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    Electric Car Alternative


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    MEXICO - With record high gas prices continuing to rise, many are looking to other forms of transportation.

    A Mexico automotive manufacturer has a solution to the problem: an electric car or an low speed vehicle (LSV). The Mexico-made Tomberlins and Club Cars have similar features of a traditional car.

    "There's tremendous economy in driving an electric, zero-emission vehicle instead of a gasoline, fossil-fueled vehicle," said M&M Vehicle Corporation Owner Chris Miller.

    The charge will put the car on the road for about 35 miles. And instead of gas, it needs a 110 amp circuit. And compared to the Columbia average of $3.79 a gallon, the electric cars cost about 40 cents in electricity to charge. For the same price as a gallon of gas, the LSV can travel 300 miles

    The LSV is not approved for highway use and can only drive on roads with speeds of 35 mph or less.

    "In this little town it's just very congested," said LSV shopper, Russ Henschel. "And it's just a good place to have a small car like this.You can just get around so much better."

    The LSV's can cost anywhere from $6,000 to $11,000.

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    I swear.. I need to patent my ideas. I'd be a rich man given the articles i've posted this week ALONE.
     
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    Wow, 35 miles on one charge eh at 35 MPH, Yeah that might be great for city dwellers, at least.
     
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    Wouldn't help me, the main shopping areas are all about 6 to 8 miles away. If I had to shop and do anything else I would be worried I wouldn't get home.

    The Doctor is the same distance as are all the important things I might find a need to do. This town is sprawled all over the place, as are MANY towns in the US.
     
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    thats exactly the purpose though. Who wants to take one on the highway where SUVs and diesels are doing 70+?


    think about it.. it's a nice, sunny summer day... you need to pick up the kids, go shopping, whatever... instead of wasting gas AND perpetuating an oil market that is fucking you, youd have the option to take the lil putter... Not only do you save on gas, you help undermine the pusherman that is the oil industry. Fighting against chicken necked capitalists by undermining the value of their product via less demand.

    Granted, i think their body styles could use some work.. But this is the second town in my state to offer an alternative to high gas prices. The Show Me state is making an effort.
     
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    Clearly, not a panacea for everyone.. But Mexico, Mo is a pretty rural town. While it may not help those who live out on state roads it would do wonders for those located in cite limits.


    Hell, in my town you should see the battalion of motorized CHAIRS that handicapped people use to get around cruising down the road.
     
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    I was being serious, It seems like a good step, but we country folk still need something better :)
     
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    I like the idea, and I like your thinking about sticking it to the establishment. But 35 miles adds up pretty quickly. How much can you really get done in 35 miles? 100 miles per charge would be a lot more viable.
     
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    yeah, if they could make one that goes 100 miles, and say 65 MPH, now that would be something indeed.
     
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    You country folk can enjoy the lowered gas prices after the bottom falls out of the gas market.


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