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Thinking of buying an electric car?

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I knew someone who had a Prius. She loved it UNTIL the battery died. Being a hybrid, it had a gas motor, but the electrical system needs a working battery for it to do anything.
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Sister has a Prius hybrid. They went off on an extended RV trip. Another sister came down so he husband could see heart specialist. The Prius starting battery was dead. So I was called.

Getting into the front if the car was no problem. But you need to open the rear hatch to access the battery (in the right rear wheel well, very dumb). And you can’t open the hatch without power.

I finally found a spot on the circuit breaker box and connected a jump pack. Opened the hatch, pulled the battery and left everything open while I went for a new battery.

All in all I spent almost two hours on a 15 minute job. Want to know why dealers charge so much? It’s engineering like this.

Oh, and they drive battery was almost fully charged. You can’t run the darned thing without the starting battery and none of the other stuff works either.

It took a real electrical genius to figure that one up.

Of course you can’t even push start today’s cars.
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We just got back from the Subaru dealership. big electronic t.v. screen in the showroom . new electric model coming out in 2023...watch the video. 224 mile range, :shock: 80% charge in one hour. :lol: the Wife and I were having a good laugh and a couple employees came over and joined in . they both said they will never own one.
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I've read that in 2024 or so ALL new vehicles have to have a remote-operatable kill-switch, so the government can shut your car off if you're naughty... :roll:
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Is there any wisdom in renting one for short term or long term?
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Electric vehicles simply don't make sense for me. At any time I may need to be anywhere in Texas as quickly as I can get there.

Nothing out there has the kind of range I need. I'm sure the technology will get better, but I am unsure how much better or how soon.

What I want to do is import a Nissan or Toyta truck like is sold in the rest of the world with a small displacement diesel engine and none of the Nancy Peloci parts necessary to keep it in the shop.
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Those small 3 cylinder diesel pickups are efficient and last forever.
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