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Whats with young people and electric

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by norton, Nov 13, 2017 at 7:41 PM.

  1. norton

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    A buddy of mine has owned a 1950 Chevrolet since the late 1960's. Over they years he has hot rodded it-new engine, 4 speed floor shift tranny-to replace the original 6 cylinder 3 speed on the column. Lots of other goodies.
    He is now concerned that no one in the family wants his car when he passes on.
    He has a 30 year old son who told Dad he had no interest.
    Until my friend suggested they convert it to electric power.
    Now the kid is all jacked about this.
    Why? I know battery powered vehicles have instant power, but really. This is what gets you worked up? And the car companies are falling all over themselves to promote battery powered cars.
    By why get excited about a classic car running on batteries?
     
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    I don't know anyone who is excited about electric. Even the Tesla owners I know reserve the car to secondary or tertiary use. A larger issue seems to be that younger people are not very interested in vehicles period. Locally, parents are having to force their kids to get a license.
     
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  3. BobbyS

    BobbyS Truth always sounds like lies to a sinner

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    they been brainwashed and pussified
     
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    Geeorge Sarcasm Inc.

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    Smart phones and facebook - the true pussificators of American males.
     
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    No doubt.
     
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    I think they want to continue to be chauffeured around by a self driving vehicle.
     
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    I would imagine the same lamentations were abundant when steam locomotives and biplanes became obsolete. HH
     
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    So, not single parent households, apartment life, sanitized education experiences and reduced opportunity to engage in any authentic outdoor activity?
     
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    Of all the things that were super important and exciting to me and pretty much all my friends when we were young teenagers, getting a driver's license and ultimately your first car, was definitely up there in the top five.
    Right up there with finding a part time job to make some spending cash, getting somewhere with a girl, having an older kid by us beer, and eventually going in with 2-3 friends and getting our own place.
    Not sure if any of those things appeal to kids anymore.
     
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    No, smart phones and facebook.
     
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    Your posting this on social media (Glock Talk) is most noteworthy. HH
     
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    Wait.........you're saying that the younger generation's values and ideals differ from those of their parents?


    I do believe that this is the first time this has occurred in the history of civilization.
     
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    Seriously? I was counting the days until my 16th birthday.
     
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    I will always love gas powered stuff. I really love two stroke stuff, especially road race bikes. There is (was?) nothing as exciting as a 2 stroke gp bike.

    With that being said, electric stuff is exciting too. Besides the instant torque electric motors are really easy to control. All that fancy engine managment stuff like traction control etc becomes simple. Also they operate in any environment.

    Take a quadcopter for instance. Anyone can build one with electric stuff. Try doing it with ice engines and it's a feat.

    Electric power really is cool. There will be all maner of awesome machines using it if they ever figure out the batteries.

    Now what I HATE is hybrids, especially supercars, but I digress.
     
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    For serious. I also note the lack of kids being out at traditional teen hangouts. When I go to the homes of parents who have teens, the teens are home on weekends...no drive to go out. Even driving past my former school bus stops in afternoons, I note the kids don't hang out anymore but rather disperse immediately and walk alone. Ten or fifteen kids all walking alone.
     
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    Gonna save the planet with electricity! (Generated by fossil fuels)
     
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    I’d take a Tesla any day of the week. Especially a self driving one.

    I’ll still burn gas on my bike.
     
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