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Comment: Re:My next car will be an e-Golf. (Score 0) 556 556

e-golf does not HVAC their batteries properly. To keep their costs down, they went with LARGE cells, which means that you will have un-even heating. As such, ever time that you try to fast charge it, you will be killing the lifetime. However, in your case, you are in luck. There are FEWER than 20 fast chargers in ALL OF AMERICA that the e-golf can use. As such, you will have to wait 4-6 hours for a charge.

What is there to like about the e-golf? Absolutely NOTHING.

Comment: Re:Expensive to buy, expensive to fix, also ugly (Score 1) 556 556

e-golf is ugly, slow, bad design on the battery (which means that they will not last), etc. etc. etc. VW could not design an electric car even though their life depends on it. Hopefully, Bently will do the job right since the rest of VW just plain sux.

Comment: That pretty much sums it up (Score 4, Interesting) 556 556

The fact is, that number 1 EV car, Tesla Model S, is selling all that they can produce, and they are currently selling to less than 1/5 of the world. (using google cache since site is already /.)
Why are their cars in such demand even though they do not waste money on advertisement:
1) It is a luxury car with extreme performance.
2) the constant update and electric dashboard captivates everybody that drives it.
3) the ownership issue is finally being realized and ppl are learning that the costs of the tesla is much lower on the backend.
4) the fastest superchargers are being built all over Europe, America, and parts of Asia. These allow for free charging with 150 MPC done within 20 minues and 220 MPC done within 60 minutes.
5) all of the innovation is in this car, as opposed to having little innovation.
6) most of all, ppl like the 250 MPC. The idea of only getting less than 100 MPC and not having a super fast charger around DOES bother a lot of ppl. And it should.

Chevy volt, nissan leaf, i3, etc are all pure POS in which the car sales have been going down, not up as expected. In general the leaf and i3 are too weird looking and offer equal or less performance to ICE cars BY DESIGN. Interestingly, all of the electric cars could EASILY blow away ICE cars. Why do they not? Because it would gut the sales of ICE so, none of the car companies want that. However, all can see where Tesla is headed. Basically, they will be a major car maker (as in top 5) within 10 years.

Comment: I have wondered about doing 'leasing' for .... (Score 1) 50 50

residential HVAC. Basically:
1) insulate a home;
2) put in new windows, doors;
3) put in LED bulbs;
4) put in geo-thermal HVAC;

Then for the next 10-15 years, collect the difference on the utility bill. After that, the changes belong to the home.
It seems like this might be a win-win type operation.

Comment: Re:The bravest astronaut (Score 1) 49 49

SpaceX is a new company and had 19 launches before failure on this. Even now, we still do not know what caused this.
They have already shown that had this been a manned flight, that the crew would have survived just fine. Hell, the dragon stayed whole after the explosion and that was without an escape system.

I suspect that PLENTY of astronauts and regular citizens such as myself, would feel very happy and trusting of SpaceX. The same for CST-100 on Atlas or Delta. And even Soyuz.

I will give you credit. Most of the trolls here are done as ACs.

"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." -- Will Rogers