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Old 09-21-2017, 04:20 PM   #61
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All these hybrids and pure electric cars are the result of Government pressure. Auto manufacturers are highly regulated and you don't want to get onto the wrong side of the Government. GM was also bailed by the Government and if the Government says build an electric car that will lose $8 billion, you do it.

And by Government I'm including Europe's, also. They are totally on board with green technology even at the expense of consumers and taxpayers.
This ^^^.

Indeed 14 nations (incl China and India) recently committed to being all-electric within reasonably short time frames. Since China has by far the largest supply of rare earth metals for batts, you can rest assured they are one nation solidly behind the move toward elec and hybrid cars--they will sell you the battery bits. The Chinese probably offered trade deals to the Euros in exchange for their recent commitment to go all electric. Plus, China is already the largest elec car market in the world and have an elec car maker that is getting heavy govt backing. Elec cars are where China wants the world to go.

A hybrid Corvette? Indeed. I suspect the mid-engine Vette is arising from the need to have a hybrid. The mid-engine layout makes a mid-mounted gas engine, front-mounted elect motor, 4WD Corvette a high probability in our future. Will it weigh more? Well, it might but it will be a good performer.
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FWIW we are the only industrialized country on the planet with a major political party that does not believe, or admit to believing, in man made climate change. We will soon be the only country, other than Syria [because they have other issues], that will not be part of the Paris Climate accord. The good news is that because cleaner energy is becoming economically beneficial we will still likely meet the requirements whether or not we are a part of it. I certainly am not 100% a Dem and after driving across most of the country last month I can see the devastation of increasing income inequality and how Trump would appeal to some people. But the sooner we get on board with clean energy the better for both the plant and our economy. We will have solar panels all over this great country. But if we don't smarten up about things they'll all say Made in China instead of Made in America. And FWIW Teslas do not have rare earth minerals in their motors or batteries. And they're made in America. And the CEO is more of a cowboy than John Wayne. And he is literally trying to save humanity....but people continue to **** on him and his company while pretending to be econ majors while the real econ majors continue to make bank. While 97% of scientists, and 100% of real scientists, believe in man made climate change, I know that in these parts those numbers are reversed and I am vastly out numbered. And yet, because I want my son's world have a chance, I sit here peacefully and try to talk and understand while others scream and insult.

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Regardless of the reality, you shouldn't have posted that.
This is, by and large, a knuckle-dragging forum...and you just invited them to the thread.
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My house is powered by solar panels - no smoke stacks.
So that means you have batteries to power your house when solar radiation is low or zero, right?
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Old 09-22-2017, 03:53 AM   #65
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FWIW we are the only industrialized country on the planet with a major political party that does not believe, or admit to believing, in man made climate change. We will soon be the only country, other than Syria [because they have other issues], that will not be part of the Paris Climate accord. The good news is that because cleaner energy is becoming economically beneficial we will still likely meet the requirements whether or not we are a part of it. I certainly am not 100% a Dem and after driving across most of the country last month I can see the devastation of increasing income inequality and how Trump would appeal to some people. But the sooner we get on board with clean energy the better for both the plant and our economy. We will have solar panels all over this great country. But if we don't smarten up about things they'll all say Made in China instead of Made in America. And FWIW Teslas do not have rare earth minerals in their motors or batteries. And they're made in America. And the CEO is more of a cowboy than John Wayne. And he is literally trying to save humanity....but people continue to **** on him and his company while pretending to be econ majors while the real econ majors continue to make bank. While 97% of scientists, and 100% of real scientists, believe in man made climate change, I know that in these parts those numbers are reversed and I am vastly out numbered. And yet, because I want my son's world have a chance, I sit here peacefully and try to talk and understand while others scream and insult.

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So many things wrong with this post, it's hard to know where to begin.

