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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 12:01:00 AM

Would you consider an electric or hybrid for your next vehicle?
Yes
No

Post your thoughts about this poll below.
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gassaver1948
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 7:28:52 AM

no
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TALL69
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2014 11:45:23 AM

yes
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april4
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2014 8:02:35 AM

Yes
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groc13
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 5:13:17 PM

I would consider a hybrid
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dustyroads98
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 9:12:24 PM

Yes because I have one now! No worries when I'm stuck in traffic or just a cruise through town at 25 mi/hr. I'm saving and getting good mileage out of every gallon.
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HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 8:39:12 AM

no
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kevmeist
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2014 9:01:49 AM

Already did, I have a Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.
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libman
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Message Posted: Jun 7, 2014 11:03:51 PM

Yes
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MARYCLEMENT6
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Message Posted: May 13, 2014 12:06:44 AM

Most definitely

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Currency_Pro
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Message Posted: May 10, 2014 1:52:21 AM

If you do the math, comparing the price of a hybrid or electric vehicle with the same gasser you will come to the conclusion that it'll take a long time to break-even comparing the additional cost of the hybrid or electric car. On average, it'll take about 40,000 miles or depending on how much you drive, about 5-6 years. The extra cost of these hybrids do buy a lot of gasoline so one has to think logically and not emotionally. However, many people ignore this and just want to feel good about themselves.
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17m
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 3:49:25 PM

NO those cars will be unfixable junk 10 years from now! I prefer diesel because they are much more reliable and they get better mileage today than in the past. There is also synthetic fuel for them (biodiesel)!
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rjr54
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Message Posted: May 8, 2014 11:33:03 PM

yes
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rjhenn
Champion Author Des Moines

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Message Posted: May 8, 2014 3:23:29 PM

twopairAL - "no. know a lady that had a Toyota hybrid and 7 years later the battery crapped out. It was going to cost 3500 to fix."

How many miles did it have on it?

Was it going to be replaced with the same battery it originally had in it, or the improved battery they're putting in new models?
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twopairAL
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Message Posted: May 8, 2014 10:51:10 AM

no. know a lady that had a Toyota hybrid and 7 years later the battery crapped out. It was going to cost 3500 to fix.
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BCNU
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Message Posted: May 7, 2014 4:49:41 AM

yes
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rjhenn
Champion Author Des Moines

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Message Posted: May 6, 2014 12:51:44 PM

95Vette - "this type of car will not fit my commute or my lifestyle! Won't have one."

Why wouldn't a hybrid fit your commute or lifestyle?
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rjhenn
Champion Author Des Moines

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Message Posted: May 6, 2014 12:50:32 PM

I'm waiting for them to step outside the box and make a vehicle with electric motors in each wheel.

That means automatic AWD, no transmission, no drivetrain, except a few power and control cables, and batteries and an engine, preferably multi-fuel, matched to a generator that produces just enough power to keep the vehicle moving at 70 MPH (+ 10 or 20%).

That engine, since it would operate at constant speed and load, could be optimized and simplified over what we're currently using.
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M_Pruz
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Message Posted: May 6, 2014 12:44:16 PM

I would like one, but not sure I am ready to give up what I am used to. The price to maintain & actually use on a regular basis would need to be at least on par with a conventional ICE vehicle.
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Markisig
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Message Posted: May 6, 2014 1:41:43 AM

I would consider buying an electric vehicle if the price is affordable.
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95Vette
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 8:59:41 AM

this type of car will not fit my commute or my lifestyle! Won't have one.
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OldMan322
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 8:21:11 AM

If the price was low
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SnagaDeal
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 1:41:41 AM

NO
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rjr54
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:37:02 PM

I save $130 per month in fuel cost. That more than compensates for the higher car payment.
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rjr54
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:36:44 PM

Here in Manitoba we have a half million charging stations cleverly disguised as block heater outlets. Essentially I can fill up anywhere.
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Sandylynncurrey
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 2:40:12 PM

I currently have a Hyundai Sonata hybrid. It gets good has mileage, but not that much better than some of the new gas efficient cars. I still think it is better than most full size cars, and has a good warranty. The mpg varies based on many different factors just like on regular cars.
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puddy
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 8:48:17 AM

no
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bikechuck
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 8:34:24 AM

Because of rising gas prices, I would consider a hybrid or a diesel for better mpg. As of now the additional cost will take several years of gas savings to make up the difference.
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jb107
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2014 3:54:34 PM

No because the only place to park over night is out side with no electric source.
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cavalrytrooper
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2014 2:46:47 PM

no
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rjr54
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2014 12:10:25 AM

Definitely.
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Lasing
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2014 3:09:16 AM

Electric or Hybrid? NO, but I would consider an E-REV (Extended-Range Electric Vehicle) such as the Volt if the price ever comes down enough.

