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    Re: Would you buy an electric car?

    I can't see myself buying an electric car for quite a while. A 40 mile range does not meet my requirements and I would imagine the 40 mile range would be on a perfectly flat roads and and nice warm summer day? Where I live in the winter I'd say it would be lucky to have a 20 mile range.

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    Re: Would you buy an electric car?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I would think die hard greenies would just off themselves seeing how in their mind humans are the problem or at least sterilize themselves.
    Pure hyperbole. There's a million and one things we as people can do to minimise the damage being caused to the planet. Things as simply as buying energy efficient products ad watching our consumption of resources carefully. If you don't care about the world you're leaing behind for your decendents, okay, but don't malign those who'd actually like things to get better.
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    Re: Would you buy an electric car?

    If I could fit all my children in it and it was affordable, I would look into it.
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    Re: Would you buy an electric car?

    I would, if it operated equivalently to a gas-powered car. If I had to drive a tiny one-seat ugly thing that got 100 miles on a charge and had to be charged for 8 hours a night, then no, I wouldn't. If it got 400-500 miles on a charge, could be quickly recharged or have the battery swapped out and was just as large as any other modern car, plus didn't cost any more, I'd do it. Why not?
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    Re: Would you buy an electric car?

    If I could get something that was affordable, reliable, with reasonable maintence costs and a range of say at least 100 miles, I could see picking one up as a second vehicle for our household and use it as a commuter/errand vehicle and reserve the conventional gasoline car for long trips and secondary use. To my knowledge, electric cars have not yet reached those standards, so for right now, no.
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    Re: Would you buy an electric car?

    If they made an electric truck, I would seriously consider it.
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    Re: Would you buy an electric car?

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    If they made an electric truck, I would seriously consider it.
    They did, but it was small.
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    idea Re: Would you buy an electric car?

    There are several reasons to buy an electric car . for instance; to tell the oil companies to take a hike, to tell the Arabs to take a hike, to tell the big 3 to take a hike. To be able to drive past a gas station posting $3 per gallon or more with a smile on your face because you are no longer at their mercy. and 1 more reason: to KNOW that you are no longer financing terrorists every time you fill up your tank. Just think, no more oil changes, no more costly engine repairs. Their are hundreds of moving parts in an internal combustion engine. Only one in an electric motor. They are quiet, and most are capable of doing 0 to 60 in 4 seconds or less. Even though they will eventually be able to compete with a gas car in distance, if you buy one that only goes 90 miles on a charge, that is more than enough for most commuters.

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    Re: Would you buy an electric car?

    Not until I can drive it for 10 hours without having to recharge it. I have a tendency to drive very long distances and the electric cars I've read could not handle that. Would be pointless for me to spend the money on one.

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    Re: Would you buy an electric car?

    Quote Originally Posted by NEUROSPORT View Post
    i answered NO.

    i recently drove from NY all he way to California in my GASOLINE powered car. at one point i was in some kind of a desert in nevada or some rocky mountains or some such nonsense and it occured to me that there may not be any gas stations for a while.

    so i peek at the instrument cluster and it says range 90 miles ( about 1/4 tank was left ). then i go to my GPS and it says the next gas station is in about 110 miles. i turn around and drive 20 miles back to the last gas station i passed. a full tank gives me 400 mile range and with this newfound confidence i drive across the desert.

    now how you gonna do that in an electric car ? can you drive from one coast to the other in your Tesla ?

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    The market for the electric car is not necessarily a replacement for a gasoline powered vehicle for all purposes but one to make daily commuting (the bulk of personal transit) ran on electricity rather than petrol gasoline. It is assumed consumers would keep their gasoline powered vehicles for longer trips.

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