Henry Payne for May 21, 2024

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    Holden Awn  about 2 months ago

    I dunno; I like the concept of electric cars — let’s cut down on combustion engines. BUT: !) I grew up in Michigan and used to pull the battery out of my car – literally – to keep it from freezing; how they gonna make batteries work in the cold? and, 2) where they gonna get all this addition electricity when they can’t even meet current demand?

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    Rich Douglas  about 2 months ago

    Right. Because technology never advances, never gets better, never changes. I’m surprised Payne isn’t drawing horse-drawn buggies every couple of days.

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    Havel  about 2 months ago

    From “Our World in Data”:

    “Globally, around 1-in-4 new cars sold were electric in 2023. In Norway, this share was over 90%, and in China, it was almost 40%.”

    Then, in a few years the critics will whine that we trail in EV development, production and usage. It’s just sad that they think that American “know-how” isn’t up to this task.

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    ncorgbl  about 2 months ago

    There is no doubt that Payne would have been yelling ‘Get a horse’ at cars back in the early 1900s. Formula E has been racing for years, with championships since 2020 on prix courses. The estimated top speed is over 200 mph, the battery is designed to be able to handle “flash-charging” at rates of up to 600 kW, allowing pitstop recharging into the championship. I’d think a pundit would do some research before reaching for his crayons.

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    David P. McLaughlin  about 2 months ago

    Battery electric cars are useless for most people who ALSO need a car that they can get in and drive long distances, refuel in 5 minutes, [with gas stations plentiful NOW across the USA!] The electric grid in place NOW, can’t handle more load from more electric cars! [California tells people NOT to recharge their Teslas, often enough that they sell their Teslas at a huge loss to buy a gas engine car!] AND, contrary to what wind and solar power cheerleaders say, the only electric power that is available 24/7 in any kind of weather, [and doesn’t emit harmful gasses] is Nuclear power. It doesn’t require huge areas to be mined for lithium and cobalt, and it doesn’t require huge areas to put solar panel arrays [which have a 15 year life span if not immediately destroyed by a hail storm!] Wind power generators have the same 15 year life span, and DON’T make power when the wind stops [AND the propeller has to be stopped in high winds to prevent damage!] Drag races are the only type that battery electric cars are good for, and are safe for: people who speed in Teslas on regular highways are often colliding with drivers who can’t hear them coming and pull out of a driveway.

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    Pluggergirl  about 2 months ago

    i was talking to a guy from Oregon and as soon as i mentioned NASCAR, his eyes filled with hate.

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    A# 466  about 2 months ago

    Indy car fuel efficiency is such that the maximum range is close to 30 miles, or about a dozen laps. (Indy Chronicle)

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