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Don’t Buy an Electric Car
Fox News, by Steve Tobak

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Posted By:StormCnter, 4/6/2013 3:57:14 PM

I live in California, home to all sorts of environmental nonsense. We couldn’t build our house where we wanted to because of a tiny plant you can hardly see and a grasshopper that might – just might – live there. It cost a fortune to replace our perfectly good septic system with a more environmentally friendly one to meet new codes. We’re just two people living on 10 acres. What do they think comes out of us, plastic? You wouldn’t believe how many hoops we had to jump through and environmental consultants

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 4/6/2013 4:16:54 PM     (No. 9262987)

Fine Steve, but you lost me at the part where organic foods are better for you and better for farmers.

No they´re not. Study after study shows they are a waste of money, and sometimes, even less safe.

You state you don´t think that solar should be subsidized, which means paid for off the backs of your neighbors, but that certainly did not stop you from putting one in.

You have a touch of arrogance when you gush about how "practical" and "sensible" you are. Tell you what Steve, I personally don´t WANT to always be practical. That´s why I have a vintage Corvette and a Super Bee, just for fun, because I am a free person.

The only difference between you Steve and the electric car idiots is that their smug dial is turned up just a little bit higher than yours.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: pickle1, 4/6/2013 4:38:20 PM     (No. 9263013)

They can burn your house down. Don´t want one or anything remotely like one.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bpl40, 4/6/2013 4:54:34 PM     (No. 9263027)

When it is exclusively built out of wind and sun generated power buy it. Until that time stay away.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 4/6/2013 5:11:05 PM     (No. 9263043)

Get a care powered by natural gas.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: nevernaught, 4/6/2013 5:48:02 PM     (No. 9263076)

50 gallons of weed killer would eliminate one of your problems. You also lost me when you started talking Organic foods. A cure for most of this nonsense would be a car buying boycott by people for two years. See how the Unions and a bloated government would like that.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mc squared, 4/6/2013 5:51:28 PM     (No. 9263079)

A department store here has a reserved spot for electric cars right in front of the doors. I never seen a car in that spot. Ever.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Texasguy, 4/6/2013 5:57:03 PM     (No. 9263090)

Well, DUH. No need to read past headline.

Btw: God Bless Texas and the Permian Basin.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: stevendm, 4/6/2013 5:57:31 PM     (No. 9263092)

Hybrid cars are stupid. Replacing the battery every 5 years is expensive, several thousand dollars. That is about the same cost as replacing an engine or transmission in a normal car. Would you buy a car knowing that every 5 years you would need to replace the engine or transmission? Of course not, that would be stupid. Buying a hybrid car is just as stupid.

Hybrid owners justify this stupid purchase by convincing themselves that the battery costs will come down in price by the time they need to replace it. That won´t happen. These batteries are not standardized like D cell batteries. Each car takes a unique battery. The economies of scale are just not there. I will bet that the price of the batteries will increase.

I am going to chuckle when these greenies attempt to sell their car when it is about 4 years old. Would you buy a 4 year old car that needed a couple of thousand dollars spent before you can drive it. Not me. Hahahaha.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 4/6/2013 6:09:35 PM     (No. 9263110)

The only thing he said that I really agree with is not to be an "early adopter." I don´t like being a guinea pig for any company´s new product or technology.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: harper, 4/6/2013 6:10:24 PM     (No. 9263111)

Sounds as if the Democrat braindeath syrup was only 95% effective in this californicator´s case.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: KTWO, 4/6/2013 6:11:26 PM     (No. 9263113)

#1 neat term "smug dial". Whether it fits Steve I leave to the readers.

Tobak sounds typical of a guy who can live on ten acres in Silicon Valley. He has done well, made big bucks, and spent some of it on home, solar, hybrid, etc.

He wavers between what is good for Steve and good for society. Accepts one politically correct notion while scoffing at another.











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Reply 12 - Posted by: beancounter, 4/6/2013 6:48:20 PM     (No. 9263152)

In the Sacramento Valley if you want to change the zoning of some of your farm land to build a house you have to pay a Swainson´s Hawk mitigation fee. The premise is that the hawk was using your farm land so you have to pay the government to buy some other land for the hawk to live.

I know someone who split their 10 acre lot in half to give to their two kids. They had to pay a $9,000 fee.


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Reply 13 - Posted by: woodsman, 4/6/2013 6:49:55 PM     (No. 9263153)

Electric cars are essentially coal fired....that´s what generates the electricity...at a 45-55% loss in the process...Don´t they teach physics anymore?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 4/6/2013 9:33:32 PM     (No. 9263279)

Steve is learning, but he has a ways to go.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Heil Liberals, 4/6/2013 9:57:38 PM     (No. 9263315)

Steve, you stupid, stupid man. She must be a heck of a lay to have swallowed so much of your wife´s BS about the environment. Be a man, abandon Californication - the People´s Republic of Lunacy - and move to a real state with common sense.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: bhkat, 4/6/2013 11:37:36 PM     (No. 9263396)

I believe in speed and power. My next car is going to be a Nissan GTR.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: SiliconValleyDude, 4/7/2013 1:43:44 AM     (No. 9263438)

Actually there are some electric cars that are quite fun. They race around on little tracks made out of plastic, they´re called slot cars. Then there are the ones at the local amusement park, those are called bumper cars.

But electric cars for transportation, no thanks, I´ll keep my Studebaker.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: dvc, 4/7/2013 4:00:26 AM     (No. 9263469)

Instead of a hybrid, take the extra $6000-7000 and invest in oil company stock. At the end of the life of your car, you will be A LOT better off. Also hybrids ARE subsidized by the idiot Federal Gov´t.

Did my master´s in engineering on hybrid car and bus in middle 1970s. Too much expensive added weight being bought and hauled around to be actually efficient, just prepaid energy cost - $7K up front. Buy the same car size with a small gas or even better, (for efficiency if you care a lot) small diesel, and you will get much better mileage. The ONLY advance in hybrids is recapturing some energy in braking, a very small effect in most driving.
California native, will never live there again, it is a lunatic asylum, with the lunatics in charge.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: franq, 4/7/2013 7:20:03 AM     (No. 9263531)

Solar, windmills, "electric" cars - all inefficient and costly boondoggles. It wasn´t until these industries tapped into the government coffers that they achieved the visibility they have today.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: hdgalley, 4/7/2013 1:25:12 PM     (No. 9264012)

Yes, I also had a hyprid Honda, but when the battery died, $4,000, I went back to my good old Cadillac Deville cruising car that gets 30 mpg, but drives and rides like a car should at 75 miles an hour, plus I can buy the same gas as a Honda that costs just the same to ride around. The Cadillac insurance also costs me less than the hyprid and is a much safer car.

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