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  2. Tesla Unveils Their Electric Semi Truck

    No there is NO ICE in the Tesla Semi or Roadster. Just watch the official Roll out video I have posted in my story on the Semi and Roadster Ocnblu. They are pure EV. Musk hates all things ICE and would never allow it. You can watch both Semi's come into the show at the opening and the roadster unveiling along with the take off. Tons of torque is amazing to watch. As I have posted pictures but also in the video you will see that they cover the truck, no room for an ICE generator or anything as with the Roadster. Pure EV.
  3. Porsche News: Rumorpile: Porsche Reconsiders 911 Hybrid

    Read CLOSER... YOU always do that when somebody challenges you... DONT dismiss by finding a little thing...LOOK at the BIGGER picture... But yeah...EVEN steering wheels... A 1966 Toronado steering wheel was special...so was a 1970 442 that was different to the Toronado's The 1966 Riviera was different to the Toronado's and so was the GSX's to the 442 which all were different to the GTO and the Corvette... So yeah... A C6 steering wheel that is the same as a Malibu is EXACTLY how YOU want the EV argument to go down...but YOU dont want to admit to it because it puts a kink in your view of EVs as ICE cars today have started that trend...and YOU dont want to admit it!
  4. Porsche News: Rumorpile: Porsche Reconsiders 911 Hybrid

    I agree with you here...except for the Jeepiat engine part... If it "feels" like its unique...its a computer thing that makes you have that illusion. The same could be done to an electric motor, maybe... An EV will NEVER idle like a MOPAR V8...but its acceleration will always be like a rocket ship... But really, dont you think its sad that both Chevy and Dodge have to add LARGER superchargers to their already supercharged beast of V8s to have a different, but same to a certain extent, of their Z06 and Hellcat engines to propel their ZR1 and Demon cars? BTW...a supercharger was both added to the base engines to get the Z06 and Hellcat... OK...stronger internals, but basically same block as base engines...
  5. Porsche News: Rumorpile: Porsche Reconsiders 911 Hybrid

    I'm not talking about steering wheels. Wow.
  6. Porsche News: Rumorpile: Porsche Reconsiders 911 Hybrid

    But..isnt that how MOST ICE cars are now? The interior bits are also shared...when a C6 Vette has the EXACT same steering wheel as the same year Malibu... All steering wheels actually come from that one same supplier... Engines are no longer being built to a specific taste on a specific type of car. Very few engines have that specialness to them. But even then, they are shared across the corporate parent. About that...noises coming from those engines are muted greatly...(most of the time) All the "negative" driving characteristics have been nannied to death with computer controlled helpers. Oversteer, understeer, torquesteer...all neutered and negated. All the good stuff too, all have computer aided shyte on them. Oversteer, understeer, acceleration, rev matching manual shifting, all done with computers... Therefore...the hate for EVs in that regard....maybe for nothing...
  7. Porsche News: Rumorpile: Porsche Reconsiders 911 Hybrid

    The sound of a Chrysler starter motor... or a Ford 5.0 when it revs, the snap and crackle of the new ZR-1 as it acquits itself at the top of the food chain... these are the things that make me love cars. Even my "Jeepiat" with its modest little 2.4 has a character of its own. Why would I willingly choose to lose these things that give me joy, that elicit an emotional response? There can be no joy in the hum of an electric motor, they all sound the same, they all produce the same result in their distance from emotion and thought and hope for a happy journey to a given destination. The "convenience" of the rise of electrical devices of most ilks (phones that produce zombies are another thing) will kill the human spirit of adventure. It has already contributed to the ruination of constructive social behaviour by isolating us. We are all slaves.
  8. Tesla Unveils Their Electric Semi Truck

    Saw a short spy video of it taking off and it was quick & silent, but who knows.
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  10. I would agree one hundred percent with you here.
  11. Efficiency can too easily equate to totally boring homogeny. This should be seen as a real threat to the enjoyment of the personal car, and when enjoyment diminishes, lower sales follow, and on and on. This is why I will continue to rail against automotive electrification... it instills a numbing sameness that will suck all the joy out.
  12. Random Thoughts Thread

    "FIN" - like a French film
  13. Tesla Unveils Their Electric Semi Truck

    I need someone to verify what I've read all over the internet. Is it true that for the rolling shots, these things are being propelled by ICE? Just curious.
  14. Porsche News: Rumorpile: Porsche Reconsiders 911 Hybrid

