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  • Electric cars??? Right......

    My wife's Ryobi battery powered weed whacker battery just gave up the ghost it's one year old. Battery won't take a charge it is shot. When new it never lasted more than 15-20 minutes.

    And the politicos that want to run our lives are saying we have to move to battery powered cars?

    Let the market decide I'm no fan of battery powered anything.

  • #2
    Hey Jeff, give Ryobi a call, they have a 3 year warranty on their products. They might just send you a new one. All you need is a receipt or purchase date.
    You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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    • #3
      Yup, we should have stayed with magneto's and hand cranks I do love my, 10 year old, M18 cordless tools and there still going strong !
      Model A's and of course the famous AA's

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      • #4
        I also don't like battery powered things, except LED flashlights and some multimeters. I don't need a battery to read my caliper, or to read the bubble on my level. I wanted a battery powered bicycle, but an still using my gas engine until I know of a good battery that will last and be cost effective. A local school district just went with a battery powered bus, but I wonder how long that will last, and how much new batteries will cost?

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        • #5
          I hope people do not want to take long trips. When we go to northern Mich, we drive straight through. It is around a 1000 miles depending how you go. Takes about 18 hours. What is the chance of a battery car making a trip like that.

          What do they plan to do with cross country trucking. Anyway you do not get something for nothing. You have to make electricity to charge the batteries, that takes some kind of energy.

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          • #6
            You're right George, and reports came out saying that the environmental costs of the batteries are not talked about plus the US power grid can't handle a nation full of electric cars to boot. Maybe Hybrids, maybe OK for inner city commutes but I don't see them in the long haul.

            If the taxpayers weren't funding all of this including Ethanol which is a scam,it would dry up and be long gone. Let the market decide not some politician.

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            • #7
              There are charging stations at all the rest stops between here and Florida. I think when u buy a new Tesla it comes with so many free hours of charging. After that your on your own and have to pay but i forget how much it was. 20 something dollars & 20 minutes or so of your time ??? You never get your moneys worth buying these junkers as they will end up eating you alive
              4~ Tudor's
              1~ Coupe

              Henry Ford said,
              "It's all nuts and bolts"


              Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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              • #8
                I had a Skill cordless driver that I hadn't seen in about 10 years, pulled the trigger and it turned! Put on charge and it worked! Now where is it now :-(

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