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7/20/2012 07:11 PM EDT
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Bert22306
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Bert22306   7/22/2012 11:47:46 PM
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To me, the most valid way of looking at battery electrics is to ask yourself this: Would I consider buying a car in which the gasoline tank holds only 2 gallons of fuel, and it takes 4 to 10 hours to refill the tank? I'll submit that even the theoretical option of switching out the gas tank, with another tank preloaded with 2 gallons of fuel, does not help matters much. Nor does making that a 4 gallon gas tank! I'll admit that there are some situations where such dire restrictions are acceptable. But it ain't no 50 percent of cars on the road.

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sprite0022   7/23/2012 12:28:59 AM
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If anyone visite china, e-bike has replaced most of motorcycles and some bikes. If it's low speed short range, e-bike rules. same thing, e-car will rule in china if no speed /range requirement which is already happening in some villages...

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Patk0317   7/23/2012 12:35:32 AM
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Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe.

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Patk0317   7/23/2012 12:37:09 AM
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e-bike can be pedaled like a regular bike when the battery is dead. You cannot pedal a car with a dead battery ...

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GREAT-Terry   7/23/2012 1:33:24 AM
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I don't think it is possible to see a lot "fully electric" car in 20 years if there is no breakthrough in battery - no matter it is fuel cell or any other kind of chemical. 20 years is just a blink if we talk about battery technology.

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sprite0022   7/23/2012 2:06:31 AM
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man, you need to take a real look, many of the chinese e-bikes don't have a pedal.

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Patk0317   7/23/2012 3:34:46 AM
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Then they are not e-bikes, they are scooters

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rick merritt   7/23/2012 4:03:20 AM
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Musk's prediction will only come true if there is a breakthrough in battery technology. There's certainly enough money chasing the issue, but that doesn't mean anyone will find a breakthrough. I say Musk is just stirring the pot with wishful thinking and big talk. But I give him the benefit of the doubt that his motive is to rally people toward a better planet. I don't think he is just trying to pump up Tesla.

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sprite0022   7/23/2012 5:08:54 AM
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o ok , your bike transforms into a scooter when you take the pedal away.

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stixoffire   7/23/2012 7:21:11 AM
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If man was intended to fly he would have been born with wings, it is impossible to record the human voice. People who can - do. The world is full of naysayers, Ask Goddard, Deming, Ford, The Wright brothers, Edison, the list goes on. When Kennedy said Lets go to the moon. We went - not because it was easy or "could be done in his day" but because he believed it could be done! There is a lot that can be achieved - so please naysayers - get out of the way you're holding up progress.

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