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EVs to be propped up by Socialism


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2022 Feb 22, 1:21pm   1,621 views  56 comments

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https://arstechnica.com/cars/2022/02/four-fast-chargers-every-50-miles-us-unveils-ev-infrastructure-plan/?source=patrick.net

Government owned charging stations. That's the equivalent of building and owning gas stations for ICEs.

Socialism.

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6   Booger   2022 Feb 23, 6:34pm  

HeadSet says
Swappable pre-charged batteries would be a better choice


I don't want someone else's used shitty battery.
Now for fleet usage, I could see swappable batteries.
7   socal2   2022 Feb 23, 7:34pm  

HeadSet says
Also, it is 2022 - where are the self-driving cars that were promised by 2019?


I'd say Tesla is about 95% there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uS5oOt8gIGU&source=patrick.net
8   HeadSet   2022 Feb 24, 2:26pm  

socal2 says
HeadSet says
Also, it is 2022 - where are the self-driving cars that were promised by 2019?


I'd say Tesla is about 95% there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uS5oOt8gIGU&source=patrick.net

That was impressive, but appears to be dependent on extremely detailed geo data. How did the car know where the 4 way stops were, unless such info was programmed in. Such a reliance on detailed street data would mean that each time an intersection is changed to a a 4 way stop, for example, that street data would have to be propagated to all self-driving cars in the country.
9   Hircus   2022 Feb 24, 3:43pm  

Ceffer says
"Sorry. Your social credit score does not allow you any electricity. We will tow your car and sell it at auction."


... and donate the proceeds to a cause of our choosing.
10   socal2   2022 Feb 24, 7:59pm  

HeadSet says
That was impressive, but appears to be dependent on extremely detailed geo data.


I believe the other guys like Waymo are the ones that rely on Lidar and geo-mapped routes. They are basically a trolley service on fixed routes.

Tesla is doing it entirely differently than everyone else relying on their "vision system" which uses it's cameras to read traffic lights, signs, stripes, cars, people, obstacles along with it's AI to figure things out in real time. It uses GPS mapping for basic navigation, but it is getting to the point you can pretty much plop a Tesla in the middle of a parking lot or a field and it can figure it's way out. There are over 60,000 beta testers on the road right now feeding the neural network more data every day making the system better and better.
11   clambo   2023 Jan 6, 12:41pm  

Teslas are bullshit and a fad.
In N. California, they are running on electricity made by burning natural gas in Moss Landing, CA.
It's better to have a car just run on natural gas and be done with it.

The Cybertruck is more bullshit; "....the ability to pull near infinite mass."

Yeah, it can pull "near infinite mass" for a very finite distance.
12   Hugh_Mongous   2023 Jan 7, 10:35pm  

clambo says

In N. California, they are running on electricity made by burning natural gas in Moss Landing, CA.
It's better to have a car just run on natural gas and be done with it.


I dunno about that: there are plenty of spectacular nat gas vehicle explosions on youtube. Like this one for example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lO055g6JqLs

While Tesla batteries burn very hot at least they don't explode. I say let people have them if they want them, but subsidizing them is unnecessary.
13   rocketjoe79   2023 Jan 7, 11:05pm  

Musk demonstrated, on a stage in 2013, the capability to swap batteries robotically.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5V0vL3nnHY
Twice as fast as putting gas in a vehicle.

This wasn't just a stunt, but a reasonable attempt to overcome objections to battery range anxiety. Was he serious about putting thousands of robots and even more thousands of battery packs across the country? I think he ran the numbers and decided building charging places was more profitable and practical. Especially as batteries have become more efficient, and will continue to do so, in the future.

Battery Day 2020
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HK79ioBW8Mg
14   AmericanKulak   2023 Jan 7, 11:23pm  

There's neither the capacity nor infrastructure to support just 10% EV replacement of combustion engines in the USA.

EVs will be made mandatory, while far less Electric or infrastructure is built.

There was some place in Canada, they replaced some 100s+ MW fossil fuel plant with some 0.5mW on a good day solar station or some bullshit and said it was a great Green victory.

