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Yeah, there are huge tactical advantages to hybridization of tactical vehicles. If you have to do something like sneak up and down a column and pick off air defenses and C2/C3 vehicles with Javelin missiles, the best powertrain for that is a hybrid. You get all the benefits of portable power generation and the stealth of electric only drives when you need it.
Disney has actively been going the other way with that, doing away with the archaic stories of princes kissing sleeping women.
Dont see how that's possible
#29 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY AT 2023-05-29 03:26 PM | FLAG:
TCO isn't your thing. Say it with me. Tires, tires, and more tires. This is the most expensive thing you regularly replace on any vehicle.
Oil changes are extremely cheap and only every 15k. Under $200 for the life of the car. Plug change out is $200, once, maybe twice, during the life of a car unless you're in something intentionally exotic. EVs have radiators for their battery coolant systems. Some EV have accessory drives using serpentine belts, it depends on the design, same with transmissions. Modern belts are kevlar reinforced, get very good mileage between replacements, are relatively cheap swaps regardless of your power source.
The bulk of Fast Moving Parts catalogs aren't what you think. They're collision parts, windshields, mirrors, sensors, switches, cargo nets, dust shields, rocker panel clips, etc, etc. They don't care what vehicle they are bolted or clipped to and never will.
EVs are simple. Hybrids are complicated. All the complications and failing parts of a gas car, PLUS all the potential problems of an EV.
#23 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY AT 2023-05-29 02:44 PM | FLAG:
Yet they're low on reliability rankings and hybrids like the Prius and Corolla are chart toppers. Per RepairPal, annual maintenance is much cheaper than a Model 3 and Nissan Leaf.
You're not getting tire emission regulations either.
#20 | POSTED BY REDIAL AT 2023-05-29 01:58 PM | FLAG:
It's already creeping into California, and from there it will move on to blue states and then the Fed.
#17 | POSTED BY ANGRYDAD AT 2023-05-29 11:05 AM | FLAG:
Bring the size and range in line with a smaller, urban use type of vehicle and it probably could be...
#5 | POSTED BY ANGRYDAD AT 2023-05-28 03:33 PM | FLAG:
There's only 2 ways to do it. Horsepower tax, or regulate tire emissions. You're not getting a HP tax in America, and you know it.
If it were about the science we'd be regulating tire emissions to drive people towards lightweight vehicles.
I've never understood why hybrids weren't pushed more than EVs.
#11 | POSTED BY JPW AT 2023-05-28 05:49 PM | REPLY
Status symbols. When you poll consumers, everybody wants to save the environment, as long as it does not require a lifestyle change.
When hybrids came out it was embodied in the Prius, which was briefly a status symbol but was unmistakably small, slow, and lame.
Fast forward to the Tesla era. Here comes Elon Musk telling you that you can have your cake and eat it too. Here is a car lightning fast in the dimension that requires the least skill, going straight, and is dripping with original iPod levels of cool. When Hybrids came out Youtube wasn't a thing, now every Youtuber with some subs had to have Tesla drip. You couldn't just go get one, you had to wait. Need space? Here, we'll take them and just stretch them vertically because it's enough, because you want space but can't just admit to yourself that you don't need it. Not only were you cool, but you could ride in the Zil lane now past the plebes. You are the Supreme Tech Bro now, and everybody gets to thank you for saving the planet. If only they were as fortunate as you. Even New Yorkers from the city, the lowest mileage people I can think of, in a city that doesn't need any cars, bought them as eco status symbols.
When Biden went to visit Ford, the highlight was not him driving around in the most efficient EV Ford could make. It was him peeling out in a Lightning, with his handlers (because he's a bear) sycophantically telling the Ford employees here's your new test driver.
EV is cool. Hybrids are not. That's it.
The US seems like it might be ready to tear itself apart
#17 | POSTED BY MADBOMBER AT 2023-05-26 02:40 AM | FLAG:
That's just partisan propaganda. 1/3 of registered voters don't even bother.
It's been a real cakewalk to this point.
#2 | POSTED BY ZED AT 2023-05-25 08:43 AM | FLAG:
It's Russia though. They haven't even lost their first million yet.
No small irony that the Antebellum South and Depression-era Rust Belt would have lynched him for being a negro.
Oneironaut isn't wrong in that case. Nazism does have diversity.
It's a legacy of UK Imperial policy. Had the uprisings in India been a success then WW2 would have been quite different, as India committed 2.5 million troops which fought in Africa, Europe, China and elsewhere in Asia and the South Pacific.
Colored white supremacist crashes into white house fence is a hilarious headline. Was Clayton his co-driver?
This is hilarious, but dressing in drag once doesn't make you a drag queen. It's a hobby-lifestyle and most of them don't even do it in public and save it for fetish lifestyle parties.
$11 doesn't even top the NFL stadium beer price list, and is just a little over average for an NBA game.
The Legion of Freedom will probably exfiltrate the area and prepare for another raid. They don't have the hard power to hold. However this forces Russia to redistribute their anti-tank weapons across the entire front and setup mobile armor reserves that can respond to these attacks, which will weaken Russians offensive. These guys just drove through an area that should have been protected by Russian infantry with missiles. Nobody wants around to stop them.
Russia absolutely did not see it coming. Stellar operational security going on and bodes well for the greater counter-offensive efforts.
Russian passport holding, heavily armed and equipped militants raid Russia in HUMVEES and other armored vehicles, overrun border checkpoint, set a bunch of stuff on fire, and so far have pushed through 3 villages up to their first modestly sized city.
lol it's a minimum wage dodge. They agreed to cancel future subsidies and are renegotiating. Disney, with their army of economists, know what's most profitable in the long run.
"Disney will pay its employees at least $15 an hour beginning in January, but a ballot measure dictates that companies receiving subsidies will have to pay $18 an hour by 2022."
Okay. The key difference is the gas stove bans are actually happening whereas the EV military vehicle mandate hasn't happened. At least not yet.
#42 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER AT 2023-05-30 11:45 AM | FLAG:
Electrification in military vehicles is happening though. Hybrids are electrification. PHEV. PHEVs get the same $7500 tax credit as a pure EV now. There's only 1 flaw with PHEV, the end user. Most users do not bother to plug them in (source: ICCT).