LegitimateCrows t1_j1l8296 wrote

Meh. We didn’t blink our eyes at over a million Covid deaths. So until these storms kill 500,000 or more in one fell swoop I don’t expect any eyes to be batted.

If 2023 sees the collapse of La Niña and we see a return of El Niño weather patterns - we will be right screwed mid summer.


LegitimateCrows t1_iufk7d0 wrote

Not so much anymore:

“Much of this has to do with the rigid, fortified structure of the battery pack that is mounted to a car's floor, which provides a vehicle with exceptional strength, large crumple zones, and a uniquely low center of gravity. Because of their strength, Tesla's battery packs rarely incur serious damage in accidents.”


LegitimateCrows t1_iufjv93 wrote

It starts there though. Everything has been boiled down to quantity at cheap versus quality for a bit more money. Nearly everything.

I work in the bike industry. When you tell a customer “this battery is $800 and is name brand cells that are quality and that one is $200 prone to failure much more often” they are 8 out of 10 willing to “roll the dice” on it. And it often isn’t even about the money. They take the spare $600 and buy 2 more of the cheap batteries as “backups” to “extend the range” that they don’t need to pedal their lazy selves.