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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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MeTaBall
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 5:47:14 PM

No
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dassfg
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 8:06:15 AM

Stop using Gas -- buy Diesel!
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 7:00:07 AM

no
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Norm1947
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 12:52:52 AM

not yet
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 10:21:55 PM

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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 9:53:33 PM

Electric cars are impractical for real-world driving but they're fine city cars. If I had an EV, I could have run all my errands with it today (including, incongruously enough, getting gas prices at my usual five stations). But I can't practically drive up to see Mom in Kansas City with it. So, I would have to have a second vehicle.

To me, a plug-in hybrid is one vehicle that does it all. I only have 30,000.1 miles on my Escape so it will be a while. The Ford C-MAX hasn't been out long enough to be debugged, although a debugged Ford is less reliable than an average Toyota. (I know. I've owned both.) Toyota was going to make the Prius in Mississippi, but when Government Motors became bankrupt their joint venture with Toyota went belly-up. Corolla production went to Mississippi and Tacoma production went to Texas.
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puddy
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 8:55:16 AM

no
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bearone2
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 12:41:48 PM

no
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geminijax
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 10:27:04 AM

Yep! I wish the Prius plug-in was available in FL. The nearest dealer who has it, is up in VA!

The Tesla Model X might be a worthy contender!
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2014 6:22:37 PM

I've pretty much decided my next vehicle is going to be a plug-in hybrid. But it's going to be a while.
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2014 5:02:43 PM

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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 9:36:30 AM

No.
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 5:43:24 AM

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gmc48
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 3:11:16 PM

No. Fully electric cars are limited on range. Actually I'm strongly considering diesel for my next car.
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Happyherman
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 11:49:49 AM

Not a chance up here where we drive long distances and need warm cars in the winter.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 11:43:28 AM

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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 11:33:50 AM

No.
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Y
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 11:07:52 AM

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DasAuto92
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 12:11:08 PM

I'm not ready to be a lab rat sitting on radiation. I do not like microwaves either.
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 11:03:49 AM

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eB40
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2014 10:23:33 AM

Nope
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 8:56:31 PM

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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 8:11:33 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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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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PatAZ
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2014 11:18:13 AM

Not a chance.
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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

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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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dandeeman
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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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