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37 Replies to “Here’s Why Buying an Electric Car is Stupid”

  1. I Have to Tell You The Truth About New Ford Mustangs: https://youtu.be/o_Giu5Mm6-k

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    4. Cheap Scan Tool: https://amzn.to/2D8Tvae

    5. Basic Mechanic Tool Set: https://amzn.to/2tEr6Ce

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  2. "Lithium" is a filthy process. Every process is "filthy". But its much cleaner to impact of "oil" production – not burning, just production.
    You sound like a broken record.

  3. Scotty, hope you read this.. It's not about the high cost. It's not about the lack in infrastructure. It's about telling the oil conglomerates that their days are numbered. If we don't end the oil companies, mother nature will find a way to end all of humanity. As far as I know, there are still deep sea wells that are leaking oil into the oceans… Like, really? Whoever thinks that's acceptable needs to be slapped across the brain. ….Humanity has become a virus. A #%^& virus.

  4. I'll have to agree that they are not practical yet especially for road trips, but in some scenarios is day to day driving where people have plenty of cash on hand and a charging station they can pull it off. But maybe give them 5-10 years they might take off. Hydrogen fuel cell cars are even more promising as they are lighter and can refill even faster than gasoline combustion engines but they are still to expensive to make and the fuel stations cost a small fortune to build but they will be safer and better than gas and lithium battery powered electric cars in the long run.

  5. Yeah Lithium mining is filthy but oil exploration is not? Scotty is bias because he, well just listen to what he says at 3:17 . I have an electric car and I will never ever go back to sluggish ICE cars with all their endless problems. Suckers.

  6. Scott it seems that you do not understand the facts. Purpose of electric car is to charge at home and every day you have a full tank. Tesla has the infrastructure setup. If you travel over 100 miles a day EV might not be for you. Electric cars have much less parts opposed to ICE cars. You have less to maintain on electric cars. But yes the parts are more expensive. The electric motor has been around over 100 years.

  7. ATP says you can't use AT205 in your coolant system, says it doesn't mix. Tried it in Antifreeze designed for Kias in a clear container at the recommended ratio. After 2 weeks it's crystal clear and mixed perfectly and it's still in suspension. I still cannot see why you couldn't use it with all the seals and rubber in a coolant system. AT205 is listed on many websites as a recommended fix for coolant system leaks. Why all the confusion?

  8. It's still too early to buy a electric car, you can use it for daily driving if you live within 20 miles from work but don't use it for traveling you won't make it.

  9. What do you have to say about tire "dry rot". My brother, and his mechanic convinced my mother to spend $500 on new tires. I am quite familiar with dry rot and her tires were fine. 10 years old, southern humid environment, low milage, 1/4 inch tred, no flaking or breaking of sidewall. Minor surface "age".

  10. Hydrogen is not the answer.
    Sea water does break cleanly.
    The cylinders leak because of the size of hydrogen.
    The solid cylinders have a lot less capacity.
    The power is tiny.
    The hydrogen electric fuel cell system is complicated
    And hydrogen goes BOOOOM!!! 🤕 to easily

  11. 30 min to charge 2011 Nissan leaf to 80%. Dont have one, just researching mpg/range's. I need a new car that gets good mpg. Considered leaf until I learned I wouldn't be able to fix it. Not looking to learn anything new. Sadly. 106 mpg sounds good for a 2k11.

  12. The best way to lower emissions is to use technology to do all your work at home. Of course, not everyone can do this but there are a plenty of employment sectors that could eliminate commuting entirely.

  13. For the guy inquiring advice on the excursion… do not buy a gasser, you can get them cheap but you will pay so much in gas, I have an 01 with the 7.3 power stroke diesel that just hit 225,000 today I’ve had an alternator go bad and replaced batteries up until 218,000 the transmission went out. Great life for a nearly 7,000 lb vehicle with an automatic. Paid my local transmission shop $2,400 cash for a complete rebuild with most hard parts replaced as well. I will say that the v10 is fairly reliable but you get single digit mpg when towing. My excursion is lightly tuned and has cold air intake with 35 inch tires and get about 16 city and 23 on the highway. One time I got 27mpg from Sherman to McKinney going with the wind of-course. Diesels are not cheap to maintain. I’m lucky I had some cash when the transmission failed. If I had the money I would’ve paid 7,000 for a heavy duty performance tranny that would last as long as the engine. With the high mileage of 300,000 you’re probably looking at replacing injectors soon. Please do your research and do not buy the 6.0 diesel unless it has been bullet proofed. To go cross country in any diesel excursion you should budget around 15K unless it’s for sale at the high sticker price. We have 4 kids and the excursion offers amazing room with some to spare. Also if you are looking to go cross country I would put a bypass oil filter and always keep an extra ipr valve in your glove box if you have a 7.3. I also have an f250 that I haven’t had to throw to much money at and just hit 200,000. If both engines eventually fail I would love to do a 12v Cummins swap for the excursion. Hope you see this and also hope that it helps if you are sold on getting an excursion.

