The Pain Keeps On Coming For Electric Car Owners

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    by John Hawkins Ar Rightwingnews

    But there’s yet another downside to electric cars that in hindsight, should have been easy to see, but in practice is just becoming widely known:*They’re very difficult to resell. The PJ Tatler » Plug-In Cars Don
     
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    Maybe a "cash for electric clunkers" is in order.
     
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    The government could bail out the purchasers by buying the unwanted cars and giving them to poor people who will then need a subsidy to pay their electric bills.

    Just like the car companies.
     
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    a bunch of crying about nothing.Mostly I suspect because of Obama and his perceived hand in advancing the electric car, never mind the FACT that electric cars have actually been around in some form or fashion Since Henry Ford's time.

    I remember when my parents bought their first VCR , the damn thing cost them $600 Oh noway these catch on, way too much money. Now you can buy a VCR for like $20. Why is that? Oh that''s right, scale of sales.

    The electric car has a place in today's market. NYC should switch their entire taxi fleet to electric cars as of yesterday, and yes GM should subsidize them however they have to to make sure they are Volts.

    There is no denying the immediate impact this would have on the city of NY, and that is just one example.

    Just as obviously there are situations where an electric car is not a viable solution, and that is why no one should or will be forced to buy one

    But getting mad that that they are on the market , and that the government would like to see a certain percentage of new cars sold be electric is just childish.
     
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    Just The Fags misses the mark.

    The Electric car is pushed as a viable replacement for the Gas Powered Automobile, which it isn't.

    Remind us again what the VCR was replacing?
     
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    The VCR was designed as a replacement for the 8MM systems that were used prior.

    And by the way, the electric motor was introduced in cars before the gasoline engine was and many at the time were aghast at the idea that a gasoline engine could replace an electric motor.

    and NO ONE, absolutely NO ONE is suggesting we could get rid of the internal combustion engine. They are only saying that in SOME instances it is a viable alternative , and it is, whether you want to see that or not. A flee of electric taxis in an urban environment would be fine and no compromises would have to be met.

    Now, I'm not about arguing with people who won't accept basic facts, so if you insist that people want to completely replace the ICE with electric motors and insist that the electric has no place in today's society, well God's speed to you.
     
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    I think it's obvious that they are meant for one owner.

    Unless you don't mind refurbishing it.
     
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    It would be a lot cheaper and quite effective to make minor adjustments so the NYC taxi fleet could run on natural gas - just like the YCS cabs do here in Vegas!!!
     
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    A fleet of electric taxis in an urban environment would be nothing more than a bunch of rather inefficient, under powered, overpriced gasoline vehicles after about the first hour, or will you disable air conditioners and heaters?
     
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    wait , what? You contend that electric vehicles have neither a/c nor heaters?
     

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