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Re: EVs not ready for prime time?
« Reply #150 on: May 04, 2024, 04:45:11 PM »
So she was expecting to be trapped in a hot car for only 24 minutes?
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Re: EVs not ready for prime time?
« Reply #151 on: May 04, 2024, 04:53:37 PM »
So she was expecting to be trapped in a hot car for only 24 minutes?

It said it would take 4x15 minutes
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Re: EVs not ready for prime time?
« Reply #152 on: May 04, 2024, 08:59:04 PM »
Stupid people are stupid, in other news, water is wet.

Actually I suspect she's not stupid,  but is a liar, and saw a chance to get TikTok famous and went for it.

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Re: EVs not ready for prime time?
« Reply #153 on: May 05, 2024, 01:22:19 AM »
Teslas cutting 10% of it's workforce
Tesla is reporting it first decline in sales in nearly 4 years.
and did any one hear about an arson attack while is mentioned in the article on one of it's factories?

'There is nothing I hate more': How Elon Musk delivered news that 10% of Tesla's global workforce of 140,000 would be axed to keep the EV maker 'lean and hungry for the next growth cycle'
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13310433/Elon-Musk-tesla-memo-hate-more.html

Yeah. Nothing says expanding production more than eliminating 10% of the work force.
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Re: EVs not ready for prime time?
« Reply #154 on: May 05, 2024, 01:27:25 AM »
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Pro tip: Do not update your Teslas's software while sitting in a parking lot in the hot sun.
Then says she was stuck in the car the whole time despite them having manual door handles.  :facepalm:


Tesla owner left horrified after getting stuck in her car as temperature hits 103 degrees when she tried to update its software in Chick-fil-A parking lot
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13382795/tesla-driver-trapped-updating-cars-software-tiktok.html

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Re: EVs not ready for prime time?
« Reply #155 on: May 05, 2024, 05:57:06 AM »
Stupid people are stupid, in other news, water is wet.

Actually I suspect she's not stupid,  but is a liar, and saw a chance to get TikTok famous and went for it.

She saw a chance to get TikTok famous by showing how stupid she is.
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Re: EVs not ready for prime time?
« Reply #156 on: May 05, 2024, 08:16:40 AM »
She saw a chance to get TikTok famous by showing how stupid she is.

Yes. That's how Tik Tok works.

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Re: EVs not ready for prime time?
« Reply #157 on: May 05, 2024, 08:42:50 AM »
Yes. That's how Tik Tok works.

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Re: EVs not ready for prime time?
« Reply #158 on: May 06, 2024, 03:30:32 AM »
Can anyone explain to me how using the manual door release to manually release the door could in any way damage the car?

Just looking at her photo you can see that the two brain cells she has are lonely, and not likely to ever meet up to create a coherent thought.
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Re: EVs not ready for prime time?
« Reply #159 on: May 11, 2024, 12:55:58 PM »
Hertz charging a customer $277 refueling fee to put gas into a returned rented Tesla. They do have a recharging fee for $35 but he returned it with a 98% charge the same % as when they rented it to him so it doesn't apply to him. The company is standing their ground saying the refueling service was provided.  :facepalm:

Here's Steve Lehto

Gotta Love Hertz!
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Re: EVs not ready for prime time?
« Reply #160 on: May 11, 2024, 12:59:06 PM »
Lots of stories out there about Hertz ripping off customers.  Read one recently where they lost a decent sized corporate contract because of this behavior.
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Re: EVs not ready for prime time?
« Reply #161 on: May 11, 2024, 01:53:50 PM »
Lots of stories out there about Hertz ripping off customers.  Read one recently where they lost a decent sized corporate contract because of this behavior.

Aren't they the ones (most) guilty of charging customers with car theft when they actually returned the car as agreed?
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Re: EVs not ready for prime time?
« Reply #162 on: May 11, 2024, 01:54:58 PM »
Aren't they the ones (most) guilty of charging customers with car theft when they actually returned the car as agreed?

Steve Lehto even brings that up in the video
They reported cars stolen while continuing to rent them out. If a renter got pulled over while driving one and the police checked the tags they were arrested for having a stolen car. Hertz was like sorry about your luck have a nice day.
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Re: EVs not ready for prime time?
« Reply #163 on: June 07, 2024, 11:21:46 PM »
More regs to try and push out gas cars and trucks

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The Transportation Department told automakers they have eight years to squeeze another 16 miles per gallon out of their cars if they want to stay in business - while the fuel efficiency of their trucks will have to double.

Friday's edict came just weeks after the EPA slashed the limits on tailpipe emissions as part of the White House pledge to ensure that more than half of all new vehicles sold are electric by 2032.
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Pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles will have to average 45 miles rather than the 35.1 miles today.

But heavy-duty pickup trucks and large vans will have to nearly double their fuel efficiency from 18.8 to 35 miles per gallon.

Meanwhile sales of EV are falling

Biden unveils latest attempt to kill off gas cars in bid to force all Americans to switch to EVs by 2032
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13507831/evs-electric-vehicles-gas-emissions-biden-tailpipes.html
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Re: EVs not ready for prime time?
« Reply #164 on: June 08, 2024, 12:06:03 PM »
And I just read today that GM is pleased that the Costco Auto Program will start including GM electric vehicles. GM thinks this will lead to an increase in sales for them.
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Re: EVs not ready for prime time?
« Reply #165 on: June 08, 2024, 12:19:19 PM »
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/major-lithium-discovery-fracking-wastewater-leaves-left-facing-ev-irony

Oh dear, looks like the left is going to be spinning in circles trying to figure this one out...

