2/3rds EVs by 2032... Realistic? (and time to horde diesels?)

pkhoury

That guy with the goats
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Nov 30, 2010
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Medina, TX
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2013 JSW, 2003 Jetta Ute, 2 x 2002 Golf, 2000 Golf
In Michigan I guess we’re lucky, no need for burn barrels. We just pile our crap up and then when beer goes on sale... spring cleaning!

I figured I needed a picture of my fires. No picture on my phone, but I do have a short video clip. You can barely see my Ute in the background, underneath my chicken/sheep pole barn.
 

pkhoury

That guy with the goats
Joined
Nov 30, 2010
Location
Medina, TX
TDI
2013 JSW, 2003 Jetta Ute, 2 x 2002 Golf, 2000 Golf
Mmmmm, dioxin infused mouse steaks. Tiny, but delish!
Brian set up a trap for them in his former shop, where they'd go onto a plank after peanut butter and fall into a tub of some kind of oil. Claimed that he caught over 50 in one week. I wouldn't doubt it. I think another friend set up something that would electrocute them. I don't personally agree with the whole relocation deal, because apparently, rodents are smart enough to make their way back to home base. Don't get me started on how much damage those varmints have caused to automotive wiring. One reason why EVERY TDI that comes here gets the hood insulation taken out. They've ALL been nesting places for mice. On that note, mom's 2005 BEW got totalled out by insurance because of rodent damage in two different areas of the car. Car still drives, but the rear hatch only opens with the key (not the interior switch), and the AC compressor/radiator fans no longer engage. Insurance didn't want to cover the estimate for new wiring, which was in the ballpark of $17K IIRC. That got taken to the dealer, because the local body shop wasn't able to diagnose it, and the guy working on it was a TDI enthusiast (we chatted for over 90 minutes talking shop after I dropped the car off).
 

turbobrick240

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Nov 18, 2014
Location
maine
TDI
2011 vw golf tdi(gone to greener pastures), 2001 ford f250 powerstroke
Mouse damage to the main wire harness on my '11 Golf was the motivating factor that convinced me to take the buyback on that car. My one year old Beagle has been working on the '10. He tore down the slightly sagging roof liner fabric the other day. That'll be a fun project.
 

pkhoury

That guy with the goats
Joined
Nov 30, 2010
Location
Medina, TX
TDI
2013 JSW, 2003 Jetta Ute, 2 x 2002 Golf, 2000 Golf
Mouse damage to the main wire harness on my '11 Golf was the motivating factor that convinced me to take the buyback on that car. My one year old Beagle has been working on the '10. He tore down the slightly sagging roof liner fabric the other day. That'll be a fun project.
Still wish I made a trip to Maine to swap HPFPs, since I learned how easy it is to do so. I remember you turned in your Golf with the CP3...
 

rmay635703

Well-known member
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Mar 27, 2009
Location
Weston, WI
TDI
2002 Jetta
Nice sound bite, but Driving a Lupo-like vehicle getting 60+ MPG on gasoline or diesel would have to have had a positive effect on emissions, not to mention particulates and highway damage.

I think EVs can have a beneficial effect on climate change, but we're doing it all wrong. Manufacturers should build, and Americans should buy, small, shorter range EVs for suburban and city use. For the battery capacity of one Mercedes EQE you could build 4 Honda-es. And it would work better than the Mercedes for the vast majority of people's transportation needs. Keep a larger ICE car for trips, or rent one. Or take a train.
If you want a LUPO they are legal to import and register in the US now, not sure if they ever sold outside Europe (like Mexico)

 
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