Later I'll see if I can flip access on just for you.
Is that DPR thing supposed to be ironic? "Instead of having pollution reducing buses, let's just fund more cars with drivers whose insurance doesn't cover their passengers, and then injured passengers can sue the city for millions"
Buses are not a solution to global climate change. But thankfully electric cars are disrupting the car industry. Tesla will eventually unveil their planned $35,000 car which will cause other car companies to do the same. The sheer economics of these cars will ensure their use in fleets of car services like Uber as we saw with the Prius. Solar power will be a major source of energy for these cars as every charge station for Teslas are free and solar powered. Simultaneously our needs for driving will change, just as email reduced our tree usage, advances in internet connected VR & AR will obviate certain needs to physically travel to places thus reducing more emissions. In 5 years or less, we will add self-driving cars to the mix and we will have access to driverless, sustainable, cheap if not free, options for point to point transportation for you or your things. The type of car or delivery service you need will be summoned when you need it. Cities will transform. Ideally, parking lots would become vertical farms removing the gross inefficiencies in the current methods of food production, transportation, sales, preparation, etc. Granted, this is all still a small part of the global challenge of carbon emissions but the U.S. can lead by example and the important thing here is, the sheer economics of solar powered electric cars will make it inevitable. So rather than reinvest millions more of our dollars into a system that will be obsolete in 5 years, let's use that money to sow the seeds of tomorrow and invest in a new kind of mass transit infrastructure. -DPR (Not ironic just feels more piratey)
Post by Rupert McGillicutty on Aug 2, 2015 13:44:20 GMT -8
What if I don't care about fuel efficiency? I just want horsepower and a nice tight suspension, if possible.
I'm all for commercial and fleet vehicles to be efficient and emission free. I'm looking forward to that. But for my personal vehicle I don't want that. I like the growl of the exhaust and the feel of being thrown back in the seat when I get on the throttle. Even if the powers that be who control the means of fossil fuel production werent stupidly rich and powerful, I think the average American doesn't want to completely let go of the fuel injected engine. That selfish American individualism and the love of raw driving power will cause people to hang on, even if they know it's not the best thing for the planet. I'm guilty of this.
lol Rupert you've clearly never ridden in a Tesla. I'd rather be on a crazy fast magic carpet than a caveman chuggy machine that make big boom boom
I'd have to assume the same thing, it sound like you haven't driven one. Tesla's aren't golf carts. The Model S is a four door that takes 3.2 second to go from 0 to 60 MPH, as fast as the McLaren F1. It also has the highest safety rating ever given. There is a reason it got "Car of the Year" two years in a row. Once you've driven one it's hard not to look at other cars on the road like they're a decade behind. There is as much reason for you to cling to the 'powerful' gas engines of today as there was for horse enthusiasts to cling to their purebreds of yesteryear, maybe even less.
Gonna chime in. I own a Tesla MS60, the smallest battery they build, which they have discontinued. it gets just over 200 miles on a full charge. The Model III is supposed to get about the same. Drive-wise I think they will drive the same. The saving are going to come in eliminating some size and creature comforts. But the motor and batteries should not be that much different. The motor is only the size of a large watermelon so there is no need to make it much smaller.
I want to post in shore leave but I don't want you to know that the real me is even alive much less playing this game. I'll post here for now:
Instead of investing in public transit, why don't cities just use that money to make Uber free? - DPR
Oh and I'm watching 'Humans' from the UK, began in June. If you like black mirror you'll probably enjoy it.
One day, the t was busted and I had to get home. Uber is relatively new in our city. They've been advertising heavily. With the surge pricing, what normally would have been about a 15 dollar ride turned into close to 50. Gratefully I had a 30 dollar credit for signing up. It can get worrisome that that uber is willing to charge those rates. They'll do that to cities if cities make uber free.
The Uber hatred is silly. Surge pricing is capitalism at its best: pure supply and demand. Demand has increased beyond supply, so prices go up. It makes perfect sense for everyone involved. When people find out how much money can be made during surge hours, more drivers will show up, and the price will lower.
You can see the price before you accept. If you have a problem with it, take a cab.
This article has a nice chart comparing Uber drivers to taxis. Look at San Francisco and you can see why Uber was created here.
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