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Dear Honda! Are you really that stodgy and clueless? You need to bring out a new generation of Elements in EV form, yesterday! Wake up Honda people! 馃殭
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Not everyone has bought into the EV propaganda. They are expensive to purchase, batteries only last 10 years, and are very expensive to replace. The power grid can barely support existing demands. Charging is a problem, esp if you live in an apartment. The cons outweigh any pros, compared to ICE. Maybe in 20 or 30 years an EV will replace ICE. but no way is it going to happen soon. By then personal transportation will be only for the elites, us peasants will be taking ubers or riding bicycles.
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Somewhere in my fuzzy memory, I thought that the Japanese CEOs of car manufacturers had said that the USA couldnt make enough electricity to support all the EVs. I figured that鈥檚 why I see an occasional funny looking Honda driving around that is labeled hydrogen fuel cell or natural gas vehicle. I think they still experimenting with multiple different options for cleaner energy.
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Toyota has been investing R and D into hydrogen powered vehicles
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Sorry but you folks are mistaken. EVs will be the next big surge. It's already happening, just like AI. It's inevitable. Batteries will be solid state. Charging will take a half hour. ICE is dead.
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I beg to differ. Since hydrogen fuelled vehicles still use electric motors but the benefits are that the batteries are much smaller than pure EV cars. Also refuelling a hydrogen car is already much faster, the only current hold up is that there is currently not much infrastructure for hydrogen stations so the few cars out there that are hydrogen powered have to queue up for a bit but the actual refuelling is very quick. With so much H2O available on earth and having just water vapour for emissions this is a good direction to go for renewable green vehicles. Pure plug in electric is a good beginning....
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Dear Honda! Are you really that stodgy and clueless? You need to bring out a new generation of Elements in EV form, yesterday! Wake up Honda people! 馃殭
Don't hold your breath.

I would settle for a new Element with ICE.

But neither version is going to happen. Just enjoy your current Element.
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We gave up on waiting for Honda to announce any new Element, gas or electric. Wanted to replace the Element we had from 2003 to 2014. We loved the small on the outside but roomy on the inside practical elements of our Element. We were tired of getting in and out of our sedan and missed the slightly higher ride height of a small SUV. So we traded in our sedan for the closest thing we could find to an Electric Element. Not quite as practical as an Element but it's hauled some long lengths of moulding and other Home Depot trips items. A big old bird heavy ass bath and has been a great ride so far for us.
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There was a brief discussion on same topic here a few months ago....not a lot of love from this forum for an electric Element.
There was a brief discussion on same topic here a few months ago....not a lot of love from this forum for an electric Element.
The EV Kool Aid is hard to swallow. Plus this is not an EV forum, the believers should find their own forum.
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See what I mean ^^^^^^^^^^^^...............
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We gave up on waiting for Honda to announce any new Element, gas or electric. Wanted to replace the Element we had from 2003 to 2014. We loved the small on the outside but roomy on the inside practical elements of our Element. We were tired of getting in and out of our sedan and missed the slightly higher ride height of a small SUV. So we traded in our sedan for the closest thing we could find to an Electric Element. Not quite as practical as an Element but it's hauled some long lengths of moulding and other Home Depot trips items. A big old bird heavy ass bath and has been a great ride so far for us. View attachment 221145 View attachment 221146
I'm guessing, but that's the Bolt EUV, right?
The basic package is SO tempting, because it would be $20K after Federal rebate.

I was just looking at the EUV with teh PANA roof and teh heated seats / upgraded audio and convienience package. Took it to $32K (so $25K after rebate, and it's really tempting.

Had a 2107 and loved it... so nice to have $0 Maintenace costs and cheap charging.
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I'm guessing, but that's the Bolt EUV, right?
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Yeah, be sure to not park it in your garage or near the house...
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Toyota has been investing R and D into hydrogen powered vehicles
It's a shame that the only thing people (other than Toyota engineers) say about hydrogen is "Hindenburg!" Hydrogen fuel cells make sense long term. Batteries don't.
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I'm guessing, but that's the Bolt EUV, right?
The basic package is SO tempting, because it would be $20K after Federal rebate.

I was just looking at the EUV with teh PANA roof and teh heated seats / upgraded audio and convienience package. Took it to $32K (so $25K after rebate, and it's really tempting.

Had a 2107 and loved it... so nice to have $0 Maintenace costs and cheap charging.
We were going to buy a Bolt EUV, but Chevy has axed it after this year. Unless dealers have a fire sale--not literally--nope.
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Remember when smartphones came out and people said they would never catch on? The same people are saying the same things about EVs...they likely are still using their flip phones.
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Remember when smartphones came out and people said they would never catch on? The same people are saying the same things about EVs...they likely are still using their flip phones.
Don't remember that... And what does a phone have to do with what powers a vehicle, other than phones and EV's need a charger to work.
Isn't there an EV forum for this?
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Anyone considering buying a large electric vehicle has not researched the large mistake they're about to make and there are MANY reasons but if you need a #1 reason... current charging infrastructure isn鈥檛 ready electric cars!

Environmental impact is heavily dependent on the source of the electricity that charges the car. In places that don鈥檛 use clean energy, electric cars are responsible for similar amouts of CO2 as regular cars.


If you're a responsible greenie, use an electric bicycle.
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If you're a responsible greenie, use an electric bicycle.
An analog or Amish bike would be considered "green". E-bikes are coal powered.
馃檮 :rolleyes::eek:
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