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 ...
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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I probably will since that would be the default in a few dozen years.
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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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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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