Electric cars

HDRKID

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Some weeks ago in the USA a Police car being electric had to abandon a chase as it needed a charge.
 

PaulaJedi

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Electric cars catch on fire when they crash. There are too many cases to list here. Just Google it.
 

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Electric cars are awesome, but I can't see myself driving one during a snow storm on the highway...

Or in heavy traffic during the winter. What if I run out of juice in the traffic?
 

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Electric cars are awesome, but I can't see myself driving one during a snow storm on the highway...

Or in heavy traffic during the winter. What if I run out of juice in the traffic?
Electric cars don't work in freezing weather. The batteries need warmer climates to function. Of course I suppose they could incorporate battery heaters in the colder climate areas.
 

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I wonder how much battery power such heaters would drain. Would the car need to be plugged in, in order for the heater not to drain the battery too fast?
 

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I wonder how much battery power such heaters would drain. Would the car need to be plugged in, in order for the heater not to drain the battery too fast?
I think it would definitely reduce your overall mileage per charge. Just remember a cold climate electric vehicle would be an option. Probably an additional $10,000. Although the battery would probably be insulated to reduce heat loss. I might point out that currenty the batteries use a coolant system to keep them from overheating. So some type of temperature regulating system would have to be developed for cold climate operation.
 

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TAKE FROM It’s 2020. Where are our self-driving cars?

When it comes to self-driving cars, the future was supposed to be now.

In 2020, you’ll be a “permanent backseat driver,” the Guardian predicted in 2015. “10 million self-driving cars will be on the road by 2020,” blared a Business Insider headline from 2016. Those declarations were accompanied by announcements from General Motors, Google’s Waymo, Toyota, and Honda that they’d be making self-driving cars by 2020. Elon Musk forecast that Tesla would do it by 2018 — and then, when that failed, by 2020.

But the year is here — and the self-driving cars aren’t.

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Self-driving cars were supposed to be common now. Futurists will no doubt blame corona virus. That is what I suppose. That said, we do wonder why we do not have a future filled with self-driving electric cars. OK, so last week I saw $ 1.37-gallon gas. Hey, that could be one reason.
 

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