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Thread: Driving all around USA and Canada in an EV.

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    I'm very curious to see how many cities and countries stick with their plans for combustion engine bans over the next 10 years. I was quite happy to find out England already has bans in place, as I'm sure other European countries do as well. Canada is suppose to be rolling out large bans in the next few years. I'm looking forward to seeing this.

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    I think I'm on the other side on this. We are lucky enough to have a mix of 2 gas cars and a long range EV. Our commute is under 50kms a day so charging at home would be fine even from a 110v regular plug. Tesla supercharging is FREE for a lot of their line up and charges at about 250 miles of range per hour. A quick lunch break and you're charged during your road trip.

    It's not going to replace the gas car overnight. But make no mistake it's started and will only accelerate. Once you buy an electric car it is not likely you would replace it for the same uses with a gas car, just won't happen.

    The biggest change that is hard to fathom is that charging happens at home more than 90% for most ev users. That means the range should be thought about as DAILY range instead of range by the tankful. Do most guys drive 400kms in a day on regular basis? Nope, but new EV's can and be charged up again by the morning. Even with incentives, they're $50K for sure, but all the cars of 2019 will look super basic in 3 years time. They jump in capability rather quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doublelife View Post
    I think I'm on the other side on this. We are lucky enough to have a mix of 2 gas cars and a long range EV. Our commute is under 50kms a day so charging at home would be fine even from a 110v regular plug. Tesla supercharging is FREE for a lot of their line up and charges at about 250 miles of range per hour. A quick lunch break and you're charged during your road trip.

    It's not going to replace the gas car overnight. But make no mistake it's started and will only accelerate. Once you buy an electric car it is not likely you would replace it for the same uses with a gas car, just won't happen.

    The biggest change that is hard to fathom is that charging happens at home more than 90% for most ev users. That means the range should be thought about as DAILY range instead of range by the tankful. Do most guys drive 400kms in a day on regular basis? Nope, but new EV's can and be charged up again by the morning. Even with incentives, they're $50K for sure, but all the cars of 2019 will look super basic in 3 years time. They jump in capability rather quickly.
    Well said!
    People often think of the full range more than what they require day to day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnydepth View Post
    I'm very curious to see how many cities and countries stick with their plans for combustion engine bans over the next 10 years. I was quite happy to find out England already has bans in place, as I'm sure other European countries do as well. Canada is suppose to be rolling out large bans in the next few years. I'm looking forward to seeing this.

    Thought there was mention of a neighbourhood in Vancouver wanting to do this! West end or something!

    I laughed my guts out at this simply because I thought of the snobs moving into an area like this thinking they’d be living in some sort of utopia!

    Picture these idiots moving into these places then realizing “Oh fuck! What about garbage collection? Crap our toilet isn’t working! Call a plumber! Shit! I don’t think any plumbers drive around with all their tools snd materials in Nissan Leaf’s!!
    Let’s renovate the kitchen!! Wait, all contractors drive GAS POWERED trucks!!”

    Get real!!

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    On the garbage collection note, I'm puzzled by the fact that the trucks are not electric. It looks like a perfect use case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westcoastrider1982 View Post
    Thought there was mention of a neighbourhood in Vancouver wanting to do this! West end or something!

    I laughed my guts out at this simply because I thought of the snobs moving into an area like this thinking they’d be living in some sort of utopia!

    Picture these idiots moving into these places then realizing “Oh fuck! What about garbage collection? Crap our toilet isn’t working! Call a plumber! Shit! I don’t think any plumbers drive around with all their tools snd materials in Nissan Leaf’s!!
    Let’s renovate the kitchen!! Wait, all contractors drive GAS POWERED trucks!!”

    Get real!!
    Plans are in place to make all public transportation electric or hydrogen. As for private business, we'll have to see what happens. Many full size electric trucks coming up. England came up with a policy for gas vehicles. They are not banned from London but are charged $40 per day. Great incentive to go electric. I think the guys that are really going to be upset are the classic car collectors. With a ban in effect so that these things aren't drive-able what is going to happen to the value?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnydepth View Post
    Plans are in place to make all public transportation electric or hydrogen. As for private business, we'll have to see what happens. Many full size electric trucks coming up. England came up with a policy for gas vehicles. They are not banned from London but are charged $40 per day. Great incentive to go electric. I think the guys that are really going to be upset are the classic car collectors. With a ban in effect so that these things aren't drive-able what is going to happen to the value?
    There would have to be alternatives in place for regular people to service areas like this!
    I honestly don’t see it in the near future myself.

    I’m not at all against EV’s but it doesn’t work for everyone.
    I’m personally holding out on a new truck purchase until I see what comes to the market.

    Not really keen on these startup companies but more keeping an eye on the new F150 Plug in EV and full EV’s.

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    If they made a Ford ranger electric, I would buy one tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westcoast1 View Post
    If they made a Ford ranger electric, I would buy one tomorrow.
    Problem with the small trucks is they can’t fit plywood between the wheel wells and they’re not much better on fuel than the full size ones.

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