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emmettgalloway

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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2009 12:13:54 AM

Tesla says it will soon have a +$40k sedan with a range of over 200 miles and the Chevy volt is to soon be out. Anyone ready to take the plunge?
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Not4Nuthn
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 8:56:31 PM

no
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d_clark
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 7:48:35 PM

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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 4:22:24 PM

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mrgots2000
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 3:40:51 PM

I will, when it's cheaper than owning a gas guzzler, until then, make mine an ozone depleter.
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 3:23:21 PM

I commute too many miles for it them have any benefits for me.
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MeTaBall
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 5:31:37 PM

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Jackson126
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eB40
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 12:04:53 PM

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PatAZ
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2014 11:18:13 AM

Not a chance.
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dakine
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2014 10:58:43 AM

Soon.
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2014 7:19:54 AM

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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 9:20:58 AM

no
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TexBob
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 9:07:09 PM

Yes
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Quick68
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 2:51:34 AM

Not me. The state of Oregon wants to pass a law to charge people that buy Electric cars a mileage fee.
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diesel8888
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 2:51:28 AM

Nope, it's too expensive.
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 2:16:42 AM

Not Me!!
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 9:36:20 PM

no
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sagnat
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 8:02:49 PM

It'll be a cold day before I go EV.
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 5:20:43 PM

"These things can only be accomplished with massive government help: loan guarantees, subsidies, and tax rebates to the buyers. Tesla will not work out. "

"Accomplished" is a stretch. When the government applies a fat thumb to the economic scale, economics can never balance.

When government distorts economics, players learn how to get maximum benefit from the new distortion. Its as foolish as giving money to other forms of welfare, the recipients only learn how to improve their skills at sucking at the government teats.
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 4:50:42 PM

NOPE
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traffic cop
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 10:49:56 PM

These things can only be accomplished with massive government help: loan guarantees, subsidies, and tax rebates to the buyers. Tesla will not work out.

And how about the Fisker, which got $529M tax subsidies, and promptly moved production to Finland? With who knows how many jobs?

These things are appropriate only to jerks like Leo DiCaprio. Why do these celebrities think that, just because they're rich and popular, they know anything about the real world?
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E-Squirrel
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 9:05:37 PM

Well, back when this thread was first started, Tesla promised that it would soon begin sales of the Model S, a vehicle which would have a range of 300 miles and sell for $40,000 or less.

Today, its struggling financially, even after that Model S is now for sale.

Of course, its now a $100,000 car.

Most people have enough common sense to recognize that this would not be a practical purchase for a "family car", which is why electric vehicles continue to sell in small quantities more than a century after they were first introduced.

[Edited by: E-Squirrel at 1/21/2013 9:06:27 PM EST]
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Trowinsamoan
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 6:42:59 PM

Only when gas runs out
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 2:02:54 AM

No electric cars for me...prefer my Diesel.
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 12:20:32 AM

Not Yet!!
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 12:02:16 AM

Sure
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2011 10:06:46 AM

If only electricity was free......
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2011 6:55:12 AM

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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2011 6:18:49 AM

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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2011 7:55:45 AM

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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2011 7:32:21 AM

Nope. Needs better range, lower cost, more efficient batteries (along with a practical way to dispose of them) and more ways to recharge.
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2011 7:09:58 AM

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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2011 6:01:07 AM

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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2011 4:17:53 PM

Not yet
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fireman4097
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2011 3:54:57 PM

when and if they get better
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2011 5:59:26 AM

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grumman581
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2011 10:41:55 AM

Not practical for my driving, in my opinion... I *might* have considered a CNG (compressed natural gas) vehicle, if they had been providing reasonably priced home compressors for the gas. I actually rigged up a way to run an ATV from natural gas for testing one day. The carb was messed up and would not run on gasoline, but it ran great on natural gas. A bi-fuel (CNG and gasoline) vehicle would serve my needs though... I just don't think that it is economically feasible to convert my truck though...
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2011 9:08:50 AM

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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2011 8:36:46 AM

nope
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2011 1:20:33 PM

No place to plug one in.

When I bought a hybrid, they made the point of pointing out it ran on ordinary gasoline (which includes E-10) and it never needs to be plugged in.

It's a Ford, and they have done prototype plug-in hybrids and prototype flex-fuel hybrids. Don't know why they haven't done both at the same time (a plug-in flex-fuel hybrid).
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luwachris
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2011 2:48:00 AM

Not sold on the whole concept what so ever.
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