    I would like to ask anyone that has an older diesel this…

    I have been using retella t-4 and changing every 5,000 miles. Has anyone switched their oil to the t-6 and changed every 10k? I’ve done some research and I know that the oil is very crucial in Diesel engines. If I did switch to synthetic I would probably do an oil bypass filter before I upped the interval to 10,000 miles. Also with the new rebuild on my tranny… I’m getting close to needing to drain and fill it. Should I go synthetic??? Listening to Scotty has made me wonder… if it’s higher quality oil and able to operate cooler the I should have a happier transmission right? I don’t plan on upping the intervals on transmission even if I did go synthetic.

    Please let me know what you think. Cheers

  14. I dumbed up and done gone electric and I freekin love it, don't have to go to gas stations anymore. Road trips are fine, have to stop and charge every 2+ hours but usually have to piss by then anyway. It's also fast AF!

  15. I’ve got to push back on the “EV’s are expensive” argument. It really depends on your particular projected workload. I tend to keep cars until I drive them into the ground; I drive about 18,500 mile per year: and I live in an area with expensive gas and cheap electricity.

    My prior car was a Subaru WRX and I got 22.9 miles per gallon over its life. I drove it for 12 years and 222,392 miles before blowing the engine. I paid about $26,000 for the car (a comparable one now has a sticker of $35,560 including destination, but without taxes and government fees) and $30,008.51 for the fuel over that lifetime for a fuel cost per mile of 13.5 cents. My Model 3, which is better in every way that I can envision other than taking slightly longer on road trips due to charging vs. refueling (it’s likely less a difference than you think and I have taken 2,500 mile, 600 mile, and 1,100 mile road trips), costs somewhere between 2.5 cent and 3.5 cents in "fuel" to drive a mile when I charge it at home (which is likely to be 98% of the time and miles). This extrapolated over the same 222,392 miles would end with a "fuel" cost of $4,843.70 to $7,779.24 for my Model 3. At my current rate of actual consumption and charging at my highest priced tier at home, my projected "fuel" cost is $6,776.28 to drive the same number of miles for a "fuel" savings of about $23,200. During the time I owned the WRX, premium fuel ranged from $1.459 to $4.519 per gallon with a median of $3.099 and an average of $3.094 per gallon. I kept a detailed fuel log and these are real numbers. The current (02/12/2020) cash price for gas in my neighborhood is $3.00 for regular (cash price) and $3.38 for premium (cash price).

    Additionally, my maintenance cost over the life of the car was $6,077.53. This includes everything from oil changes to major scheduled servicing as well as brake replacement (which I did myself and included the parts and rotor turn fee); I did not include actual repairs which really didn’t happen until late in its life and added another $1,340.60. My tire expense has not been included, but I expect my Model 3 tire expense will be approximately 10-20% higher than my WRX tire expense even after accounting for inflation.

    The bottom line is, there is no one size fits all answer; you have to figure out how you will use the car and then do some math based on current fuel vs. electricity costs, and then make some assumptions about the future costs of fuel vs. electricity. In my case, the higher cost up front for the car will still be significantly and measurably cheaper than buying another WRX or similar all wheel drive car. And that assumes gas prices and electricity prices stay where they are. Given that electricity prices are regulated and change slowly, while gas prices by comparison fluctuate much more dramatically while tending to trend at a higher rate of increase, the difference over the life of the car could be FAR greater than originally calculated.

    Oh, and the “it takes too long to charge” argument is only relevant (and not a very strong one at that with the right car) on road trips assuming you can install a 240V outlet and charge at home.

  16. Scotty, please do yourself a favor and stop talking about EVs, it make you look extremely stupid. Stick to what you know best, combustion engines. Truth is, EVs are killing occupation like yours

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