Coal-burning automobiles - buyers remorse

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Not surprised at all - once the bloom is off the rose, people get hit with the reality.
From Business Insider:

1 in 5 electric vehicle owners in California switched back to gas because charging their cars is a hassle, new research shows
In roughly three minutes, you can fill the gas tank of a Ford Mustang and have enough range to go about 300 miles with its V8 engine.

But for the electric Mustang Mach-E, an hour plugged into a household outlet gave Bloomberg automotive analyst Kevin Tynan just three miles of range.

You are trying to pump a LOT of electrical energy back into the battery bank.  Household wiring is not set up for this kind of draw - even if you tap into the 220 leg used for water heaters, ovens and clothes dryers. Tesla's Supercharger stations run on commercial 480 and still take more than one hour for a full charge. Versus under five minutes for a petrolium fuled vehicle.

Not mentioned in the article is that after about eight years (in good weather), the entire battery pack needs to be replaced - north of $16K. Especially now with inflation kicking in.

I would love to have a little runabout for the island but for anything further?  Make mine gasoline (or diesel).

Although, one of these would be a lot of fun to have...

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