[ExI] How the world collapses

Sondre Bjellås sondre-list at bjellas.com
Tue May 27 07:41:24 UTC 2014

Only 306 HP? And that is only at optimal RPM, which you rarely hit I'm sure
;-) Better off with a Tesla Model S, which is faster and utilizes it's 400+
HP much better.

There is only one reason why EVs are mostly popular in Norway: Car
manufacturers don't want to destroy their own markets by introducing
long-range EVs. That's why Tesla have done it and nobody else.

I'm the happy owner of a Nissan Leaf, couldn't be more happy!

Side note: In Norway, Nissan Leaf and Tesla Model S have for the last year
been the most widely sold car model of all kinds of cards. Even beating VW
Golf which traditionally have been the most selling car.

In April this year, Tesla was the second most sold car-manufacturer in
Norway, second only to Volkswagen. And they only sell one car model, VW
have loads. ~50% of Nissan's sold cars are the Leaf, and they are the 4th
biggest manufactures, BMW is #3 which recently started selling their i3 EV.
(13th most sold car in April).

- Sondre

On Sat, May 17, 2014 at 7:11 PM, John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, May 17, 2014 at 11:22 AM, Adrian Tymes <atymes at gmail.com> wrote:
> >  The solar panels on my roof don't seem very illusory.
> But solar panels on the roof of my car are illusory because my car has 306
> horsepower, one horsepower is equal to 746 watts so my car needs 228,276
> watts.  On a bright day at noon solar cells produce about 10 watts per
> square foot, so my car would need 22,827 square feet of solar cells, that's
> not counting the additional air resistance caused by the 151x151 foot
> square mounted on the car's roof and the "WIDE LOAD" banner I'd have to
> place on the back.. And I still couldn't get to work at night or on cloudy
> days.
> > Neither do the large wind farms in the hills not too far from here.
> Today there are no purely economic reasons to build wind farms, there are
> however tax and public relation reasons for doing so. And if wind farms
> ever became really common environmentalists would do everything they could
> to stop them because wind farms:
> 1) Take up to much environmentally sensitive land.
> 2) They are too ugly.
> 3) They are too noisy.
> 4) They change global wind patterns.
> 5) They kill little birdies.
> To environmentalists alternate energy solutions are just fine as long as
> they remain strictly on paper, just don't try to build anything on a large
> enough scale to actually accomplish anything.
>> > Generally, any article that's yelling and screaming about how the world
>> is collapsing and there's nothing we can do about it, isn't worth reading.
> I agree 100%.
>   John K Clark
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