New data show temperatures above 86F begin a precipitous decline of EV performance

Posted by $ AJAshinoff 10 months, 2 weeks ago to Culture
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No surprises here. I categorized this as culture because science truly has nothing to do with the push. The posts in response to the article show that there is still a few thinkers around.
SOURCE URL: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2023/08/new_data_shows_temperatures_above_86_f_begins_a_precipitous_decline_of_ev_performance.html

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  • Posted by $ jbrenner 10 months, 2 weeks ago
    Anyone that knows something about batteries knows that high temps hurt EV performance, but no one in the Buydem admin knows about batteries. They do know a lot about looting.
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    • Posted by $ 10 months, 2 weeks ago
      I've been considering a portable solar generator as for camping but large enough as a backup power source in case the lights go out. The research I've done makes spending what they are asking questionable.

      Intriguing is the new semi-conductors that have been created (can't recall their name) which apparently repel gravity.
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      • Posted by mhubb 10 months, 2 weeks ago
        better to get 2 smaller ones, so you have backup in case of failures

        or 3

        and no such thing as a "solar generator" as they are shown
        the "solar generator" hold the power, the solar panel converts the power, wires carry it to the "solar generator"

        i know you know this, written for others

        i've got 10 120watt panels, need 2 more and 9 Deep-Cycle Marine batteries for emergences
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      • Posted by $ Stormi 10 months, 2 weeks ago
        We were in the same situation. Found solar is good at day hours, but unless it sotres it, worthless if itis dark. We have heat pump with electric heat backup. We went whole house propane generator, and when it was -14 in Dec. and power went off, it came on like a trooper the whole six hours the subdivision was done. We just had some local farmers lease land for solar fields, maker went belly up, farmers got nothing!
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  • Posted by Bryanth 10 months, 2 weeks ago
    I live in the northeast US and cold weather is also a big factor in battery charging. I have a plug-in hybrid 2022 Toyota RAV4. I mostly use it locally and charge it overnight and have a 12.3kw solar array. However, if I need to take a trip it has a roughly 450 mile range on gas. Best of both worlds for me.
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  • Posted by GaryL 10 months, 2 weeks ago
    Geographically speaking, Solar, Wind and EV vehicles are not yet ready for prime time around this country. Here in the NY Catskills mountains there are scant few charging stations. Electricity costs to your home are outrageously expensive. Driving an EV car in -20 below zero is a no brainer and I seriously doubt driving through feet of snow and ice covered roads will be a wise decision. Very few of the "All Volunteer" fire companies around here even have the means to extinguish a Lithium Ion battery fire and we haven't even seen the environmental impact of disposing of these worn out batteries when their life expectancy expires. It is nothing short of a scam!
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  • Posted by tutor-turtle 10 months, 2 weeks ago
    The concept of an EV appeals to my inner Geek: fast, quite, low maintaince, high-techie gadgetry...
    The reality of EV limitations: range, cost, real world daily utility, (exploding batteries), battery life, lack of charging locations, resale value..
    Then you find out most of what goes into making an EV (unlike an IC car) is dependent on foreign sources.
    It costs more (energy, materials, labor) to make an EV than an IC car and more to dispose it (the hazardous materials: i.e. the batteries)
    Lastly, the electrical infrastructure of almost every country is woefully inadequate to support many more EV's. In California, they are already over-burdened. Most first world countries power grid is over 100 years old. With this insane push for complete reliance on renewables: wind/solar the Greenies are setting us up for disaster. It has be on purpose because no-one is that stupid.
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  • Posted by CaptainKirk 10 months, 2 weeks ago
    I just watched a YouTuber cover the maintenance costs on an EV. Well, a couple of them.

    What's funny is that they guy did "his own" maintenance on many items, which significantly lowered the expense, so he came in lower than his gas vehicle, where I felt he did less personally.

    Another fella showed how the MAIN SCREEN fails often, and make the car undrivable. Also, the lane detection system... It's like $600 for the part, but it has to be properly aligned, or your car might BUMP INTO things while driving... And the dealership charges like $2k for this.

    His experience was that the "It's cheaper to maintain" is a big lie. Because high tech parts fail more often than MANY of the parts on a Gas powered vehicle.

    Consider me NOT CONVINCED!
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    • Posted by tutor-turtle 10 months, 2 weeks ago
      There is an aspect you have not covered: Tesla can shut your car down and keep it from being charged on a whim: i.e. you didn't go to the dealer for service. You bought it salvaged. You replaced the battery with a non-Tesla-approved battery. Used a non-Tesla charging station.
      As of this writing, they are the only company this militant about dealer-compliance, but the ability for all car companies to do this (even regular cars) is present. GM's On-Star is a prime example going back 30-years.
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