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    Re: Would you consider an electric car?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shep Dawg View Post
    Would you consider an electric car?
    Sure, if they ever made a practical one

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    Re: Would you consider an electric car?

    Sure, but only if it operated like a gas-powered car. Most of my driving is *NOT* within a short-distance of home, I do not have time for 8+ hour charges between trips, etc. Until they have an electric system that operates as fast and efficiently as a gas-powered vehicle, count me out of the electric camp.

    Granted, they are doing some amazing things with electrics these days, the Tesla folks are making some really nice cars. They still have problems, but they're getting closer.
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    Re: Would you consider an electric car?

    Quote Originally Posted by Psychoclown View Post
    The limited range is a disqualifier for me for a main car because we often drive for our vacation trips. If I'm not making noticeable sacrifices in convinience, performance, and economy then as a second car it might make sense. The range would have to be larger than 60 miles though. I drive that far to go to a ballgame or visit friends sometimes. If we could get up to about 100 mile radius, then it would be more feasible for me.
    Exactly. Where I used to work, I drove about 120 miles a day round trip, five days a week. That makes electric cars impossible right there. This summer, as we do every year, we're going to drive on vacation and go about 300 miles each way. No electric can handle that. When we drive to my wife's parent's house, it's about 80 miles one way. There are so many places that I go that an electric simply cannot with the current technology.
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    Re: Would you consider an electric car?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shep Dawg View Post
    Considering the fact that 81% of all driving is done within 40 miles from home. Even today's electric cars are capable of 60 miles or more per charge. At a cost of approx $1.90 per charge. Lets assume the cost to buy one was in the $20-$30K range and they were styled as a regular car. Overall maintenance, and performance was comparable to todays cars. Would you be willing to buy one of these cars, even as a 2nd car?
    No, its too expensive, doesn't have enough range and since it runs on batteries instead of capacitors you can't expect to get any rapid recharge on it.

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    Re: Would you consider an electric car?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shep Dawg View Post
    Considering the fact that 81% of all driving is done within 40 miles from home. Even today's electric cars are capable of 60 miles or more per charge. At a cost of approx $1.90 per charge. Lets assume the cost to buy one was in the $20-$30K range and they were styled as a regular car. Overall maintenance, and performance was comparable to todays cars. Would you be willing to buy one of these cars, even as a 2nd car?
    How much coal is burned to produce enough energey for a single charge?

    Would a vehical be better off using that coal dyrectly instead of using electricity as a middle-man?

    What if we had something more eficiant than coal to feed the care, like some kind of pertolium based liquid?
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    Re: Would you consider an electric car?

    I would do it in a minute. If it was more efficient and cleaner it would be great. Anything that will set us free from the oil that holds us bound today. As long the electric car can get me from point A to point B that is really all that matters.
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    Re: Would you consider an electric car?

    Quote Originally Posted by Inferno View Post
    I would do it in a minute. If it was more efficient and cleaner it would be great. Anything that will set us free from the oil that holds us bound today. As long the electric car can get me from point A to point B that is really all that matters.
    Gas is only a minor part of the oil industry.

    Asside from all the products oil produces, I'm still wating to see the electric 747.

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    Re: Would you consider an electric car?

    Ooh. I want that electric truck!

    Since I rarely drive more than 50 miles a day, and live at the end of a gravel road that's at the end of a gravel road, and have a regular need to haul crap, it would be perfect for me.

    All I need now is money. *sigh*

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    Re: Would you consider an electric car?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    Ooh. I want that electric truck!

    Since I rarely drive more than 50 miles a day, and live at the end of a gravel road that's at the end of a gravel road, and have a regular need to haul crap, it would be perfect for me.

    All I need now is money. *sigh*
    Got any carbon off-sets you can sell? People will pay you to not do anything with your land....so...mabey someone will pay you to not drive your car? Just imagin all the polution you will be saving the environement, that's got to be worth something.

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    Re: Would you consider an electric car?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    Ooh. I want that electric truck!

    Since I rarely drive more than 50 miles a day, and live at the end of a gravel road that's at the end of a gravel road, and have a regular need to haul crap, it would be perfect for me.

    All I need now is money. *sigh*
    I would need something that would transport my wheel chair though and have all the hand controls. It would be years before they got around to that I am sure.
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