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  1. dbsb3233

    PLEASE PLEASE bring back option of full vs 3/4 screen in New an UI. individually

    Many reasons. For me it's AA but same principle. I love the AA maps and nav, but the native radio/SXM interface. I flip between my presets a lot. Plus I need to use satellite a lot on our road trips where the cell signal is offen nonexistent.
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    Per Study, ICE fueling costs fall below price of EV charging

    Especially now since inflation is so high. It was easy to forget just how insidious high inflation is when we had a 30-year period of such low inflation. Electricity prices are less volatile, but that also means inflation will push them almost nowhere but up (gradually). Less gradually when...
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    Per Study, ICE fueling costs fall below price of EV charging

    There are, but they don't mean much because gasoline (and oil) prices are highly volatile based (in part) on geopolitical factors around the world. The up/down cycles can stretch as long as 15 years. From 1986 to 2000, for instance, oil prices went through a historically low period...
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    Is it ok to charge to 90%?

    Yeah, I know that's on there but just clicking it off in the car tends to be more dependable than FP. Since I'm charging overnight before we leave, I wanna make sure it's at 100% in the morning and FP didn't mess up (which happens).
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    I am an idiot: remember to shut your car off

    They really need to change the walkaway honk to a gentle chirp. Or add that as a choice anyway. Honk is too annoying on a regular basis.
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    Is it ok to charge to 90%?

    My home charge schedule is set to stop at 90%. When we go on a long road trip (which we do every 1-2 months), I just turn Charging Locations OFF so it charges to 100% (on L2). For DCFC stops, we normally just charge to a minimum of 80% each stop (regardless of the distance to the next planned...
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    Official: Ford cuts 2023 Mach-E pricing 🔻 and increasing production 🔺!

    It always sucks buying near the peak, just before a market correction. Timing is everything. Although FWIW, I believe NJ is the state with the biggest EV breaks in the country, with no sales tax on auto purchases and (I think) still a purchase credit on top of that (although I'm not sure if...
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    Official: Ford cuts 2023 Mach-E pricing 🔻 and increasing production 🔺!

    Making it awfully tough on people to choose the ER battery. Could be a $14,500 upgrade counting the lost $7500 tax credit for going over $55k. That is, assuming the tax credit applies at all after March due to materials sourcing. Still an unknown. I guess I should feel fortunate I *only*...
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    Mach-E catches fire on highway

    Close in geography, or close in the spot within the car? The Mach-E fire was in Las Vegas NV. The Tesla fire was in Sacramento CA. I don't think we ever heard where the Mach-E fire really started in the car. Still doesn't look like a battery fire to me, but rather something in the...
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    Wireless Android Auto not working after latest update

    Mine did that after an OTA a few months ago. But a day or two later it cleared up and worked dependably since.
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    Per Study, ICE fueling costs fall below price of EV charging

    Perhaps, but this time loan interest rates are way higher. Suddenly $4 gas doesn't seem so bad compared to a $1000 car payment.
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    Per Study, ICE fueling costs fall below price of EV charging

    Well, some consumers are motivated by that. I think most mainstream buyers just care about normal purchase criteria (price, performance, looks, features, practicality for their situation, etc).
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    Per Study, ICE fueling costs fall below price of EV charging

    For people wealthy enough that $60k is no big deal (probably paying cash), probably not. But for many others, an 8c/mile fuel savings ($8000 over 100k miles) may be the difference in what allows them to spend $15k more on an EV vs ICE to begin with.
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    Per Study, ICE fueling costs fall below price of EV charging

    Ugh. I don't know how to explain it any more clearly than saying if an extra cost component is ALREADY stuck in one side of the equation, that you include it on the other side of the equation to make it as apples-to-apples as you can. If you aren't gonna do that, then don't even bother doing a...
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    Per Study, ICE fueling costs fall below price of EV charging

    You're missing my point, and you clipped it out when I explained it. Road funding is already imbeded in the cost of the fueling for gas (gas tax), so they naturally included its counterpart for EVs too. If road funding weren't included in the equation for gas, they wouldn't have included it...
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    Per Study, ICE fueling costs fall below price of EV charging

    Yes, they're only counting the costs associated with fueling, not maintenance (which is higher on ICE) or purchase price (which is higher on EVs). Road funding costs are associated with gas fueling (unavoidable as a gas tax as you pointed out), so they're counting that for both sides...
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    Per Study, ICE fueling costs fall below price of EV charging

    The whole study is based on driving X number of miles, and dividing the costs into that. The annual EV fee for road funding is just another one of those. Is it a perfect number? No. Neither is the mi/kWh they're using, or the gas price, or the electricity price, or ANY of the numbers they're...
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    Per Study, ICE fueling costs fall below price of EV charging

    You have to pay the comparable road-funding EV fee in most states too, that replaces the gas tax. It's just collected in a different way. Counting that for one and not the other would make it even more apples-oranges.
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    Per Study, ICE fueling costs fall below price of EV charging

    The other way to do it could have been to strip gas taxes out of the gas side, I suppose. Since they pay for roads, not gas.
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    Per Study, ICE fueling costs fall below price of EV charging

    Semantics, I suppose, but the title is actually "Costs of Fueling", which could mean the things needed to fuel in addition to the fuel itself. The chart breaks it out into Energy Costs, Road Taxes, Cost of Chargers, and Cost of Deadhead Miles. But of course that's gonna vary. Some people...
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