The end goal is to remove POVs.
15   HeadSet   2023 Jan 8, 11:41am  

AmericanKulak says

The end goal is to remove POVs.

Correct. That will happen by making POVs gradually unaffordable by 2035. By then, POV prices will hit $100k and have a high per mile tax.
17   HeadSet   2024 Mar 31, 8:01am  

UkraineIsTotallyFucked says





Does this mean one can buy a slightly used 2024 Fisker Ocean for $21k?
18   UkraineIsTotallyFucked   2024 Mar 31, 8:16am  

HeadSet says

Does this mean one can buy a slightly used 2024 Fisker Ocean for $21k?


According to these folks. But why would you want to?

Yep, you read that correctly: Our 2-month-old Fisker Ocean with 4,220 miles on the odometer is worth $21,000, according to CarMax. That's a depreciation of 69.6%.

For context, experts say most new vehicles depreciate an average of 20% in their first year of ownership, with subsequent 15% decreases in the years after. On that timeline, we've experienced more than five years' worth of depreciation in just two months. Two months.


https://www.edmunds.com/car-news/fisker-ocean-appraisal-long-term-update.html




Any minute now, we'll hear 'But...but...Tesla!' from the Tesla fluffers on this thread.
19   WookieMan   2024 Mar 31, 8:37am  

UkraineIsTotallyFucked says

Any minute now, we'll hear 'But...but...Tesla!' from the Tesla fluffers on this thread.

I don't think we will. They've at least admitted they bought them because they're fun to drive and that's about it. They're not green. They're not going to be cheaper than an ICE vehicle of similar or bigger size and utility. They're a pain in the ass to charge if you do any long range driving, which most people do unless they're basement dwellers.

While it sounds like I'm mocking EV drivers, it's just reality. I grew up and am family friends with a golf cart leasing company, one of the largest. They have electric and gas carts. The electric carts are exponentially more money. Some clubs/courses don't want the noise though and will pay the difference to lease the carts for the season. I can't stand gas golf carts during a round myself. But it's more about noise and not performance of the cart.

We've had EV's around since I was a child. Golf carts. They're not practical long term. I inherited my electric golf cart (free). Yes, it is fun to drive. Very zippy for being an IL flatlander. To replace my Lituium battery in 6-10 years I'm looking at $3k by that time. Just for the battery. We are 2-4 years from seeing what battery replacement costs are going to be on EV's. There will be a pretty large percentage that go back to ICE cars once they see the sticker price. It will be $20k, so the car is basically worthless. EV's are the fastest depreciating vehicle on the planet.
20   HeadSet   2024 Mar 31, 9:06am  

WookieMan says

We've had EV's around since I was a child. Golf carts.

Longer than that:


21   richwicks   2024 Mar 31, 12:01pm  

Ceffer says




I don't believe this is real, it's certainly not in the United States.
22   richwicks   2024 Mar 31, 12:02pm  

HeadSet says

That was impressive, but appears to be dependent on extremely detailed geo data. How did the car know where the 4 way stops were, unless such info was programmed in. Such a reliance on detailed street data would mean that each time an intersection is changed to a a 4 way stop, for example, that street data would have to be propagated to all self-driving cars in the country.


The work on visual information fed to the machine, and they can recognize stop signs, speed limits, etc. Geolocation data is 1990's technology really.
23   UkraineIsTotallyFucked   2024 Mar 31, 12:03pm  

@richwicks

HeadSet says

HunterTits says
That's Australia, right? Says Ministry of Health but the phone number is not North American. That rules out Canada.

Interesting that they have 800 numbers there.

It is New Zealand
24   WookieMan   2024 Mar 31, 3:43pm  

UkraineIsTotallyFucked says

richwicks

HeadSet says


HunterTits says

That's Australia, right? Says Ministry of Health but the phone number is not North American. That rules out Canada.

Interesting that they have 800 numbers there.

It is New Zealand



Lol. Asks for links constantly and ignores the one that is obvious. Makes one think if he's a bot. It's clear as can be it's not the US.
25   UkraineIsTotallyFucked   2024 Mar 31, 4:18pm  

WookieMan says

Lol. Asks for links constantly and ignores the one that is obvious. Makes one think if he's a bot. It's clear as can be it's not the US.


