Well if these vehicles were gasoline, there should be about 2300 units. But
then you need the specialized charging stations in tons of locations.
On another note, Houston added rail for mass transit 10+ years ago, it was
all political and a hot bed for controversy.
For the first year there was a vehicle collision with the train, on
average, every day. It was always the other guys fault, I think that is
because the train is always in the right, right or wrong. Mysteriously the
accidents are no longer breaking news and you very seldom hear of an
accident these days. I suspect that this is because the daily occourance
became boring to report on or the city maybe suggested that not so much
attention be paid to the problem.
An interesting note, one of the news sources determined that the rail
system cost so much money that it would have been less expensive to have
purchased a Ferrari for each rider.
I wonder how many vehicles $35,000,000 puts in service and or if Ferrari's
would be less expensive.
I wonder how many
Hertz just announced that in the major markets they will be offering
a Tesla for $500/day.
Assume that includes the $0.00/gal refuel charge.
I guess there were rental options. I could have bought a whole tank
of gas for $3.50/gallon or paid for them to fill it at $5.00 per
gallon. Neither made any sense (and are specifically discouraged by
Self-driving cars, or some subset of such, is a definite possibility.
Mass transit, not a chance. No one wants it and there is no money to
pay for it if they did.
=======================================================================Seattle mass transit, they say, has record ridership but according to the
politicos, they are going to have to raise taxes on everyone to keep it
running. Now that's an efficient system. The plan is to raise vehicle
license rate so those of us that don't use the public system get to pay for
On 9/24/2013 12:19 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
That is entirely possible too. In 1975 I bought an Oldsmobile Starfire
with a 3.8L V6, Vega/Pinto sized car. 110 HP. I got 25 mpg on the
highway, top speed around 95 mph
In August of last year I bought my wife a 2012 Camry SE with 3.5L V6,
268 HP and pretty much loaded. Top speed is supposed to be about 130
governor limited, nope I have not seen this but don't doubt the capability.
This past spring we took a few days off with come close friends, 4 of
us, on a 2 night away trip. The trunk was full of luggage.
Shortly after getting to highway speed, which I maintained with cruise
control for 1 hour, I zeroed the computer and after 1 hour of driving we
stopped for a break. Actually not really a break but the women saw a
store 6 miles down the road and we were going to stop, IYKWIM.
We went 72 miles in that hour and used 2 gallons of gas.
In town driving we average 26 MPG.
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