Record sales for electric cars

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    Americans are buying record numbers of hybrid and electric cars as gas prices climb and new models arrive in showrooms, giving the vehicles their greatest share yet of the U.S. auto market.

    Consumers bought a record 52,000 gas-electric hybrids and all-electric cars in March, up from 34,000 during the same month last year.

    The two categories combined made up 3.64 percent of total U.S. sales, their highest monthly market share ever, according to Ward's AutoInfoBank.

    And while their share of the market remains small, it's a big leap from the start of the year, when hybrids andelectrics made up 2.38 percent of new car sales.

    Electric cars, hybrids see record sales - CSMonitor.com
     
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    Bet you love the high gas prices?

    You own a Volt... its going to take ya @ 30 years for it to pay off.

    GE buying up Volts didnt hurt stats either :eusa_clap:


    http://money.cnn.com/2010/10/29/autos/GE_electric_car/index.htm
     
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    Un Huh.

    Study Says Hybrid Owners Probably Won't Be Back For Another Car - The Consumerist

    Hybrid cars have earned some admirers, but it turns out once customers buy an electric-gas model, they're unlikely to come back for another one when it's time to purchase a new car, according to a new study.

    As gas prices go higher, so do sales of hybrid vehicles. But a recent study by automative research company R.L. Polk says that almost two-thirds of hybrid owners won't stay on the gas-electric path when they need a new car.

    Only 35% of hybrid owners returned at trade-in time in 2011, with the most loyal customers belonging to the Toyota Prius, says CBS News. If you take that car from the equation, the repurchase rate is below 25%.

    Most Hybrid Owners Won

    The Thrill Is Gone — Hybrids have been a tough sell to new-car buyers, but now it seems they’re also not that popular with hybrid owners. About two-thirds of hybrid owners didn’t pick another hybrid when they bought a new car last year. The exception is Toyota Prius owners, 41 percent of whom bought another Prius, or a hybrid from another manufacturer.
     
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    A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

    Driving fuel efficient cars is good for America.

    Why do you hate America?
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=369h-SEBXd8]WORLDS FASTEST street legal ELECTRIC CAR - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    You dimwit... THOUSANDS of Americans are NOT buying electrics... its a lie from the left.
    I proved it, so STFU.
     
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    Partly because America is turning into a liberal pus-bag.
     
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    Great car and all, but I think you guys forget.... electricity has to me generated :cuckoo:



    It didnt grow on a tree or magically appear from the wall socket.



    Really is a fun video to watch though.... very fast little car indeed! :eek:

     
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    A German car nicknamed "heavy drinker" or “boozer” has set a new record for electric vehicle stamina: 1,013 miles on a single charge. The single-seat vehicle’s aerodynamic shape, with the motors integrated into the wheel hubs, helped the car accomplish this feat.
    "Boozer" the Electric Car Smashes Distance Record, Driving 1,000 Miles on a Single Charge | Popular Science

    Okay the name is funny I admit, and the speed is a little on the slow side, however with any technology thats starting out like this it takes time for it to mature and as it matures so to does its capability. When the American Auto industry first started out there were hundreds of companies making cars for sale in this nation and as time went by, some closed, some merged and eventually we are where we are today. So to the same principle can be applied to any technology, the cell phone, the PC, etc, I am sure those of you old enough to remember can recall the first PC and if the same thought process were applied to the first PC or cell phone , "its too expensive, it's too big, it underperforming" so let's not develop it. Then none of us would be here talking to one another today. Of course EV's and Hybrids are not everyones cup of tea, thats fine, but frankly, I don't see the issue with simply being positive about a technology that could mean good things for this nation in terms of its future jobs, domestic energy production, and technology leadership.

    As for the energy needed to power these EV's, again the same principle applies, rather than disagree over what technology you like or don't like be it gas, oil, nuclear, coal, solar, wind, etc. based on a political view, perhaps the best way to think about this is to look at it as this nations future in the long term. If we fail to develop ALL our own resources , no matter what they are , and spend our time fighting over these technologies because we don't happen to like who's in power at the moment then we accept the fact that this nation has begun its long slide to 3rd world status. I for one happen to think we are better than that, and no matter what the technology develop it here, build it here, and most of all use it here!!
     
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    It begins with a single step... because so few can afford gas. :lol:

    Rich liberals buying cars they don't want might work for a few months... maybe help Obama fake the figures for November.... but that's hardly gonna help the country or the planet.
     

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