Things are about to get strange

1968 -1970 Mopars

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    Drive your collectible combustion engine cars as much as you can guys. A lot of electric automotive industry movement in the last couple of days. Just today, I casually heard a GM plant in Lordstown, OH is being converted to an all electric car plant. Also heard today, a electric car plant had just been purchased in my poor economic area.
    Like many people, I’m sure. Thought about the reality of how far off this topic is upon us over the past couple of years. Knew it was very close, but also thought it would be several years in reality. The reality is, it’s here now. Things are about to change drastically concerning combustion engines. We have to remember, how much faster technology increases times of change today. It’s going to be extremely interesting to see how these things transition from one to the next. I hope they don’t sell one damn car !
     
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      Honda, Volvo...........no more gas engines soon.
       
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      Restricting sales to California would be a god send.
       
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        The American electrical grid is quite simply not adequate to handle an all EV fleet. It will take billions of dollars and years to upgrade infrastructure if we expect to charge our personal EVs at our homes. I, for one, won't lose any sleep over this. As long as oil is as cheap as it is now, there won't be a large movement toward electric cars unless there is breakthrough in battery technology.
         
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          I believe the Gov has a stated objective that CA would be all green vehicles sold by the mid decade. I’m sure they have to grandfather millions of vehicles but at the end of the day when you sell you’ll only be able to buy non combustible engine vehicles. It’s coming fast.
           
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            There is never going to be an all electric car movement. There are too many taxes and too much money to be made from petroleum products. I will never fall for this load of crap. I guess I will park my electric car on my over heated flat earth driveway while wearing my tinfoil hat.
             
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              Sorry you California guys are misinformed! We are turning corn into gas as we speak by the trainload. .you will never see a modern piece of farm equipment run on a dumb battery or a big rig for that matter. . .the country would starve.
               
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                Whom will determine the day that ones vehicle can be charged as to prevent permanent electrical blackout.
                 
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                I’m not saying I believe it - I’m just telling what the libs have planned for us suckers here in the state of disfunction. Don’t know how,they could possibly achieve that crazy goal.
                 
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                I won't need to buy any more I ve got three cars I'll just sit on these

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                  It is all bullshit. It won't happen.
                  Remember when we were supposed to convert to the metric system??? :jackoff:
                   
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                    Imagine what the younger generations will look like in the future souping up there electric cars. “ Hey man, check out my new voltage booster. “ “ 10 more horsepower per volt. “ I have the new app that plays over the interior speaker system that makes my car sound like a old 2019 Honda Civic, man. “ “ Yeah that rocks, man. “
                     
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                    I also remember just several years ago people predicting we will do everything on our phones. Watch TV, bank, shop, pay bills, make doctor appointments, etc. I told them, “ Get the .... outta here.” Lol !
                     
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                      I agree that there is far too much money being generated from gas taxes to eliminate gas and diesel vehicles.
                       
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                      Well that's when the mileage tax kicks in:mob:
                       
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                        Yep, big money will find a way to replace that revenue. Coal and oil companies converting into natural gas is a clear sign of replacing revenue and staying in financial power. They have the equity to make the transition without losing.
                         
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                        and the world is going to end in ten years
                        wake me up when either happens
                        my guess is I will be taking a dirt nap way before those days will come..
                         
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                          THIS ^^^^^
                          also the profit is so low in making these electric cars
                          the government is proposing to give the car companies 10 billion dollars in incentives in tax money
                          to start building them
                          (thank god that cryin chuck schumer bill will die!)
                           
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                          No one that frequents this site. Drives, collects classic cars. Ever thought in their lifetime. They would see a day when their favorite combustion engines would no longer run, as well as they once did. Based on gasoline drastically changing in their lifetime. Think about that, a lot is possible in our lifetime.
                           
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