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Discussion in 'General' started by chunqiu, Jun 2, 2020.

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  1. chunqiu

    chunqiu New Member

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  3. Duh?... This is an EV group. We are all believers. You should spam this to the ICE forums. See what kind of response you get there...
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  4. SouthernDude

    SouthernDude Active Member

    Best thing to do is to get ice drivers to ride in an EV. I’ve never ridden in an EV before, but all the research I have done suggests that the experience isn’t significantly different than an ICE - providing that there’s enough charging infrastructure.
  5. DucRider

    DucRider Well-Known Member

    Quite the contrary, the experience is significantly different. Smoother, quieter ride with more torque and performance. There is a reason for the expression "EV grin".
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  6. The difference is outside on the streets. We have a regular 15 min walk back and forth to our free charging station. That includes an uphill stretch where we cross a busy street. I always notice how noisy and smelly the ICE vehicles are going up the hill, esp a truck. Every once in a while an EV comes up the hill, and just a quiet swish as it goes by. I am also a bike rider, and again really appreciate the EVs. Wouldn't it be wonderful if all we had were electric vehicles on our streets?
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  8. SouthernDude

    SouthernDude Active Member

    Yes on emissions, but the point is that the experience of having an EV isn’t massively different to the point where it makes EVs untenable as an option - especially with today’s technology. Things will only improve as more infrastructure gets built and batteries improve.
  9. SouthernDude

    SouthernDude Active Member

    That’s great and all, but that’s not going to tip the scale when range anxiety is a concern. The condition of the market now is orders of magnitude better than what they were 5-6 years ago. We’re slowly getting to the point where people can really drive anywhere without rage concerns.
  10. That's why I have 2 cars, one EV and an ICE SUV. My Kona EV is great for city and short trips. But for long road trips, my ICE car is better,... cheaper too, than having to pay some of the fast charging station costs (in the US). I will also say that my ICE car (Subaru Crosstrek) is much quieter at highway speeds. The Kona has a lot of road and wind noise at higher speeds. My son's Tesla M3 is not much better either. So for just plain comfort and economy, my ICE car still wins out on a road trip.
  11. SouthernDude

    SouthernDude Active Member

    True. Increased use of charging stations will ultimately reduce costs, but there aren’t enough EVs to do that yet. I’ve thought about getting myself a city EV, but I haven’t made the jump yet.
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  13. hobbit

    hobbit Well-Known Member

    Heh. "Rage concerns" is why I installed a Yuppie Button!

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  14. I have taken my Kona on a number of road trips (over 2000 miles) and really haven't had any range concerns. Mostly on the US west coast and the charging infrastructure is fairly strong here. I live in the country 50 miles from any metropolitan areas but there are still two fast chargers with in 15 miles of my house, Not that I ever use them they're to close. I charge with solar at home for free (solar payed for it self long ago). The extra cost for fast charging is still less than what it would cost me for a decent oil change in my ice vehicles. Sold my Volvo S60 because I wasn't driving it any more. What I got for it would pay for any road trip I want to take in the next 20 years including hotels. I am seriously considering converting my race car (time trials ) to electric for the instant torque and one pedal driving and no shifting. What a blast in a well set up car. My own personal roller coaster!
  15. SouthernDude

    SouthernDude Active Member

    Oh my goodness. I meant RANGE concerns. I didn’t realize I misspelt. Wow talk about changing how a sentence is read. Lol. Sorry everyone!
  16. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web Well-Known Member Subscriber

    You didn't 'miss spell it.' Autocorrect often 'fixes' our typing is ways that amuse as much as save a sentence.

    Bob Wilson

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