Fracking wastewater from the Marcellus Shale formation in Pennsylvania is extremely high in recoverable lithium.

Recovering that lithium would be a huge step towards supplying battery needs for EVs and would help free the US from dependence on Chinese lithium....


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I don't see the left having to do any soul searching at all. It's still going to be "Fracking hurts POCs disproportinately! We can get our lithium from China! Who cares if those POCs are impacted? Neither they nor those racist MAGA whitey mcwhitersons vote for us!
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Re: EVs not ready for prime time?
« Reply #166 on: June 09, 2024, 07:52:56 AM »
Steve Lehto even brings that up in the video
They reported cars stolen while continuing to rent them out. If a renter got pulled over while driving one and the police checked the tags they were arrested for having a stolen car. Hertz was like sorry about your luck have a nice day.
Sounds like someone (several someones) at Hertz ought to be charged - CRIMINALLY charged - with filing a false police report.
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Re: EVs not ready for prime time?
« Reply #167 on: June 09, 2024, 08:02:55 AM »
Sounds like someone (several someones) at Hertz ought to be charged - CRIMINALLY charged - with filing a false police report.

According to this article from 2022 several were in jail for more than 30 days, one man 6 months.
This went on for years and yeah there should have been criminal charges

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For years, the rental car company Hertz falsely accused hundreds of innocent customers of stealing its vehicles β€” accusations that, for some customers, resulted in arrests, felony charges and jail time.

Now, the company will pay $168 million to settle those claims, Hertz announced Monday.

In total, the settlement will cover 364 people falsely accused of car theft. In a statement, the company said the number represents "more than 95%" of such claims.

Hertz will pay $168 million to customers it falsely accused of stealing its cars
https://www.npr.org/2022/12/06/1140998674/hertz-false-accusation-stealing-cars-settlement

Fuzzy memory here but hasn't Hertz been rumored to have connections to the mob in much the same way as U-Haul?
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Re: EVs not ready for prime time?
« Reply #168 on: June 14, 2024, 10:21:42 PM »
More regs to try and push out gas cars and trucks

Meanwhile sales of EV are falling

Biden unveils latest attempt to kill off gas cars in bid to force all Americans to switch to EVs by 2032
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13507831/evs-electric-vehicles-gas-emissions-biden-tailpipes.html

I wonder if the push is really going to be ebikes for po folks. 

They seem to be popular locally, with the crowd to frequents the beer&cigarette&lotteryticket qucikey mart half a block away.

One of those things that Bookface barfed up onto my feed today was from some D(FL) state rep in Minnesota crowing about their accomplishments.  One of which was a major subsidy (up to 50%) for ebikes.

It gets them mobile, but not too mobile.  They can't get far and can't really go fast.  And it's hard(er) to get in trouble on what amounts to an electric moped.
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Re: EVs not ready for prime time?
« Reply #169 on: June 18, 2024, 08:07:41 AM »
Fiskars EV start up just declared bankruptcy and is looking to sell off its assets.

https://www.cnbc.com/2024/06/18/ev-startup-fisker-files-for-bankruptcy-aims-to-sell-assets.html
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Re: EVs not ready for prime time?
« Reply #170 on: June 18, 2024, 08:48:35 AM »
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Re: EVs not ready for prime time?
« Reply #171 on: June 18, 2024, 06:26:04 PM »
Fiskars EV start up just declared bankruptcy and is looking to sell off its assets.

https://www.cnbc.com/2024/06/18/ev-startup-fisker-files-for-bankruptcy-aims-to-sell-assets.html
Hurry up and spend $100k so you can get YOUR Rivian before they close THEIR doors too!

I don't remember ever seeing a Fiskars on the road. I THINK I saw a Polestar once, and there are a number of Rivians around. And plenty of Teslas.

Somehow, if a startup DID come up with a really great, world-beating EV, I suspect that the big auto makers and fed.gov would do to them what they did to Tucker back in the late '40s. (I'm moderately surprised Tesla is still here - five years ago, I didn't think they'd last this long. And I still have no urge to buy one.)
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Re: EVs not ready for prime time?
« Reply #172 on: June 18, 2024, 07:43:26 PM »
Fiskars EV start up just declared bankruptcy and is looking to sell off its assets.

https://www.cnbc.com/2024/06/18/ev-startup-fisker-files-for-bankruptcy-aims-to-sell-assets.html

Until this, I had never heard of Fiskers -- this iteration, or the previous one ten years ago.
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Re: EVs not ready for prime time?
« Reply #173 on: June 18, 2024, 07:48:26 PM »
What's the bed length on the Maverick? From the photos on Ford's web site, it looks like it can't be more than 5 feet.

Maybe 5'. Maybe. And the sides/tailgate are tall. But it is nice for what we have it doing...
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Re: EVs not ready for prime time?
« Reply #174 on: June 18, 2024, 08:32:31 PM »
My Tacoma is a short bed model.  Not more than 5 feet.  I rarely use the bed, but it is convenient to have. 
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