300 million years ago, the landmasses were all agglomerated into the Pangaea supercontinent which lasted for 100 million years. The differing location vs present day makes for very different climate. The CO2 level during the past 1/2 million years has never surpassed 300 ppm so 350 is a 15% buffer.
That's just more oil that should be left in the ground, at least until we can get CO2 below ~350 parts per million
Gov Jerry Brown signs 6 bills in favor of EVs
That's sounds like an extremely expensive way to heat your dog's unit.
Just get an electric doggy blanket for him.
+5 Funny for that comment.
"The car has unusual good looks" - that was before the BMW i8
"Rich people will buy it if they think its not gonna leave them stranded" - there's also the Porsche Panamera S eHybrid, which has better performance for about the same money and a big name behind it. For 1/3 more - which wouldn't be a deal-breaker for folks in the upper-upper-middle-class - there's the aforementioned BMW i8, also backed by a well-known automotive maker. WangXiang may not be small but they don't - as yet - have solid name recognition outside of China.
And that's if you're only discounting Tesla's established - and growing - Supercharger network. One little-known fact is that they're also installing 80 A chargers that can provide about 55 miles of range per hour, about the same as charging at home with the Dual Charger High Power Wall Connector.
"because that gets the car under the magic $100,000 price barrier" - I'm not sure how much of a barrier that is. These cars are mostly being bought by folks who are quite well off. I would say that "price barriers" exist at $25k, 35k, $50k but anyone who's trying to decide between a top end Model S, the Panamera S, the i8 or the Fisker Karma isn't going to make up his mind solely on a $20k price difference; it'll be just one of several factors in the final decision.
I'm not the one panicking over "bioweapons" or some other bullshit chickenshit fantasy doomsday scenario.
It would take a LOT of improvements and maybe $20000 price drop before I would consider it and better performance and a battery at least as large as the LEAF is not negotiable at any price point above $50k.
Here's one owner's review - https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
Limits the market to about 75% of the US population and only 90% of that of Europe?
You would think that for the cost of the BMW i8 - close to the cost of an i3, a Volt AND a low-end Model S COMBINED, they could have stuck a bigger battery onboard.
I agree but I think some people thought it looked better than a Model S and wasn't limited in range. After reading the YouTube review by owner Brian Greenstone, it's clear to me that the Model S is an overall better car.
How is it that you haven't killed yourself already?
If you were slightly more perceptive, you'd know that it was implied.
If you're as young as s/he, perhaps there's hope yet.
If you think it's limited to government, you must be very, very young.
Tell that to Mitt Romney and the "47 percent who are with him(Obama), who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it"