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      07-16-2017, 08:38 AM   #82
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Originally Posted by Fundguy1 View Post
And don't forget the us power grid itself is past nominal capacity and strained. It will have to go through a massive and expensive overhaul from power stations, substations, lines, etc to handle a meaningful number of ev cars.
It will take decades to upgrade the grid to support mass EV use. I'd propose that by the time the grid is upgraded, the propulsion technology will have moved on.

Or, I guess, the counter argument is that with EV's comes autonomous driving, so the Envrio-fantasy will be a massive reduction in total vehicles on the road because we'll all just summon a pod to come and pick is up, which will reduce the need for charging capacity from the grid...

A manual transmission can be set to "comfort", "sport", and "track" modes simply by the technique and speed at which you shift it; it doesn't need "modes", modes are for manumatics that try to behave like a real 3-pedal manual transmission. If you can money-shift it, it's a manual transmission. "Yeah, but NO ONE puts an automatic trans shift knob on a manual transmission."