- Nov 12, 2015
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You'll never need an oil change for the rest of your life either. No leaking seals. Spark plugs. No gears to crap out in your transmission.it's interesting to me that it's growing. There has to be a tipping point right? I mean you need adapters (people) to switch to electric, but you need the infrastructure in place to attract people to it, but you can't build the infrastructure if you don't have the people. It's an interesting balancing act and makes me wonder at what point it will tip over far enough where people are like, "yeah this isn't going away"
Some of the math is interesting too. Like in that video he says he went 2,000 miles on the equivalent of like 15 gallons of gas.
I can see the argument being made that while yes it requires energy or fossil fuel to create the electricity to power that car 2,000 miles, but maybe it's less energy than what's required to produce the gas for a regular car to drive 2,000 miles.
I'm interested in the math of energy consumption between the two types of vehicles.
Then like my hybrid, it uses way less gas and the energy created by the wheels turning is what recharges the battery. So I never have to plug it in, I like that, it charges itself. It just switches between battery and engine as it needs to.
From a pure performance and maintenance standpoint, it's the superior technology by a wide margin. Infrastructure and range are the only stumbling blocks, but the tech is still in its relative infancy. It'll get there.