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Electric Car Roundup from the 2017 Detroit Auto Show: Comprehensive Guide
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2017, 02:24:21 AM »
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Re: Official EV Carz Thread - New VW Buzz
« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2017, 02:38:57 AM »
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Re: Official EV Carz Thread
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2017, 02:43:51 AM »
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Re: Official EV Carz Thread
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2017, 03:56:36 AM »
2017-01-16 -  Airbus intends to test flying car before the end of the year, CEO says:
http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/airbus-test-flying-car/
http://www.itnews.com.au/news/airbus-could-have-self-flying-car-prototype-by-end-of-year-447752
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Re: Official EV Carz Thread
« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2017, 05:46:43 AM »
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They're marketing to LD and GM and that generation. Slick ad.
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Re: Official EV Carz Thread
« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2017, 10:53:48 AM »
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They're marketing to LD and GM and that generation. Slick ad.

At their current prices, I don't think they will successfully sell one to LD & GM no matter how slick the ad.

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Re: Official EV Carz Thread
« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2017, 10:55:22 AM »
I meant that generation, not those particular individuals. With enough debt, all things are possible. Right?
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« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2017, 11:26:56 AM »
I meant that generation, not those particular individuals. With enough debt, all things are possible. Right?

If that were true, Elon Musk would have sold a lot more than 150,000 Teslas in 8 years.

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Re: Official EV Carz Thread
« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2017, 11:49:16 AM »
Several years back, when I was traveling to San Francisco a lot, I remember walking down Van Ness and peering in the window of a Lamborghini dealership. The cars were displayed with the prices clearly marked in large font. As I recall, the entry level model was $254,000. I wondered if they had 30 year mortgages to finance the purchase. That was maybe 15 years ago. LOL.

I personally wouldn't spend that kind of money for any car, ever. Not even if I were a billionaire. But people obviously do. I see them here around town. Tech millionaires (and a few billionaires) with money to burn and a desire to impress somebody or prove something. Humans are often motivated by seeking status, and that means different things to different people (and different ethnicities).

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Re: Official EV Carz Thread
« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2017, 12:13:38 PM »
Several years back, when I was traveling to San Francisco a lot, I remember walking down Van Ness and peering in the window of a Lamborghini dealership. The cars were displayed with the prices clearly marked in large font. As I recall, the entry level model was $254,000. I wondered if they had 30 year mortgages to finance the purchase. That was maybe 15 years ago. LOL.

I personally wouldn't spend that kind of money for any car, ever. Not even if I were a billionaire. But people obviously do. I see them here around town. Tech millionaires (and a few billionaires) with money to burn and a desire to impress somebody or prove something. Humans are often motivated by seeking status, and that means different things to different people (and different ethnicities).

If you're a Billionaire, $254,000 is pocket change.  If you like to drive fast, you buy a Lamborghini.  After you wreck it, you buy a new one.  If you like to ride in sumptuous luxury, you buy a Rolls-Royce.


To you, a Lamboghini is as far out of reach as a new Chevy Volt is for me.  I would never spend the money for a Volt.  I can get perfectly good cars for $2000.

For the outrageously rich, these are not costly items.  Private Jets start to cost real money.


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Re: Official EV Carz Thread
« Reply #25 on: January 18, 2017, 02:30:19 PM »
I just visited VW's website & the 2017 SE Model eGOLF starts at $28,995.
The 134 mile range will attract many new millennial aged buyers at that price.

I'm guessing the base model VW "Buzz" will come in around $39,995 to $44,995 next year when its released.
The eGOLF is mfg. in Dressden...

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Re: Official EV Carz Thread
« Reply #26 on: January 18, 2017, 02:40:36 PM »
A Nissan Leaf has a sticker of about 40, fully loaded. I know because my wife's brother just bought one. They knocked 10K off sticker though, and he gets the 7500 rebate. I think he made the cutoff for that, not sure.

40K for that bus sounds low to me, but it would be a really good price.
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Re: Official EV Carz Thread
« Reply #27 on: January 18, 2017, 03:04:39 PM »
I just visited VW's website & the 2017 SE Model eGOLF starts at $28,995.
The 134 mile range will attract many new millennial aged buyers at that price.

Yes, I am sure that at a Starbucks Barrista salary, they will jut be flying off the lot.  ::)

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Re: Official EV Carz Thread
« Reply #28 on: January 18, 2017, 03:44:56 PM »
I just visited VW's website & the 2017 SE Model eGOLF starts at $28,995.
The 134 mile range will attract many new millennial aged buyers at that price.

Yes, I am sure that at a Starbucks Barrista salary, they will just be flying off the lot.  ::)

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« Reply #29 on: January 19, 2017, 02:51:12 PM »
I planned to make the trip into Palmer today to fire off the letter to Medicaid and to pick up my Medical Records from the Docs office who retired on New Years.  The office is open through this month for patients to get their records.

I originally went on Monday to do this, forgetting it was MLK Day.  In a snowstorm that went through Tuesday.  I left Wednesday for the Plowboys to get all the roads cleared and holed up in the digs.

In the intervening 2 days, an extreme cold front moved through, bring the temps down to the Negative Teens Farenheit.  I went out to start my car, dead as a doornail.  I tried the other car.  Also DOA.  I'm going to go out in a few minutes to put a trickle charger on one of them and hopefully get it to start later today or tomorrow the latest.  I'm waiting right now for my fingers to unfreeze before braving the cold again.

Now tell me, HTF will an EV work in this kind of cold?  If your batts won't even START your car's ICE motor, they're going to be able to drive it around town when it is -15F?

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