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“With the launch of the BMW i3, the BMW Group established itself
early as a
pioneer in the field of electric mobility. Electrification is one of
pillars of the Group’s Strategy NUMBER ONE > NEXT. By 2021, the BMW
have five all-electric models: the BMW i3, the MINI Electric, the
BMW iX3, the
BMW i4 and the BMW iNEXT. By 2025, that number is set to grow to at least
twelve models. Including plug-in hybrids – whose electrically
will increase significantly in the coming year – the BMW Group’s
product portfolio will then comprise at least 25 models.”
Q: Is BMW's dive into EVs driven by actual market demand, or the fact
that Germany (and the EU in general) has mandated all new cars be electric?
Maybe its because Tesla is kicking BMW's ass.
Every major automaker plans to go electric
For a company that depends on the taxpayer teat for survival, the only
ass it has ever kicked is the public purse.
All EV's get the same subsidy regime in the US, BWM would receive it too.
Other companies make EVs as a sideline but their profits come from
conventional autos. Only Tesla depends on EV subsidies for survival. In
fact, there is no known profitable EV model in the U.S., they are all
Actually Tesla did make a profit, and is kicking BMW's ass. That's why
"By 2021, the BMW Group will have five all-electric models".
How much profit would Tesla have made without the $713 million in direct
and indirect subsidies it received in Q3?
Already addressed. Keep running!
How much profit would Tesla have made without the $713 million in direct and
indirect subsidies it benefited from in Q3?
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It makes up for the enormous subsidy ICE vehicles receive; you don't have to
pay anything to dump your tailpipe pollution into the atmosphere. Everyone
who breathes air and lives on earth pays for it instead.
Fossil companies should get PAID for dumping plant fertilizer into the
Since when are ICE tailpipe emissions equivalent to plant fertilizer, lieboy?
Fill a greenhouse with a strictly oxygen/nitrogen mix and see how long the
Fill a greenhouse with diesel tailpipe emissions and see how long they
Greenhouse operators normally use natural gas burners for carbon dioxide
enhancement, but diesel exhaust would do in a pinch. Levels above 2,000 ppm
do not seem to have any additional benefits for plants, but 1,000,000 ppm
wouldn't kill them. Dat cuz carbon dioxide is plant food, plants suffocate
without it, it's a fundamental requirement of the photosynthetic process.
Fill a GH with diesel exhaust and eventually all the carbon would be fixed in
the plants and the atmosphere replaced with oxygen. When all the carbon
dioxide is gone, the plants would starve.
All fuels contain traces of sulfur, some more than others depending on its
source. During combustion sulfur in the fuel is combined with oxygen to form
sulfur dioxide. Levels as low a ½ part per million (ppm) can cause injury on
some plants. Once the sulfur dioxide enters the plant through the stomates, it
reacts with water to produce sulfuric acid that will cause leaf burn, flecking
and general chlorosis.
Ethylene gas is another pollutant formed during combustion. It can also be
formed from ripening or rotting plant materials. Levels as low as 0.01 ppm can
create symptoms such as malformed leaves and flowers, stunted growth, bud
abcission, epinasty and flower senescence.
So Bravo, what a clever comeback!
chumpsky doesn't really know anything about all this, lol. Since when are ICE
tailpipe emissions equivalent to plant fertilizer, lieboy?