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Both of those are seriously fast times. Wouldn't similar size and style ICE vehicles struggle to match that at a higher cost while requiring more maintenance?
One would expect that to be the case. Having read BMW's press release on all its new technology in this vehicle, I'd be terrified to own it out of warranty.
 

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Both of those are seriously fast times. Wouldn't similar size and style ICE vehicles struggle to match that at a higher cost while requiring more maintenance?

You're talkin' about some seriously expensive ICE powered cars to get those kinds of times. These are all the cars that get 0-60 at 3sec.

Ariel Atom 500 (V8)2010ICE3.0 s[58]252
Chevrolet Corvette Z062015ICE3.0 s[59]N/A2
Mercedes-AMG GT S2016ICE3.0 s[60]N/A2
McLaren 675LT2016ICE3.0 s[61]1000[xvii]2
Ford GT2017ICE3.0 s[62]N/A2
Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+[vii]2018ICE3.0 s[63]N/A5Front-engine
Tesla Model 3 Performance[xviii]2019Electric3.0 s[64]N/A5All-electric, dual-motor
Honda NSX[ix]2020Hybrid3.0 s[65]N/A2Hybrid-electric, tri-motor

The fasted 0-60 car is the Tesla Model S plaid at 1.98 seconds. The next fastest is the Porsche 318 spider at 2.1 seconds. The 318's starting price is just under $1million..
 
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You like blue paint or all the blue accents to let us know it's an EV or both? I like the paint color just fine and even the blue brake calipers.

Yeah, that blue trim line down the side would be a turnoff for me as well.
 

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I was really looking forward to this car, but I can't see why one would get it over a dual motor Model 3. I HATE the blue accents.

hmm I'd take blue accents over the hideous front grill
 

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hmm I'd take blue accents over the hideous front grill

Yup.. from a design perspective it's the worst point of the car.
 

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Toyota said it would share details on the project, including where it plans to build the plant, in the future. However, the facility will initially focus on making batteries for hybrid electric vehicles, with production expected to start sometime in 2025. Toyota expects to create about 1,750 jobs through the project
 

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You're talkin' about some seriously expensive ICE powered cars to get those kinds of times. These are all the cars that get 0-60 at 3sec.

Ariel Atom 500 (V8)2010ICE3.0 s[58]252
Chevrolet Corvette Z062015ICE3.0 s[59]N/A2
Mercedes-AMG GT S2016ICE3.0 s[60]N/A2
McLaren 675LT2016ICE3.0 s[61]1000[xvii]2
Ford GT2017ICE3.0 s[62]N/A2
Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+[vii]2018ICE3.0 s[63]N/A5Front-engine
Tesla Model 3 Performance[xviii]2019Electric3.0 s[64]N/A5All-electric, dual-motor
Honda NSX[ix]2020Hybrid3.0 s[65]N/A2Hybrid-electric, tri-motor

The fasted 0-60 car is the Tesla Model S plaid at 1.98 seconds. The next fastest is the Porsche 318 spider at 2.1 seconds. The 318's starting price is just under $1million..
And of the ICE models, the Corvette is the only one you can take to the grocery store without fear of a door ding costing you 10K. The Ariel Atom has no doors :hihi:

Atom vs Corvette Z06. the 'Vette ran out of gas.
 

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The new 2022 BMW i4 is coming out soon and I'm pretty disappointed. It has a 245 mile range, no frunk, and those terrible blue accents car companies keep putting on hybrid and electric vehicles. I was really looking forward to this car, but I can't see why one would get it over a dual motor Model 3. I HATE the blue accents.
I don't know why you hate the blue accents so much, you have blue accents in your avatar :hihi:
 

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On Monday morning, car conglomerate Stellantis and LG Energy Solution announced a new joint venture to produce lithium-ion battery cells destined for electric vehicles in North America. The factory—to be built at an as-yet-unnamed site—should start producing cells in 2024, with a targeted output of 40 GWh/year once it is fully operational.
 
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Just throw a Bimini top made of solar panels and you've got a nice fishing rig that'll charge while you're casting around.

 

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Well, I ordered a Rivian R1T today.
I specifically built it out to keep the price under $74000. That is the proposed price cutoff for the new EV Tax Credit. If that cut off goes up, or is taken out, I plan to reconfigure the truck with a few more options.

I was going to wait on this but Rivian announced, on social media, that they were going to have test drive events in my area. However those events are only for people that have orders in. They forced my hand. Of course, almost immediately after I placed my order, the announcement was removed from all of their social media accounts... 😭😭😭

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I wonder how commercially viable this will be in the long term as Li-Ion battery recycling becomes more practical and commonplace.
Plus there's ESS which is the iron battery designed to cheaply store energy for 4-12 hrs. They take more space but alongside green energy and for home use is a better route.

 
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This sense like a good idea. I know living here I'd gladly take a battery that can give me three days power. I'd even consider a solar setup to slow the power use rate.

 

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