LOL he's got you there @richwicks
26   richwicks   2024 Mar 31, 4:31pm  

UkraineIsTotallyFucked says

WookieMan says


Lol. Asks for links constantly and ignores the one that is obvious. Makes one think if he's a bot. It's clear as can be it's not the US.


LOL he's got you there richwicks


I didn't care to go through it since it was Ceffer's post, and he doesn't give a damned about passing on totally bullshit information, doctored images, fake news articles, and doctored videos.

It's not in the United States so why would anybody care about this? And there's no way to verify it, we can't even be certain the nation.
27   WookieMan   2024 Mar 31, 5:39pm  

richwicks says

It's not in the United States so why would anybody care about this? And there's no way to verify it, we can't even be certain the nation.

Great. No one should care about Isreal or Gaza. Thanks for agreeing with me. Being the link boy, you do realize it ends in govt.nz right? It's New Zealand.... One of the biggest covid whores on the planet. How was this not obvious???
28   WookieMan   2024 Mar 31, 5:40pm  

And if you can't believe this link, then all links are shit. Keep digging.
29   richwicks   2024 Mar 31, 5:59pm  

WookieMan says


Great. No one should care about Isreal or Gaza.


IF THE US WASN'T PAYING FOR IT TO HAPPEN.

Is the US paying New Zealand to enforce ridiculous rules on the population over the bullshit pandemic? No? Then I'm not at ALL in involved with it, am I? It's a responsibility of the people of New Zealand to fuck over their government. HOWEVER, if MY government was keeping New Zealand's government from fucking falling apart year after year after year after year for 50 FUCKING years, I'd have an opinion on it.

WookieMan says


Being the link boy, you do realize it ends in govt.nz right?


Where's the link?



You see, I have tried to correct Ceffer MULTIPLE times, thinking (at one time) he was ACTUALLY interested in knowing what is going on, but he just continues to fucking post bullshit continuously, so I basically ignore him and never research him, because correcting him a Sisyphean task. He doesn't give a FUCK if he's passing on bogus information. I don't do that.

Passing on bullshit information is like the TV news lying to you. If I wanted a fucking TV I'd buy one. It's easy to get quality information, but when you have people of LOW quality polluting a space, it diminishes the entire site. I know to ignore Ceffer, but some new person showing up won't. He doesn't care if he clogs up the fucking toilet with shit. He just Alex Jones' up everything. It's easy to point people down a false rabbit hole, it's also unethical. That's the purpose of our fucking propaganda system, is to point people in the wrong direction. They don't care what you believe or think, AS LONG as it's wrong.
30   RWSGFY   2024 Mar 31, 8:09pm  

HeadSet says

WookieMan says


We've had EV's around since I was a child. Golf carts.

Longer than that:





These were popular with weemenfolk, because you didn't have to start the with a crank handle, which required some physical strength and came with the risk of breaking your hand if engine backfired. Once electric starter was invented it was game over for EVs.
31   Patrick   2024 Mar 31, 9:23pm  




You know, that's also quite a good list of the ways the government can mandate that you inject the toxxine.

We should think of practical ways around all of them.
32   richwicks   2024 Mar 31, 9:33pm  

Patrick says




You know, that's also quite a good list of the ways the government can mandate that you inject the toxxine.

We should think of practical ways around all of them.


Open defiance is the way to go.
33   WookieMan   2024 Apr 1, 2:27am  

richwicks says

Where's the link?

Surely this is in jest?? How to pay the fucking bill dude... You're starting to lose me Rich. I don't read everything everyone posts or links, but if you cannot find the link I think you're lost dude. www.fines.govt.nz

You just go on a rant about nothing. You go to your same go too's. We're the worlds super power and police. Is what it is. I'd rather not be Ukraine or potentially Taiwan. Biden has fucked up our borders but that will change in November. I'm optimistic about the future. New media is changing things as well. You gotta stop living in the bottom of a garbage can like a lot of people are lately, not just you.
34   richwicks   2024 Apr 1, 8:25am  

WookieMan says

richwicks says


Where's the link?

