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  • #16
    Originally posted by Frenzy36 View Post

    That would cost Billions of Dollars to upgrade the entire California Grid. I see a Massive problem with everyone jumping into the EV's. Sure lets all buy a EV and when we get home from work we'll all plug them in. That would cause a massive Blackout.Let alone turning the Air Conditioner down and firing up the Electric Oven and putting clothes in the Electric Dryer. That should Melt Down the entire grid.
    This whole EV thing is presenting a massive problem for the power companies as most of the grids in the US are already at max capacity. They're going to be sticking a massive bill up your EV's Green Tailpipe in the near future. Electricity prices will skyrocket along with all the minerals mined to produce these things needed .
    All I can say is they better get started. Demand isn’t going away just getting bigger.
    Yes we all will pay more for electric in the future updates not included. The price for clean energy is going to cost more. Start with small increases now and put the money towards the upgrades rather than a huge jump later.
    There is a madness to my method!

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    • #17
      I wish them the best. It's not the answer. But it will definitely create massive amounts of cash until all of the competition jumps in. If they were really concerned with the planet instead of profits. Then maybe they will utilize natural gas or hydrogen. Natural gas seeps out of the ground anyway on its own. Hydrogen can be made from water which the earth is 2/3 full of. But lets face it there's no money in going that route.
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      • #18
        Originally posted by Frenzy36 View Post
        I wish them the best. It's not the answer. But it will definitely create massive amounts of cash until all of the competition jumps in. If they were really concerned with the planet instead of profits. Then maybe they will utilize natural gas or hydrogen. Natural gas seeps out of the ground anyway on its own. Hydrogen can be made from water which the earth is 2/3 full of. But lets face it there's no money in going that route.
        I wasn’t really talking about the generation part just the transmission. Generation is another mess.
        There is a madness to my method!

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Meldoon View Post
          Some people actually care more about the planet than others and are willing to sacrifice a little bit of their time.🤷🏼‍♂️
          That was funny. Planet doesn’t need saving and electric cars produce more pollution and unsolved environmental problems that ICE cars. Stop listening to Al Gore and CNN. They’re not out for your best interest or truth.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by RoketRdr View Post

            That was funny. Planet doesn’t need saving and electric cars produce more pollution and unsolved environmental problems that ICE cars. Stop listening to Al Gore and CNN. They’re not out for your best interest or truth.
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            • #21
              Originally posted by JB View Post
              GM is planning 22 new full ev vehicles by 2022 so for the benefit of our beloved corvettes I hope GM hits a gland slam with these new ev vehicles.
              As much as I am a fan of GM, I’m a bigger fan of Tesla when it comes to EV’s. Tesla changed the game. Everyone else is playing catch up. I’m invested in the company and looking forward to what they will bring out with the Y and PU truck.

              If you’ve never driven an ev, they’re pretty effing awesome. I drove a model 3 which is lame by Ev standards and the torque was amazing. The S in ludicrous mode will smoke a C8 0-60. GM has already trademarked the E-Ray, so that day is coming.
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              • #22
                Originally posted by Meldoon View Post
                Some people actually care more about the planet than others and are willing to sacrifice a little bit of their time.🤷🏼‍♂️
                Warming the planet 16 cylinders at a time.
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                • #23
                  Originally posted by LightningBolt View Post

                  As much as I am a fan of GM, I’m a bigger fan of Tesla when it comes to EV’s. Tesla changed the game. Everyone else is playing catch up. I’m invested in the company and looking forward to what they will bring out with the Y and PU truck.

                  If you’ve never driven an ev, they’re pretty effing awesome. I drove a model 3 which is lame by Ev standards and the torque was amazing. The S in ludicrous mode will smoke a C8 0-60. GM has already trademarked the E-Ray, so that day is coming.
                  im a huge fan of ev s and tesla. I literally had a reservation for the midel 3 for my wife for two years but delay after delay finally in the summer of 2018 ****ed me off and I went out and just bought a bright red alfa stelvio ti sport and had it delivered the next day...

                  it was my wife ps 60th birthday and our 25 th anniversary and when I first met her she has a little red sporty car...i wanted her to feel young and beautiful and it worked...

                  as far as driving ev s...they rock...no transmission gears...instant torque...im all in...

                  i am glad I passed on the little awd tesla because the horror stories of getting parts etc after an accident is real. GM will do it right...I just hope they stop styling their ev s to look like refrigerators with wheels.

                  tesla succeeds because their vehicles for the most oart look sexy as hell for four door sedans, accelerate extremely well, have low center of gravity , handle pretty good too and just happen to be electric...

