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Sen. Schumer gas for electric car trade in program?

Brett327

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Or, save the 1/2 trillion dollars we don't have and let the market figure it out. I'm not saying the government shouldn't incentivize things like this, as the effort to do so with solar panels contributed to a significant drop in solar cell prices and efficiency, but this approach seems way over the top.
 

AIRMMCPORET

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I’m a conservative thru and thru. And yes it’s better for the free markets to figure out.👍

Just a post for thought.😉
 

IKE

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Or, save the 1/2 trillion dollars we don't have and let the market figure it out. I'm not saying the government shouldn't incentivize things like this, as the effort to do so with solar panels contributed to a significant drop in solar cell prices and efficiency, but this approach seems way over the top.
Did the government really cause any appreciable increase in solar panel efficiency?
 

HuggyU2

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Step 1: Make a decent electric car that people want that doesn't cost high five figures properly equipped. Even a Tesla Model 3 is the equivalent of an entry-level BMW.
An instructor I just worked with two weeks has 3 Tesla's... and buying a 4th next year. He rattled off some pretty impressive stats on it, including the low cost of owner if you keep it 5 years or longer.
He's a gear head and amateur auto racer... and is completely sold on Tesla. It was pretty fun to listen to him talk about driving, owning, and racing them. I've never driven one but he's got me convinced to go give it a test drive.
 

Sonog

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EVs have the most "green" impact in urban centers. Good carbon footprint or not (most of the grid is still on fossil fuels), there would be a massive impact on air quality if every city was full of electric cars.
 

Hopeful Hoya

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Had the chance to drive one a few years ago, Insanity mode (now Ludicrous mode) is absolutely bonkers. Cool tech but the can’t imagine spending $50k+ on a Model 3 that has a worse interior than a $20k VW...

Pretty interesting take from a Ford engineer:
 

nittany03

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Friend of mine has a Tesla. The performance is eye watering and the tech is amazing. The interior is noticeably worse then German and high end Japanese brands and the build quality is shocking. Huge panel gaps that remind me of my parents' 2000 Chevy van. That being said Tesla is clearly pushing high manufacturers such as Porsche, BMW and Audi into the electric market which is a win imo.

And I'm with nittany on the mustang name, what were they thinking?
 

Swanee

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I’m a conservative thru and thru. And yes it’s better for the free markets to figure out.👍

Just a post for thought.😉
As long as the free market has an alternative to choose from. Try to choose not to buy products that are encased in (multiple layers of) single use plastics...
 

zippy

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