Surely this is in jest?? How to pay the fucking bill dude...


As I said, I put in very low effort into Ceffer's posts. I occasionally research them to see if they are true, 99% of the time, they aren't, and it was just a waste of time.

I'm not the only one that didn't read another empty post and asked about it.
35   RWSGFY   2024 Apr 1, 9:08am  

WookieMan says

richwicks says


Where's the link?

Surely this is in jest?? How to pay the fucking bill dude... You're starting to lose me Rich. I don't read everything everyone posts or links, but if you cannot find the link I think you're lost dude. www.fines.govt.nz

You just go on a rant about nothing. You go to your same go too's. We're the worlds super power and police. Is what it is. I'd rather not be Ukraine or potentially Taiwan. Biden has fucked up our borders but that will change in November. I'm optimistic about the future. New media is changing things as well. You gotta stop living in the bottom of a garbage can like a lot of people are lately, not just you.


The guy is still looking for Nord Stream pipes in the Black Sea. =))
36   WookieMan   2024 Apr 1, 2:30pm  

richwicks says

As I said, I put in very low effort into Ceffer's posts. I occasionally research them to see if they are true, 99% of the time, they aren't, and it was just a waste of time.

I'm not the only one that didn't read another empty post and asked about it.

I don't want to get into user banter, but Ceffer generally posts correct or at least centric posts. With dry sarcasm/language. I do think you get lost in written sarcasm based on your responses. Just being honest. And please don't respond Iraq was fake and no WMD's and we're all idiots for believing it. Under the assumption anyone here actually believed it. I should turn you in for animal abuse watching you beat the already dead horse... again and again and again.
37   richwicks   2024 Apr 1, 2:44pm  

WookieMan says

I don't want to get into user banter, but Ceffer generally posts correct or at least centric posts.


No he doesn't. He posts every goddamned thing he sees and leaves it to everybody else to confirm the veracity of it. He has NO FILTER at all.

WookieMan says

I do think you get lost in written sarcasm based on your responses.


Sarcasm is done by voice. You cannot write sarcasm. You can write satire, however, in fucking clown world it is impossible to distinguish between satire and an actual story now, which is why I essentially ignore "mainstream news" other than to know how the cattle and sheep are being led.

WookieMan says

And please don't respond Iraq was fake and no WMD's and we're all idiots for believing it.


If you believed it, you were a fool, and if you believe the current bullshit, you're an idiot. If you believe that Qaddafi was handing out Viagra, that Assad was "gassing his own people" and that's why the US bombed Syria, or that Ukraine was attacked by Russia "for no reason at all", you're a fucking retard. I'm tired of talking to people who continue to believe the latest nonsense and will happily support the New Thing ™®© just because the propaganda box told them some bullshit.

We live with the fucking Patriot Act now because of fools that were so fucking stupid they believed that Saddam Hussein was about to drop a nuclear weapon on the United States. The Patriot Act allows mass surveillance on ANYBODY without a warrant, this means it allows our intelligence agencies to intercept and record every phone conversation made in the United States, and I know how trivial this is to do. IDIOTS allows a Gestapo to be formed and although you might be able to shrug this off a bit, your kids won't. Everything that's been posted and spoke in the last 20 years was trivial to record, so it was.

I'm fed up with people believing bullshit, and in particular passing on bullshit without any compunction as to whether they are passing on true or false information. It's immoral to lie, and passing off information as truth when it's not, is the same thing as lying, you're just doing it one step removed.
38   WookieMan   2024 Apr 1, 3:03pm  

You need help bro. You drivel on about the same thing over and over and over and over and over and over..... See a therapist.

You're not making change and just bitching about singular events in the past. STOP living in the past. Change the future. I do, you don't. I've never seen an adult man whine as much as you do. Let it go Elsa. I'm sure that will trigger something....
39   WookieMan   2024 Apr 1, 3:04pm  

Just admit you didn't see the fucking link that you always whine about. You were wrong.
40   richwicks   2024 Apr 1, 4:04pm  

WookieMan says


You need help bro. You drivel on about the same thing over and over and over and over and over and over..... See a therapist.


