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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipA View Post
    I was just responding to the poster who states glowingly about how little it costs to drive from A to B. Yes it does but that is not the whole story or even a large part of the story.

    $50000 spent today is a lot different to say $40000 ( on fuel) spent over a 20 year period.

    I could also perhaps mention which I forgot about that all those posts and wires built by government with tax money is the benefit that an EV driver is enjoying free of charge today, while the network of fuel stations was paid for by the "BIG' oil companies by charging more for petrol .

    I am afraid that I have this thing about governments taking tax money from those who can ill afford it to subsidise the wealthy. Our government has so far resisted it better than governments like the USA and UK.
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    But how do you know where the initial money came from - maybe they won some money or were gifted it in a Will, etc and wanted to buy something now instead of spend it on bits and pieces as they go - it would make a big difference to some having a larger upfront cost and lower ongoing running costs. No issues with the other parts of the discussion, I just think that this sort of thing puts people off posting about their experiences and their vehicles - we are after all a car forum and we're all here for our love of them - at least a certain brand. I just see it as counter productive is all.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Homestar View Post
    Geez, not sure why people can't be happy for others who have bought an EV. If you don't see the value, can't afford it, don't like Electric Jesus, whatever - that's fine and feel free to discuss that, but I don't think it's cool ragging on someone because they have gone and bought one. Personally I am was interested in the real word experience from people who have them - Teslas or other EV's so how about we ease up a bit on this please?

    because people are pushing EV onto others who "don't see the value, can't afford it, don't like Electric Jesus"
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    the free ride for ev's wont be around much longer.

    the govt is already aware they are making no excise out of ev's and are currently looking at legislation to bring operating costs of ev's . vis electricity charging costs to equal fuel costs.

    enjoy it while you can and dont cry when your currently cheap to operate ev suddenly costs the same as an ice vehicle

    there is no free lunch

    then we can draw comparisons.

    btw.....it isn't really any cleaner.....the energy used is created elsewhere.....choose your evil

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eevo View Post
    because people are pushing EV onto others who "don't see the value, can't afford it, don't like Electric Jesus"
    Bollocks - I wasnít talking about that at all and neither was ND talking about their new car. Was some insight from an actual owner not him trying to force anyoneís opinion. Donít like em, donít buy em - pretty simple, but donít put people down on that forum because of a choice they make. That was the point of my post.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Homestar View Post
    but donít put people down on that forum because of a choice they make. That was the point of my post.
    have you read this thread?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eevo View Post
    have you read this thread?
    Um, yes - I started it...

    Have you read the posts I'm discussing in this particular instance?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Homestar View Post
    Um, yes - I started it...
    so its your fault!
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    Money met my mouth today

    Quote Originally Posted by Homestar View Post
    Bollocks - I wasnít talking about that at all and neither was ND talking about their new car. Was some insight from an actual owner not him trying to force anyoneís opinion. Donít like em, donít buy em - pretty simple, but donít put people down on that forum because of a choice they make. That was the point of my post.
    Money met my mouth today. After the cost comparison of the wife's Model 3 musky thing v Disco Port Fairy return, I decided to move my beautiful D3 to a tow tug/Camping4wd only drive.

    A cheapish MG ev into the garage by the end of the week. 40K is not cheap yet is relatively speaking and met my tight pockets measure.

    I assume the 13/14 year olds might take it off me in a few years where I think a lot of real Disco replacement or refit options will be ready for me.

    A ex demo so oddly it is the same not chosen Melbourne BLACK BLACK BLACK. I did once own a Lada ute so have a track record of crazy cars perhaps

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    I did not sadly buy a EV this sexy


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