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Jscott Jscott 09/12/2017 - 06:18pm

Opinion Poll: Have You Accepted The Possible Future Of Fully Electric Cars?

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    If Not, What Would It Take To Completely Convince You?

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  • Mdevere18
    2 months ago 2 P-Nos Points
    if you actually look at the amount of electricity available in the world, we actually don't have anywhere near enough to sustain a full electric future. I think fossil fuels will always be around, but i can see them only being available in a much limited quantity.
  • Lababablob
    2 months ago 1 P-Nos Points
    Fucking idiots don't know 70% of the electricity I see coming from fossil fuels. Dumbasses. Aaaand, electric cars have shitty batteries and noise. I condemn Rimac for pushing this forward
    • 380Sl
      2 months ago 1 P-Nos Points
      The thing is when you produce electricity from burning fossil fuels in a power plant it is much more efficient than a car engine. A power plant burns at 60%+ efficiency but a car engine burns at 20-30% efficiency. so driving an electric car that runs off electricity from a power plant is a more efficient use of the energy. It is still not 100% clean like some people think, but it is still actually cleaner than gas.

      Hydrogen fuel cell technology is great, but there simply isn't any infrastructure. Last i recall there are about 6 stations in the U.S. to refill. However, that was the same for electric cars a few years ago. All it will take it a company like Tesla who literally builds the infrastructure for their cars. Tesla built their own supercharger network of over 5,000+ chargers and they have home charging systems to make it feasible for people to buy them. Until a company comes out and replicates this for hydrogen, I don't see it growing anytime soon.
  • Lababablob
    2 months ago 1 P-Nos Points
    No. Will Not Accept. I will only accept Hydrogen F Cell cars. But petrol is the best. The sound....ughhhhh.....AMG.....
  • V10Bl8ke
    2 months ago 2 P-Nos Points
    I've accepted it, but I'm not entirely looking forward to it. I need sound!
    • Jscott
      2 months ago 0 P-Nos Points
      Yeah i know what you mean. To add to your point, i'm not a fan that BMW has sound pumping through the speakers. Just feels like false hopes to excitement
  • hak256
    2 months ago 1 P-Nos Points
    It will be very nice
  • 3rdworld_tevin
    2 months ago 1 P-Nos Points
    I have not accepted this possibility as of yet. I still enjoy hearing the sound of an engine(whether naturally, aspirated or turbo?supercharged, but most naturally aspirated).However, it seems like this is where the automotive industry is headed and there's pretty much nothing that we can do to stop it. If only more emphasis was placed in the hybrid field so that we can have better hybrid cars that are fun, friendly to mother nature and still carry the elements of what I believe makes a car, maybe I'll accept having to live with an electric car (or at least half of it).

