Should You Buy An Electric Car?

Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 49 years, helps you answer the question "should you buy an electric car." Learn the truth about electric cars and make a logical decision.

Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 49 years, helps you answer the question "should you buy an electric car." Learn the truth about electric cars and make a logical decision. You may decide yea or nay, but learn what's behind them first.

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djkenny
djkenny

Add solar to your roof. You won't ever need to worry about it. My neighbor has a 4 year old Leaf that he uses daily. He says he has never paid for electricity practically at his home and fuels his car for free from the sun all but maybe 3 months of the year when he pays a little bit. . And we don't get much of it in the PNW> I imagine in TX Solar would be a real win!

ScottyKilmer
ScottyKilmer

Editor

IF hundreds or thousands of guys were charging them with fast chargers, believe me, the wires would melt off the poles in many texas neighborhoods. Lots of our wires are still from the 1950s in downtown houston. Many don't even have insulation left on them. You can even see the lights dim at night when the AC cuts on and off in many houses.

Vladchan
Vladchan

Er... no. A Tesla does 3 miles on 1 kwh so even if you drive a 1000 miles a month it will use 300 kwh - and you guys down there can easily suck down 2-3-5 thousand kwh anyway

ScottyKilmer
ScottyKilmer

Editor

tons of nonsense, here in Texas we get brown outs from all the heavy AC use 24 hours a day. millions of cars recharging would melt the wires off the poles.

Vladchan
Vladchan

Electricity demand peaks during the day nd drops at night. There is a ton of unused generating capacity sitting around which could be run to charge cars at night. It would actually make life easier for the grid not to have to turn on and off generators all the time.