Ayyyuuup!

Any good blizzard, hurricane, or tornado leaves yer leaf without electrons.... Unless you pull a gasoline or Diesel powered generator on a trailer behind your car the "uses no petroleum"


G Mann via Mercedes <mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com>
October 13, 2016 at 9:23 PM
Again... Nice Fantasy .... Now for some logic, based on reality and current
events.

Step outside and look up at the power poles in your neighborhood. Take
notice of their condition, and the condition of the power lines strung
between them. These are the basis for all the wonderful electricity this
"new world" is going to run on... Go look up when your local power grid was built, and when was the last time it was upgraded with all new equipment...
again.. the "source of delivery" for all these wonderful electronic "wave
of the future" items that will run your life and make it effortless...

Fact.. most components of power grids in America are approaching 100 years
old.. Every time there is wind, or rain, or snow, or ice.. what leaves you
hungry and cold first? Electricity off? How do you charge your electric
car.. run your computer to do "at home work"? Online shopping?

Yeah.. Ouch....

Loads of big dreamers building new "stuff" without doing anything to really
ensure solid supply to support it...

Primitive happens fast... ie... recent hot showers and dry basements with
storm on East coast...

On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 6:46 PM, Dwight Giles via Mercedes <
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Dwight Giles via Mercedes <mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com>
October 13, 2016 at 8:46 PM
You can have my diesel car when you pull the steering wheel from my cold
dead hands. Apologies to 2nd amendment folks.

Dwight Giles Jr.
1982 300CD
1990 300D
Wickford RI

On Oct 13, 2016 1:24 PM, "Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes" <
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Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes <mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com>
October 13, 2016 at 12:24 PM
Two-thirds of cars could be electric by 2030Published: Thursday, October
13, 2016

Falling costs and rising environmental regulation could mean that a
majority of cars will be electric in 2030.

A report from McKinsey & Co. and Bloomberg New Energy Finance concludes
that in the next 14 years, more than half of all cars could be powered by
electricity. This can be largely attributed to lower costs.

Governments trying to meet environmental targets are introducing subsidies
and tax breaks that help boost margins. Moreover, technology costs are also
plunging — the price of lithium-ion battery packs, for instance, fell by
nearly two-thirds in 2015.

"In densely populated, high-income cities like London and Singapore ...
electric vehicles could represent as much as 60 percent of all vehicles on
the road by 2030, the result of low-emission zones, consumer interest and
favorable economics," the report states.

The growth of electric vehicles could create broader challenges for the
automotive sector, according to the report. It emphasizes the automotive
sector's need to adapt to new market conditions, stating that the industry
might need to "consider moving from using a pure product-ownership model
toward providing a range of transportation services" (Nina Chestney, Reuters
<http://www.reuters.com/article/us-electric-vehicles-idUSKCN12B2AR>, Oct.
11). *— KB*
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