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    Would you consider an electric car?

    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?
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    Re: Would you consider an electric car?

    Without a doubt. I have no issue with riding an electric car, a hybrid car, a hydrogen car, an ethonol car, a diesel car, whatever works best and meets the qualifications.

    I'd want something big enough to take me, my girlfriend, and potentially a few other passangers around in along with some cargo. Smart Cars don't fit this, I need at least a back seat and a bit of trunk space.

    I need a little bit of pick up in the engine. Sorry, perhaps I'm a evil spoiled American but I want my car to be able to go 75 or 80 if needed and not feel like its dieing because up here in NOVA it has to be able to do that to go most anywhere. I don't want to have to take a smoke break waiting for it to get from 0 to 60.

    I need my energy source easily accessible. That means if its ONLY electrical I'd only consider it if I knew that my home and work would have a plug for it or/and there were stations that I could charge it along the way if necessary. I'd probably prefer something like the Volt, where you can still put gas in to act as an emergency way of charging the battery if you're not near an outlet. I have no care for hydrogen or ethanol or electric or whatever if I have to drive an extra 20 miles just to find a place to fill it up.

    I want it to be economical. I understand I'll pay more for better fuel economy, however, if its SO much more expensive that it would take years upon years to recoup it in "savings" its not worth it to me.

    Is it nice to possibly do something for the environment? Sure, I have no issues with that at all, actually I like it. But I'm not going to sacrifice large amounts of money, comfort, safety, and convienence simply on that fact alone. However, if those things are relatively close to their more environmentally unfriendly counter part than its something that could potentially tip the scale that little bit.
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    Re: Would you consider an electric car?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Without a doubt. I have no issue with riding an electric car, a hybrid car, a hydrogen car, an ethonol car, a diesel car, whatever works best and meets the qualifications.

    I'd want something big enough to take me, my girlfriend, and potentially a few other passangers around in along with some cargo. Smart Cars don't fit this, I need at least a back seat and a bit of trunk space.

    I need a little bit of pick up in the engine. Sorry, perhaps I'm a evil spoiled American but I want my car to be able to go 75 or 80 if needed and not feel like its dieing because up here in NOVA it has to be able to do that to go most anywhere. I don't want to have to take a smoke break waiting for it to get from 0 to 60.

    I need my energy source easily accessible. That means if its ONLY electrical I'd only consider it if I knew that my home and work would have a plug for it or/and there were stations that I could charge it along the way if necessary. I'd probably prefer something like the Volt, where you can still put gas in to act as an emergency way of charging the battery if you're not near an outlet. I have no care for hydrogen or ethanol or electric or whatever if I have to drive an extra 20 miles just to find a place to fill it up.

    I want it to be economical. I understand I'll pay more for better fuel economy, however, if its SO much more expensive that it would take years upon years to recoup it in "savings" its not worth it to me.

    Is it nice to possibly do something for the environment? Sure, I have no issues with that at all, actually I like it. But I'm not going to sacrifice large amounts of money, comfort, safety, and convienence simply on that fact alone. However, if those things are relatively close to their more environmentally unfriendly counter part than its something that could potentially tip the scale that little bit.
    Maybe something like these?
    Electric Cars, Green Vehicle :: Phoenix Motorcars, Inc.
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    Re: Would you consider an electric car?

    Very neat, thanks for the link. First very interesting electric truck I've seen. I like the 100 mile range though with not having a backup gas tank akin to the volt this would be forced into a "secondary" vehicle for me unless such "rapid charges" became more frequently installed at gas stations and other such things which would be a downside for this. I also didn't notice a cost on the page which would also be very important.

    However, the 100 mile range would make it perfect for me for anything but trips, the 5 to 6 hours of charge time is fine, I like the look, and if they actually have the performance they state this could be a viable thing.

    I really wish more would get on the Volt Bandwagon of having the gas tank there as an engine for recharging the battery when absolutely needed.
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    Re: Would you consider an electric car?

    Wow!!! I've ran this poll on other forums with a much hjgher participation.
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    Re: Would you consider an electric car?

    If you want, since its a poll more than posting a specific technological news source, I can move it to "Polls" for you. It'll likely get more play there
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    Re: Would you consider an electric car?

    Only if it wasn't lame looking and slow as hell.

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    Re: Would you consider an electric car?

    I would love to be able to afford an electric car.

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    Re: Would you consider an electric car?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Only if it wasn't lame looking and slow as hell.
    It's got a ****ty warranty also. 3 years 36,000 is like a lease.
    I would jump on one but, I put on almost 50 miles a day.
    Most cars nowadays have nice warranties.
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    Re: Would you consider an electric car?

    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.
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