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GM ushers in new era of electric cars with 2022 Bolt EV, GMC Hummer, Cadillac Lyriq


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Teaser for Cadillac Lyriq electric cossover SUV based on GM BEV3 modular platformGeneral Motors doubled down Wednesday on its commitment to electric vehicles and announced new EVs from Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC, and Buick coming within two years. “Thousands of GM scientists, engineers and designers are working to execute an historic reinvention of the company,” GM President Mark Reuss said in a statement...

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could enable a 400-mile range and a 0-60 mph time in 3 seconds.

OK, this is starting to actually be a little bit more interesting. However, the huge turn off of electric vehicles for me is the charging. I don't think we'll ever get to the point of a gas powered engine where you just fill up in a few minutes and you're on your way. Going to have to start planning your trips accordingly. 

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Right now I agree with you Ringo. Quick recharging is an issue today. I suspect it is merely an engineering issue and it will be solved in the 5-15 years. However, it does hurt cross country travel if you are limited to 400 miles per day (or less) because you can't re-charge (e.g. re-fuel) as quickly as you can with an internal combustion engine.

Also, as I've said before, the re-charging "infrastructure" (e.g. the charging station equivalent of a gas station/convenience store) is not in place yet. Someone has to build them. But who? The car companies? The oil/gas companies? Local utility companies? Your public tax dollars at work?

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39 minutes ago, Frosty said:

Also, as I've said before, the re-charging "infrastructure" (e.g. the charging station equivalent of a gas station/convenience store) is not in place yet. Someone has to build them. But who? The car companies? The oil/gas companies? Local utility companies? Your public tax dollars at work?

My brother-in-law, who is an electrical engineer, is a big proponent of electric vehicles. We were talking not too long ago about our next car purchases and he said that he really wants to get an electric vehicle as his next car. They live in Orlando so I even admitted for a commuter that it probably makes some sense there.

What you're saying though was one of my big things I brought up to him as he has been talking about once my niece gets old enough, to do a big road trip. When I was a kid, we legged quite a bit of miles in a day on a road trip, certainly more than 300 and some change (factor in some traffic) to get to our overnight stop. Then once you do get to your overnight stop, how exactly are you going to charge the car? Run extension cords to inside your hotel room? Pretty sure the hotel is going to poo poo on that. Going to be some time even before you see charging stations pop-up at every hotel/motel or some type of fee to compensate the hotel/motel.

Needless to say they bought a internal combustion powered vehicle a few weeks back :lol: .

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I totally get it Last Indian. I didn't want to go down that road totally but everyone thinks that wind, geothermal, solar, etc. are reducing our "carbon footprint" and saving the planet. That's the snake oil lobbyists, politicians and the rest of the snake oil salesmen have been selling us. Just like why I can't buy a 60W filament light bulb anymore and now I have to buy florescent or LED bulbs.

Electric is perceived to be pollution free. Heavy emphasis  on the word "perceived". Note that this is not the same as trouble free. Reliable. Dependable. Routine. Safe. Or Convenient. 

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25 minutes ago, indymanjoe said:

I hope more people buy electric maybe the price of gas will go cheaper LOL

Don’t want the demand to drop too low or so will the supply. Completely hope some drop happens though, that’d be nice 👍

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13 minutes ago, Ringo64 said:

Don’t want the demand to drop too low or so will the supply. Completely hope some drop happens though, that’d be nice 👍

Realistically what will probably happen is the price of gas will go up..Because the states will start losing revenue because the people who buy electric cars won't be paying the road taxes that are attached to every gallon of gas sold..So to make up that deficit they will just add more taxes to every gallon of gas sold....therefore raising the price at the pump

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5 minutes ago, TWO LANE BLACK TOP said:

Realistically what will probably happen is the price of gas will go up..Because the states will start losing revenue because the people who buy electric cars won't be paying the road taxes that are attached to every gallon of gas sold..So to make up that deficit they will just add more taxes to every gallon of gas sold....therefore raising the price at the pump

Makes sense. Changes are coming no matter what that’s for sure

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