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What is the Electric Car? -Movie

Discussion in 'News' started by vfx, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. mpt

    mpt Electrics are back

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  2. PopSmith

    PopSmith Saving for a Model 3

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    That actually looks like a pretty good documentary-type movie based on the trailer.
     
  3. mpt

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    The trialer shows promise for the film. Good luck...
     
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    I'll be there :)
     
  7. vfx

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    I am RSVP'd too.
     
  8. Iz

    Iz EVs are here to stay

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    In the comments on TEGs link above, I got into a teensy bit of debate about the carbon intensity of EVs versus ICEs that some of you might be interested to read.
     
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    Iz EVs are here to stay

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    Lots of good comments. Jim B’s main points are:
    -sell any rooftop power generated to the utilities in order to reduce coal usage
    -plug-in cars wash out any benefits of solar panels

    What happens to these arguments as we collectively move away from coal?
     
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    Looking at Jim's website, it reeks of 'unreasonable nut job'. I doubt you'll do any convincing of this guy.

    He completely ignores that EVs are practically grid-neutral due to the electrical opportunity cost of a gallon of gas.
     
  12. AndrewBissell

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    @SByer - I completely agree regarding Jim. I'm not trying to persuade Jim. I just felt it was time to try out the "you hit us with coal, we'll hit you with tar-sands" somewhere and see how it went over; perhaps refine the rhetoric.

    Credit to various people here for starting this line of response.

    On the electricity cost of gasoline - I see the assertions, I want it to be true, but am still unconvinced by the evidence I've seen. Do you have links to a water-tight case?
     
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    The best was one that had data from California, since the market is relatively isolated and there was data on the refinery electricity usage. There was a link out from somewhere else in these forums. I think Googling 'the real price of gasoline' has the study in the top page. Gotta run, or I'd search out the link myself...
     
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    DrTaras R254->R725->S1364-->X769

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    Just saw the film at a local screening. Proud of my friend, VFX for his role. Have your agent call my agent and we'll do lunch! :wink:
     
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    Sorry. Us movie stars don't hang with ex movie stars that have made the move down to appearances on reality television. :tongue::eek::rolleyes:
     
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    DrTaras R254->R725->S1364-->X769

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    RealityTV in September, 2011
    BIG Screen Hollywood Premiere in October, 2011
    DVD W-I-D-E release in Janurary, 2012...
    Check mate! :wink:
     

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