Electric Car - 250 miles on one charge

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    Whoopie.

    I travel a lot of interstate highway miles, to the point that dozens trips of 1,000 miles a day have been racked up.

    It's also highly doubtful that crate could haul too much more than a two-suiter and a bicycle the advertised distance.
     
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    How do you recharge it? Do you go to Walmart and buy 8,000 D Batteries?
     
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    A crank under the hood that you wind for two hours?
     
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    Well, even a model "T" couldn't take you very far.

    First, it was 5 miles, then 55, then 100 and five, then 150, now 250.

    A few years ago, there was the 8088, then the 256, then 356, then Pentium, then the duel Core, then the Quad core and now....

    I remember the nay sayers dissing computers, "It's only a fad". The more things change, the more....
     
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    http://www.usmessageboard.com/1413281-post2.html

    Why it will sell:
    (1) It looks sleek and cool. Image is important
    (2) While $50K is expensive, its affordable to a lot of people in the upper middle class,
    (3) 300 mile range on a 45 minute charge. If you have a 20 mile commute, then you can go 15 days without charging. 45 min charge, is very short. Even outside salesmen can survive! Not too many people are going to do 300 miles in a day too often. 300 miles is more than enough for the vast majority of people!
    (4) Family Car: It can fit 5 adults and 2 children (More likely, 2 up front and 3 in the back seat).
    (5) More Cargo space than station wagons!
    (6) 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds (Room, no gas, cool looking and very fast!)
    (7) No Gas = No carbon Emission = No pollution! Many people think all 3 are important
    (8) People will like the fact that they are delivering a great economic blow to Russia, Iran, Venezuela, Iran, Saudi Arabia etc and start freeing America of foreign oil!
    Model S FAQ

    FOXNews.com - Tesla Introduces 7-Passenger Electric Car - Auto

     
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    Non sequitur.

    There was nothing to compare with the Model T.

    Electric cars have been ballyhooed for no less than a decade, and they still can't break the 250 mile per charge barrier.
     
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    We use electric vehicles at the airport for moving carts full of bags from flight to flight and from the bag room to gates. When fully charged their performance is OK on flat surfaces, as it gets colder, the life of the charge is shorter and even less performance is the norm. They need to be plugged back in constantly. After 300 hours of use, they need to be brought or towed to the maintenance shop. I'm not impressed at all with the performance of these vehicles. When we move aircraft and need to count on a vehicle, it's gas or diesel.

    I use electric golf carts 12 hours a day when I measure, draw and photograph golf courses for our course guides........ They break down constantly.
     
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    Yes, as soon as the price drops below ~$25K.
     
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    First the Model S hits 300.
    Second, 250 miles probably covers 90% of most Americans daily commute!

    Dude Your being very un-DDDDUUUUDDDDEEE!
     

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