                  22 new ev s by GM is a sticking point in the UAW negotiation believe it or not....the UAW wants a greater commitment to ICe vehicles built in the usa by GM because the UAW rightfully claims GM will have suppliers deliver built assemblies to GM plants and not have UAW workers assemble the engines etc...thats a huge loss in uAW employment in the near future. (Just as dealer service departments are not big fans of electrics neither are the union workers) lost revenue big time.

                  these are some of the behind the scenes happenings of the drawn out strike...


                  not to get too far off topic...having driven lots of teslas in insane and ludicrious mode.....i wholeheartedly agree...

                  suprosingly even though the chevy bolt looks like an ugly doorstop it actually drove extremely well. In some ways I actually though GM did a better job than the much more expensive tesla...

                  have you seen the video where the tesla had an accident caught on fire and each of the little batterys shot through the chassis into the sky like a thousand individual bullets.,,that was freaky..(obviously a rare occurrence)

                  all that said...the revolution is here....i dont propose everyone will buy or be happy with an electric vehicle for various reasons ...

                  done properly electrics are awesome...

                  I kniw it will never happen after speaking to GM execs at Carlisle...but I would have bought a macan sized EV hot rod called the corvette crosstrek in a hearbeat for my better half...

                  Imagine that vehicle will be coming just not called corvette anything....

                  keep in mind the central backbone chassis of the c8 with six bolt on and glue Bedford plates can easily be modified to make bolt on and glue battery trays replacing the bedford plates...

                  that will the single plant chassis design gm will be able to use to built multiple vehicles...

                  thats why the corvette comes in at such a low price ...its a low volume test bed for GMs real volume players.
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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Meldoon View Post

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                    • #25
                      Hummnnn- The power company in California turning off 800,000 people and Tesla owners lining up for blocks trying to charge their vehicles. Imagine that. I'm familiar with power outages living in Florida. No EV's for me EVER.
                      Tesla warns California owners to charge before power outages

                      2:29 pmOctober 10, 2019 By Shane McGlaun
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                      The weather in California is very dry and windy. Due to fears that electricity lines might spark wildfires, which happened last year, California’s Pacific Gas & Electricity is planning a mass power outage. This means that 800,000 Californians would be without power by the end of the day.

                      This is a big problem for owners of electric vehicles; no power means no changing. Tesla has sent out an in-car alert for EV owners warning them to charge their vehicles fully in advance of the outage. Tesla has also activated the Storm Watch feature on the PowerWall to store extra electricity before the outage.

                      Tesla has used the system in the past to warn drivers to charge ahead of hurricanes. Since the Tesla battery lasts many owners for several days of use, lots of owners don’t charge every day. Odds are some owners had no idea that electricity would be cut off.
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                      • #26
                        The recent news of california literally shutting off electrical power because they are too stupid or cheap to clear out the dead trees is almost comical.

                        we camt or are not supposed to talk politics so Ill end this conversation before I get into trouble.

                        you did bring up an excellent point about electrics though...I hadnt thought of.

                        owning a tesla in california this week as they shut off electrical power for week would not be a pretty picture.


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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by JB View Post
                          The recent news of california literally shutting off electrical power because they are too stupid or cheap to clear out the dead trees is almost comical.

                          we camt or are not supposed to talk politics so Ill end this conversation before I get into trouble.

                          you did bring up an excellent point about electrics though...I hadnt thought of.

                          owning a tesla in california this week as they shut off electrical power for week would not be a pretty picture.


                          when you are right your right...
                          Really don’t care about the Tesla owners. What about people with health problems such as needing an oxygen machine. There is the real problem.
                          There is a madness to my method!

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Plasboy View Post

                            Really don’t care about the Tesla owners. What about people with health problems such as needing an oxygen machine. There is the real problem.
                            Its absolutely terrible but we have been asked not to speak about politics on the forums...

                            we ve been asked to stay on target with car related topics only and out of respect to the hard working guys who created this forum its best to oblige.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by JB View Post

                              Its absolutely terrible but we have been asked not to speak about politics on the forums...

                              we ve been asked to stay on target with car related topics only and out of respect to the hard working guys who created this forum its best to oblige.
                              Didn’t realize that was political but ok.
                              There is a madness to my method!

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Plasboy View Post

                                Didn’t realize that was political but ok.
                                I dont know Ive gotten close too many times...

                                your absolutely right whats gojng on in california is terrible for the people who live there especially those who are in medical or special need.

                                i just had that discussion last night with my wife and something like that occurring in our household with a severely handicapped adult child that would be a nightmare.

                                i definitely hear your concerns.

                                JB
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