Smug Tesla Roadster Owner Is Smug

Submitted by: eugenius 5 years ago

We get it, you spent $128,500 on a car and you"re doing a favor for earth--you"re a great person--I get it.
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Male 462
oil was used to make the car itself though, gallons upon GALLONS infact. this is not smug at all, its ignorance.
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Male 303
I wonder if he understands that hydrocarbons still need to be burned to charge the car :/
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Male 303
of course its in cali
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Male 75
Ha!
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Male 187
onoff: LIKE

Seriously though, as long as people produce electric cars with 6 figure price tags, who`s going to buy them except rich people? What about the other 99%? I drive a decade old Ford Explorer that gets 17 mpg, because that`s what I can afford (my wife has a newer Chevrolet Equinox that I`m paying on). Even a great idea like the Chevrolet Volt - a vehicle that can run solely on electric power for up to 40 miles, before switching over to a gas-powered generator that then in turn powers the electric motor - has been hampered by it`s $40k price tag, and that`s cheap compared to some of the other vehicles they`ve tried to introduce. With gas at $3/gal and a tenth of the country out of work, who can afford $100K for a car? Most of us do well to pay RENT.
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Male 2,033
Lol old.
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Male 10,339
"Do this until we run out of oil. Then there will be no reason for the oil companies to suppress energy technology, and within a few short years (probably within ONE year) we`d have clean, ridiculously cheap energy."

Using 2006 EIA supply and production values for natural gas: In recoverable resources, we had 1,533 Tcf [2] - about a 75 year supply.

That was in 2006, and more oil has been discovered since.
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Male 14,330
Nice tires what are those made from??????
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Male 1,284
je...
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Male 182
lol, electric cars. Come back when it doesn`t take more oil to make one than a Hummer does in its entire lifetime.
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Male 187
2012 Chevrolet Cruze. Only $19,000, and gets 36 mpg hwy with the automatic transmission (38 mpg with the manual). Has the benefit of not having to take out a mortgage to afford it.
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Male 2,859
Guess what the plastic resin that forms the shell is made from ..

Having said that I`d still happily have a Tesla.
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Male 14,774
@CrakrJak Exactly.

The Tesla costs $108,000 and up and I heard the batteries cost $30,000 and have a life of 400 cycles. Capacity (range) drops between 10% and 20% per year depending on temperature and state of charge. i.e. The batteries should be replaced every three years.

The Lotus Elise costs $47,000 and has a reported/official consumption of 40 MPG. With, gas at $3.15, the Tesla would have to run for 380000 miles to pay back the batteries and 400,000 miles to pay back the remaining difference in base price.

The plate should say "LOL99PCT"
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Male 58
@TKD I`m pretty sure spending all your money and burning the world`s oil supply would defeat the purpose of clean energy @_@
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Male 4,793
Do we truly want clean, cheap energy? Then go buy as much oil/gas as you can, and burn it. Then go make more money, and do it again. Do this until we run out of oil. Then there will be no reason for the oil companies to suppress energy technology, and within a few short years (probably within ONE year) we`d have clean, ridiculously cheap energy.
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Male 4,793
"It`s the perfect size for my jeep to run over. 0IIIIIII0 "

If only your jeep could catch it..
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Male 554
It`s the perfect size for my jeep to run over. 0IIIIIII0
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Male 17,512
Just wait, a few more years, until he has to pay thousands of dollars to replace all those batteries when they go dead.
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Male 251
It`s a California plate...

Though they don`t produce enough power for themselves and have a lot of old infrastructure for power generation, they still produce power in a more environmentally friendly way (as a whole) than many other states. Besides, maybe he has solar panels on his house and/or a wind turbine. Who knows? Teslas are awesome imo. They have a $50k sport sedan that they`ve been making for a while now and they are working on less expensive models.
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Male 2,553
>Zack
Yea, when you`re able to take into account the carbon footprint from the production of the cars batteries and so forth, then I`ll be impressed.
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Male 299
Also, thermoelectric plants are a lot more efficient than cars. They have to be. It maximizes their profits.

Cars, on the other hand, lowers the oil companies` profit a lot more than an efficient thermoelectric, so guess who they support the inefficiency from?
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Male 299
Well, some countries do have their electrical energy provided by technically clean sources, so electrical cars aren`t that bad.

However, the "LOL OIL" dude is clearly not in such a country. Jackass.
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Male 626
Where does he think the electricity come from?
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Male 4,902
@davymid,
You bet your ass it is.....
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Male 12,365
[quote]It sucks this company didnt continue to sell like it was supposed to. Sucks even worse that Tesla was not able to make the original car affordable, we might not have such a reliance on oil, and possibly not be in the wars we are now.[/quote]

Very doubtful, unless they also went back in time to prevent the root causes of the wars and while they were at it somehow invented all the other currently non-existent things required to make large-scale EV use viable.

Without all that, it wouldn`t matter if the car was a third of the price it was.

We need far better electricity generation and storage before EVs become viable on a large scale. Which might happen in not too many years.
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Male 12,138
Nice trolling. And when you plug the car into the socket in your garage to recharge the battery, that energy from the local power plant down the road is in turn made from the rainbow-coloured farts of unicorns. Right?
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Male 12,365
[quote]Can`t blame em, you drive em hard they die in like 4 blocks.[/quote]

~55 miles, actually. That`s on a track, racing it and having a laugh with it. That figure isn`t from Tesla. It`s from Top Gear. Tesla sued Top Gear for that review, saying it made their car look bad in an unfair way (they lost). It`s unlikely that TG were over-stating the range when driven hard, since they were laughing at how low it was. Tracking driving ruins economy on electric cars as much as it does on ICE cars.

[quote]Then spend 12 hours recharging.[/quote]

Longer if you`re charging it from the mains. Less if you`re using a special connection supplied with more power (which you can have installed at home, for a price).

The Tesla Roadster wasn`t bad. It was just 3 times the price of similar but better ICE cars that weren`t *that* much worse for the environment and was only cheaper to run because of unsustainable tax incentives (in the UK, anyway).
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Male 2,700
"I think it`s pretty clever. Cool cars too; my neighbor has one and you literally can`t here it when he is driving up and down the street."

Yeah there is actually a bill being considered to have electric cars make more noise because blind people do not know they are coming.
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Male 2,441
I think it`s pretty clever. Cool cars too; my neighbor has one and you literally can`t here it when he is driving up and down the street.
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Male 2,700
By smug you mean "Its about time someone throws the middle finger to the oil hungry government"

It sucks this company didnt continue to sell like it was supposed to. Sucks even worse that Tesla was not able to make the original car affordable, we might not have such a reliance on oil, and possibly not be in the wars we are now.
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Male 15,832
So, how does he charge it? With a hand-cranked generator?
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Male 439
Of course, chances are the plant that generated the electricity to run that car is ten times worse for the environment.
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Male 106
Too bad Tesla went under. Not enough smug rich snobs were buying them. Can`t blame em, you drive em hard they die in like 4 blocks. Then spend 12 hours recharging. Wow dream car!
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Male 612
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Male 1,620
Link: Smug Tesla Roadster Owner Is Smug [Rate Link] - We get it, you spent $128,500 on a car and you`re doing a favor for earth--you`re a great person--I get it.
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