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Old 01-19-2016, 10:44 AM
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Re: How much are you paying at the pump to fill up?

Sorry folks but the low price gas war was over in a few hours . Houghton Lake was back to the $1. 60 price by night fall.
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Sorry folks but the low price gas war was over in a few hours . Houghton Lake was back to the $1. 60 price by night fall.
HA! I still win with $1.59!
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I haven't seen gas that cheap in over 20 years! I think they're trying to kill off the electric car makers.


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I don't think it'll work, at least not for Tesla. I'm actually considering one for my next vehicle. I don't really think this will stick around for the long run.
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I don't think it'll work, at least not for Tesla. I'm actually considering one for my next vehicle. I don't really think this will stick around for the long run.

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Electric cars are not ready for prime time. And they won't be until they improve battery efficiency to the point they'll deliver the same mileage between charges as a full tank of fuel.

And even then they have to be able to fully recharge in an hour or less. Not overnight, or they'll be all but useless to anyone who travels for a living. Especially now that they are up against $1.75 a gallon gas. For now I put them in the same category as these $25.00 LED light bulbs they're selling at Home Depot. An expensive novelty that has a long way to go. Especially before they save you any money. Time will sort all of this out. You just don't want to be the first guy on the block to own one. Remember when the first $17,000.00 Plasma TV's came out?
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For now I put them in the same category as these $25.00 LED light bulbs they're selling at Home Depot.
Hmm...I only pay about three to five bucks each for the LED bulbs at Home Depot.

That said, it very much is true that electric vehicles are still "bleeding edge" and expensive compared to what they will likely be a few years from now. There is new battery technology being developed that will likely help with that. And charging stations are becoming a lot more common in parts of the country outside of California, too. The hotel I stay at near my office in Fairfax VZ even has charging stations for guests now.
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Hmm...I only pay about three to five bucks each for the LED bulbs at Home Depot.
I just returned one of these today because it was a POS that lasted a few weeks before it crapped out.

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They were kind enough to replace it for free with one of these. They claim it is "better". Perhaps by that they mean this one will last a month?? (They did refund the difference, which more than paid for the gas going back and forth).

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Electric cars are not ready for prime time. And they won't be until they improve battery efficiency to the point they'll deliver the same mileage between charges as a full tank of fuel.

And even then they have to be able to fully recharge in an hour or less. Not overnight, or they'll be all but useless to anyone who travels for a living. Especially now that they are up against $1.75 a gallon gas. For now I put them in the same category as these $25.00 LED light bulbs they're selling at Home Depot. An expensive novelty that has a long way to go. Especially before they save you any money. Time will sort all of this out. You just don't want to be the first guy on the block to own one. Remember when the first $17,000.00 Plasma TV's came out?
Well, the P85D (which is what I'm considering next) would have an almost 300 mile range, which is about what I get out of my JGC anyway. Except I'd have roughly double the horsepower and supercar speeds plus the ability to let the car drive itself and never worry about gas prices again. Yes, I guess it would be somewhat annoying on the few long road trips I take per year, but on the other hand while I would lose some time at superchargers I would gain money in return since charging would be free. Yes, it could all be improved but what is available now is already pretty amazing and exceeds other cars in several key ways.
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Well, the P85D (which is what I'm considering next) would have an almost 300 mile range, which is about what I get out of my JGC anyway. Except I'd have roughly double the horsepower and supercar speeds plus the ability to let the car drive itself and never worry about gas prices again. Yes, I guess it would be somewhat annoying on the few long road trips I take per year, but on the other hand while I would lose some time at superchargers I would gain money in return since charging would be free. Yes, it could all be improved but what is available now is already pretty amazing and exceeds other cars in several key ways.
Starting at $105K???? That buys a hell of a lot of gas..... Especially at $1.75 a gallon. (And I thought a $20 light bulb was bad).

https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q...s+a+Tesla+p85d
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Starting at $105K???? That buys a hell of a lot of gas..... Especially at $1.75 a gallon. (And I thought a $20 light bulb was bad).

https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q...s+a+Tesla+p85d
$120k configured the way I like it. But 200k drive warranty and it is a more luxury vehicle anyway - plus maintenance is much cheaper. Considering I was looking at a Mercedes or Porsche, it isn't a bad way to go (especially since you're comparing AMG and Turbo/Turbo S trims which cost almost as much). And you're talking 700hp HP, AWD, air suspension, etc. A fair comparison from Jeep would be the SRT Hellcat - and that won't cost less than $70k, and will probably cost more.

And now for a bit of the absurd: when I raised the notion of a Porsche or Mercedes I got MUCH more push back from family than Tesla, despite the Tesla costing more. Go figure.
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