Can't help thinking this is good news...

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Re: Can't help thinking this is good news...

Post by rlown » Mon May 18, 2020 9:03 am

I'm avoiding an EV until they can assure me that the LIon battery pack won't burst into flames. Seems like some trailhead access roads might trigger such a problem. Besides, we have a plethora of oil tankers sitting offshore waiting to be offloaded/processed.








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Post by c9h13no3 » Mon May 18, 2020 9:09 am

rlown wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 9:03 am
I'm avoiding an EV until they can assure me that the LIon battery pack won't burst into flames. Seems like some trailhead access roads might trigger such a problem. Besides, we have a plethora of oil tankers sitting offshore waiting to be offloaded/processed.
Oh, so now he's all concerned about safety.
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Post by rlown » Mon May 18, 2020 9:13 am

Just a bit. My Dodge 1 ton feels very safe. 7000 lbs of safe and huge brakes.

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Post by balzaccom » Mon May 18, 2020 5:41 pm

Wow. That's a monster. What kind of mileage does it get? How old is it?
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Post by rlown » Mon May 18, 2020 6:26 pm

'97 19mpg. 10 if pulling the 24' boat or the 3700lb camper.
I love my truck. Saw a prius spun out on 395 on my way to North lake a few years ago due to a hail storm. I put my rear dually right side on the shoulder and had no problems.

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Post by bobby49 » Mon May 18, 2020 7:21 pm

The Dodge was probably one of those famous Chrysler products that got 20 mpg. That means 8 in town and 12 on the road.

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Post by rlown » Mon May 18, 2020 7:39 pm

She's 19 MPG on the road. Cummins proud.

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Re: Can't help thinking this is good news...

Post by dave54 » Tue May 19, 2020 8:29 am

Some coal will always be needed

Coal is also used to make drugs and pharmaceuticals, and many petrochemicals and plastics.

The power generation thing is slowly going away. All the other uses will be with us for a long while.
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