    Fuel cell = Gas Station Model. Exxon2 here we come… No thanks. I'd rather get my "fuel" from an outlet in my garage and use the same grid as everyone uses to power their homes. Far less likely greedy special interests will be able to come in and screw Drivers again without screwing everyone else at the same time.

    Solar Power would be the ideal solution. We could all get our fuel for free from the Sun. No need for anyone to manufacture anything and thus nobody holding our fuel hostage and gouging us with artificially high prices. The last thing we need is to allow anyone to have full control over our fuel again. I would have hoped we had learned our lesson by now.
     
  9. stopcrazypp

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    Not really. We can make our own electricity and the electricity market is so heavily regulated that we are holding the power companies hostage rather than them holding us hostage. Plus it's a domestic and diversely sourced form of energy with a highly stable price (adjusted for inflation, electricity cost has stayed flat for decades).
     

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