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Electric Vehicles here to stay, for good or bad?

Discussion in 'Rants and Raves' started by HKShooter65, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. Maverick44

    Maverick44 Certified All-American Gun Nut

    May 5, 2016
    NE Texas
    Well, if you have the money upfront (they have become MUCH more affordable in the last 10 years), you can always invest in solar panels. From what I understand, they are usually warrantied for about 20+ years, and can save you quite a bit of money in the long run. If you could power your car with them, that's a huge benefit. I believe a system generally costs around $10k-$15K. I'm starting to look into them because once I get my career really going and have some money saved up, I plan on buying some land and building a cabin on it. I plan on making it mostly off grid without giving up too many modern amenities.

  2. benenglish

    benenglish Lifetime Supporter Staff Member Lifetime Member Admin

    Nov 22, 2011
    Interesting tidbit - If you live in a subdivision where the HOA does not allow the installation of solar panels, the law changed a while back. Apparently quite a while ago, much longer than I realized, state law was changed to render those deed restrictions void. Subject to some minor and reasonable restrictions on things like color and roof placement, HOAs can no longer forbid their installation.

    That must be a bitter pill for certain power-drunk, tight-ass HOAs to swallow. :)
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  3. Maverick44

    Maverick44 Certified All-American Gun Nut

    May 5, 2016
    NE Texas
    That's good to hear. I hate HOAs. If it's your property, you should be allowed to do as you will within the confines of the real law, not that made up BS HOAs like to force on people. I don't plan on living anywhere near anything even remotely resembling an HOA.
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  4. benenglish

    benenglish Lifetime Supporter Staff Member Lifetime Member Admin

    Nov 22, 2011
    I greatly appreciate the fact that I've been very lucky; my HOA has been quite reasonable for the last 25+ years. Some HOAs are horror stories and they all have the potential to become one.

    As it relates to this thread, though, I just wanted to point out that since the law changed in September of 2015 your interest in solar panels can be shared by folks no matter where they live in Texas.
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  5. GoPappy

    GoPappy Active Member

    Dec 18, 2015
    The Texas legislature did the same thing for satellite dishes a number of years ago. There were too many HOA Nazis prohibiting residents from using satellite dishes.

    Every HOA seems to have at least one nazi with nothing to do other than obsess over over residents’ violations (or perceived violations) of HOA rules or restrictions.
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  6. SQLGeek

    SQLGeek Vodak, The Choice of a New Generation TGT Supporter

    Sep 22, 2017
    When are mail carriers required to provide their own vehicles vs drive an assigned truck?
  7. txinvestigator

    txinvestigator TGT Addict

    May 28, 2008
    Ft Worth, TX
    To use the term "nazi" here is just really stupid.
  8. innominate

    innominate Active Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    It's a figure of speech. Like the soup nazi from Seinfeld.
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  9. Brains

    Brains IQ: 47

    Apr 9, 2013

    Move the motor to the middle, give it a tiny bump in horsepower, and .... 2.8 seconds 0-60 all day long.
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  10. pronstar

    pronstar TGT Addict TGT Supporter

    Jul 2, 2017
    A Model S P90D isn’t much slower than a P100D, a few tenths is all that separates them, as shown in the video where they race head-to-head.

    I don’t think that Tesla knew you were racing.

    A 500-hp 911R doesn’t catch a P100D until past 130 mph, as show in this video.

    A P90D in the quarter, running low-11 seconds at 120+ mph ain’t no joke.

    At least one stock P90D, a factory lightweight with no options, has run a 10.9 quarter. And similar P100D’s have run as quick as 10.6

    A stock Camaro isn’t going to walk on any of these cars if truly driven in anger...quite the opposite, methinks.

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    Last edited: Jul 19, 2019

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