Car leasing plans are also relevant to this equation and of course Vehicle debt based financing which is hugely important to the money supply in the economy
BMW announced a week or two back that they will be building a large number of the All electric MINI in Cowley ( Oxford) which is good news for That community of connected interests, business and personal:
To Buy a Tesla Model 3 on a Car load at 3.4% APR would cost 453 pounds per month, in the context of overall running costs the ticket price I think makes it likely to be a great success, and I suspect that the Nissan Leaf might havve to look at its pricing.
Personal Transportation over mass public transportation is a different question, Of course, and Urban Air Quality is taken out of that equation by Electric Vehicles, but not that of congestion on roads.
I think Tesla have several hurdles to clear and Musks, star is not guaranteed in the Pantheon of the US oligarchy, as we have seen with problems in Solar City another company he has financed variously by Bond issues and not the stock market .
This Documentary who killed the electric car is 6 YEARS old but well worth watching.
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In 2006, as many as 5,000 modern electric…Trevor Downey
NO COMPARISON !
They need to wait until DECENT batteries are invented (if ever) before phasing out internal combustion.
LITHIUM BATTERIES DON’T CUT IT !
Nobody mentions how DANGEROUS Lithium batteries are.
THEY CAN EXPLODE VIOLENTLY !
That’s why the post office won’t let you post even a tiny Lithium battery.
Almost forgot, Lithium batteries are BLOODY EXPENSIVE ! And have to be replaced every couple of years, making it cheaper to get a new car ! They don’t mention all the snags, just how “green” it all is ! I believe that is lying by omission…the govt. lying ? Could this be true ?
The problems are not technological but Political and related to the political economy of scarcity rather than Distributed Networks of abundance.
Its a Paradigm shift thing and Politics can not keep up and neither can our Human emotional responses for an attachment to the familiar.
The other thing to watch is the Circular economy. and the Bucky Fullmeister idea of doing more with less.
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Personally, I like the Prius, which is very cheap to run and a low maintenance vehicle, less brake wear and engine stresses etc.
One man’s fish is another mans poisson, we all pays our money and makes our choice.
I do get the petrol head thing, and I really like CLassic US gas Guzzlers too, The problem with those older designs is that they are just not as efficient or fast or technologically proficient as our Family PRIUS.
The VW beetle or Golf or Mini of the future will obviously not be driven by an internal combustion engine, its obvious if you think about it.
New Mythologies will emerge for status enhancement for Male EGO´s in the future maybe even in the form of some sort of penis substitution transport conveyance system.
Heres a Blog I did a few years back, called Big Car Small Dick.
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