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RE: Seven States to Ban the Sale of Gas Powered Cars in 2035

…The last new coal fired power plant to start up in the US was in 2013. And no plans for any new coal power plants. And not likely to get permits if they wanted to. US only has about 500 coal fired power plants and those are slowly being shut down. That just goes to prove how big of a SUCKER the US is. While we phase out coal, the rest of the world uses more and more. Look in the mirror, see that word stamped on your forehead? And don’t forget to keep putting them same people back in power. If you have ever visited China you would probably be anti coal. Took a business trip there years ago with three co workers. Air was thick enough to cut. Took a train from Hong Kong to Guanghou passing some kind of coal plants. For probably a mile diameter around them the ground was black with coal dust. We all had respiratory issues for 3-4 weeks after our return. Our company’s business was in controls for power plants and I visited a lot of them. Retired now. US plants are much cleaner but still not a place you would likely choose to live near. Fwiw Last time I checked China is going solar wind hydro to lower the polution.
free radical 03/18/23 01:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Seven States to Ban the Sale of Gas Powered Cars in 2035

Pretty easy to know California's position when it comes to emissions and ICE vehicles. Just assume the worst case/anti business scenario imaginable and you got your answer. BTW Fish, did you know someone recorded you with your new Kalifornia neighbors? . :B very funny vid Honestly tho anyone thinking guns are solution to crime is nutz. Go visit Japan or Singapore or Philipines or any asian country to see how safe it is without everyone packing heat. Let you know their secret,,they execute drug pushers
free radical 03/18/23 01:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Go Pro camera

If you want to go realy wild with filming look for 360° camera Amazon has some too btw
free radical 03/15/23 07:14pm Technology Corner
RE: Ford 150 lightning recall

Typical forum BS. ... "Battery fires were such a huge issue for General Motors that the company had to issue a mass recall on the Chevy Bolt EV. The recall cost the company over one billion dollars. GM is looking to cut ties with LG following its battery fire issue.... Battery fires were enough to make GM want to abandon its partnership with LG. It seems LG isn’t the only company that is producing EV batteries that can cause fires. According to CNBC, the F-150 Lightning models that are fire risks are powered by SK On batteries. These batteries power several popular electric vehicles, including the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6." What part of this news story is a lie ????. This same news has appeared in other business news articles besides motor biscuit KH. Many RVers own other EV vehicles besides the F 150. Retired financial/tax accountant and overseas commercial helicopter pilot. GM and LG continue a partnership to build Ultium batteries. GM did replace batteries for all Bolt's. There were less Bolt fires than Tesla's running into parked emergency equipment on the highway. I own a EV, gasoline, and diesel. I use what makes sense. Please continue to research information from reliable and varied sources. Tesla doesnt run into anything. Its the drivers responsiblity to hold steering wheel at all times, Read the owners manual before driving Tesla. Sleeping behind the wheel or being drunk then blaming Tesla was the cause in each acident.
free radical 03/15/23 07:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 150 lightning recall

Want to see a lot of EV on the road, come to the Phoenix area. Tesla's everywhere. I would note that we snowbirds come each fall to try and slow traffic down, and each year we fail. Speed limits have been complete thrown out now. I do not know why they even maintain the speed limit signs. I still think that built in batteries in EVs was a mistake, they should have been swappable. Pull into a swap station and the robot swaps the battery for a fully charged one and bills you for the amp hrs used and sends you on your way in a couple minutes. I fly electric model airplanes and race 1/10 scale RC trucks. Both hobbies are based on swappable batteries. Swapable batts may be ok for bikes but unecesary expense for cars imo. My main worry would be how do you know you get new battery and not some worn out abused one? Also The problem w bolts holding the batt pack wearing out or being dirty and not conecting properly. And How do coolant lines get conected fast and proper? Too many things I dont like that could go wrong.
free radical 03/15/23 06:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 150 lightning recall

Main reason I gave up on Frt about fifty years back Fix Or Repair Daily Found On Road Dead Seems like nothing changed there :p
free radical 03/15/23 06:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric and ICE forever together?

dig out your calculator and lets use some actual data on EV sales. And EV sales are NOT 1% of the market, more like 5-7% and rising. last year (2022) EV sales in the US were 850,000. Now let's assume 100% got a 7500 gov't credit. That comes to 6.3B, I'd say 20B on fossil fuel subsidies FAR exceeds 6.3B, not the other way around While you got your calculator out, you might want to add in $7.5B for EV Charging and $7.0B for EV battery developmnt in the Inflation Reduction Act (Aug 16, 2022); and we ain't got to the Infrastructure and Investment Act (Nov 19, 2021) or the federal funded improvements to the electric grid (alot of which are necessitated in order to have EV charging). 100% credit is incorecto Tesla buyers no longer qualify for tax credit ever since it built over 200 thousand vehicles. Btw Tesla paid for their Supercharging network w their own money!
free radical 03/11/23 09:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric and ICE forever together?

