Will you buy an electric car?

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    Seems to be the future, unless the reactionary's get their way.
     
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    when they are cheaper and more practicle, maybe.
    right now you'll pay an early adopter premium up the wazzu and be stuck to a limited radius around your house.
     
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    Only if they are charged by solar power, otherwise I'm still using fossil fuels where I live.
     
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    It's not just about the fuel used. It's also about efficiency. Even if fossil fuels are used to generate the electricity, it's still more efficient, resulting in fewer pollutants and GHGs than gasoline.

    Electric vs Gasoline – Which is more cost effective? True Cost – Analyzing our economy, government policy, and society through the lens of cost-benefit
     
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    I will never buy an electric car, NEVER !
     
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    Electric motors cannot be beat for pure acceleration but they just aren't as satisfying as hearing a big block engine roaring as you stomp on the accelerator.
     
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    There are highways in New Mexico where gas stations are more than 100 miles apart.

    Hybrids make sense because the fossil fuel charges the battery. Electric cars for all but the smallest of areas simply don't make sense for now.

    So no, I wouldn't buy one. Not now. Not where I live.

    But I might buy one of these just to putter around the neighborhood, go to the grocery store, etc. Made in India it is the world's cheapest car retailing fully equipped around $2,500 and it gets gas mileage like a motorcycle and it is reported to be fun to drive. Why aren't U.S. auto makers looking at something like this?

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    You say "satisfying", I say "annoying".
     
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    Wimp.
     
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    Electric cars are good in countries that have limited fuel supplies - the Japs, the Chinks, African Negors, etc. We have an unlimited limitless supply of oil and gas in Canada. Eat your hearts out too. Our Prime Minister comes from Alberta so the environmentalists can go a f**k themselves. Oh yes, before you condem our oil just understand that 26% of the oil and gas Americans use daily comes from the "dirty" tar sands in Alberta. Of course you can always switch to a bike and peddle down I 95 to FLA. Clean and cheap................
     
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