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Old 01-03-2024, 10:31am   #1
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Default The OFFICIAL Everything Tesla/EV Argument Thread

GSC3 and Phred can preach their Tesla/EV love here and tell us all how great EVs are and how bad ICE cars are so those arguments don't clog up other threads. The potential topics are almost endless:

- What's best for a hot meal, WaWa or Buc-ee's?
- Is your home TV or car touch screen better for movies and video games?
- Do you let anyone eat or drink anything in your car?
- Refueling, which is better; 45 minutes or 5 minutes?
- How often do you drag race your SUV?
- Real pickup or Cybertruck for a work truck?
- Do you fill your gas tank full or stop at 80%?
- Does stopping at a gas station for 5 minutes once/week annoy you?

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Union picketers have been out in force in front of the new Tesla Dealership being built in Warminster !
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Union picketers have been out in force in front of the new Tesla Dealership being built in Warminster !
People who donít want to work are always forming mobs.
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EVs are quick. They do not solve any issue and are dumb.


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Next time you meet someone who is itching to tell you about his EV, tell him that it's a coal burner.
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EVs are quick. They do not solve any issue and are dumb.


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And there is always something quicker.
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This thread does not have "Official" in the title - gonna keep posting to the other threads.
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EV's have their place in the automobile world. There are a few things I like
about EV's. The problem is all the BS that EV'ers and the government has
been pushing, is a big negative for this new brand. The public can still think
for themselves and do not like to be pushed into buying a product.
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EVs are quick. They do not solve any issue and are dumb.


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Fact or Fiction?: Energy Can Neither Be Created Nor Destroyed

Is energy always conserved, even in the case of the expanding universe?

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"The law of conservation of energy, also known as the first law of thermodynamics, states that the energy of a closed system must remain constantóit can neither increase nor decrease without interference from outside. The universe itself is a closed system, so the total amount of energy in existence has always been the same. The forms that energy takes, however, are constantly changing."

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Until an EV can tow 40,000lbs, 550 miles without stopping, for under $100k = hard pass.
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For clean restrooms and miles of overpriced tchotchkes and snack food? Buc-ee's. Yes.

For a hot meal? Tacos at Stripes gas stations. C'mon, Texans, y'all know what I'm talkin' about.....
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- What's best for a hot meal, WaWa or Buc-ee's?
My wife's home cooking.
- Is your home TV or car touch screen better for movies and video games?
Meh. Home TV gets limited use as is. No games.
- Do you let anyone eat or drink anything in your car?
Sure, it's a truck. The smell of food covers up the
smell of dog and tools and sawdust and dirt.

- Refueling, which is better; 45 minutes or 5 minutes?
The correct answer is 5 minutes.
- How often do you drag race your SUV?
Don't drag race. Not on a track and not on MTV.
- Real pickup or Cybertruck for a work truck?
I think you know my answer here.
- Do you fill your gas tank full or stop at 80%?
I top off most times. And by "top off" I mean to the top of the fill tube.
- Does stopping at a gas station for 5 minutes once/week annoy you?
I wish I only stopped once a week.
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- What's best for a hot meal, WaWa or Buc-ee's?
My wife's home cooking.
- Is your home TV or car touch screen better for movies and video games?
Meh. Home TV gets limited use as is. No games.
- Do you let anyone eat or drink anything in your car?
Sure, it's a truck. The smell of food covers up the
smell of dog and tools and sawdust and dirt.

- Refueling, which is better; 45 minutes or 5 minutes?
The correct answer is 5 minutes.
- How often do you drag race your SUV?
Don't drag race. Not on a track and not on MTV.
- Real pickup or Cybertruck for a work truck?
I think you know my answer here.
- Do you fill your gas tank full or stop at 80%?
I top off most times. And by "top off" I mean to the top of the fill tube.

- Does stopping at a gas station for 5 minutes once/week annoy you?
I wish I only stopped once a week.
This can cause damage to your emissions equipment/fuel tank venting.
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This can cause damage to your emissions equipment/fuel tank venting.
Diesel. Not a problem.
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I traded in my wife's 5 series BMW for a Tesla M3 performance. Wife was not happy.

Doesnt have XM radio
Doesnt have soft close doors.
Not as comfortable as the BMW.

That being said, she loves not having to stop and get gas.

Are they for everyone? Nope.
Do they work for some people? Yep

Do either of those sides agree? Nope.

Lather. Rinse. Repeat.
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This can cause damage to your emissions equipment/fuel tank venting.
I've read that before, but only as related to my CX5 Mazda.

Is that true of all vehicles? I always fill them all the way.

I only see this warning on the 100% reliable interwebs, no warnings on the gas caps, filler pipes, gas pumps, etc.
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I traded in my wife's 5 series BMW for a Tesla M3 performance. Wife was not happy.

Doesnt have XM radio
Doesnt have soft close doors.
Not as comfortable as the BMW.

That being said, she loves not having to stop and get gas.

Are they for everyone? Nope.
Do they work for some people? Yep

Do either of those sides agree? Nope.

Lather. Rinse. Repeat.
The big issue is (or should be) the loss of freedom by having EVs forced on us and the purposeful destruction of the gas vehicle market.

But most Americans do not know what liberty is, so they do not know when it's being taken away, so we're on a downward spiral to tyranny.
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Fox Business is running a report of a cross country trip. Only complaint so far is almost running out of power when plans changed an GPS showing charging stations off the route. A restaurant was closed so they had to go off the planned route.
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