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by Britkid
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: electric vehicles in chile
Replies: 44
Views: 420

Re: electric vehicles in chile

Electric cars are still urban toys imho and would be impractical in the North of Chile, at least. Right now they couldn't even get halfway from Santiago to La Serena (470 km) without needing at least one recharge. And you can bet that those obligatory "fast charges" along the way will cost a lot mo...
by Britkid
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: electric vehicles in chile
Replies: 44
Views: 420

Re: electric vehicles in chile

Electric cars are still urban toys imho and would be impractical in the North of Chile, at least. Right now they couldn't even get halfway from Santiago to La Serena (470 km) without needing at least one recharge. And you can bet that those obligatory "fast charges" along the way will cost a lot mo...
by Britkid
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: electric vehicles in chile
Replies: 44
Views: 420

Re: electric vehicles in chile

Electric cars are still urban toys imho and would be impractical in the North of Chile, at least. Right now they couldn't even get halfway from Santiago to La Serena (470 km) without needing at least one recharge. And you can bet that those obligatory "fast charges" along the way will cost a lot mo...
by Britkid
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: electric vehicles in chile
Replies: 44
Views: 420

Re: electric vehicles in chile

OK, perhaps I was wrong about Tesla making its own batteries. I am not sure. It does own its own battery making facility in the US but I didn't realize Panasonic was investing in it or partnering in it. But the point is that Panasonic owns all the intellectual property?
by Britkid
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: electric vehicles in chile
Replies: 44
Views: 420

Re: electric vehicles in chile

On the liquid natural gas vehicles, it does look like they are less polluting than a petrol or diesel car, and quite possibly less polluting than an electric car. However, from a global warming standpoint, I think it's likely that an electric car would be better in most countries including the UK, U...
by Britkid
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: electric vehicles in chile
Replies: 44
Views: 420

Re: electric vehicles in chile

Coal and Pollution Come on Bert Douglas you said “coal” was “most” not fossil fuels. Now you are changing what you said. I still think pollution impact of electric cars is not minimal. The point is that an electric cars replaces a petrol or diesel one, so I don’t see how the cleanliness of natural ...
by Britkid
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: electric vehicles in chile
Replies: 44
Views: 420

Re: electric vehicles in chile

Some good points admin. On the reliability/parts question, keep in mind that, as the Forbes article I posted says: "electric motors only have one moving part while engines in traditional automobiles contain dozens. Items that do not need to be replaced in electric vehicles include oil, fan belts, ai...
by Britkid
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: electric vehicles in chile
Replies: 44
Views: 420

Re: electric vehicles in chile

If I hadn't have travelled on those flights, they wouldn't have had to lift my weight or the weight of my luggage and so the fuel burned would have been less. Also, flights will match the demand. If I hadn't taken those flights, I would have increased the chance that they would have cancelled or red...
by Britkid
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: electric vehicles in chile
Replies: 44
Views: 420

Re: electric vehicles in chile

I don't agree that the pollution impact of electric cars is minimal as you say. It is not true that "most" electricity is made from coal. I suspect pollution from electric cars is less, because diesel and petrol are purely dirty fuels, whereas a portion of the electricity at least is from cleaner fu...
by Britkid
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: electric vehicles in chile
Replies: 44
Views: 420

Re: electric vehicles in chile

shipps and planes are another one i am waiting for. Long haul planes that don't cause global warming just isn't going to happen for a very, very long time as covered in George Monbiot's book Heat and other sources. Clean planes are just not even at the R and D stage. Last year I flew to New York, f...
by Britkid
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: electric vehicles in chile
Replies: 44
Views: 420

Re: electric vehicles in chile

what would drive adoption in chile, besides having more charging stations, would be the elimination of all IVA and other import taxes on cars. it would get the cost of eletric pretty much even with most higher priced car models on chile. spending 60,000 on an eletric, is not much of a stretch when ...
by Britkid
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: electric vehicles in chile
Replies: 44
Views: 420

Re: electric vehicles in chile

"Using 15,000 miles as the average amount of miles a person will drive in a year, the annual cost of gasoline for the average car will be about $1,400 per year, ….. the average person driving the average EV 15,000 miles per year pays about $540.00 per year to charge it." https://pluginamerica.org/h...