Sure, if there's no traffic/severe weather/construction/etc. I have a 50-mile commute, and when things get snowy, that ride can become a lot longer. Heck, even the right amount of rain can too - to the tune of 7.5 hours for me to get home the night Tropical Storm Ida came to NJ. I burned close to half a tank that night, because so much time was spent stuck at a dead standstill or creeping along at less than a walking pace (actually only got 35mpg that tank, but I started with over 3/4 so I was in no danger of needing to fill) trying to find roads that weren't flooded out. Plus, my ride is not "flat" - it's up and down hills all the way for me.Commuting 30 to 50 miles each way isn't going to leave anybody needing to use a charging station. That is a long commute relative to somebody driving 5 or 10 miles to work. Or compared to the retiree example.. 40 miles each way to work is like 20,000 miles per year without non-work trips. IMO that is putting good use on a battery which costs a lot of resources to build.
doubt i would go back to a VW, so expensive to fix. I want a no repair car... or jsut look at the UK, car ownership is going to be wiped out. $3000 to every person who gives up their personal car... guess that is the future.I am one of the founding members of this Club.
I love driving sticks, and I love fueling my Rocketchipped little Golf every 600-650 miles. But the internal combustion engine is heading to the door. My next car will be a Model Y.
You in the same place?
Sorry VW, you convinced me.
And a Tesla is a no repair car? Second law of thermodynamics still applies to Tesla, just as much as to VW.doubt i would go back to a VW, so expensive to fix. I want a no repair car... or jsut look at the UK, car ownership is going to be wiped out. $3000 to every person who gives up their personal car... guess that is the future.
The Tesla shop rate is about the same as the Cadillac shop rate in the DC area *shrug*.Some of the "stupid small stuff" repaired at tesla rates is just as expensive to fix as major component repair on our vws. Based on my personal experience.
EVs with heat pumps fare even better in winter emergency scenarios:Just to revisit the heating issue while stopped deal.
That's it I am moving over the pond just to get one of these hybrid diesel wagonsI believe this is the best technology available if your truely interested in being environmentally friendly.
We aren't heating up the Earth's core. In fact, the core temperature is ever so gradually cooling. Not to worry though, our sun will likely burn out before the core solidifies. It's the Earth's atmosphere, crust , and oceans that we are roasting with anthropogenic climate change.We’re gonna have problems Even if we converted everything over to wind , solar, nuclear and Geo and hydro electric production , with the amount of fossil fuels we use any electricity we use that still gonna be heating up the earths core. Isaac newton tells you, energy cannot be created or destroyed. So if you’re putting energy out of a vehicle energy creates heat. There’s no changing that I don’t care how you operate that energy. Just wait till we get rolling blackouts. I hope you have a Tesla battery installed in your home or a Goos generator (if you can get fuel for to reasonably)
Go test drive emSome new EVs are really cool. I have a roughly 125 mile a day work commute, and my TDI was bought to fill that purpose, as it's not my "normal" type of car. (I own a '72 Ford TBird, '75 Olds Ninety-Eight, and a '91 Dodge W-150).
I imagine when the wheels finally fall off of this one (hoping for 300k) I'll just buy another used TDI or some other efficient not quite beater, but cheaper used car. Maybe when prices in the used EV market come down it'll be a consideration, until then, can't see it happening.
I would really like to drive one just to check it out. Don't know anyone with a tesla or other EV. Maybe a rent from Turo weekend is in order...
I digress, Tesla suck they are any better for the environmentWe aren't heating up the Earth's core. In fact, the core temperature is ever so gradually cooling. Not to worry though, our sun will likely burn out before the core solidifies. It's the Earth's atmosphere, crust , and oceans that we are roasting with anthropogenic climate change.