BMW i3 All Electric is Out



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  • Sadly the range is only 81 miles right now.



  • And it's fugly! I think I'll still go with an ELR after my current car's paid off.



  • i like turbos too much



  • @alexntg said:

    And it's fugly! I think I'll still go with an ELR after my current car's paid off.

    Agreed, no thank you.



  • @Hubtech said:

    i like turbos too much

    Apparently you've never driven an all electric. Makes a turbo a toy. A Tesla S has so much power you go blurry from the deformation of you eyeballs!!



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @Hubtech said:

    i like turbos too much

    Apparently you've never driven an all electric. Makes a turbo a toy. A Tesla S has so much power you go blurry from the deformation of you eyeballs!!

    for 81 miles.....

    my truck can swing 400 miles. and when it's empty, i just spend 5 minutes putting more dino blood in it and on to another 400 miles.

    dont get me wrong, they're cool. and if i lived in a city and never ventured outside or had tons of free income, i'd probly have one. But right now, it ain't in the cards. not trying to poop on this thread.

    Electric cars are neat! 😉



  • That looks nice - how much?



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @Hubtech said:

    i like turbos too much

    Apparently you've never driven an all electric. Makes a turbo a toy. A Tesla S has so much power you go blurry from the deformation of you eyeballs!!

    Scott I think you may be the only person here who has ever sat in a Tesla, let alone drove one.

    Electric torque > gas.

    Electric range = laughable.

    I can't wait to drive my car to work... and spend the night here for it to charge.



  • I soooo want an electric vehicle (or at least partially), but here in the midwest, I can see a lot of "range anxiety". I commute 40 miles a day to work (both ways), and that is a little on the low side for the average in the area. Add on trips to the mall, soccer fields, friends' houses, etc and even 81 miles might not cut it for the average Midwesterner.

    I eagerly await a longer-range EV, until then, I'll dream of something like a Volt that I can afford next go-around (ha ha).



  • @Nic said:

    That looks nice - how much?
    About $42K



  • @Hubtech said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    @Hubtech said:

    i like turbos too much

    Apparently you've never driven an all electric. Makes a turbo a toy. A Tesla S has so much power you go blurry from the deformation of you eyeballs!!

    for 81 miles.....

    my truck can swing 400 miles. and when it's empty, i just spend 5 minutes putting more dino blood in it and on to another 400 miles.

    dont get me wrong, they're cool. and if i lived in a city and never ventured outside or had tons of free income, i'd probly have one. But right now, it ain't in the cards. not trying to poop on this thread.

    Electric cars are neat! 😉

    Tesla gets more like 300 miles and charge ups are free at their chargers.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @Hubtech said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    @Hubtech said:

    i like turbos too much

    Apparently you've never driven an all electric. Makes a turbo a toy. A Tesla S has so much power you go blurry from the deformation of you eyeballs!!

    for 81 miles.....

    my truck can swing 400 miles. and when it's empty, i just spend 5 minutes putting more dino blood in it and on to another 400 miles.

    dont get me wrong, they're cool. and if i lived in a city and never ventured outside or had tons of free income, i'd probly have one. But right now, it ain't in the cards. not trying to poop on this thread.

    Electric cars are neat! 😉

    Tesla gets more like 300 miles and charge ups are free at their chargers.

    and starts at 63K
    and here are the charging stations.
    http://www.plugincars.com/sites/default/files/Next-Two-Years-620.jpg



  • I know that @ajstringham and @Josh have both been in Teslas too.

    In Texas and California they are everywhere.



  • Electric, still has carbon footprint, how do you generate electricity? Coal? Gas? (Nuclear although not much carbon, much anxiety) Hydro? Wind? Solar? So Electric goes big, and California goes Electric.
    With the local infrastructure in place (Grid) when you add (? insert number here) cars to the Electrical grid now in place - gives a new meaning to Rolling vroom vroom Blackouts? HA. Will cost to upgrade electrical infrastructure to handle the load placed by electric vehicles being plugged in, and I don't suppose charging one means no amperage?

    For the auto industry to convert lines from gas, to electric - means major retooling of - Parts - Installation - Assembly - So much to do cost will be great. How many bailed out Corps would be interested in that expense? And still some Oil for Lubrication, that will not go away - moving parts need something (transmission?). Electric cars, and the plastic they use, the aluminum (smelted, or recycled needs electric), tires, will still cause the amount of carbon already used to create a car, block and interior.

    Maybe that is why most company's have 1 or 2 flagship cars and some of the best come from Japanese car makers who were not involved in US Govt. bailouts (Most and Some - did not say all). It is a shame that when it comes down to it, seems like gas will not go away until wells dry up, then the food supply will probably become the next fuel source (Corn - Ethanol). When corn becomes fuel farmers will sell to highest bidder - Fuel or food, Ohhh competition for my Corn Pops which now cost $35 dollars a box.
    HMMM.



  • Talking about pollution, I've been told that power plants that are used to run the now electric buses that run in downtown San Fransisco put out more pollution than the buses did, so while a cleaner downtown, we still wound up with a dirtier planet.



  • My home county is 100% wind. They have more than they need and provide air power to the national grid.


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