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Recently I sold the 2009 Honda Insight from page 1 of this thread. I couldn't have hoped for a better experience, since in about 12 years it haven't had a single thing go wrong (aside from the obvious 12V battery change). It was still basically looking and running like new:

Show us a picture of your.. CAR!!!

Coming from an hybrid the logical next step was an EV, so I just got a Model 3 LR:

Show us a picture of your.. CAR!!!

Fancy! And Nice Color!

Coming from an hybrid the logical next step was an EV, so I just got a Model 3 LR:

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-Mark0 (March 10, 2021, 04:20 PM)
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NOICE! :D  :up:

When Elon Musk starts shitpoasting on Twitter, I keep thinking that I MUST get a Tesla! :D

I couldn't give a shit less about CO2 or any of that, but electric motors are AMAZING.

My only reservations are about range - can it get me far enough? And right now... for most things, yes. But for those half-dozen trips a year... no. I'd need a tow.

So, I think getting a Tesla for me will need to wait until I have extra money to burn.

Until then... same old boring kind of family minivan that I have now. Oh well.


Buy a Rivian. While it hasn't dramatically more range, it is a pick-up truck. So, you'll have room on the back for a generator to charge the battery.  :P

All kidding aside though, after watching documentary series: 'Long Way Up' I was impressed with the Rivian truck. The documentary is about 2 old friends and movie-actors, who travel from the most southern point of South America to Los Angeles, each on highly experimental electrical Harley Davidson motor bikes. They also use 2 Rivian electrical pick-up trucks as support vehicles. The Rivian trucks did not break down during the whole trip. And only 1 of the electrical prototype bikes needed repairs when arriving at Central America.

In the beginning the actors and support teams really had to get their minds around how they should use electrical cars and bikes. Took quite some doing. And as the most southern point of South America is not that far from Antartica anymore, the temperature spoiled the fun on more than one occasion. They also traveled through Patagonia (Argentina), which is huge, very sparsely populated and electricity is not a given there.

Once they started to travel through slightly more densely populated areas, they were accustomed to the electrical vehicles and you start to hear more and more praise from the whole team. The whole trip was about 23.000 miles. And they had to drive through very punishing terrain, sometimes at really high altitudes too.

What I saw was the Rivian pick-up truck has some really smart storage spaces available. And you can sit 6 adults easily. It appeared to me that those trucks have as much usability as a mini-van, as they do as pick-up truck. In the documentary, the Rivian factory also enabled rolling charges. If you are out of energy, the truck can be towed for a few miles where it will charge it's batteries. Not sure if that functionality will be available in their commercial models.

I couldn't give a shit less about CO2 or any of that, but electric motors are AMAZING. -Renegade (March 29, 2021, 10:31 PM)
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Meh, broaden your horizons and go for a Koenigsegg Gemera  ;)

Combined power output of 1700 bhp
Power output from the three motors – one for each rear wheel producing 500 bhp and 1000 Nm, and one E-motor on the crankshaft that produces an extra 400 bhp and 500 Nm to power the front wheels – add up to 1400 bhp as individuals and 1100 bhp when combined. In addition to the TFG’s 600 bhp (at 7500 rpm) and torque of 600 Nm (2000 rpm to 7000 rpm), the combined power output of the Gemera is 1700 bhp or 1.27 MW.
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The most amazing part of the car is the TFG, (Tiny Friendly Giant), engine: 600hp from a 2 litre, 3 cylinder, multi-fuel, twin-turbo, cam-less design.

Never really got the hype about the Bugatti Veyron, 1000hp from a W16 engine ... whereas Koenigsegg had 900hp -1600hp from V8's on biofuel, far better engineering IMHO.


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