- Nov 18, 2017 at 2:38 am #3502719
Now if I could just get something that would not turn heads, do 0 to 60 in I-really-don’t care-how-many-seconds, get 350 miles to a charge, last ten years, and cost under $20,000 I’d be really impressed.Nov 18, 2017 at 2:43 am #3502720
Oh, and a top speed of 60 is more than adequate in my world. Just throw in a few intelligently designed cupholders, a surf rack up top and a hitch for a bike rack and I’m in heaven. And NO carpet; make the whole damned thing hose-out friendly.Nov 18, 2017 at 3:09 am #3502721Nov 18, 2017 at 3:20 am #3502725
I’d drive that. Triple the range and we’re golden. Hopefully soon.
I’ve been looking at electric bikes for commuting but it seems that every few years one waits will exponentially increase the bang for the buck.Nov 18, 2017 at 5:03 am #3502736
Yep, not quite there. But at the rate of technological advance in this area it won’t be long.
Self driving=boring for me.Nov 18, 2017 at 5:49 am #3502740
“But at the rate of technological advance in this area it won’t be long.”
So far as I’m concerned, a 100% self-driven car system, at least on our freeways, can’t come soon enough. Too many highly distracted people driving too damned fast. If not self-driving cars, we’ve got to figure out a way to put an end to the madness on L.A. roadways.
Not a popular opinion, I know, but the wastefulness and danger of fast and unnecessarily large vehicles coupled with really shitty driving habits gets me more worked up than assault rifles do.Nov 19, 2017 at 11:23 pm #3502972
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I like the new supercar, ( still needs to be independently verified), the semi on the other hand reeks of exaggeration of something that doesn’t exist.Nov 21, 2017 at 7:48 pm #3503326
Very impressive specs if they turn out to be accurate.
BUT…IMHO, an “electric supercar” is an oxymoron. The sound of a supercar’s motor is a fundamental part of the experience!
I’m not a fan of electric cars in general, and really not a fan of the misguided notion that these cars are somehow saving the environment. At least admit you’re just driving it for the lower $/gal. :)
A fun video is the Top Gear segment where they chase a Prius around a track with a BMW M3. Guess which one gets better gas mileage? Gives me a good laughNov 21, 2017 at 8:13 pm #3503333
According to Wikipedia/Google, a Prius gets 58 mpg and a BMW M3 gets 17. Was the BMW hitched to the Prius?Nov 21, 2017 at 8:45 pm #3503343
Guess again. Full throttle is not efficient, duh
Souls disappearing everywhere, even the beloved automobile.
Milk for everyone.Nov 21, 2017 at 8:50 pm #3503344
Ken gets the prize!
One free admission to GGG X ;)
Edit: “Pr-eye-us” hehe
Nov 21, 2017 at 9:25 pm #3503359
- This reply was modified 10 months, 4 weeks ago by Erik G.
I don’t even know what a “Pr-eye-us” is?
That is a Chaff-worthy test to compare their mpg at full throttle.Nov 22, 2017 at 4:30 pm #3503492
“Pr-eye-us” is how Clarkson et al pronounce Prius (sound it out).
Bad joke. :)Nov 22, 2017 at 6:10 pm #3503509
My joke was just as bad. You didn’t even know I was joking. I always enjoy the British pronunciations.
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