How about the Tesla that erupted in flames in Russia? It was on auto-pilot and slammed into a stopped vehicle.
Didn’t hear about it. But I assume a few thousand internal combustion engines have gone up in flames recently. Tesla seems a pretty safe ride (and I own ICE too)
I think people are misusing the Tesla autopilots. They are meant to be driving aids, not a driverless car.
But a good portion of the electricity used to charge your car likely comes from burning coal...Maybe he hadn't yet installed his home yet. I would guess I have saved a few hundred hours of my life the last couple of years not holding a smelly gas nozzle and breathing noxious fumes!
None of mine comes from burning coal. That's a pretty big assumption! Depends where you live too.But a good portion of the electricity used to charge your car likely comes from burning coal...
Gee, what a guess.Yessir. You must be a car guy.
To be fair, I was replying to someone who's profile indicated they lived in Boston. It may be possible that some of their energy comes from renewables or solar, but certainly not year round. I perhaps should have stated that their car is powered by natural gas since it seems that much of the energy produced in Massachusetts comes from natural gas.None of mine comes from burning coal. That's a pretty big assumption! Depends where you live too.
Even if it was, there is a formula for this and you can compare all you want on the internet. It's not up for guessing, or imagining. EVs simply, in almost all cases and cities (yes, where you live matters since every area sources their power differently), emit less per mile that gasoline cars. Counting your coal emissions to generate the electricity. The argument that electricity comes from coal burning while true, is basically an argument that gasoline car drivers like to use to make themselves feel better (by putting down EV owners).
Mine produces zero since mine is charged via solar (and my house is powered by the same solar, as are all my electric tools, hot water, etc.). I suppose there is some > 0 carbon footprint to make the panels. But it's obviously very minimal and a one time cost.
Note I am not one to do solar for purely environment reasons, not at all! It's because I save money over the lifetime of the system, a lot of money. And break even time is not very many years. The systems are *way* cheaper than even 3 years ago. At least here.
Much the same could be said about many other new technologies in their infancy:While it may be cheap to install solar today, how much of that is because of subsidies that feed the industry along the way, from manufacturing of the product to home owners getting subsidies, grants, tax credits and loans to install them? I would suspect if it weren't for the subsidies, would there really be a break even point that is realistic? To truly look at the cost of EV vs gas, you can't just look at how much you may save each year. There is a larger hidden cost we don't see unless you dig deeper.