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Comment: Re:It's not a someday thing... (Score 1) 37

by kuzb (#48511251) Attached to: Ben Harris Shows off the Electric Vehicle Challenge Simulator (Video)

No, it's definitely both. Cost is of course the larger of the two, but range anxiety is a real thing. Not to mention, the infrastructure to gas up and go in just about any direction exists, but the ability to charge up in any given direction is fairly limited.

Now, you say it's enough range to cover 95% of a person's driving needs - but it's that 5% that becomes massively inconvenient. So what are people supposed to do? Buy an electric car and a gas car? That's just as expensive as buying the $60k tesla in the first place. Before the EV really takes root, it can't just supplement our personal transport needs, it needs to be able to step in and do it all.

Comment: It's not a someday thing... (Score 1) 37

by kuzb (#48509887) Attached to: Ben Harris Shows off the Electric Vehicle Challenge Simulator (Video)

...it's a fuck-no thing. I've seen the "conversions" people are doing. You're likely to wind up dead driving one of those things.

EVs aren't going mainstream until auto manufacturers make them both affordable and able to travel the same range as a gas vehicle in the same sentence. It's nice that there are $60k+ vehicles out there that can go the distance, but it winds up just being a novelty for people with a lot of money.

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