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Well, I get about 200 miles with the Cobra. Then again, I drive that harder than our other cars. I think it gets close to 20mpg when other family members drive. Even then, the electric will need a really good sound system to sound like a high strung V8.

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Why would I want to power my car with coal and/or fund the Chinese battery and rare earth mining industries when I can fuel my fleet with American produced oil and gas?

Also, I don't drive enough miles to make an EV make sense from an emissions standpoint -- not that I care about reducing plant-friendly CO2...
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Yeah, the OPEC countries are certainly morally superior to China. Good call supporting them.

Keep it up, guys, this is entertaining.
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Also, I'm still wondering what you power your homes with... that question might have gotten lost at the end of the previous page.
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Yeah, the OPEC countries are certainly morally superior to China. Good call supporting them.

Keep it up, guys, this is entertaining.
Um, you do realize we are self-reliant when it comes to oil, and don't need oil from OPEC, right?

So the question would be who would you rather support: the good old US of A, or china?
yer welcome.
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What does your home run on???
Most likely, it is powered by energy derived from burning natural gas.
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Somehow even with an electric conversion I'm pretty sure most 911's would still leak oil.
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I can drive my 911 easy 500 miles on one tank of gas on road trips. I usually just fill up after 450 miles but on the final leg back home I like to use up any corn gas and fill up a few blocks from home on pure gasoline. A little over 900 miles will be enough for any one day.
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Most likely, it is powered by energy derived from burning natural gas.
Energy?
You really don't like to say the word, do you?
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Australia. All of that sunshine... And about 60% of their electricity comes from burning coal.

Electric cars should be banned in that country. They are too bad for the environment.
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Um, you do realize we are self-reliant when it comes to oil, and don't need oil from OPEC, right?

So the question would be who would you rather support: the good old US of A, or china?
yer welcome.
It's a commodity, and until we ban imports our demand still effects the price they get for their oil.

Not really sure why China was brought in to this... AFAIK they aren't the largest producer of any lithium battery material. I realize they may produce some batteries, but not the good ones. (Anecdotally, all of the failed battery cells i have had lately were cheap chinese ones in junky electronics)

Up here we get most of our electricity from hydro, wind, and nuclear, so definitely supporting the motherland with that.


I don't understand why everyone acts so threatened by EVs... it's just another technology.
Would you swap your CIS injection for ITBs and modern EFI?
Would you drop in a 3.6 and a hydraulic clutch G50 from a 993?
Would you swap in a in a motor and batteries from a Taycan?
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I like the sound of an internal combustion engine too much to ever consider that.

I tried watching Randy Pobst run Pikes Peak in a Tesla, but got bored, and turned it off because of only hearing the rocks hit the fender wells !
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What a great idea

... for cult vehicles like VW Buses etc. where the interest is not in the engine
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What does your home run on???
depends on where he lives

if his rock is in the PNW it is mostly hydro

NG is better than coal and for the US avg. it powers ~~ 1/4 of the grid
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NG is better than coal and for the US avg. it powers ~~ 1/4 of the grid
Natural gas is about 75% as bad as coal. It's not that great.
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just for one metric - coal has lots of other bad things - mining, transport, ashes, etc.
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Electric cars leak alright. I've seen them leak smoke and fire comparable to a fueled vehicle.
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Silly stuff. Vintage cars have a smell, sound, and feel due to their mechanics. retrofitting them just for their looks has no appeal to me. Might as well buy the latest greatest with AC, wifi, etc if electric is your goal. Electric makes your car just a tool like your phone or computer. Can they accelerate, sure, great, so what, most vintage cars arent judged on that. The retrofit range for them is horrid. I looked at a lease on an Egolf, says 100 mile range, real world testing is 56 miles. My commuter is 40 miles each way and I would need to upgrade my panel any home to add a decent charger. Oh, by the way California shuts the grid down on a semi regular basis , rather have a few gallons in the tank than have to buy battery or Tesla wall back up.
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What does your home run on???
Why d’ya think I don’t want my vehicle depending on the same thing?!?! The grid is awful!

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