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Michael

Faraday Future FF 91

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news...f-91-revealed-239sec-0-60mph-time\

Twelfth Monkey

Wonder where they nicked their naming idea from?*  And pipping the competition by  1/100th of a second to 60 in a car that you can't buy and independently test.  Well, I'm convinced...


(I'm certainly not against the idea of these vehicles, it's just I'd hoped we wouldn't see the Donkernator principle applied so quickly and crassly.)


*Still, the French have Ampere and Coulomb, and the Italians have Volta.
Grampa

I bet there's a massive rush to register every possible name that has an electric connotation!

Nice-ish looking if you're happy with the SUV proportions and stance - I guess that's inevitable given the popularity of this style of vehicle though.

I would have thought they would all be chasing the range (which looks impressive on this) rather than irrelevant acceleration times.

Once these things start to get too good though, they're surely going to be taxed like mad to make up for the lack of fuel duty? - and somehow the massive improvements to the infrastructure that will be required for the delivery of the necessary energy are going to have to be paid for.
Bob Sacamano

Grampa wrote:
I bet there's a massive rush to register every possible name that has an electric connotation!



I've already registered "English Electric Lightning".
PhilD

Grampa wrote:


Once these things start to get too good though, they're surely going to be taxed like mad to make up for the lack of fuel duty? r.


by too good, you mean popular? How will they be taxed? How will greedy tax man know what you are using your electricity for? Or will we see widespread road tolls to cover the loss?
Bob Sacamano

PhilD wrote:
Grampa wrote:


Once these things start to get too good though, they're surely going to be taxed like mad to make up for the lack of fuel duty? r.


by too good, you mean popular? How will they be taxed? How will greedy tax man know what you are using your electricity for? Or will we see widespread road tolls to cover the loss?


We will soon be charged by the mile driven, the infrastructure is all there it just needs the political will to make the switch.
JohnC

[quote="Bob Sacamano:568809"][quote="PhilD:568808"]
Grampa wrote:



We will soon be charged by the mile driven, the infrastructure is all there it just needs the political will to make the switch.


I agree (not with the principle but with the inevitability). It might be 1p a mile for electric cars, 5p for petrol cars and 7p for diesel. As Petrol and diesel cars fade away, the 1p for electric becomes 2p, 3p, 4p etc etc. Tax has to increase to meet the incompetent Politicians' propensity to waste other people's money!
Chris M Wanted a V-10

Bob Sacamano wrote:

I've already registered "English Electric Lightning".

I think you were beaten to it several decades ago by an aircraft manufacturer !
Blarno

Lucas Lovepump?
Blarno

Ohm Mega.
Chris M Wanted a V-10

Ohm
Sweet
Ohm
Michael

Watt?
Bob Sacamano

I can see the advert now: "I've got that Faraday Feeling!"
PhilD

Faraday is now near a day.
Twelfth Monkey

The forum's capacitance for the pun run never ceases to amaze.  Resistance is futile...
Bob Sacamano

Twelfth Monkey wrote:
The forum's capacitance for the pun run never ceases to amaze.  Resistance is futile...


No that's Ohms - see Chris's post earlier.
Grampa

PhilD wrote:
Grampa wrote:


Once these things start to get too good though, they're surely going to be taxed like mad to make up for the lack of fuel duty? r.


by too good, you mean popular?


No I mean when they get to the point they offer plenty of range and cost about the same as today's internal combustion engines.
Twelfth Monkey

Bob Sacamano wrote:
Twelfth Monkey wrote:
The forum's capacitance for the pun run never ceases to amaze.  Resistance is futile...


No that's Ohms - see Chris's post earlier.


Resistance is the property, Ohm the SI unit.  Legitimate pun, for flux sake...
PhilD

Grampa wrote:
PhilD wrote:
Grampa wrote:


Once these things start to get too good though, they're surely going to be taxed like mad to make up for the lack of fuel duty? r.


by too good, you mean popular?


No I mean when they get to the point they offer plenty of range and cost about the same as today's internal combustion engines.


so too good to be ignored.
Roadsterstu

Enough of the puns or I may resort to battery.
Chris M Wanted a V-10

If you start the  battery and get caught, you are likely to get charged.....
Twelfth Monkey

Led away in handcuffs - what is that upon thy ristors?

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