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Volvo Ditching Internal Combustion Engines

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by COMiamiFan, Jul 5, 2017.

  1. Jul 5, 2017 at 10:48 AM
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    COMiamiFan [OP] SSEM #3. Don't forget to try the search bar. #PSL

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  2. Jul 5, 2017 at 10:54 AM
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    What's funny in that same article Daimler is going to invest over $700 million to build battery cars in China. Makes sense to me.. that way China can keep on polluting, operate un-safe unregulated rare earth metal mines so Germany can stay "green". Go figure. Volvo makes a decent car but then again Saab used to too.
     
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    And they never mention where that electricity is coming from to charge the batteries do they?
     
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  4. Jul 5, 2017 at 11:01 AM
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    Cheap high polluting Chinese coal and cow dung
     
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    I do like this one though...upload_2017-7-5_12-3-55.jpg
     
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  6. Jul 5, 2017 at 12:26 PM
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    One of my co-workers has a Leaf. Guess it has a meter in it that shows how much power it's used for charging... he said it costs like $10-15 a month to charge it. Can also charge it for free at dealerships and a few other places.
     
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    There are some places here in Aurora where there are free charging stations. What's interesting a recent peer reviewed study out of Sweden said enough CO2 is produced in the battery manufacturing process to equal the equivalent of CO2 emitted from a gas car over 8 years. Not so green after all.
     
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    Plus if you run out of battery power you have to stop and charge for a while. If you've watched The Grand Tour on Amazon TV there is a great segment on electric cars.
     
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    But then again...Plant life needs CO2. Too much CO2 isn't necessarily a bad thing. Gee plants give off oxygen...you know...we humans sort of need some of it....to BREATH.....I'm not losing any sleep over abundant CO2. I'm losing sleep thinking why I've only seen a couple of Chevy Volts made on my tax dime. I'm now going to EXHALE some CO2 on my tomato plants while I'm watering them.

    The "Leaf" is sort of cute...like the Yugo.. .
     
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    Saw this article earlier today as well. Wonder if this gamble will pay off for them. I still don't know how I feel about Hybrid or all electric vehicles...
     

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