The price of the batteries must have come down, I would have thought the
battery pack would be over $10,000.
On Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 10:36 AM, Donald Snook via Mercedes <
> My wife's son-in-law works for a dentist down Oklahoma that has more money
> than sense. He has done well investing in lots of different businesses.
> He bought a Chevy Volt for his employees to use as a company car. One
> weekend the dentist had to have some work done on his Bentley so he decided
> to drive the Volt for the weekend. I am not sure of the details, but he
> did something to it where it sat all night either running or the lights on
> and it ended up killing the batteries. Cost him $3500 to repair.
> Don Snook
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Max Dillon [mailto:dillonm...@gmail.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 2:47 AM
> To: Mercedes Discussion List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: [MBZ] Germany may outlaw gas/diesel cars
> You forgot "evacuate from a hurricane, requiring hours and hours creeping
> along in a traffic jam with AC blasting". No Tesla would make it. Many
> cars need refueling during such an event. The demise of the internal
> combustion engine has been predicted many times....
> Max Dillon
> Charleston SC
> '87 300TD
> '95 E300
> On October 11, 2016 2:47:52 PM EDT, G Mann via Mercedes <
> email@example.com> wrote:
> >Tell you what... try this, now, or in 20 years... come to Arizona and
> >drive from Flagstaff to Tucson in your electric car, or.... continue on
> >South to Mexico and tour Mexico with your electric car.
> >Take a vacation with your family, full luggage, the dog, and drive from
> >your Eastern "safe zone" to California, using your electric car.
> >This is America, it's big, people drive hundreds of miles per week,
> >always in a rush. They don't have time or patience to "plug in and
> >wait" nor do they have a place to do that.
> >Utopia and Unicorns... Sorry to rain on your parade. Oil became king
> >because it was and is easily available. A viable replacement has not
> >been invented or brought to market now or in the foreseeable future.
> >It's being thought about, worked on, but it's not here any time soon.
> >BS legislation won't make it happen any faster.
> >I respect that your personal view may be different..
> >On Tue, Oct 11, 2016 at 11:37 AM, archer75--- via Mercedes <
> >firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >> (From a Solar List)
> >> > Germany calling for ban on all gas/diesel cars by 2030:
> >> > http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1106594_german-upper-
> >> house-asks-eu-to-ban-all-gas-diesel-cars-by-2030
> >> > And if that catches on, it will be an avalanche of abandonment of
> >> > cars. Faster than even 2030, because no one will want to buy a
> >dead end
> >> > vehicle as the deadline approaches.
> >> >
> >> > We are at the precipice of the end of gas cars. People need to
> >> > that the EV and Plug-in Hybrid is here to stay. And they are
> >> > faster, cleaner, cheaper to buy, cheaper to operate and cheaper to
> >> maintain
> >> > than gas cars. Its just the public is not aware of that yet.
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