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Commented On: Cyclist Vs Self-Important, Entitled, Angry Supercar Driver (Video)


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Sorry Scott, but imagine for a moment that others- like yourself- have both a car (or cars) and a bicycle. What this means is that "they" DO in fact pay for OUR roads.

Commented On: Facing Fuel-Economy Fracas, Ford Focuses On Gas Mileage Myths (Video)


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Maybe this video was designed for people who haven't been driving very long? Seriously, it is just dumb and no different than the type of demeaning propaganda that Nissan employs in response to battery degradation complaints, which is quite clearly NOT the result of "extreme temperatures," but rather engineering the Leaf without a TMS. In this case with Ford, I don't how many other ways you can provide the runaround. When you stoop to presenting older than dirt myths and then debunking them...to what ends exactly? Are they implying that it is a user problem? The fact is that the vehicles' fuel economies were/are patently overstated. Change this deceptive practice and move ahead. Toyota actually understates. Now there's a concept for you.

Commented On: 2014 Ford Focus Electric Gets $4,000 Price Cut To Boost Sales


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As plenty of people who are now below 80% in < or = the two year mark will tell you, the temp gauge doesn't have to achieve anywhere near the red bars to degrade the battery.

Commented On: 2014 Ford Focus Electric Gets $4,000 Price Cut To Boost Sales


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For those of us living in the southern USA who regularly see battery temperatures in the 90+ degrees range, which NOW apparently Nissan claims is "extreme," Ford's sensible decision to employ a TMS is looking very appealing. The question isn't so much whether to dump the Leaf, it is more like "when." End of lease cannot come soon enough for many of us.

Commented On: Are Electric Cars A Sales Failure, Or Sold Out Due To Demand?


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A lot of people simply don't have the time or courage to think for themselves, so all of these narratives continue making their rounds. Even in the most casual conversations, qualifying people is a necessity. Finding intelligent discourse, especially about the philosophies behind EVs has become a challenge.

Commented On: Are Electric Cars A Sales Failure, Or Sold Out Due To Demand?


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Expensive is a relative term. And your argument is based on the idea that EVs are expensive, which for many of us is simply not true. Practicality is also relative. My wife and I find our Leafs quite practical, fulfilling 99% of our driving needs.

Commented On: Are Electric Cars A Sales Failure, Or Sold Out Due To Demand?


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Concise, and yet arguably florid verbiage is the linguistic confection of any self-respecting stalwart of the English language, aka: "the American writer." They enjoy sneaking those little tidbits in there to surreptitiously educate, tender the fancy of and ultimately enrich the reader's vocabulary. To a language geek, this is like discovering easter eggs written in the code.

Commented On: Better Place Electric-Car Service Files For Bankruptcy


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The bigger picture here is that as long as we rely on a money system that is based entirely on the concept of scarcity (engineered or otherwise, but largely engineered at this point in time), alternative energies replacing fossil fuels aren't going to happen. This disease will continue to eat away at innovators like Better Place for the foreseeable future.

Commented On: Are Electric Vehicles Really Zero-Emission: Yes or No?


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At this point in the game, NO ONE should be getting caught off-guard by a statement such as "Yer' car ain't ze-ro emissions."

Reason number 1: The zero emission badge refers to the vehicle itself since it has no tailpipe. And yes, this is MUCH greener than petrol burning vehicles in that it places the emission portion at the power plant where it is scrubbed better than through an on board catalytic converter.

Reason number 2: The argument is most often disingenuous in that it is parroted from oil-funded propagandists and industry mouthpieces who have been quite effective at building narratives involving evil communists who are out to circumvent the (actually not) free market that keeps them on top while destroying the planet.

Commented On: Big Mystery Unveiled: You Can Now 'Lease' 2013 Tesla Model S


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So, a $78K basic S (with tech package and supercharge option) will be bought back for at least $33.5K, with a cost of ownership of ~ $45k. And of course, this figure does not factor in additional external savings from fuel, car pool lanes, etc. that you will stand to gain. This is not a bad price IMO. Tesla has made no claims that the Model S is for "regular folks." This will likely happen at some point, but for now they are wise to stick with the wealthier subset.
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