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    #21 DocTwinkie, Jun 9, 2019
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    I posted in another thread (can search) my resources. And I used the concerned scientist website to look at the EV carbon footprint for my region.

    In my area in the Midwest a model X gets a 42mpg equivalent due to the fact my electricity is coal. It’s right on their website. That’s great for that size car but not zero emissions by any stretch and a Prius can do better.

    Again this is my region. Where the grid is greener there is a marked difference. 90210 is the only California zip I know and there it would get 96mpg. Believe me. I hate that my state is a bunch of coal worshipers.

    I’m not trying to spew misinformation. I’m saying for my area of the country and my electrical grid this car would not actually be much better than a hybrid (and worse than some) so offsetting the production co2 (which I will grant is a big unknown estimate) is questionable.

    Not trying to be a jerk or confuse people. But it’s not as simple as EV is better. Someday it hopefully will be when the grid is clean. But out here in trump country your electrical outlet spews almost as much co2 as the gas pump.
     
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    I bought an EV for a completely different reason than to "save the planet"
    reasons for me
    1. Much less maintenance
    2. Electricity is much cheaper
    3. Much better performance

    IMO not much you can do as far as how the power is made but after the fact is what I am more concerned with. I live in Arizona and we are dragging our feet as far as solar and wind. My power company is SRP and they do not make it easy to go solar, they don't offer net metering. I have thought about going solar but in order to make it work I would also have to invest in a battery system

    I lease my Model S, which I have 2 more years on a 3 year lease and my next EV will be another Tesla, Rivian or maybe a Ford ( I am assuming Ford will be using the Rivian skateboard) and if they do that maybe a strong possibility
     
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    #24 seyi, Jun 11, 2019
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    I tend to gravitate more towards a darker toned interior, my vote does go to the "Forest Edge", however I totally detest wood grains anywhere, especially in a car. Absolutely not a fan of the wood grain interior, so I do hope there's probably a carbon fibre option, or at least anything other than wood. Rock inspired maybe?. As silly as it sounds this could actually be a deal breaker for me. Regardless I am definitely looking forward to Rivian's success and a very good rollout come 2020!
     
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    I agree with you about darker interiors, I felt some of the interior color choices have been pretty bright especially with the Green R1S. The Black Mountain is closest to what I would choose. A rock option vs the wood would be a cool option
     
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    You can take matters into your own hands a bit by just installing a solar array and generating your own clean power. The new house I am building in northern Michigan has a 14 KW fixed roof array that went active onto the grid in early February and has generated over 6.6 MWh so far - even with snow coverage and lots of cloudy winter days. I am ditching the damn coal!
     
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    One conversation from Denver that I forgot to mention was with the VP of Interiors and he said that the wood trim is an upgrade and that there will be other material options instead of just wood.
     
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    That's good to hear!
     

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