KillerCow
killercow
6:00 AM
1

There are 70 million cars sold each year. If each of them reduced their emissions by 0.25t, that would be equivalent to the entire CO2 emissions of Kenya or Panama.

9/14/19
2:10 PM
2

Ok, I’ll take you at your word. I apologize. There are just a lot of other people on this site who would say the same thing, but sarcastically, hence my original post. There’s so much technophobia on Jalopnik it’s sometimes disheartening.

9/14/19
2:04 PM
3

Which was kind of my point, the benefits are on the macro level. It’s not a huge benefit to the end consumer, given it’s complexity, which isn’t too say I'm against it.

9/14/19
2:00 PM
2

Because, by mentioning it, and saying it’s neat, they obviously meant it was the overarching reason and are anti technology.

9/14/19
1:54 PM
7

Fuel economy. Potentially wider field of view. Potentially putting the information closer to the driver so they don’t have to look as far awy from the road. Sleeker designs. More clearance on wide vehicles. Composite views. Information overlays. Night vision. Lots of possibilities for replacing the mirror.

9/14/19
12:57 PM
17

If only they could use non mirrory anti glare screens for mirrors - now I get reflection on the virtual reflection

9/13/19
10:22 AM
6

In my head I’ve been likening it to yellow suggested speed limit signs vrs. the white ones.

9/12/19
2:59 PM
6

There’s a lot of respectful good vibe here, so I’ll throw in with my viewpoint, also offered respectfully.

9/12/19
1:41 PM
4

Would you believe paperwork?  No point in notifying owners if you don’t know why the item failed.  Then, after you have the why, you have to tell the government and get approvals.  Both the manufacturer and the regulator need to make sure you’re not leaving anyone out of the potential recall who might be entitled to

9/12/19
12:50 PM
7

The CAFE loopholes really bug me. An F-150 3.5L is deemed “cleaner” or “carbon positive” than a 1.6L Fiesta because of the footprint rules. The Super Duty and its competitors aren’t even judged by the EPA for fuel economy either.

9/12/19
12:41 PM
1

You are not a nerd, tracking mileage is a thing responsible adults do. Either that, or I am nerd too.

9/12/19
12:35 PM
1

Gas prices in the PNW are fucked. I agree that when it hits the high $5-$6/gallon range, we will probably buy another EV. Upside is that the electricity in the same area is cheap as chips.

9/12/19
12:34 PM
14

Battery swapping is never going to be a thing.

9/12/19
12:20 PM
2

I drive my personal car at least 30K miles each year. I bought a Prius knowing this ahead of time. I frequently rent cars for business. My company specifies a “full size” on the rental agreements which usually means Malibu or equivalent. I always track actual fuel mileage just because I’m a nerd like that. Since July,

9/12/19
12:15 PM
10

I think it’s less of a design issue and more of some guy screwing up at the factory.

9/12/19
11:33 AM
1

Yours is a prime example, if prices jump it can eat people’s bottom line.

9/12/19
11:12 AM
3

I am on the fence as well. I like the Bolt just because the OTD price is so much cheaper than tesla and it has a better service network. For an EV, its slow, but for a car, 6 seconds isn’t too bad. 0-30 in 2.9 is pretty good too. My issue is every Friday and Sunday, I drive 205mi even in the winter. The winter range

9/12/19
10:44 AM
12

I honestly don’t care that much about gas prices. History has shown us all to be pretty resilient — we’re more likely to cut back elsewhere than to change our vehicles (which is an expensive, longer-term proposition).

9/12/19
10:44 AM
17

I’m with you. Here in Colorado it’s still under $3. Hit close to 3 last year, but it’s been near $2.50 for a while. I remember it hitting 3 and I was upset with my mostly economical car...