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    Re: Would you buy an electric car?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    400 miles is a poor range; my '85 VW Diesel had a 700 miles range. A range of 20 miles is sufficient for many people.
    So one should not knock the short range of electric cars.
    ok but does your VW have 360 horsepower ?



    for those people who only need 20 miles there is something know as A BUS.
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    Re: Would you buy an electric car?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I say it depends. My worries are-

    1.Price of the car verses a regular car.

    2.The long run price of charging the car up verses the long run cost of filling a gas tank up. This would also include price increase possibility if everyone decided to use electric cars and if it would increase the possibility of rolling blackouts.

    3.Potential vehicle repair cost of an electric verses and battery replacement verse the repair cost a gasoline car.

    4. The length of one charge verses distance I am able to travel.
    you forgot getting $10,000 worth of new lithium batteries every 3 years as they die out.

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    Re: Would you buy an electric car?

    i would buy a well executed hybrid.

    there are already some good hybrid cars out:

    Lexus LS 600 h, Lexus GS 450 h and the new BMW 7 Active Hybrid

    the BMW goes 0-60 under 5 seconds i believe and this is an enormously large car mind you.

    i would take a hybrid that goes 0-60 in 3 seconds and has a 1,000 mile range. they're coming ...

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    Re: Would you buy an electric car?

    If they came down to an affordable price, were truly efficient in terms of energy usage, and had decent mileage before needing recharged, sure. At some point we're really going to need to cut down on ou oil consumption, and this seems like a pretty good way to do it.
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    Re: Would you buy an electric car?

    I probably will since that would be the default in a few dozen years.
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    Re: Would you buy an electric car?

    Let gasoline prices rise to $4.00 + per gallon again & I think you'll see interest surge again. I'd buy an electric car if price were low & reliability was good
    For GM to think people are going to buy a $40,000.00 Chevy with new technology just shows you why GM is bankrupt!
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    Re: Would you buy an electric car?

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    Let gasoline prices rise to $4.00 + per gallon again & I think you'll see interest surge again. I'd buy an electric car if price were low & reliability was good
    For GM to think people are going to buy a $40,000.00 Chevy with new technology just shows you why GM is bankrupt!
    Why are waiting till gas if $4/gal? Why not now if you're real greenie? And if you're not a greenie why buy one?
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    Re: Would you buy an electric car?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Why are waiting till gas if $4/gal? Why not now if you're real greenie? And if you're not a greenie why buy one?
    I would think die hard greenies would just off themselves seeing how in their mind humans are the problem or at least sterilize themselves.
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    Re: Would you buy an electric car?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Why are waiting till gas if $4/gal? Why not now if you're real greenie? And if you're not a greenie why buy one?
    I'm not a greenie & the incentive for almost anyone to buy one is to save money & keep U.S. money away from our enemies in the ME.
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    Re: Would you buy an electric car?

    Probably not. They tend to be expensive and their limited performance would be unlikely to suit my needs.

    If I were sufficiently prosperous that owning an expensive "short-trip town-only car" in addition to a good truck or SUV for long trips and hauling things was not a financial strain, I might think about it. As is, no.

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