Time to let go of the hate and anger.
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FWIW we are the only industrialized country on the planet with a major political party that does not believe, or admit to believing, in man made climate change. We will soon be the only country, other than Syria [because they have other issues], that will not be part of the Paris Climate accord. The good news is that because cleaner energy is becoming economically beneficial we will still likely meet the requirements whether or not we are a part of it. I certainly am not 100% a Dem and after driving across most of the country last month I can see the devastation of increasing income inequality and how Trump would appeal to some people. But the sooner we get on board with clean energy the better for both the plant and our economy. We will have solar panels all over this great country. But if we don't smarten up about things they'll all say Made in China instead of Made in America. And FWIW Teslas do not have rare earth minerals in their motors or batteries. And they're made in America. And the CEO is more of a cowboy than John Wayne. And he is literally trying to save humanity....but people continue to **** on him and his company while pretending to be econ majors while the real econ majors continue to make bank. While 97% of scientists, and 100% of real scientists, believe in man made climate change, I know that in these parts those numbers are reversed and I am vastly out numbered. And yet, because I want my son's world have a chance, I sit here peacefully and try to talk and understand while others scream and insult.

One love my Corvette brothers.

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Regardless of the reality, you shouldn't have posted that.
This is, by and large, a knuckle-dragging forum...and you just invited them to the thread.
Proudly a knuckle dragger if that means asking legitimate questions about stupid assertions like "the science is settled" makes me a denier.

Please keep your politics on political forums. Comments like these in inappropriate places says more negative things about you than the people you are trying to insult.
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FWIW we are the only industrialized country on the planet with a major political party that does not believe, or admit to believing, in man made climate change. We will soon be the only country, other than Syria [because they have other issues], that will not be part of the Paris Climate accord. The good news is that because cleaner energy is becoming economically beneficial we will still likely meet the requirements whether or not we are a part of it. I certainly am not 100% a Dem and after driving across most of the country last month I can see the devastation of increasing income inequality and how Trump would appeal to some people. But the sooner we get on board with clean energy the better for both the plant and our economy. We will have solar panels all over this great country. But if we don't smarten up about things they'll all say Made in China instead of Made in America. And FWIW Teslas do not have rare earth minerals in their motors or batteries. And they're made in America. And the CEO is more of a cowboy than John Wayne. And he is literally trying to save humanity....but people continue to **** on him and his company while pretending to be econ majors while the real econ majors continue to make bank. While 97% of scientists, and 100% of real scientists, believe in man made climate change, I know that in these parts those numbers are reversed and I am vastly out numbered. And yet, because I want my son's world have a chance, I sit here peacefully and try to talk and understand while others scream and insult.

One love my Corvette brothers.

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Ya may want to cut back on the koolaid dude.
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FWIW we are the only industrialized country on the planet with a major political party that does not believe, or admit to believing, in man made climate change. We will soon be the only country, other than Syria [because they have other issues], that will not be part of the Paris Climate accord. The good news is that because cleaner energy is becoming economically beneficial we will still likely meet the requirements whether or not we are a part of it. I certainly am not 100% a Dem and after driving across most of the country last month I can see the devastation of increasing income inequality and how Trump would appeal to some people. But the sooner we get on board with clean energy the better for both the plant and our economy. We will have solar panels all over this great country. But if we don't smarten up about things they'll all say Made in China instead of Made in America. And FWIW Teslas do not have rare earth minerals in their motors or batteries. And they're made in America. And the CEO is more of a cowboy than John Wayne. And he is literally trying to save humanity....but people continue to **** on him and his company while pretending to be econ majors while the real econ majors continue to make bank. While 97% of scientists, and 100% of real scientists, believe in man made climate change, I know that in these parts those numbers are reversed and I am vastly out numbered. And yet, because I want my son's world have a chance, I sit here peacefully and try to talk and understand while others scream and insult.

One love my Corvette brothers.

Best,
Gene
I would suggest you look up two of the world's foremost climate scientists, Richard Lindzen and John Christy, and read not what is written about them, but what they have written based upon their research, about this issue. You might find it interesting.

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Without stepping in the political back and forth, I would only be interested in a hybrid if it is supplementing a V8. Electric performance aside, the sound of a vehicle is part of the driving experience. There is nothing better than when I gun my C7, and hear that engine and exhaust roar.
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only be interested in a hybrid if it is supplementing a V8.
No doubt that would be the case.
All other high performance hybrids have taken the route of using electric motors to supplement an ICE.
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