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by Britkid
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Electric Cars in Chile
Replies: 34
Views: 314

Re: Electric Cars in Chile

But you can get Priuses for under 10mil all day long and they pull 50mpg+ After that the Lexus CT200h...pulls almost 40mpg, but I really don't appreciate the styling of the ct200h. There are Lexus IS and GS and RX hybrids but the RX's have this bad vehicle acceleration control problem where they su...
by Britkid
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Electric Cars in Chile
Replies: 34
Views: 314

Re: Electric Cars in Chile

Hybrid Ambadassador, in interview Shinzuo Abe, Toyota’s powertrain general manager said they "want to make solid-state batteries available in the early part of the 2020s decade. But in fact, that won’t be on a mass-production basis. We will begin with small-lot and trial production. We would never e...
by Britkid
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Electric Cars in Chile
Replies: 34
Views: 314

Re: Electric Cars in Chile

Doesn't work like that. A coal-fired generating plant isn't a light bulb, you can't just switch it on and off as needed. ...... You seem to assume that a national electricity grid could run on 100% renewables.This has never been achieved anywhere in the world. The Telegraph is an establishment-defe...
by Britkid
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Electric Cars in Chile
Replies: 34
Views: 314

Re: Electric Cars in Chile

Another question I have also wondered is, how long do those batteries last in electric cars, and I imagine they are expensive to replace, so what happens when your electric car is say 5 years old ? , there is virtually no resale value as the battery is shot, (just like cell phones have a tendency t...
by Britkid
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Electric Cars in Chile
Replies: 34
Views: 314

Re: Electric Cars in Chile

The issue with battery electric cars for personal transportation is that not only grid-related problems have never been resolved anywhere yet, but they're also extremely dangerous when fully charged (they explode into an extremely high temperature fireball and so fast you have no chance of getting ...
by Britkid
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Electric Cars in Chile
Replies: 34
Views: 314

Re: Electric Cars in Chile

My other question is, doesnt Chile need a shit tonne more renewable electricity in their grid before they start promoting the use of electrc cars? otherwise its just transfering the problem elsewhere, i.e if everyone starts charging their electric cars then that energy is still coming from Chiles g...
by Britkid
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Electric Cars in Chile
Replies: 34
Views: 314

Re: Electric Cars in Chile

Apparantly there is a plan to have all charging stations cities between stgo and puerto montt in the very near future. I agree in theory with most of what you say, but I am not sure about Chiloe, it seems hard to justify, yes there are rich people that have property there that might spend the summe...
by Britkid
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Electric Cars in Chile
Replies: 34
Views: 314

Re: Electric Cars in Chile

Renewables may increase or decrease energy prices. In some parts of the world, wind power is already is the cheapest energy source (apart from maybe coal). It depends. It's going to be hard to predict since prices are volatile especially oil and gas. When we compare the cost of green vs dirty energy...
by Britkid
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Electric Cars in Chile
Replies: 34
Views: 314

Re: Electric Cars in Chile

Electric cars for taxis in Santiago make sense, because they are doing a lot of mileage so it can be economic, and some taxi drivers will be quite happy to have an extra, legitimate excuse to refuse long distance fares and pass you on to the next person instead. Some of them prefer to stay in Santia...
by Britkid
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Electric Cars in Chile
Replies: 34
Views: 314

Electric Cars in Chile

I happen to have just done some research on this, so I thought I'd share the key points. Let me know if anyone has any questions, corrections or further info. Number of cars sold There have been as few as about 200 electric cars sold in Chile so far (in total, ever). It may be higher including comme...
by Britkid
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: TVN and MSM Chile watchers: was this story reported on the TV?
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Re: TVN and MSM Chile watchers: was this story reported on the TV?

I think I did see this on a mainstream TV channel. I can't remember which one. I only watched for about 5 seconds so I'm not even completely sure it's the same story. What I've noticed is that the mainstream Chilean national media judges the newsworthiness of such types of event mainly on whether th...
by Britkid
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Opening A Bank Account
Replies: 142
Views: 25101

Re: Opening A Bank Account

You mean pay taxes sufficient to show a salary of 1-2 million i.e. a few hundreds thousands in taxes. You don't mean pay actual taxes of 1-2 million a month...?