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  1. cometguy

    Coronavirus impact

    ' These are all pretty factual and apolitical, for the most part. And these are mostly main-stream news sources, which are the best you'll find. Did you want me to find some news sources that are heavily influenced to (and distorted by) the goals of the fossil-fuel industry? I'd rather find...
  2. cometguy

    Coronavirus impact

    Read the article, and you'll see it's about the coronavirus impact on the Mach-E.
  3. cometguy

    Coronavirus impact

    Another story from this week regarding the topic of this thread: https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1127661_report-ford-mustang-mach-e-electric-suv-still-on-schedule-for-fall-arrival
  4. cometguy

    🤦🏻‍♂️ Really!?

    Regarding the remark above about countries going or not going toward eliminating ICEVs: Several EU countries have already stated their desire to stop sales of new ICEVs by 2035 or 2040 in their countries. Granted, people generally drive shorter distances in Europe than in North America, but by...
  5. cometguy

    Coronavirus impact

    I try very hard not to throw out speculative remarks that aren't backed up. It sounds like you don't really read the news very deeply. Here you go: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-silenced-meet-the-climate-whistle-blowers-muzzled-by-the-trump-administration/...
  6. cometguy

    🤦🏻‍♂️ Really!?

    the article talks about "going against the flow"; actually, the Mach-E goes against the flow in many ways... "The flow" is ICEVs; going against the flow is BEVs. This is a bold move by Ford, and just as bold as their initial release of the 2-door Mustang back in 1964, if not even much bolder...
  7. cometguy

    Coronavirus impact

    As for news sources, I sure trust our professional research journalists far more than I trust any politician with a selfish reason for spinning the truth. We are in trouble when our hard-working press gets knocked by political leaders -- and this is true in any country, whether China or Russian...
  8. cometguy

    EPA Range for Porsche Taycan is 201 Miles

    I first rolled up to a Porsche dealership in a 16-year-old Volvo wagon to test-drive a new Panamera -- no questions, no problem, no hassles. And I never bought from that dealership! Same with second, third, fourth, and fifth Porsche dealerships (in my Volvo) -- no problems with test-driving...
  9. cometguy

    Coronavirus impact

    There might be a silver lining for those with enough money to buy cars in 6-12 months: there may be huge discounts (larger than usual) by dealerships/automakers just to get new cars off lots.
  10. cometguy

    EPA Range for Porsche Taycan is 201 Miles

    No, my remarks were not intended to be the least bit political -- just matter-of-fact. I'm not saying that Trump did anything regarding Taycan EPA figures, and that's an absurd statement (above) to suggest that I could have done so. I'm saying that the EPA has been changed dramatically by the...
  11. cometguy

    EPA Range for Porsche Taycan is 201 Miles

    no, not a hatred post in the slightest... Just trying to look at reality, that's all. Congress has zero control over EPA other than setting laws that EPA is supposed to follow, but the Executive branch can use EPA as a puppet pretty much anyway they like. It's known that the Trump...
  12. cometguy

    Why Tesla's Direct approach to sales will fail

    I have been to dozens of dealerships over the decades, with many cars. Yes, some are fine. But most suck big-time. There's no brand that has a dealership that doesn't suck, big-time; on the flip side, every brand surely has a dealership or two (or more) that give excellent service and work...
  13. cometguy

    EPA Range for Porsche Taycan is 201 Miles

    "Louv" just finished his 11k-mile journey around North America in his new Taycan Turbo. I attach a photo he posted of his stats on his last day, 1044 miles in 17 hours of driving up the east coast to Maine: 33.4 kWh/100 Miles, which translates to 281 miles of range if you take the stated 93.4...
  14. cometguy

    Why Tesla's Direct approach to sales will fail

    Tesla has problems and standard dealerships have problems. Tesla's problem is that they need more showrooms around the USA and, more imporantly, Tesla needs more service centers around the entire country. Dealerships almost universally suck; most people hate them and hate going there. Going...
  15. cometguy

    You asked the questions ... now get the answers (well some)

    I have it in my 2019 Macan, and it's excellent. The VW Group now gives it as an option in many vehicles. It's actually good not just for winter: I use it all the time to quickly remove condensation/fog on the inside of my windshield when the temp is well above freezing, without blown air (and...
  16. cometguy

    You asked the questions ... now get the answers (well some)

    Electrochromic glass in the roof? wow... Can the driver manually adjust it (like passengers can at their windows in a Boeing Dreamliner jet)? The Polestar 2 states at its website that it will have electrochromic glass, but I have not been able to find out if the driver can manually adjust the...
  17. cometguy

    Roof glass and A/C

    Apparently the Mach-E is coming with electrochromic glass that "automatically dims with increasing exterior light" -- according to the new, extended Q&A post here. My question is: can the driver control that dimming (like you can at a passenger window of a Dreamliner jet) or not? I'll be very...
  18. cometguy

    EPA Range for Porsche Taycan is 201 Miles

    Over on the Taycan forum, a new owner says that using "Range" mode (which optimizes the AC/heat system and other parts of the car drawing off the battery pack), he is able to get close to 300 miles. So in local commuting where you aren't doing 0-60 times in 2.4 seconds, it appears that you...
  19. cometguy

    The truth about Electrify America's progress and Traveling with the Mach E

    I generally agree with what you're saying here. I think that most people buying BEVs today are NOT doing so to do long road trips, but rather to use them for local commuting, and doing all (or almost all) of their charging at home. Until the public-charging infrastructure is VASTLY better...
  20. cometguy

    Mustang Mach E is a Gamechanger - Here is Why (vs TESLA)

    In the 10k-mile road trip that's playing out by username "louv" at the Taycan forum, he left his Taycan at the SFO airport for several days while going to Maui and back, and he found zero change in his battery range when he returned to his Taycan at SFO.
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