I don't need a therapist. I need the mentally weak to goddamn man up and not be fooled by the NEXT bullshit government lie.

The reason I keep going back to the Iraq War, is not that just so many dipshits fell for the bullshit, but so many dipshits silently went along with it, like the pussies they are, then allowed the government to spy on the ENTIRE POPULATION as a result. What a bunch of fucking cucks.

WookieMan says


Change the future. I do, you don't. I've never seen an adult man whine as much as you do. Let it go Elsa. I'm sure that will trigger something....


You want to "trigger me"? Just say "This government is pretty good, we shouldn't change it! I love the status quo. Our government does a good job of working on behalf of the nation".

But I bet you don't think that, but you won't say what a piece of shit government this is. You complain about my whining and moaning, you just fucking take a government dick up your ass without complaint at all. I guess you're better than me. You're habituated to talking to slaves and I'm fed up with slaves. I consider you semi-human animals, capable of thinking, but unwilling to do it.

The reason I write "diatribes" is to demonstrate this. How many stood up to the fucking vaccine? The shutdown? How many saw it as bullshit? How many realize the Ukraine war was bullshit before it started? You fuckers keep getting lied to, believe the bullshit, and drag me into it. You have a civic duty to call out bullshit, either you don't engage in that, or you're too stupid to realize you're being lied to.
41   UkraineIsTotallyFucked   2024 Apr 1, 6:46pm  

WookieMan says

You need help bro. You drivel on about the same thing over and over and over and over and over and over..... See a therapist.


I told him pretty much the same thing last year, @WookieMan

He starts by reading something...may or may not gets triggered into then engaging in this total imaginary movie/conversation in his head that kicks in or something. And then what we see in his posting after that is the diarrhea form of it, more or less. This is why he ignores what we respond with in kind or twists it all up in the context of the imaginary conversation he's having.

@richwicks you do need help. Seriously.
42   WookieMan   2024 Apr 1, 8:55pm  

UkraineIsTotallyFucked says

This is why he ignores what we respond with in kind or twists it all up in the context of the imaginary conversation he's having.

I don't get it. I've not agreed with you all the time and we've had back and forth. His comments always fucking lead to Iraq and WMDS's even if the topic is about gays humping dogs. We all know our government isn't perfect. Every fucking comment doesn't need to go back to something that's water under the bridge. It's going to happen again regardless of bitching on Patnet and not doing anything on his end. I know there's ignore, but the bitching and whining has got to stop at some point. Grow a fucking pair Rich.
44   richwicks   2024 Apr 2, 6:00pm  

UkraineIsTotallyFucked says

richwicks you do need help. Seriously.


Well, I'm not going to get any, so fuck off with that shit.

It's not me that is crazy, it's this fucking world. You watch television? I guarantee you're nuts JUST because of that. Hardly anybody lives in a natural state, they are just a pig that is fed bullshit all their lives, and they never question it.
45   richwicks   2024 Apr 2, 6:03pm  

WookieMan says


I don't get it. I've not agreed with you all the time and we've had back and forth. His comments always fucking lead to Iraq and WMDS's even if the topic is about gays humping dogs.


@WookieMan - give me an example, instead of just libeling me. How can I take you seriously when you so blatantly lie?

Also note, I can't be certain if you are lying or actually believe I did something remotely like that.

The Iraq War is a serious issue that has led to 25 years of foreign policy disaster one after the other. Ukraine is not much different than Iraq. For SOME reason the US wanted war there, they LIED to start it, they propagandized the public into supporting it, and it's a disaster as a result. The US is hurt by it, Ukraine is destroyed by it, and Russia is stronger for it.

You realize we're just going to do this again? We couldn't learn the lesson in the first time. Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, and now Ukraine. We've had ample time to learn, yet we don't. It's appaling.

Honestly as well the reason I keep going back to Iraq is that is the subject people are MOST likely to be familiar with. Your average person doesn't even really know we were at war with Syria and they don't even know we bombed Libya. Iraq was the LAST WAR we had any significant resistance against so it's at least remembered.

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