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Re: 250,000 All Electric miles on my Nissan LEAFs

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:41 am
by powersurge
Yes, I know that that long on one set of tires is hard to believe.... Maybe he only drives straight????

Re: 250,000 All Electric miles on my Nissan LEAFs

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:30 pm
by DaveinOlyWA
powersurge wrote:Yes, I know that that long on one set of tires is hard to believe.... Maybe he only drives straight????
Well, I know his route very well and all I can say is he "must" have a "very" steady hand...

First time I saw his 2011, it had already had been over 60,000 miles. I asked him how much he paid for his tires and that is when he told me that they were the originals. I was beyond shock...

Re: 250,000 All Electric miles on my Nissan LEAFs

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:46 am
by aluminumwelder
I dont' see driving long distances as an accomplishment. It's a huge waste of time. With high speed internet available in so many places, more people should work from home instead of wasting time driving to work, polluting the air with gasoline or battery by products and work smarter not harder.

in short I am glad your car has lasted a long time trouble free, but I do not see it as a worthwhile endeavor.

Re: 250,000 All Electric miles on my Nissan LEAFs

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:33 am
by DaveinOlyWA
aluminumwelder wrote:I dont' see driving long distances as an accomplishment. It's a huge waste of time. With high speed internet available in so many places, more people should work from home instead of wasting time driving to work, polluting the air with gasoline or battery by products and work smarter not harder.

in short I am glad your car has lasted a long time trouble free, but I do not see it as a worthwhile endeavor.
Its a trillion dollar industry, actually many trillions. Transpo takes a back seat to very few other entities in life.

Re: 250,000 All Electric miles on my Nissan LEAFs

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:28 am
by soldcake
I also do think more and more job should work at home....

however, even high tech jobs need to go to "lab" (a room full of equitment in the company office site) often. even if company grant vpn to remote log in, there are times need to be there to press that power cycle button.... (give me that remote robot hand to do that :ugeek: )

also, home inspectors, electricians, etc, need to be there, cannot remote...... i feel for them. hours on the road is no fun.

i really hope tech and company culture can improve so that more work can be done at home, and leave room on the road for those who really need to drive, (and curse that expensive AT&T snail internet. more competition in the ISP market please) :mrgreen:

:o oops, this is getting out of topic ..... sorry....

Re: 250,000 All Electric miles on my Nissan LEAFs

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:13 pm
by GetOffYourGas
soldcake wrote:I also do think more and more job should work at home....

however, even high tech jobs need to go to "lab" (a room full of equitment in the company office site) often. even if company grant vpn to remote log in, there are times need to be there to press that power cycle button.... (give me that remote robot hand to do that :ugeek:
"Robot hand" is spelled S-C-P-I.

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Re: 250,000 All Electric miles on my Nissan LEAFs

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:24 am
by powersurge
aluminumwelder wrote:I dont' see driving long distances as an accomplishment. It's a huge waste of time. With high speed internet available in so many places, more people should work from home instead of wasting time driving to work, polluting the air with gasoline or battery by products and work smarter not harder.

in short I am glad your car has lasted a long time trouble free, but I do not see it as a worthwhile endeavor.
This gentleman appears to have swallowed, whole the "future societal planners" brainwashing. I am referring to the government and media's constant barrage of the evils against the environment by the use of resources in a "non-sustainable" way. Their future plan for the world is for individuals to use ONLY mass transportation like sheep for the idealized good of the planet....

I believe that our RIGHT to drive (especially AN EV!) should be celebrated and applauded as it is our most important creative activity. Driving allows us to chose what we do and see, and what beautiful parts of our world we will experience every day. If the future of our society is to stay in our 4-walled fishtank to live, sleep, and work... We will all be depressed, suicidal, and a population of sheep in the future..

To those who use their vehicles to their full potential..... ALL HAIL THE 250,000 MILER!!!!!!

Re: 250,000 All Electric miles on my Nissan LEAFs

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:30 pm
by goldbrick
Yeah well.....I do my best thinking on the bus.

Re: 250,000 All Electric miles on my Nissan LEAFs

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:57 pm
by Nubo
aluminumwelder wrote:I dont' see driving long distances as an accomplishment. It's a huge waste of time. With high speed internet available in so many places, more people should work from home instead of wasting time driving to work, polluting the air with gasoline or battery by products and work smarter not harder.
Not every job consists of "playing on the computer and talking on the phone", as one of my colleague's daughters aptly described our work. And in the Puget Sound area roads can't take you as the crow flies.

Re: 250,000 All Electric miles on my Nissan LEAFs

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:56 pm
by aluminumwelder
REDUCE, Reuse, Recycle. are the 3 r's
REDUCE your millage applies in this situation.