- Nov 28, 2021
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Just because 80% is best to save the battery it also is used to avertise reduced charging times. Yes one can research further but marketing knows that most don’t. Why not just market the same as rated distance? Backing in is a problem with a trailer not to mention the public and driving skills even without one.Sorry, but I've not see any of EV ads that have been misleading. They are very straightforward with all of these statements providing details if asked. You should check to make sure you are not ignoring the responses on these questions.
Consider some of your statements are showable as misleading too.
- All recharge times are stated 80% which is also best for current batteries so that's what should and does matter. And, is stated in the vehicle sales info and owners manual. Most also state estimated 100% recharge time too.
- Towing is identical to all fuels on distances achievable. 50% of norm. This has been tested and shown many times in expert videos on the web and YouTube. Do gas/diesel vehicles show towing distance? I don't think so. Prove me wrong on that.
- Telsa charging is done by backing in. Why is this a problem? I personally always back into a parking spot with my Truck, but charging the REV will require going in forward. Big deal.
- Taxes are a fact of life. Complaining about them is useless. You know, death and taxes? Yeah. Not worth the argument. But I will anyway. Current tax on gas in California is just under $.70 per gallon. Consider a $4 per gallon price, that calculates to almost a 17% tax on gas. So a 13% road tax doesn't seem so bad.
- Zero emission is achievable. Do your research. I personally will likely charge 90% at home, and I only pay for wind power. Plus, many charge stations are solar powered or wind powered. Yes, it can be zero emssions today. If you pay attention.
- Ford charge at home? Since when was an option on any vehicle free of cost? If I didn't want to charge my home, I wouldn't want to pay for it and Ford allows that.
- There are plenty of sources of information, both on the OEM web sites and on plenty of other sites. Nothing is hidden here. You just have to look and read, which is easy to do if you want to.
You are basing your dislike on rhetorical fallacies. If you don't like EV, find good reasons with real data, not false reasons given by people with bad intentions.
Reasons that are real:
- Engine sounds are awesome! EV sounds are whiney. Easy to look past when you realize the power and speed in EVs. P.S. Towing is easier. Tested. Proved.
- Not all electric provided is good and easy to find. Hopefully Nuke power will make the comeback it should, there is room for improvement. And, clean power is available but at a price.
- There is a lot more time, engineering and technology in ICE engines. EV will take time to improve to the point ICE power is at today. The "new kid on the block" always has a learning disadvantage. Time is needed.
- Recharging in the wild is still hit and miss. Should improve with time. I give it 10 years before it's no longer an issue.
- Batteries are still at a distance disadvantage. P.S. REV just announce real 500 mile range, with an extender coming soon. So that argument will be void at some point in the future. But for now it is a reality. My current RAM 1500 has a 36 gal tank for 700+ mile range. So that's a valid argument.
I'm not worried about anything. ICE will never go away. EVs will be better at some point, if not already, (a situational and forward looking statement. Admit to your shortcomings, it helps.)
Wind and solar are not zero Emissions. How do you build that equipment in the first place? How do you maintain it? Wait for the maintenance fee to show up. Besides the charging options aren’t so abundant that one can choose. EV tires take more rubber to make and wear out faster. Insurance rates are higher. Those so called solar and wind charging stations are backed up by the grid.
As for supplying the home with a truck and the needed equipment should be at least be marketed that optional equipment is needed for the truck and the home.
What makes you think that 13% will be the road tax?
Some state’s electricity is sold in tiers, more you use the higher the rate.
Why do you think Nukes should make a comeback? We have one remaining here and no new ones even planned. That’s 20 years away if they started tomorrow. They should have a new one ready each time one was decommissioned.
No one is fooling me I worked for an electric utility as a supervisor in their automotive department, I watched all things going on and still do.
They don’t have a truck even close to do what I do with mine. If you are home everyday to charge your vehicle then my heart goes out to you!