Geez, that's why you are constantly making a friggin stink about EVs? Because your tax dollars are being spent on it... Get over it. Our tax dollars are spent on tons of stuff and no one person is EVER going to be happy with 100 percent of the way it's spent. And yes, we even pay into things that we have no desire to be a part of - big frickin deal. Reading comprehension. It matters - or in this case maybe that's part and parcel of the problem. EV's were touted as green using parts of science and one fraction of the process of production to convince voters and those in power to dump a bunch of money into it. They aren't green and they won't save the planet. Full stop. I don't mind tax dollars being spent on things that actually benefit the general populous. That is not the case here. EV's don't solve a single problem - ecological or otherwise. They actually cause a lot of problems many of which are short to come with long term consequences. Actualy EV solve one big problem which is air polution. Prety important for those living in crowded cities. Driling for oil and burning fosil fuels is what makes sick and kils many milions of people every year. And if your house power goes down in winter one can nicely survive keeping warm in Tesla even if parked in a garage. Try that with gas or diesel vehicle :)
free radical 03/08/23 06:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric and ICE forever together?

Was told by a car salesperson that don't be fooled into thinking ICE Vehicles will not be manufactured anymore or sold after 2035. He said they will still be manufactured along with electric ones and you will have a choice which you want to purchase. Don't know if he was just feeding me a line or was giving me factual information. I think By 2030 there will be more EVs made then ICE. Ford to triple ev production in 2023. Bigest problem is stealers adding on huge mark up in price Thats where Tesla has big advantage as one can buy factory direct. Also their advanced tech manufacturing guarantees it will always be very profitable unlike some ev makers. Munro live Dont bet against Elon Musk Since we talk trucks. Cybrtrk w over milion reservations will be seling like proverbial hot cakes for many years and no doubt will outperform every other truck,just like Tesla cars do. Why would anyone buy gas or diesel with its asociated cost maintanance is beyond me.
free radical 03/05/23 02:00pm Tow Vehicles
Cure for depresion

One of my relatives kid around 30 years old sufers from ocasional depresion. Hes financialy well off and does sports running etc,but one time he went to donate blood doctors told him his iron level is too low so they refused his blood donation. Found out hes a vegan and dont eat meat. I figured thats the problem. I couldnt last half a day If I didnt have meat or fish every day. Never been depresed in my life yet. In milions of years of human evolution people survived on eating meat and fish mostly,so without meat people cant be healthy and human body needs meat protein. Besides cows eat plants,grass,hay flowers and turn it into meat,so beef is basicaly made of plants so cow,deer,moose etc is one big vegetable. Why would vegans avoid it is a mystery.
free radical 02/17/23 08:13pm Around the Campfire
RE: Can the grid keep up with EV use?

AC/Heater vs. EV range. Clicky From link above With the seat warmers on and the heat on full blast, the Tesla lost over 60 miles of range compared to the figure we recorded with no HVAC use./quote Thats just too funny,do people drive without wearing pants ? :B I wear thermal underwear and parka in winter and was never cold even at minus 30 ,sugest you do the same.
free radical 02/17/23 07:53pm Around the Campfire
RE: EV alternative for light/medium duty trucks

I don't think anyone assumes EV's are going away. However, I think a lot of people believe EV's are not going to be the panacea that some people assume they will be. Last time I bought new Silverado I paid 23g. Until Tesla lowers the price way more Im keepin my truck bit longer. And judging by huge demand for Tesla even w their 4 giga factories going full speed it wont be any time soon. Dont care for any other EVs their quality just isnt there and never will be when CEO doesnt know what goes on down the line or hires incompetent enginers. Tesla sucess is bc Musk knows every detail of its cars production and isnt scared to get down to asembly line to improve things. I remember people laughing at him sleeping in the factory. Well look who is laughing now EV advantage is obvious,no stinky exhaust kiling and makin people sick but also lack of usual maintanance,oil changes etc. Electric motor will last forever and bateries at least milion miles. Ev motor is 99% eficient,and has only one moving part, no ICEngine can come anywhere near that. Cant stop progress and evolution,that simple.
free radical 02/07/23 09:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: EV alternative for light/medium duty trucks

