Tesla supercharger takes 20 minutes to recharge. However, the car a person drives should match their lifestyle. Doing otherwise is stupid. Have to haul a bunch of crap all the time? Get a truck. You work near you live and don’t have to haul a bunch of crap? Get an economy car. However, I am saving money with my electric car because it fits my lifestyle. The battery costs me nothing since it is covered by the warranty. Warranties are different depending on manufacturer, but mine is simple and covers the battery for up to 8 years.
 April 23, 2015 at 3:15pm
Personally I’m all for nuclear instead.
 April 23, 2015 at 2:09pm
I wonder if you can have a natural gas kit installed in a hybrid making it natural gas, gasoline, and electric capable?
 April 23, 2015 at 2:07pm
In all fairness, the oil/gas industry is even more heavily subsidized.
 April 23, 2015 at 1:35pm
Couldn’t care less about the environment cost. Average savings of one ev in particular (Chevy Spark ev (not my first choice but they have easy to find stats)) is $8700 over the first 5 years. I never had a car that saved me money over time before. Saving money is always a convenience for me. : )
 April 23, 2015 at 1:33pm
It cost me nothing. Battery covered by warranty for 8 years. Length of battery life depends on how often you drive. On average it lasts longer than any transmission l have had to use. Works anywhere. I plug it into the ac outlet in my apartment garage. Every dealership I have dealt with has all the parts since that is their job. Haven’t needed to replace anything but a lightbulb so far.
[-3] April 23, 2015 at 6:49am
I’ll take an EV off their hands. The cost savings on those are amazing given that you don’t have to worry about things like your transmission ever going out again (far less moving parts). The longer you have an EV, the more money you save.
do you know hoe much a battery pack cost? How often you have to replace them? How few places will do that work? How few places sell those parts? If you want an EV, have at it. You can keep it. Period.
Dopes like you don't understand the environmental cost of building your 'green' car. It is the equivalent of owning an SUV for an average period. In addition, the govt is soon going to tax you on mileage..not on fuel consumption. Why? Because in their rush to force fuel conservation, they suddenly found that gas tax revenues are down. They plan to make that up somewhere...
What about the battery cost, genius? Even though the Tesla has a "range" of over 200 miles, that is without the air on, or heat in the winter. I take trips in excess of 300 miles, you would have to factor in motel costs while your precious sparkmobile charges.
 April 15, 2015 at 4:01pm
No. A fairer alternative would be the Fair Tax.
April 15, 2015 at 1:45am
Well, getting a return for your money ain’t a bad thing, but the services being provided are another matter entirely. I’m always for a more efficient government as long as it delivers quality and necessary services.
April 15, 2015 at 1:42am
Wouldn’t #50 in Highest Crime rankings make Alaska the lowest in crime? If they rank the lowest in crime, should they not be listed as #1 in the Lowest Crime column? These stats don’t seem to add up.
[-1] April 5, 2015 at 7:47am
I used to agree with the idea of legalization, but after seeing the effects of it in my state of Colorado I cannot support it anymore. I have seen decent neighborhoods go to crap soon after a pot shop opened nearby attracting all the losers in the area. Property values plummeted and crime went up. It has all happened so fast, but the media won’t cover it.
 April 5, 2015 at 7:43am
That is why you make policy based on logic and reason, not personal emotion. So yes, that should be the law whether it is your teenage daughter or not.
 April 1, 2015 at 6:34pm
Someone down-voted me because I explained how an Amazon Prime membership saves me money? That just doesn’t even make sense. smh
 April 1, 2015 at 4:14am
As well as military intelligence offices.
April 1, 2015 at 4:13am
How does ordering more toilet paper violate your privacy? One would think going to the store to pick some up in broad daylight” would be a bit more exposure.
April 1, 2015 at 4:11am
@ Miami So more profit and greater convenience = path to Marxism? You really have a knack for hyperbole. I guess you figure the Jetsons was a cartoon whose technology resembled a Marxist Utopian future that was brainwashing us as children on Saturday mornings?
March 31, 2015 at 11:40pm
@ HisJustice When ordering items on an individual basis, I often check to compare the Prime price vs the non-Prime price. However, there are plenty of 3rd party suppliers that are Prime eligible. If it is something you will continue to need or will need in the future just add it to your cart or the “saved for later” section of your cart. Amazon will actually notify you of price fluctuations. Best time to buy something you will need is when the price is low. Kinda like the stock market.
 March 31, 2015 at 11:37pm
Wouldn’t the Marxist and socialists be more likely to stand in a long line to receive their product allotment from the government instead of paying a membership for a corporation to ship them what they need when they need it? In fact there is a lot of capitalism going on here:
- The company that makes the brand of product that you need.
- Amazon that stocks that company’s brand in their warehouse.
- The logistics company that Amazon uses to ship the product to you.
- The tech companies that developed and produce the hardware and software that goes into the button devices themselves.
- The opportunity for other business (large & small) to develop more innovative uses for this technology and make money off of it as well. (Amazon’s website links to information for those interested in utilizing the technology).
Heck, this is more innovation than I have seen from Apple.
 March 31, 2015 at 11:28pm
So less diverse points of view? That is the kind of “news” that you like? I think they are already one-sided enough as it is.
March 31, 2015 at 11:26pm
Using a private forum vs a public forum to speak are very different. A private forum usually provides a “place” for the discussion of a specific topic. Going off that topic or creating an atmosphere adverse to multiple points of view are usually moderated in the a private domain since it is in everyone’s interest to do so. It’s like being in a science class or literature class and having someone always try to steer the conversation to Obama. Of course the teacher should tell him to either shut-up or leave. If a teacher doesn’t keep things on topic or stamp out destructive behavior, then the value of the classroom as a forum for discussion diminishes. I have seen the value of The Blaze comment sections diminish in much the same way over the years.
@rob_pompolit Since I am was talking about a private forum such as this comment section, it wouldn’t make sense to suggest that anyone get arrested.
The reason I suggested the banning of MAC addresses is that it is way too simple to change one’s IP address and spoof another. Whereas MAC addresses are “stamped into” the computer, router, etc. at the manufacturer.