Because most of them are made by the Japanese, who also apparently know nothing about automotive styling and design. Ford, Chevy, and Lexus are making them now, but I'd wait a while until they figure out how to make them not suck.But my biggest problems with hybrids and electric cars is Why the hell do they have to make them so damned small? I'm 6'3 around 250lbs and already have pain and joint issues, no way am I folding myself into one of those little boxes at any price.
I'd just have one for long distance travel, honestly. Only problem I have with hybrids is that the ones I've had to operate are crap when it comes to actually driving the godamned things. More and more are coming out, which means there will be improvements, but so far gas and diesel are still far superior to all the alternatives. Honestly, I believe non-petroleum based diesel is the best way to go. It would make us energy independent since we can manufacture it here in the US, it can be made cheaply in mass quantities, it'll open up all kinds of new jobs and industry, and vehicles don't have to make any sacrifices in performance and quality. hell, automakers won't even have to change much, just replace the ICE with a diesel, and make some tweaks to the drivetrain.Now we have our government, blame Obama or whoever, that invest all this money into a company that is making a luxury sports car. Why aren't they investing that money in someone trying to build hybrid/electric pickups, SUVs and delivery trucks instead? Take a look around you when you drive, how many Trucks, SUVs and delivery trucks to you see vs how many luxury sports cars. Giver farmers affordable and usable hybrid/electric pickups and tractors and that would greatly reduce their fuel cost, thus reducing food costs.
Yeah, freight is a big one. Trucks will never be taken off the road, but if the majority of freight moved could be done by electric rail, that would just be a huge win for all involved.And this whole stupid idea of High Speed passenger rail. Screw that for now. We need high speed, electric powered cargo rail first. We burn a lot more fuel moving cargo than people, concentrate on that first.