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Discussion in 'American Cars' started by ajzahn, Sep 26, 2007.
What the hell?
I remember being told a story by my physics teacher, when I started college, about some blind person society suing GM for making the EV1 too quiet for blind people to hear.
Seriously. They're soooo retarded. This coal thing makes it even more retarded than I ever thought it could be.
If all those idiot hippies looked into how many bombs the US/USSR have tested they'd realize that there would be a totally insignificant amount of radiation released even if something went wrong. I can't remember/find the number of tests the US has done but the USSR exploded 715 nukes. The US was greater than that I remember that much. So a plant going awry isn't going to be the end of the world... or anything really. Build them away from major cities and there's NOTHING to worry about... Except for what you'll spend all the money you save from your electric bill on.
GOD I FVCKING HATE HIPPIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Back to the topic at hand, I love the Tesla. It's seriously awesome. I hope their sedan is as awesome as this thing.
Yeh, a lot of Canada is on hydro, especially Quebec, who actually sell power to New York AFAIK. We also seem to be building a lot of wind power stations as well, even though it has a very small effect on the overall generation.
I think Chevy was pointing out that the Tesla is quiet, and maybe people won't hear it coming and somehow they'll get run over.
Same energy maybe, but aren't most homes are heated by natural gas? Whereas, at least in Canada, 75%+ of electricity is hydro/nuclear? Though I guess if you look at the EU or the US, most of their power is from KILLTHEPLANET fuels.
Not France! They love their nuclear. Interesting thing I found out awhile ago is that the US is the largest producer of nuclear power in the world. Percentage wise there are a few countries ahead of us, but we make notably more than anyone else overall. We have a reasonable amount of hydro too really. Hoover Damn powers a couple of whole states, OR SO I'VE HEARD.
In rural areas where the natural gas infrastructure doesn't exist, you heat with either Oil or electricity, so I'd imagine that a large amount of people still heat with electricity.
A new development in the suburbs or something though, almost definitely it would be natural gas, yes.
Yes on both counts, but overall the EU is at ~55% coal+oil+natural gas, and the States is ~71% or something. Even if there are exceptions like France at 91% clean stuff.
Pretty awesome. I like emissions, they give the air a little spunk and flavor. Germany is trying to ruin it though with all the solar incentives they're dishing out. Bastards.
Awesome and Adrian should STFU.
Yeah they're something like 96% water, pretty intense.
We sold power to L.A one year apparently, and they owe us appr. 200 million for it.
0-60 in 4 seconds but do they mention it has only 2 gears. One tops at 60mph and the other takes it to about 125mph.
So you won't be taking it to the track too often. I think that was pretty obvious.
Although I'm sure it isn't the best gearing situation for track use, remember that electric motors have basically all their tq available at all times... So gearing is VASTLY less important to them than to ICE engines.
CHEVY = TORQUE????
Here in Uruguay we don't have nuclear powerplants. Most of the people around here see MicroWave ovens as powered by black magic or something.
Uruguay has microwaves?!?!?!?
Microwaves as in using glass jars w/ sun light?
The Yukon is 99% hydro, 1% wind.
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what do you mean? what's a glass jar?