Ford lighning ev off grid solar battery on wheels
free radical 02/04/23 06:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Prostate problems

I had bit of a enlarged prostate problem few years back. Stoped all sex activity and all is normal now.
free radical 02/03/23 05:47pm Around the Campfire
Tax refund scam Canada

Got official looking email from Gov of Canada irs saying I have refund of 300$ coming. Asked me to fill out aplication stating my name adress etc Red flag right there 1 Canada Gov knows my name and adress. 2 I get refund the same day I do my taxes at H&R block. 3 irs never send emails,they use paper mail for all corespondence. 4 all refunds hst tax and carbon credits get deposited electronicaly to my bank acount. Hope this help someone to avoid geting riped off. I also log off turn off wifi my comp when not using it.
free radical 01/26/23 06:14pm Technology Corner
RE: EV alternative for light/medium duty trucks

Easy, we build about 80 million vehicles a year, but far and away they are internal combustion. Your task is to convert every facility in the world to EV production right now. It will take a long time, remember production heck, when Tesla started production? Ideas are great, but real genius is putting something is every home on the planet, at a reasonable price. Large parts of Africa still do not have electricity. Maybe Asia? I haven't traveled there, but you can get a Hilux fixed by a mechanic in a mud hut in Africa. Never been to Asia ? You like shoping? Heres a good place to visit If we dont do enough evs someone else will
free radical 01/23/23 09:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: EV alternative for light/medium duty trucks

You Chicken little men are too much. A Tesla semi breaks down and you want to scrap the entire program. I wonder if Kenworth had this bashing when there first truck broke down! Funny thing is we have large wrecker companies, trucker down website and all kinds of resources dedicated to repairing over the road semi trucks. Why?............Because they break down! They all breakdown. I don't think the Tesla Semi truck sky is falling just yet! No worries, Musks semi will be put out of business by a real semi truck company, Freightliner, with a 600 mile range hydrogen powered semi and 2 actual front seats for team driving. Wasnt Nikola suposed to do that? What happened. Hydrogen fuel cost more to make then diesel,its extremely dangerous volatile to handle and store. Its a dead END Get over it
free radical 01/21/23 06:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: EV alternative for light/medium duty trucks

LOL,thanks but I can't afford to live in the PNW! Interesting and sad that you think you are able guess my politics by my posts about climate change. Maybe ask yourself why one of our political parties became anti-science.:h Perhaps because science is so institutionalized that it has become $cience and some people recognize that. Imagine a scientist having a differing opinion about something without consequences. Also, “science” has been completely wrong plenty of times. I can remember back in the 70's being told we need to get ready for the next "ice age" :R I prefer to look at science as an ever evolving changing learning experience. When I was in college early 80's, there was only a plant and animal kingdom. Went to my youngest daughters science teacher student eval around 2005. Daughter mentioned 5 kingdoms....I did a double take. She mentioned the new three. Realized the three new ones, my teacher had mentioned splitting these groups out as more was known about them. Same thing happened 5-8 years later, she was literally taking the same Art color class, same college, different teacher. Their is now 99 shades of gray between black and white. Only 9 when I took the class. Reality with computers, I'm sure there are more shades of gray. Things change as we learn about things. It will depend upon many things as to how long it will take to make things work. Hydrogen pipes as noted is one item that needs fixing before using this fuel becomes a reality. How long will this take. US being a supplier of lithium for batteries. YES largest mine in worl "will be" in Nevada. No permits have been give out yet! As many have also noted, they have learned some things via this post. Let's continue to do so. Marty No permits = no mine. I am not at at all convinced that mine will happen. One thing the enviromental faction has taught, is that all you gotta do is tie a project up in the permitting, enviromental reviews and then in the courts. Most projects never get off the ground anymore. Think about some of the big projects such as Hoover dam. It would never happen today. I guess it takes authoritarian Gov to get things done :B
free radical 01/20/23 09:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: EV alternative for light/medium duty trucks

Heres one for hydrogen fans For some reason it never made onto any tv news
free radical 01/18/23 08:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Park pet peeves, Park owner’s turn

Y'all need to learn how to play together in the sandbox better! Like this maybe Thats what you get with proper education,mind you they got about thousand years of evolution on us how to teach people manners. Lol
free radical 01/14/23 05:55pm General RVing Issues
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