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Old 07-11-2019, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by augiedogie View Post
Average people have no interest in electric cars. The price is way out of line. Most people with truely average incomes buy used cars. A Prius with 100,000 miles isnt going to get a lot of interest if it might soon need a 3,000 dollar battery replacement soon.
The cost of producing an electric car decreases every year. Makes sense to build out the infrastructure and policy now. In 5-10 years most people will prefer to buy an electric car, that’s not that long from now.
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Old 07-11-2019, 05:35 PM
Location: Milwaukee
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This is a broken record. I've been hearing this song and dance since Jimmy Carter and now 40 plus years later, wind and solar are basically a niche market and nothing more, probably 5% of overall electrical power. Electric cars, again are even a smaller niche market, less than 1%. Factor in the enormous amounts of rare earth elements and lithium need for the batteries and it makes going all electric even more difficult. The amount of land needed for full scale wind and solar is staggering to say least. Robert Bryce wrote a book called Power Down a few years back and in it he stated that, in order to replace the South Austin nuclear power planet, you would need to cover the entire state of Rhode Island with wind turbines.

Australia has recently tired to go all carbon fee renewables and it has failed. The average electric bill in Australia is 3 or 4 times higher than the United States. Also, during their last summer, opposite of ours, they had blackouts in major cities during heat waves. This lead to a shocking political upset with the Conservatives winning and taking power.

The best and really only bet is advanced safe nuclear. The others do not have the capabilities to power an advanced industrial, high energy demand nation such as the United States.

As far and wind and solar I'll believe this when I see it. For 50 years I've been hearing this same stuff over and over.
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Old 07-12-2019, 08:54 AM
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Captain Tony's carbon-free goal won't happen unless Comrade Ocasio-Cortez gets her way and has all those awful farting cows removed from the United States.
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