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Old October 24th, 2019, 21:32   #336
tikal
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Originally Posted by BeetleGo View Post
Nope. We’re going electric. Don’t let them fool ya. Internal combustion engines are looking more and more like horse drawn buggies with each model year.

Once they make them sip electricity without having to plug in (yes, and self paying too), diesels will lose their once a month fill up advantage. Mercedes is already offering it! https://www.mercedes-benz.com/en/nex...ity-revisited/
Once the price of gasoline fuel goes up and up and stays up and up for years (maybe decades) there might be an incentive to pay a premium price to buy an all electric vehicle such an SUV or a truck.

Take an medium size SUV, that lets say costs on the average $30,000. Electrify it completely and try to sell it for $45K to $50K with a range of 250 miles. With price of regular unleaded averaging $2.65 nationwide, how popular will it be?

Now wait until the price of RUG is like $3.50 to $4 (average nationwide) then that electrical SUV is looking a lot more sell-able!
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