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Blog Invisible Benefits of Electric Vehicles

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by ChadS, Jul 7, 2017.

  1. ChadS

    ChadS Petroleum is for sissies

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    #1 ChadS, Jul 7, 2017
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    EV benefits are hard to see. I do not mean to say that EVs don’t have benefits, or even that their benefits are slight. My point is simply that most EV benefits are not at all obvious to most internal combustion engine (ICE) drivers – a serious issue that is easy for us EV drivers to...
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  2. gene

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    "There are still an awful lot of people that haven’t even heard of Tesla;"..So true! Just 2 days ago I was at First Mesa on the Hopi Reservation. Nobody there was aware that EV's exist. I took 4 Model S car loads of Hopi for test rides, they all loved it!

    The Hopi and Navajo Reservations are well served around the perimeter with Superchargers. When Kayenta gets a Supercharger it will be like the hub in a wagon wheel resulting in many more Teslas visiting the area.
     
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    I disagree with the line of "handling of a Porsche 911".

    A big component of handling and driving dynamics is weight. EVs are big and heavy compared to their ICE counterparts, which really hurts serious handling.
     
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    #4 dhrivnak, Jul 9, 2017
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    Very well written Chad. By chance do you have solar as well?
     
  5. CalBlue 85D

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    He didn't list that as a characteristic of all EV's, the handling was on the list of visible traits that many traditional ICE drivers would consider when deciding what to purchase.
     
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  6. ChadS

    ChadS Petroleum is for sissies

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    Yes, 16kW.
     
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    Another environmental benefit is from using regenerative braking which reduces the amount of brake dust.
     
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  8. Phillip L

    Phillip L Gas Passer

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    Great article. And I love your "petroleum is for sissies" label. Would make a great bumper sticker.
     
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  9. sam2035

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    Hi Chad.
    Do you also have Star C4 and an SLK?
     
  10. ChadS

    ChadS Petroleum is for sissies

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    Nope. The Tesla's are all we have had for over 5 years. (Just picked up an X to replace my wife's Signature s few days ago).
     
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    No quarterly lube, oil, filter changes...
    No muffler, tailpipe exhaust pipes to maintain...
    No belts...
    No odors...
    No gas stations...

    Many things "missing" but not missed...

    Always wake up with a full "tank."
     

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