    No way no how will it be a Porsche 911. It will be like every other plug-in, humming device except with a familiar shell plopped over it. Just like NASCAR except they still use internal combustion... same boring chassis underneath them all.
  15. The U.S. handed important things over to China and we have ourselves to blame. Industrial might is what propelled us to prevail in WWII and go on to become the top world superpower. But we got lazy and spoiled. The "Made in the USA" label has become a novelty rarely seen and usually accompanied by hollow patriotic cheers. Manufacturing ability (or the will to manufacture) is of utmost importance to a society. Globalism is a danger.
  16. Porsche News: Rumorpile: Porsche Reconsiders 911 Hybrid

    HA! This little guy is making Porsche shyte bricks!!! Hybrid 911...bring it on is what I say! 'Bout phoquing time! I love it when arrogance from Germania gets humbled... What Im thinking about...is that if Porsche actually goes 100% EV for the 911 one day and does it like a Tesla...AWD with 2 motors, 1 in front and 1 in back, then 100% of the trickiness to drive a 911 will be virtually eliminated. Negating 40-50 some odd years of engineering the 911 to death...which is good...I guess. But is it gonna be a "real" 911 though?
  17. Porsche News: Rumorpile: Porsche Reconsiders 911 Hybrid

    Fast and EV? That would kick booty....
  18. Tesla Unveils Their Electric Semi Truck

    Pretty much my thought as well. I've heard those "superstations" will be solar powered too, which also would be quite cool. I'd really like to see this happen. Even if it would only change 10% of the fleet on the road-would be a huge start...
  19. Ill continue: #19 Batteries require supplies of very RARE minerals. If EVs become the successor worldwide, where will we find all these RARE minerals? Everybody keeps on mentioning RARE minerals...RARE means scarce to me... Everybody keeps on saying fossil fuels are just about to run dry...but NOBODY discusses how long will these RARE minerals will last us when and if EVs are produced by the millions yearly. #20 Every so often, anti-EV arguments reveal that disposal of batteries is EQUALLY harmful for the environment, yet no tree-hugger explains how this eco-disaster will be addressed. As far as pollution goes...we are trading 4 quarters for a dollar. Nothing is free in life...just checks and balances... #21 Nobody is questioning China as to why China is pushing to ban ICE... Pollution SEEMS to be the answer... Sure... But I truly believe (no devil's argument in this one) that is the brainwashing answer... I dont feel like googling...but Im almost 100% sure that China has a shtye load of these RARE minerals in her own back yard. Probably the world's largest supply. She already has monopolized the market...I think... Lots of dough to be made here on the backs of the rest of the world. Couple that with the fact that China has become the world's LARGEST producer of hydro-electric power and because China has the world's largest population o date...India will overtake her in the next 50 years...it dont matter though as billions of Chinese people will be recharging their EVs anyhow allowing China to line up her coffers with TRILLIONS of dollars... Its a money making power move for them...to ban ICE and go all-out EV. #21 is not a slight against EVs, nor a positive for ICE (although China as of now dictates how and what kind of cars will be bought) its just a reminder that the USA has to do something to keep up monetarily to the Chinese because this EV thing will propel China into a superpower level that has never been seen before...
  20. As for the Amish all I care to know is that I really enjoy talking to Amish woodworking people when they shop at the same supply house or lumber mill I like to use.
  21. That also. Your answer is essentially non competitive with mine...we are both correct. Something can be environmental waste and an act against personal liberty at the same time. Or better yet just don't take the bait if you think he is baiting you. There is a world of ideas relating to the fossil fuel side of the equation. Deal with those ideas. I don't give a damn about who has sand in their manly bits about what was said here. I want to talk about cars.
  22. Good night from Light Up Night

  23. Trax is too small, Equinox size is better. GM needs a crossover in between Equinox and Traverse too, that is a good place to put an EV.
  24. Random Thoughts Thread

  25. You're alright with me, Bill; I respect your preference. To each his own. It's NOT that it'd be 'unprofitable or wasteful'; it'd be a tremendous financial hardship to so many, and a grotesque criminal infringement on individual liberty to all. Short of an open dictatorship, it CANNOT be done.
  26. Ram News: Spying: Ram 1500 Sporting A Split Tailgate?

    It doesn't stick below the body of the bumper; it's WITHIN the body of the bumper. It's also only about 4" below the top of the bumper, which is in the same spot it's been for 60 years; at the bottom edge of the tailgate. It's simple, it's functional, but I'd not go so far as to call it 'brilliant'. Ford's 'Man Step' is embarassing, IMO. Wonder if some sort of ratcheting tailgate-lowering platform is possible. Crank a lever and the 'gate remains horizontal but extends out & downward half the distance to the ground. That would be 'brilliant'.
  27. Random Thoughts Thread

    1960 Buick Daytona 83-hour endurance test gauge readings, 120 MPH average : water temp : 180 trans temp : 210 axle temp : 240 oil temp : 260
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