Future proof....

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RubenNick, Nov 5, 2016.

  1. RubenNick macrumors newbie

    Nov 5, 2016
    Today Toyota announced all their 2017 models! All these new models would come without gas tank, instead it'll be replaced with tesla batteries. Since the future of auto-industry is going towards electric cars, Toyota has decided to give all their customer the most future proofed cars! These new cars would only cost $40,000 starting and has a solar strip on the top to power your iphones, macbooks, and ipads. The greatest part of these new car is that the width of the car is only 2/3 of the old ones! Toyota engineers had to make some tough decisions in order to make the new cars even thinner, so they reduced all the seats by 1/3 of their original width! It is the thinnest car Toyota has ever produced!!!!

    "But...there aren't many charge stations? I only got gas stations around where I live"

    Don't you worry, Toyota has thought about that as well, we sell these gas tanks that can be attached to the side of your car so you can still use gas to fuel your car! Isn't it wonderful! They come in at a meager $499!

    "But the old cars can just do the same job without having to spend the extra $499 to perform the same function when the majority of the market segment still uses gas to fuel their car?"

    Oh you are just old and dislike changes! Every new innovation is always hated by some. When Toyota added air-conditioning to their models back in the days, people were also complaining because they did not want the extra weight in their car, they thought it was all about making the car as light as possible! Not to mention the all new solar strip on top of the car!

    "There are not enough space in the car seats, it feels uncomfortable"
    Well that just means Toyota is thinking all about your fitness, and is pushing our customer to exercise more and shed some weight! Anything Toyota does, it's always about our customers!

    (one week later)
    p.s. just to make it more convenient for the new car buyers, Toyota has decided to sell these gas tanks at $399 so it'll be a smoother adoption cycle for the customers! What a great company that always put their customers experience above all else!
  2. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 601


    Jul 4, 2015
    Buy a dongle that converts gas to electricity.
  3. jjlannoo Suspended

    Oct 8, 2011

    Actually there are already added costs if you want an ultra modern car. You need special equipment installed at your home for charging electric cars and Fuel cell vehicles.
  4. cmaier macrumors G5

    Jul 25, 2007
    No you don't. It's nice to have (faster charging), but you can even plug into a normal wall outlet. And a normal 30 A dryer outlet is used by most folks I know and is plenty fast enough.
  5. jjlannoo Suspended

    Oct 8, 2011
    Typically the car will only only include a trickle charger. You need to buy equipment to use a higher voltage then 120v. Once bought you certainly shouldn't be sharing an outlet with your dryer and swapping back and forth. You should have a proper EVSE installed.
  6. cmaier macrumors G5

    Jul 25, 2007
    I own a Tesla model s. I didn't need to buy or install anything. It comes with a modular plug that can work with a normal 120V wall outlet and a 30A dryer outlet. You don't have to share with your dryer. You just need a 30A circuit. Or you can plug into a 10A outlet and charge longer.
  7. burgman macrumors 68000


    Sep 24, 2013
    Lame.... welcome to Macrumors
  8. brynsmith23 macrumors regular

    Jan 24, 2007
  9. zhenya macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2005
    Well, actually, the huge elephant in the room that you completely missed is that Tesla is pretty much doing to the automobile industry exactly what Apple does in tech. They are building the car for tomorrow, today. There is no traditional auto maker that is building anything like what Tesla builds because they have one foot firmly entrenched in the past. Their EV's are all low range, low power, slow charging, with no unified charging system in place. Tesla rightly realizes that as long as you build cars like that with huge compromises, people will never leave their gas vehicles. Give them something great though, even if it means a few other compromises now, and you'll push to the future a lot faster.

    When my father bought his Model S less than 2 years ago he could not go in any direction from his house more than the range of the car. Today he can go in almost any direction and hit a Supercharger within 150 miles, he regularly drives it on 1000 mile trips, and could take it across the country. All that changed in just 2 years!

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