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kboy

Member since Sep 2007 • Last active Feb 2019

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    Read this too in a few respected places and it makes sense I think.

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    Not sure i’m following. Did I think Priuses were cool before and now I’ve changed my mind to like Tesla instead?

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    sigh, new page fail

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    ^ +1

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    bleeding nipple? Or yesterdays ketchup?

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    Yeah, the ? is to highlight that I'm unsure. It's my take on it, but as we're on the internets and opinions always comes across with the elbow first I think a ? makes it a bit... gentler :)

    As the Prius is a hybrid, can you really compare them straight up?

    The Prius might very well have had more positive impact on the environment than the Tesla, but when it comes to pushing tech, like you say, and peoples positive perception of electric vehicles I think the Tesla has done more.

    I highly doubt VW, BMW, Volvo, etc would've been so keen electric cars as they are today if it wasn't for Tesla.

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    That’s a very good point. Isn’t this what the boring company is doing though? A vehicle on roads seems like a better idea than a vehicle in a tunnel though.

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    He’s not first, but he’s making a more desirable car. The Prius is practical at best, but it has zero of the cool the Tesla’s have. Of course Toyota didn’t set out to do a ‘cool’ car, but if you compare the impact Tesla has had compared to the Prius, I think Tesla wins?

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    Would any of the major car manufacturers even consider moving away from diesel and petrol if it weren't for Tesla?

    Would banks do a better (less shit) job if Paypal didn't exist?

    Would we have the same momentum in the space race as it is without SpaceX?

    Of course he's not perfect, but who is? All in all though I think he does more good than harm. Even if his particular ventures aren't the best way forwards, he's pushing things in a better direction, forcing others to reconsider what they're doing.

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