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Author Topic: The return of EVs thread  (Read 1370 times)

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Re: The return of EVs thread
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2024, 07:10:05 PM »
Interesting article about how battery storage can help facilitate the recovery of salmon

https://apnews.com/article/columbia-snake-river-dams-tribes-58f5c6737df3c3e141cbc8e1cd4926ca

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Re: The return of EVs thread
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2024, 08:08:35 AM »
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Re: The return of EVs thread
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2024, 08:12:52 AM »
And some moronic rando is out there vandalizing the cybertruck.    Florida.(shakes his head)
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Re: The return of EVs thread
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2024, 10:12:54 AM »
I've finally seen a couple of cyber trucks in the wild.  They are f*cking hideous.

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Re: The return of EVs thread
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2024, 10:20:38 AM »
When my daughter was small, we played the slug-bug game.  We expanded it to PT cruiser bruiser.  We added in Aztek alert where we would shield our eyes when we saw one.  (15 years too early, the Aztek)   I could imagine doing something similar with the cybertruck.   Tesla mess-la and shielding my eyes.
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Re: The return of EVs thread
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2024, 10:26:44 AM »
Three recalls on the Cybertruck already.

https://seekingalpha.com/news/4118715-tesla-recalls-thousands-of-cybertrucks-over-safety-issues?

My car has had a few recalls over the years.

IMO, recalls are not a big deal. Every vehicle/manufacturer has them

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Re: The return of EVs thread
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2024, 10:59:35 AM »
My car has had a few recalls over the years.

IMO, recalls are not a big deal. Every vehicle/manufacturer has them

All true. Though it does seem like if you've worked on a vehicle you've been touting heavily for 5+ years and calling it the next great vehicle in the history of mankind, you might not have 3 recalls in its first few months on the road. But sure, I've owned vehicles with recalls, too, including on one of the cars we own now.
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Re: The return of EVs thread
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2024, 11:08:04 AM »
Meh.  If you have been building cars for a century...
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Re: The return of EVs thread
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2024, 11:30:30 AM »
I've finally seen a couple of cyber trucks in the wild.  They are f*cking hideous.

It’s so aesthetically unappealing. Like it was specifically designed to cater exclusively to the whims of one person and without any regard for a real world market.

It does do one thing really well though, it signifies to the world that the owner really really really likes simping for Elon.

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Re: The return of EVs thread
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2024, 01:06:10 PM »
It’s so aesthetically unappealing. Like it was specifically designed to cater exclusively to the whims of one person and without any regard for a real world market.

It does do one thing really well though, it signifies to the world that the owner really really really likes simping for Elon.

Like a 12-year-old with an erector set. I'm just surprised he didn't name it Xybertruck.
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Re: The return of EVs thread
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2024, 03:54:26 PM »
Meh.  If you have been building cars for a century...

Ford recalling a half million F-150s because the transmission can randomly drop into first gear at any speed.


Rookies
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Re: The return of EVs thread
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2024, 04:38:39 PM »
Ford recalling a half million F-150s because the transmission can randomly drop into first gear at any speed.


Rookies

That's bad.
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Re: The return of EVs thread
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2024, 04:47:41 PM »
That's bad.

Yeah it's wild that people buy American cars. I had great hope that Tesla would bring US car manufacturers back from the brink, globally, but Musk is screwing that pooch vigorously.

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Re: The return of EVs thread
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2024, 05:51:25 PM »
VW just took a big stake in Rivian. USA auto manufacturers have another contender!

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Re: The return of EVs thread
« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2024, 06:00:24 PM »
Yeah it's wild that people buy American cars. I had great hope that Tesla would bring US car manufacturers back from the brink, globally, but Musk is screwing that pooch vigorously.

Well, Toyotas, Hondas and Hyundais (among others) have had plenty of recalls, too.

I happened to think it was interesting that a much-hyped model that's been out for about 10 seconds already has 3 recalls, but tower seems to think that's not worth mentioning, and I respect him.
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Re: The return of EVs thread
« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2024, 06:01:58 PM »
Smart for VW and Rivian.  But this will not improve build quality.




MU82, it is worth mentioning.   It just isn't outside the norm.   Unfortunately.
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Re: The return of EVs thread
« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2024, 06:06:05 PM »
Smart for VW and Rivian.  But this will not improve build quality.




MU82, it is worth mentioning.   It just isn't outside the norm.   Unfortunately.

OK, thanks.
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Re: The return of EVs thread
« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2024, 06:26:34 PM »
Well, Toyotas, Hondas and Hyundais (among others) have had plenty of recalls, too.

I happened to think it was interesting that a much-hyped model that's been out for about 10 seconds already has 3 recalls, but tower seems to think that's not worth mentioning, and I respect him.

Within a couple months of buying my EV6 at first release in 2022, I had 4 recalls.

There are legitimate things to bag on musk/Tesla/cyber truck, but this ain't one of them

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Re: The return of EVs thread
« Reply #19 on: June 25, 2024, 09:44:04 PM »
Within a couple months of buying my EV6 at first release in 2022, I had 4 recalls.

There are legitimate things to bag on musk/Tesla/cyber truck, but this ain't one of them

OK, thanks.
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Re: The return of EVs thread
« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2024, 12:19:16 AM »
but Musk is screwing that pooch vigorously.

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Re: The return of EVs thread
« Reply #21 on: June 26, 2024, 07:38:43 AM »
RIVN stock was up 9% yesterday and is up 40% premarket today after the joint venture with VW was announced.
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Re: The return of EVs thread
« Reply #22 on: June 26, 2024, 09:21:15 AM »
Ah yes, an electric car for every American family, hey?
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Re: The return of EVs thread
« Reply #23 on: June 26, 2024, 09:23:13 AM »
Ah yes, an electric car for every American family, hey?

Not as catchy as 10 guns for every American man, woman and child.
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Re: The return of EVs thread
« Reply #24 on: June 26, 2024, 09:59:43 AM »
Ah yes, an electric car for every American family, hey?

Is this supposed to be ominous? I honestly don't know what you mean by it.

 

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