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Old June 22nd, 2012, 07:26 PM   #1
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Gas Powered Died Today

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/...220709669.html

The gas powered car died today.

I have been a serious skeptic, for the last few years of the electric auto.

However, this small little startup company, showed GM, Ford and Chrysler how to do it today.

This electric car, although price limiting to most, just killed the gas powered passanger vehical.
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Old June 22nd, 2012, 07:59 PM   #2
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Dear Ann Arbor drivers

You all suck at driving.
K thanks.
oh and if you have to wait 2 cycles at a light you won't die.
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Old June 22nd, 2012, 08:14 PM   #3
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I say BULLSHIT... Like a fatboy likes cake I like the sounds, smells, and that feeling from a real motor just about to hit its RPM limit...... I am a skeptic:D
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Old June 22nd, 2012, 08:15 PM   #4
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That's a nice sale pitch type article that must have been written by a hippie.
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Old June 22nd, 2012, 08:18 PM   #5
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I can't wait until battery technology finally comes about.

Fuck the green aspect. I can't wait to see what it feels like to drive a 1:1 version of a brushless RC car.
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Old June 22nd, 2012, 08:22 PM   #6
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That's a nice sale pitch type article that must have been written by a hippie.
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it may work as a luxury car for those living in the coastal city areas, but here in the midwest a $50k to $120k car that can't even make a day trip from detroit to cincy isn't going to be very competitive.

granola scarfing, long haired, tree-hugging, shower-avoiding, whale-wars-watchers don't spend that kind of coin on transportation.

hell, the chevy volt won't even leave you stranded and it isn't making the sales needed to be viable...
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Old June 22nd, 2012, 08:33 PM   #7
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You all suck at driving.
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oh and if you have to wait 2 cycles at a light you won't die.
Suck it Chief
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Old June 22nd, 2012, 08:42 PM   #8
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However, this small little startup company, showed GM, Ford and Chrysler how to do it today.
you don't have a clue about the history and financial situation of Tesla, do you?
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Old June 22nd, 2012, 08:53 PM   #9
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you don't have a clue about the history and financial situation of Tesla, do you?
I do!
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Old June 22nd, 2012, 08:55 PM   #10
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you don't have a clue about the history and financial situation of Tesla, do you?
Their financial problems don't hold a candle to their awesome warranty that doesn't include the battery.

http://jalopnik.com/5887265/tesla-mo...design-problem
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Old June 22nd, 2012, 08:57 PM   #11
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the tesla coil is bitchin. and so was nick Tesla
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Old June 22nd, 2012, 08:58 PM   #12
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the tesla coil is bitchin. and so was nick Tesla
So was the band Tesla....
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Old June 22nd, 2012, 09:01 PM   #13
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Popular opinion does not care about about bricked batteries.

You will see rappers, actors and Pres Obama driving these to play it all up.

You will not see al Gore in one.
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Old June 22nd, 2012, 09:05 PM   #14
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So was the band Tesla....
I think I still have a tesla t shirt. Lol

On another note, we did sled testing for them and I don't think they have paid us yet.
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Old June 22nd, 2012, 09:09 PM   #15
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I think I still have a tesla t shirt. Lol

On another note, we did sled testing for them and I don't think they have paid us yet.
That was my shirt from the 1990 world tour and I just recently found it while purging old junk..........
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Old June 22nd, 2012, 09:28 PM   #16
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The company I work for makes parts for them.. It was classic, the start up order was 20K.. Then got dropped to 5k after 6 months... Lol
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Old June 22nd, 2012, 09:35 PM   #17
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tesla is over priced. they clearly aren't catering to the normal working folks who would benefit from a car such as that. I like this guys home built car. i admit the guy is pretty self centered, and smug, but his home brew car runs sub 11 seconds in the quarter. in a more recent video he broke into the 10's.
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Old June 22nd, 2012, 10:54 PM   #18
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I think they are pretty sweet. Seriously, if a few hundred mile range on a daily basis is what people drive, then they need to move. I could go 2 weeks on that sorta mileage and I drive everywhere.

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Old June 23rd, 2012, 08:08 AM   #19
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I think they are pretty sweet. Seriously, if a few hundred mile range on a daily basis is what people drive, then they need to move. I could go 2 weeks on that sorta mileage and I drive everywhere.

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My current DD was purchased in August of last year with just under 36,000 miles on it.

It rolled through 57,000 miles yesterday. While I do have a decent length commute, rest assured a goodly chunk of that accumulated from driving to other places.

Both sides of our family are flung through this nation - so too are weekend day trip mini-vacations, baseball tournaments, karate tournaments, etc., etc. The range on that thing wouldn't even get us from home to Cincy. It would get us to Cedar Point, and then leave us with the mercy of charging rates at some vacation spot else not being able to get home...

and not everyone wants to live where they work. I personally can't stand the concentration of people in the southern half of Oakland County, there's just too damned many people
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Old June 23rd, 2012, 08:32 AM   #20
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Oh, electric cars are not for everyone that's for sure. But I think for the vast majority of urban commuters it would be a boon. Coupled with an actual, effective rail system for city to city trips, it would be great.

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