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Electric cars to get more expensive as battery costs soar
« on: November 08, 2021, 04:35:12 AM »
https://news.yahoo.com/electric-cars-more-expensive-battery-172545999.html

"The cost of lithium battery cells is rising for the first time after years of decline, with strained lithium supplies adding to rising prices of other cell materials.

Chinese battery producers are said to be writing to customers looking to renegotiate contracts, including moving away from fixed pricing structures.

The high upfront costs of electric cars is considered a key factor preventing consumers from making the switch from petrol or diesel. They are cheaper to run, but it can take years to recover upfront costs."

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Re: Electric cars to get more expensive as battery costs soar
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2021, 11:49:48 AM »
Fuel cells then...

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Re: Electric cars to get more expensive as battery costs soar
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2021, 04:01:18 AM »
Only beta simps drive electric cars.

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Re: Electric cars to get more expensive as battery costs soar
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2021, 04:10:27 AM »
Only beta simps drive electric cars.

Virtue signaling.

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Re: Electric cars to get more expensive as battery costs soar
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2021, 07:13:35 PM »
I rode in my buddies Tesla the other week and was very surprised at how quick it accelerated. Once they get the road tractor set up, Iíll look into buying one.

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Re: Electric cars to get more expensive as battery costs soar
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2021, 03:42:13 PM »
I rode in my buddies Tesla the other week and was very surprised at how quick it accelerated. Once they get the road tractor set up, Iíll look into buying one.

Instant torque from an electric motor.

I admit they are fun to drive.

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Re: Electric cars to get more expensive as battery costs soar
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2021, 05:32:21 PM »
Electric cars lack this...




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Re: Electric cars to get more expensive as battery costs soar
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2021, 05:46:58 PM »
https://news.yahoo.com/electric-cars-more-expensive-battery-172545999.html

"The cost of lithium battery cells is rising for the first time after years of decline, with strained lithium supplies adding to rising prices of other cell materials.

Chinese battery producers are said to be writing to customers looking to renegotiate contracts, including moving away from fixed pricing structures.

The high upfront costs of electric cars is considered a key factor preventing consumers from making the switch from petrol or diesel. They are cheaper to run, but it can take years to recover upfront costs."


This is my take on electric cars. They are too expensive for not enough savings down the road. Easy for me to say. I have a going on 6 year old car with less than 30,000 miles. And yes, it is my only vehicle. It has a 10 gal tank which I maybe fill once a month...occasionally twice. It gets between 28 and 32 mpg. 

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Re: Electric cars to get more expensive as battery costs soar
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2021, 06:17:14 PM »
A Toyota Prius does not make financial sense against comparative gas fueled cars.

Tesla cars make even less sense financially.  People buy them for emotional reasons.

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Re: Electric cars to get more expensive as battery costs soar
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2021, 11:49:54 PM »
A Toyota Prius does not make financial sense against comparative gas fueled cars.

Tesla cars make even less sense financially.  People buy them for emotional reasons.

My honest non expert opinion is that eventually gas prices will rise to the point where battery operated vehicles will become viable. It probably won't happen in my lifetime or at least during the time I am still able to get a license to drive. Oh, but then there are self-driving vehicles in the works. I'd buy one of them. My current car all but drives itself and I love it.

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Re: Electric cars to get more expensive as battery costs soar
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2021, 03:51:28 AM »
My honest non expert opinion is that eventually gas prices will rise to the point where battery operated vehicles will become viable. It probably won't happen in my lifetime or at least during the time I am still able to get a license to drive. Oh, but then there are self-driving vehicles in the works. I'd buy one of them. My current car all but drives itself and I love it.

Electric cars only barely make any sense because they are supported by government rebates/credits.

Taxpayers supporting wealthy virtue signalers so they can drive Teslas.

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Re: Electric cars to get more expensive as battery costs soar
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2021, 11:59:00 AM »
Electric cars only barely make any sense because they are supported by government rebates/credits.

Taxpayers supporting wealthy virtue signalers so they can drive Teslas.

Tesla's new roadster projected price $200,000. First 1,000 will sell for $250,000. I think I'll buy a couple of them so while one is charging, I can drive the other.  :)

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Re: Electric cars to get more expensive as battery costs soar
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2021, 12:33:41 PM »
Instant torque from an electric motor.

I admit they are fun to drive.
Fast but lifeless. Nothing like a twin turbo v8.
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Re: Electric cars to get more expensive as battery costs soar
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2021, 11:19:46 AM »
Fast but lifeless. Nothing like a twin turbo v8.

Oh for sure!

Or my naturally aspirated 427 LS7 in my Z06. ;D

Nothing makes you smile more than an engine that sounds like Satan himself.