As Teslas age

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  1. Cojohnso1

    Cojohnso1 Well-Known Member

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    And that's just the automotive sector. I'm not sure if it's calculable (Not sure if that's an actual word?) How much the fossil fuel industry has taken? And/or exempt from taxation on net profits? Besides. We don't go for all that fancy spacy fact stuff. If it makes me feel sad? It's FAKE NEWS.

    It's funny the ney crowd brings up Henry Ford? Back in the day? The "Ney" crowd was screaming. "I ain't buying no horseless carriage!" "My Billy can out pull, run and outlast any of them devil Auto Mobiles!"

    P.S. Horses were not outlawed. In fact? Its still a viable market. It's true with all economic revolutions. And I believe the United States is entering the next major revolution (#5) The "Energy" revolution.

    #1. Agricultural.
    #2. Industrial.
    #3. Transportation.
    #4. Information.
    #5. Energy.

    The next revolution doesn't kill it's predecessor. It enhances.

    JMO.
     
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    • Photon440

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      Well, there is oil or some sort of fluid in the gear reduction box, and the motor itself is filled with glycol coolant (the blue stuff) which does multiple duties of heating or cooling the batteries, cooling the motor and gear box and charging system. So if it's clean, it means it isn't leaking.
       
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      Cojohnso1 Well-Known Member

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      I agree that the future is not easily predicted. Rail was supposed to be far more prevalent. But fell short to changing economic conditions and trends. (Smaller, faster retail. Thus trucking industry got big.) Nuclear power by today's designs is far safer than in the past. With some real recycling technology of spent fuel. The problem? Nuclear is more expensive than even solar. The highest cost per watt.

      I still believe that battery technologies will increase and transportation will migrate to electric as dominant transportation work source. How the batteries are made/charged/maintenanced/Life cycle/recycled? We will have to see.
       
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    • Richard Cranium

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      I personally feel that battery technology is like the curly fluorescent light bulbs from 20 years ago. Eventually, something better came along from private industry in the form of LED lights to replace those crappy things that 'were' forced upon us.
       
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        Fuel cells and offshore wind generation are expensive too. I'm waiting for fusion power to become viable for electricity generation.
         
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        • Cojohnso1

          Cojohnso1 Well-Known Member

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          That does appear to be "The holy grail" as an energy source. But what I've read? Still (At a minimum) 50 years out. And certainly not without its own risks. Again, I believe science and engineering can solve most of man's biggest concerns. But in some cases? Can it in time?
           
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          In time for what? Curious minds must know.
           
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            Dear lord......... I'll stick with a hemi for my transportation.
             
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            • Dennis H

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              Keep it coming. So glad I don’t live in fear like the other side.
               
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                Runcharger Well-Known Member

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                Answer is really simple but it won't make anyone big money. Just sterilize people after they have their second child (all across the world). There I said it.
                 
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                Cojohnso1 Well-Known Member

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                That is "A" solution. Lol.
                 
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                Taking things political in the General Forum never ends well......
                 
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