Tesla Model S - Love the Car and Range, but...

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    ...ranging from $50K-$80K (after the $7.5K gov rebate), isn't really for the middle class. Maybe some upper middle classers!

    However, I think this is a great start on what will be the future (along with the Leaf, Volt and other electric cars).

    320 miles is more than many cars get. Take a 13 gallon tank that get average 22 mpg = 286!

    Take the normal drive might do 30-40 a day! At 30 miles you would be good for 10 days at 40 miles good for 8 days. At 50 your good for nearly a week. And for the long commuter of 100 miles a day, you have nearly 3 1/2 days!

    The mileage would work for nearly EVERY America, however, that price won't work for many Americans. They need to find a way to get the price between the $40K-$50K range.

    I am still excited about the car. I think it's a step in the right direction to get off the black crack!

    Tesla Model S Boasts 320-Mile Range, One-Hour Recharge Time | Fox News
     
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    Cool looking car too.
     
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    Typical electric car bullshit. Government-subsidized electric car company wastes hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to build over-priced and out-of-reach luxury cars that are only available to the elitists.
     
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    Simply plug it in to your local coal-fired generated electrical outlet. What's not to like?
     
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    What is wrong with that? :eusa_eh:

    First, getting off the foreign oil tit is my concern! Not the global warming hoax.

    Second, stationary sources have been proven to be more efficient than mobile ones. Coal and natural gas plants use much more the substance that gas engines.

    Third, we have more coal and natural gas reserves than any other country on Earth. Enough to meet our energy needs for centuries

    Fourth, unlike our oil, the Environazis have not stopped us from utilizing and pulling these sources out of the grounded.

    Fifth, stationary sources can utilize a wide variety of fuels: Coal, Natural Gas, Hydroelectric, Nuclear, biomass, Solar and wind! With the mobile source we are such with oil (aka foreign oil)!

    Sixth, I rather have us using 10 fold more coal and natural gas than oil, since we have enough coal and natural gas to meet our needs for centuries and even now we only produce 50% of our gas/oil needs domestically!

    Seventh, our oil addiction makes bad countries rich: Arab countries, Venezuela, Russia, Iran etc. rich and holds our economy hostage. Send an economic nuclear bomb against these countries!

    Eigth, ending our imports of oil would drastically reduce our trade deficit! Wouldn't cure it, but would help it!
     
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    You can also plug it into the solar collector on your roof, you are not locked into conventional sources of electricity!!!
     
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    Thank you both for your replies.
     
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    It takes about a week to recharge an EV with a solar set up. Sometimes as much as two weeks. In winter time it could take over a month.
     
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    Tesla has some real problems now though. Mercedes unveiled the E-Cell back in 2009 and now it looks poised to actually come to market. It's three times the cost of the Tesla but it is built like a Merc (which is way better) and is produced by an actual CAR company.
    It will have support that a Tesla owner could never hope to get so the wealthy folks (who are the target of these types of cars) will flock to the E-Cell leaving Tesla to whither and die.


    Detroit 2011: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell is the color of electric hotness
     
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    Bullshit!

    A little tiny solar collector on the roof of a Prius will add 20-30 miles a day in electric mode. You can buy a solar/plug-in converted Prius for $25,000.

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