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Old 04-13-2016, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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I never did get what makes Range Rover a expensive car? I just don't see it. There is nothing special about them.
They get A lot less expensive after a few years . The devaluation on them is crazy
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Old 04-13-2016, 01:33 AM
 
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There are a lot more in L.A. than where I'm at up in Seattle. Particularly Silver Lake to the beach. I was surprised.

Maybe Hollywood has a secret "Tesla Cult".
I think it's simply this:

When you live in a city with the worst traffic/longest commutes in the nation, an all-electric car w/ a long driving range starts to make a lot more sense.
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Old 04-13-2016, 08:24 AM
 
Location: NY/LA
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I think it's simply this:

When you live in a city with the worst traffic/longest commutes in the nation, an all-electric car w/ a long driving range starts to make a lot more sense.
Especially with the white HOV sticker and SFRs where you can charge at home.
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Old 04-13-2016, 09:17 AM
 
Location: So Cal/AZ
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And we pay more for gas than most states. So they make sense, it has nothing to do with being rich or a certain political party.
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Old 04-13-2016, 11:56 AM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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Especially with the white HOV sticker and SFRs where you can charge at home.
Being able to ride in the carpool lane by yourself feel pretty awesome. And you don't have to live in a SFR to have a charger at home. Most building owners are very accommodating.
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Old 04-13-2016, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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And we pay more for gas than most states. So they make sense, it has nothing to do with being rich or a certain political party.
Well I could see the argument of saving gas with a Prius since they aren't luxury vehicles..

but with a Tesla because it is a luxury vehicle with an price of 70k+? I doubt any of the buyers are buying them to save on gas costs..
You are still paying electric cost to fuel up too.

Of course that could change with the less expensive Tesla coming out , and I'm sure we will see other cheaper electric vehicles...and there are some already like Volt etc.

Electric Car Price Guide: Every 2015-2016 Plug-In Car, With Specs: UPDATED
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Old 04-13-2016, 01:40 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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Well I could see the argument of saving gas with a Prius since they aren't luxury vehicles..

but with a Tesla because it is a luxury vehicle with an price of 70k+? I doubt any of the buyers are buying them to save on gas costs..
You are still paying electric cost to fuel up too.

Of course that could change with the less expensive Tesla coming out , and I'm sure we will see other cheaper electric vehicles...and there are some already like Volt etc.

Electric Car Price Guide: Every 2015-2016 Plug-In Car, With Specs: UPDATED
Some people value not using any gas. Climate change and air quality are concerns for a lot of people.
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Old 04-13-2016, 03:16 PM
 
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I think it's simply this:

When you live in a city with the worst traffic/longest commutes in the nation, an all-electric car w/ a long driving range starts to make a lot more sense.
We're actually not #1 in most lists

10 cities with the worst traffic
#2

3. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California | Top 15 Cities with the Worst Traffic | XFINITY
#3
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Old 04-13-2016, 05:56 PM
 
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Me too I just put a deposit on one
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Old 04-14-2016, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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Some people value not using any gas. Climate change and air quality are concerns for a lot of people.
I certainly understand that, I was just writing that in response to the poster that mentioned that a reason people were buying Teslas was the price of gas. Things seem to be going in the direction of electric cars...at least there are more options...which I think is great.
Also what about those solar powered cars? Weren't we supposed to have those by now?

It's interesting that the EV1 electric car came out in 1996...but it's just now really that we are seeing consumers driving electrics more widely
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Motors_EV1
Of course there is a whole conspiracy about why the EV1 was killed.
I remember watching the documentary about that
http://documentaryheaven.com/who-kil...-electric-car/

Actually the first electric car was actually developed 100 years ago...so it goes back even further.
http://www.detroitelectric.org/

Thomas Edison and Henry Ford decided to work together to make the electric car the main transportation in U.S.. Their goal was to have charging stations where people could "fill up" their cars. In 1914 Edsel Ford was given the task of looking into electric car production. He had two prototypes made with guidance from Edison, but the concept was not developed.

It's kind of funny how now 100 years later ...these electric vehicle charging stations are now thought of as a new and "high tech" thing..and still super rare to see.
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