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    Re: Would you buy an electric car?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    It discussed all the possible reasons that the electric cars didn't last long. One of which said that people didn't want to buy them. Now if they were available at affordable prices, which is very possible, would you buy one? If not, why?
    Well, in the early 1900s, two British businessmen did prove that electric buses were economical and profitable. The reason that died was because there was embezzlement. Sad really.

    I'd buy an electric car. My commute is well within 50 miles that most electric cars peak at.
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    Re: Would you buy an electric car?

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    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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    Then don't go wishing for gas to go up. It's an artificial argument to support a cause. If you truly want it based on economics, then let the market decide. Otherwise, you ARE a greenie plain and simple. Fight to get the govt to drill on its own soil for oil. We have plenty of oil, but greenies lobby against it. They don't believe in letting the market decide.
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    Re: Would you buy an electric car?

    Quote Originally Posted by NEUROSPORT View Post
    getting a sexy $10,000 car is tough even when it runs on good old gas.
    Very true. Been a while since I went looking for a new car I guess it'd better to be said...comparable in price (at $2k-4k above) to a gas powered equivilent

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    Re: Would you buy an electric car?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Then don't go wishing for gas to go up. It's an artificial argument to support a cause. If you truly want it based on economics, then let the market decide. Otherwise, you ARE a greenie plain and simple. Fight to get the govt to drill on its own soil for oil. We have plenty of oil, but greenies lobby against it. They don't believe in letting the market decide.
    Don't forget to factor in the enormous oil lobby.
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    Re: Would you buy an electric car?

    If it were everything I wanted at a price I was willing to pay, then sure.

    Of course, I'd say the same thing about something with a 427 Chevy...

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    Re: Would you buy an electric car?

    Gas powered cars have been around for a hundred years and they're still improving in fact arguably faster than ever. Many cars nearly doubled their power in the last two decades. It's gonna take quite some time until electric car technology matures to any degree.

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    Re: Would you buy an electric car?

    The internal combustion engine is archaic and obsolete and it should have been scrapped a long time ago. The "higher mileage" cars that are coming out now are shelved technology that was weaseled away from their original inventors then shelved to keep the oil companies happy. Electric car technology is the technology that is growing at a fast rate. Once people start buying electric cars the technology will take off and before long internal combustion engines will only be seen at car shows and car museums. That iis my opinion.

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    Re: Would you buy an electric car?

    Quote Originally Posted by NEUROSPORT View Post
    Gas powered cars have been around for a hundred years and they're still improving in fact arguably faster than ever. Many cars nearly doubled their power in the last two decades. It's gonna take quite some time until electric car technology matures to any degree.
    Technically, electric cars were used about a hundred years ago too. They just couldn't compete with the look or easier use of combustion engines (ever see those cars with cranks in the front). I am glad to see electric cars reemerging for actual sale this time so that they can't be taken back for fear that people will realize that the technology is out there. We, as humans, are rather inventive for improving on our own technology when we want something bad enough. I don't think it will take too long for electric cars to improve to the point were they are just as good or better than gas-powered and just as affordable.
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    Re: Would you buy an electric car?

    To go with my electric chair

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    Re: Would you buy an electric car?

    Quote Originally Posted by confuseus say View Post
    The internal combustion engine is archaic and obsolete..
    Only if you change the definition of 'archaic' and 'obsolete'.

    The "higher mileage" cars that are coming out now are shelved technology that was weaseled away from their original inventors then shelved to keep the oil companies happy.
    Cite a specific example of this, and support for the related assertion.

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