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Old Dec 29th 2015, 9:51 pm
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Originally Posted by Leslie View Post
Oh dear. Does this mean that you don't get to be RIGHT for 5 whole minutes?
No, I think the linked article is wrong.
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Old Dec 29th 2015, 9:53 pm
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No, I think the linked article is wrong.
So you don't actually read the articles that you link?

(Neither do I)

(Neither do I read the articles that you link.)
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I live in Oregon where it takes 1/2 to put gas in your car.
Where it "takes 1/2..." what? Half your savings? Half your time? Half an hour? What?

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Where it "takes 1/2..." what? Half your savings? Half your time? Half an hour? What? ....
Mrs P's suggestion is "half a brain".
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Old Dec 29th 2015, 11:43 pm
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Mrs P's suggestion is "half a brain".
Both of you are correct, its takes a halfwit with half a brain , half an hour to put gas into your vehicle. Half a brain may be generous.
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Both of you are correct, .....
So we were each half correct.
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Is there any point to an electric car?
Yes. Try one of these.

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Seems the poor range isn't worth the cost to me. Once they have the range of a gas powered car, and can be charged in the same amount of time, I'll consider them a viable alternative.
Hmmm, 250+ miles on a charge?

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And of course need a place to charge the things which at the moment when renting condos or apartments is basically impossible.
Most condos and/or apartments have a power outlet nearby, but I have to agree to this being a drawback if you can't charge it at least at work. Tesla offer free charging stations at rest areas and other public locations and, of course, businesses are catching on with free charges while you shop.

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They seem to be a novelty car still to me.
Er, no. 0-60 in 2.6 seconds for the P90D Ludicrous is a little bit more than a novelty!

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Seems pricey, just priced one and with the 5,000 provincial discount for electric cars after delivery fee base model comes in at 29,000.


The above price excludes taxes and license fees, my mistake.
Even more pricey if you want a decent one!
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So we were each half correct.
You are still wrong about that other thing. I demand a retraction.
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I wouldn't get a new one, you can get used ones for about $11k - low mileage, of course.... just for a commute car, I think it's not a bad idea. One of OH's colleagues has one and charges it at work so he doesn't even pay for the electricity.

And Pulaski, I like the megane!!
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Yes. Try one of these.



Hmmm, 250+ miles on a charge?



Most condos and/or apartments have a power outlet nearby, but I have to agree to this being a drawback if you can't charge it at least at work. Tesla offer free charging stations at rest areas and other public locations and, of course, businesses are catching on with free charges while you shop.



Er, no. 0-60 in 2.6 seconds for the P90D Ludicrous is a little bit more than a novelty!



Even more pricey if you want a decent one!
I'd consider Telsa a luxury brand, certainly not for the average driver. If they ever come down to a reasonable price which for me is under 20k, then maybe I'd consider electric, but at the moment to me, they are luxury and novelty for those with money.


Even if your condo/apartment has outlets, doesn't mean your permitted to use them, most buildings I have lived in have locked covers so tenants can't use them, and I have yet to work anywhere that have facilities to charge.

However we do have a Telsa charging station in town in a strip mall in town, no idea how often they are used.

Their website has monthly payments in the 691+ range, which in my view is not a viable alternative to a gas vehicle at this time for the majority of drivers.
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I live in CA, and no way would I have one, not even in a free gift. In my travels, I have only seen 3 charging stations. Admittedly, I wasn't on the look out for them. If I happened to live within 3 miles of work, within walking distance of home, then it might be a consideration.
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I'd consider Telsa a luxury brand, certainly not for the average driver. If they ever come down to a reasonable price which for me is under 20k, then maybe I'd consider electric, but at the moment to me, they are luxury and novelty for those with money.


Even if your condo/apartment has outlets, doesn't mean your permitted to use them, most buildings I have lived in have locked covers so tenants can't use them, and I have yet to work anywhere that have facilities to charge.

However we do have a Telsa charging station in town in a strip mall in town, no idea how often they are used.

Their website has monthly payments in the 691+ range, which in my view is not a viable alternative to a gas vehicle at this time for the majority of drivers.
I am amazed on how many people own Ford Expeditions, Suburbans, F150s and other vehicles that cost over $50. I do not see many $20k vehicles being driven around like Nissan Sentras, or Kia Hamster vehicles.
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... And Pulaski, I like the megane!!
Either living in France has affected your sanity, or you're blind, .... Or maybe you just have no taste in cars.
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I want a Nissan Leaf, I never got chance to own a Sinclair C5 .... and then I woke up.
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Oh, and it's the ugliest car this side of a Renault Megane.
The Megane itself was an abomination, but the endless shake your arse TV ad campaign was even worse.


They obviously weren't selling very well and so were even more persistent with that stupid ad to try and get shot of them.
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