    This comment was brought to you by a young man who hasn't had his first car yet :)
  • Kingfewaz
    2 months ago 0 P-Nos Points
    What is happening to hydrogen powered cars
  • Roco PC
    2 months ago 2 P-Nos Points
    For sure... i truly think this is the future way for the car industry.. for sure
  • scottmiller11
    2 months ago 1 P-Nos Points
    I have embraced the change and currently have deposit down for the jaguar ipace coming out next year
    • Jscott
      2 months ago 0 P-Nos Points
      Nice, congrats on your future car. From what i've seen it looks promising
  • jmartin
    2 months ago 1 P-Nos Points
    I don't want to accept losing the beautiful exhaust note from a big V8
  • polarbear6949
    2 months ago 1 P-Nos Points
    Nope i refuse to give up my V8 motor car and i don't think anything will ever convince me. I grew up with drag racing and learning to work on gas cars. I don't think ill ever want an electric car, they make it to easy and simple. I like the challenge of gas motors. Im gonna keep racing and driving gas powered cars until i die.
  • Lunchbox
    2 months ago 3 P-Nos Points
    I've accepted its happening, but fuck is it a pain in my ass. i hope I'm gone from the repair industry before it is wide spread, we already have to have 'specialist' guys come in to deal with the high voltage systems in prius's. if that happens on every job the rate of written off cars will jump significantly.
    • Jscott
      2 months ago 0 P-Nos Points
      Do you find a number of people in your industry deciding to go through new trainings to repair hybrids just to keep up with the changes in technology?
    • Lunchbox
      2 months ago 1 P-Nos Points
      Not really, it's a different trade, and our trades are licences and regulated, 4 years of work/study to get. Plus individually we and the shop licensee-owner are criminally responsible if you are injured as a result of my repairs. A panelbeater/repairer is an all rounder, an autoelectrician with a high voltage qualification is pretty specific. I'd say they'd just bite the bullet in the future and have one on staff if it becomes prevelivant like having a speedster mechanic on staff even though a panelbeater is licenced to do mechanical repairs.
  • GOOSEBOY
    2 months ago 2 P-Nos Points
    fully electric? no but hybrids maybe the day i have to give up my v8 will be a sad day all round... think mad max then you will have some sort of idea...
  • penfold102
    2 months ago 3 P-Nos Points
    I've come to terms with the fact that it's inevitable. Most of the major manufacturers are heading in that direction, as well as some specialist makers. However, we're looking at it from the point of view of developed nations. How long to you think it's going to take for this kind of technology and infrastructure to become affordable and available to developing nations?
    • Jscott
      2 months ago 0 P-Nos Points
      Your absolutely right, it would take developing countries a long time to get to that point. It would create a large gap between what is already considered modern society and third world countries. I feel as though at that point you could see few companies making vehicles with higher fuel efficiency in those regions at "reasonable prices" to meet the regional affordability; due to the lack of infrastructure to have electric cars in these regions
    • Jscott
      2 months ago 1 P-Nos Points
      So for those people it wouldn't be so much about not being able to accept it, it would be about their inability to afford it. Even in developed countries the future of "Affordable" quality electric vehicles are yet to be seen to the point of full mass production and infrastructure
    • penfold102
      2 months ago 2 P-Nos Points
      Precisely - The only fully electric vehicles that are tempting to run as dailys are the Teslas and that's about it (I don't want a Nissan Leaf!). Though they are coming down to more affordable levels, they're still way out of the price range of most people.
    • penfold102
      2 months ago 2 P-Nos Points
      I've been to Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City recently. These cities are chock-full of old trucks and buses choking the air with their fumes in downtown traffic. Electric vehicles have the ability to revolutionise the lives of people living in cities such as these, but I think we'd be dreaming if there's any significant impact within the next 50 years.
    • Jscott
      2 months ago 0 P-Nos Points
      Lol your not alone, i'm pretty sure most people would not want a nissan leaf
    • Jscott
      2 months ago 1 P-Nos Points
      I've definitely heard of how china has terrible air quality and the issues of smog due to the coal industry in china. In a recent documentary, i saw that china has "promised" to increase their solar infrastructure to reduce the need for coal manufacturers in the country and they are becoming one of the leading countries in solar energy along with other nations. If they succeed, hopefully that could help pave the way towards a possible electric infrastructure in the future.
  • Sammy Sprinklar
    2 months ago 3 P-Nos Points
    It's not electric cars that worry me but the reliance on electricity, what happens in the event of a natural disaster that takes out power for weeks or longer
    • Jscott
      2 months ago 1 P-Nos Points
      I can understand that concern, it's a reasonable question to ask. One temporary solution in that event i could imagine is if you had a generator and used it to charge your car. Virtually it would be like owning a gasoline powered vehicle.
    • Sammy Sprinklar
      2 months ago 2 P-Nos Points
      I don't think many current generators that are sold with the intention of being a backup are powerful enough to charge a car in any reasonable amount of time unfortunately, I know that the one my family has can run a flood light and an electric jug at once buts that's it.
    • Jscott
      2 months ago 0 P-Nos Points
      Not entirely sure to be honest, but i know a tesla could be charged with a 240V outlet, so possibly a generator with that amount of voltage could partially charge it but most likely at a low rate of speed. That's just my guess
  • Bran_Bot85
    2 months ago 4 P-Nos Points
    I feel like it will be an increasingly large segment of cars but the possibility of ALL cars being electric in the state's is still very far off for a number of reasons. First and foremost is our infastructure, 2nd is people living outside of the large cities and the lack of charging points for apartment dwellings. 3rd is the giant conglomerates that will fight the process every step of the way. I. E. we currently have an administration that is actively trying to revitalize the freaking coal industry... I am not at all against it, but my money is for now until these things are addressed.
    • Jscott
      2 months ago 1 P-Nos Points
      Agree with all the points you made. Companies like GM have avoided it for years and they thought they could get around it by just creating car with better fuel efficiently because of the EPA standards. If you look back GM has never full placed all their efforts into it, since years ago they made a vehicle called the GM EV1. It was supposed to be the first mass produced electric car by GM. They made them, sold them, saw some issues with them, and then asked all the customers to give the vehicles back for them to destroy all of them
    • Bran_Bot85
      2 months ago 2 P-Nos Points
      Lol, they put out a burn notice on them all
  • Dirtyfivethirtygarage
    2 months ago 2 P-Nos Points
    Electric, yes. Autonomous? No...
    • Jscott
      2 months ago 0 P-Nos Points
      I can definitely understand that, i'm not ready to fully trust that technology. Also i want to be the one in control and driving all the time
    • Dirtyfivethirtygarage
      2 months ago 2 P-Nos Points
      I'm in the autonomous industry and I wouldn't trust it with my life.
  • Fr3ddy802
    2 months ago 2 P-Nos Points
    It's inevitable. I just hope we can still have our gas powered cars as a hobby, though it's still a long way out to totally move away from gas
    • Jscott
      2 months ago 1 P-Nos Points
      Agreed, i'd imagine this could also increase the revenue of tracks like the nurburgring to bring in the money they need to stay open and keep up with track maintenance. Race tracks could become the new "disney world" for car enthusiast. Even though it already basically is
  • forakzai
    2 months ago 4 P-Nos Points
    I've accepted it since it's inevitable
    • Jscott
      2 months ago 1 P-Nos Points
      It truly helps that they are making electric cars more and more capable of performance and range
    • forakzai
      2 months ago 3 P-Nos Points
      Companies like Rimac are really setting the bar for performance when it comes to electric cars
    • Jscott
      2 months ago 1 P-Nos Points
      Absolutely and its great to see new companies that i haven't even heard of before like NIO coming out with great competitors as well
    • forakzai
      2 months ago 3 P-Nos Points
      Yep, coming out of nowhere and taking the Nurburgring crown
    • Jscott
      2 months ago 1 P-Nos Points
      Yeah that was truly impressive to see. Did you see the video of it going fully autonomous?
    • forakzai
      2 months ago 3 P-Nos Points
      I didn't, but that sounds incredible
    • Jscott
      2 months ago 1 P-Nos Points
      Here you go
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=We8U2tCv3Ks