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Are there any engineering issues that keep EV SUV or CUVs from the market? by SuperMcG in electricvehicles

[–]raptorman556 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think the main reason is simply batteries. Density and cost make SUV's a little more difficult.

However, when we do finally see some electric SUV's/trucks arriving, they should sell quite well since the fuel savings will be even greater.

Why do electric cars have to be so ugly? by thef1guy in electricvehicles

[–]raptorman556 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don't agree. I think the Model S is one of the best looking cars out there, and I love the look of the new Roadster.

Even the Model 3 is just as good looking as a 3-Series or A4.

Why do electric cars have to be so ugly? by thef1guy in electricvehicles

[–]raptorman556 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have to disagree. I quite like Tesla's. But honestly, all other automakers have so far failed to make a sexy looking EV imo.

The inexcusable treatment of Sears employees: A cautionary tale by scottb84 in CanadaPolitics

[–]raptorman556 5 points6 points  (0 children)

The absolute worst horror stories I've heard came from small businnesses (a farm and a very small fab shop) that simply did not care for labor laws. Small businessss commit more than their fair share of transgressions too. It isn't all nice little mom and pop shops.

It pays to be nice: How corporations distort Canadian identity to make a profit by scottb84 in CanadaPolitics

[–]raptorman556 4 points5 points  (0 children)

What such commercials don’t show: a Cree elder who says he was profiled at a Saskatchewan Canadian Tire and relieved of his coat, phone, and cigarettes while being thoroughly searched during a Christmas shopping trip last month. 

Did anyone actually read about this?

He set off the alarm on the way out after not purchasing anything, no biggie.

The store employee asked them to take the stuff out of their pockets and then let them go on their way.

This guy insisted it was racist on those facts alone. The store manager even called and apologized after this guy threw a fit but did say it was standard store policy to do exactly that.

Is it impossible that employee profiled him by race? Of course not. But do we have any even slightly compelling reason to think it was? No, not at all.

I think 'employee follows store policy' should be the first assumption in void of any evidence otherwhise, not 'employee is clearly super racist'.

Private meeting leaked: Tesla exec indicates Model 3 production at 1,000/week by end of Jan. (bottleneck issues resolved) by 2050project in teslamotors

[–]raptorman556 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Hey, correct me if Im wrong, but Tesla should be registering some more VINs soon if they are on track for 2300 this month, correct?

Relative Costs of Driving Electric and Gasoline Vehicles in the Individual U.S. States by Electric_Bicyle_9581 in electricvehicles

[–]raptorman556 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Honestly, it's likely more persuasive than the fuel savings for me. I hate oil changes, breakdowns, getting $1000 bills out of no where cause some random ass part needs to be replaced....I'm sick and tired of it.

Relative Costs of Driving Electric and Gasoline Vehicles in the Individual U.S. States by Electric_Bicyle_9581 in electricvehicles

[–]raptorman556 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Likely not practical just to do that, but if it supplements other charging (work, public chargers) it could help.

How is wind energy cheaper than solar? by Neptonrs in RenewableEnergy

[–]raptorman556 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's not 1.87 cents. That's 18.7 cents.

A MWh has 1000 kWh in it. 187/1000 = 0.187 ($0.187 per kWh)

Toronto only Canadian city shortlisted for Amazon HQ2 by saidthewhale64 in CanadaPolitics

[–]raptorman556 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Edmonton probably put forward the absolute worst proposal I've ever seen. I understand it was a token proposal that never stood a chance, but it was so embarrassing none the less.

Cities were putting together massive tax incentive plans, innovative plans to integrate with universities, planned cities, new transit, and beautiful, modern architecture sprawling hundreds of acres.

And Mayor Iveson basically said "Hey, we got some half-empty towers downtown. How about those Amazon?".

Relative Costs of Driving Electric and Gasoline Vehicles in the Individual U.S. States by Electric_Bicyle_9581 in electricvehicles

[–]raptorman556 4 points5 points  (0 children)

They didn't take into consideration a lot of things because they were out of the scope of the study. It was a study on fuel savings, not on the total cost.

They also didn't analyze maintenance and repair savings or depreciation.

Chargers are a tough thing to analyze in particular because although they are nice to have, you don't necessarily need to have a home charger. Many people do own EV's and charge them at work, public chargers, or simply use Level 1 charging at home.

How is wind energy cheaper than solar? by Neptonrs in RenewableEnergy

[–]raptorman556 2 points3 points  (0 children)

No, according to the Lazard report they're both around $45/MWh

Jeff Sessions says U.S. 'should be like Canada' on immigration by parlezvousmeme in CanadaPolitics

[–]raptorman556 13 points14 points  (0 children)

What possible test can we use to evaluate if immigrants will commit future crimes?

Other than a criminal record, maybe terrorist affiliations not much.

But I don't understand why this is a big issue. Immigrants are less likely to commit a crime than native Americans already. Why is everyone so worried about something thats not even an issue?

Mazda Says Improved Gasoline Cars Cut Need for Electric Vehicles by raptorman556 in electricvehicles

[–]raptorman556[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yeah honestly I think all of that was wrong. Thats a lot of outright lies right there.

Mazda Says Improved Gasoline Cars Cut Need for Electric Vehicles by raptorman556 in electricvehicles

[–]raptorman556[S] 40 points41 points  (0 children)

Poor Mazda. They invested all this money into efficient gas cars only to have a new technology beat them out entirely.

But at this point they're just bordering on full on denial. "We don't need EV's! We're going to make this gas thing work!!".

[discussion] Where are the 1k model 3s a week Elon talked about by the q4 production report?! by Ifelman in teslamotors

[–]raptorman556 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If they were producing at 1000 a weak, Tesla should be registering more VINS very shortly.

Hyundai starts pre-orders for Kona Electric by LITUATUI in electricvehicles

[–]raptorman556 2 points3 points  (0 children)

GM apparently expected 25,000 to 30,000 units in year one. They can (and have) scaled up pretty quickly for production.

Hyundai starts pre-orders for Kona Electric by LITUATUI in electricvehicles

[–]raptorman556 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I do agree. But according to the UBS report, the Bolt wasn't profitable mainly because of a lack of scale. And they're never going to achieve scale doing this.

$10 Million LAPD Electric BMWs Appear Unused Or Misused by WorkForce_Developer in news

[–]raptorman556 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah but we all knew it was coming. They could have just waited a little bit for it.

Even so, the eGolf or Focus electric (or even Volt) would have been a better option than the i3.

BMW Extends Range of Tesla Model 3-Rivaling iNext EV by Vailhem in electricvehicles

[–]raptorman556 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah I wondered about that too. I thought it was like a 3 Series?