My next car will probably be an Elio because it gets 84MPG and is only $6,800 new. It's prolly too small for some, but I commute solo daily.

After that, I'm looking at a VW Passat TDI for times I need to take the family, shopping, etc.
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gasguy555
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2014 2:33:08 PM

yes
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RxHugh
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2014 2:22:58 PM

y
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ffuel
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2014 2:00:11 PM

yes
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NC5
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2014 9:05:58 AM

I would purchase a Tesla because not only is it electric and cost efficient but it is also fast.
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cbones86
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 11:31:33 PM

my company has charging stations in their parking garage free of charge first come first served
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Cardu2013
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 3:58:57 PM

I have a hybrid now and expect to have it for some time...maybe will get an electric next time pending improvements.
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Ready2Cycle
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 2:43:53 PM

Ditto on the hybrid pickup. My hubby needs better gas mileage.

Yes--on a hybrid. I have a Toyota Prius V hybrid. Getting 49-54 MPH...way above the 41-44 they advertise. I love...love...love it!
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 2:37:45 PM

If your daily commute is less than, say, 100 miles a day, an electric makes a lot of sense.

What I'd like, though, is a hybrid pickup.
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windrifter
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 2:05:00 PM

When it gets close to cost effective, I would purchase an electric vehicle for short trips. Tesla has taken the electric car into the passing lane. That's huge.
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Lasing
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 2:01:59 AM

grade 12 math? A 5th grader could tell you 3.5¢ per mile for electric is cheaper than 14¢ per mile for gas. Maintenance cost will be cheaper too. The problem is they cost too much up front right now, but that should change as they sell more, and technology improves.

[Edited by: Lasing at 4/23/2014 2:02:32 AM EST]
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goosehunt2014
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 4:29:54 PM

There isn't a hope in hell , I would even think of a unit like that. If the public think they are saving money, they never passed grade 12 math. Don't get me going.
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knine67
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 8:40:28 AM

No. I don't drive enough to recover the extra cost in fuel savings. Also I think having an electric car for everyday use could prove a bit of a hassle since you just can't plug them in anywhere.
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phpearso
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 1:53:55 AM

yes for around town only.
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HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 4:06:48 PM

no
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mpbrennan1
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 12:09:12 AM

We live in a small, golf cart friendly community and use our electric golf cart to go to the bank, grocery store, civic meetings, local festivals and even work (which is 1.2 miles away).

So does my golf cart count? ;o)

-Chelle

P.S.- I also use my bicycle to go to those same places.
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rjr54
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 9:26:56 PM

Yes. I have driven an electric for the last 2 1/2 years and it has been great.

I plug in every night and it is full every morning. I never have to stand out in the cold for 5-10 minutes to fill up.

It is an ideal winter car. The electric motor performs the same at -30C as it does in the summer. The heat comes on right away, like a space heater in your house (this is the part my wife likes the best).

We have cheap, clean, renewable hydro electricity here in Manitoba (98.5% plus a little wind power). It cost me $80.13 last year. Here in Winnipeg my car made no pollution, and at a far off hydro dam, it created less pollution than one litre of gas. (yes, 1 litre for a whole year!)

It has more torque than my old gas car, and it is 20% lighter. It is lots of fun to drive.

[Edited by: rjr54 at 4/20/2014 9:28:15 PM EST]
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Lasing
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 5:36:19 PM

A July 2010 poll on this site: How far do you drive your vehicle in an average week? shows 60% of people using this site drive less than 200 miles a week. More than half of those drive less than 100 miles a week. 200 miles a week divided by 5 work days = 40 miles a day which the Chevrolet Volt can do on electricity alone. More if you add gas for an occasional longer trip. Why do so many people think they need more range?

Most people sleep 7 hours or more a night. Add time for dinner, TV, etc. and your car has plenty of down time for charging. Why do so many people think they need faster charging?
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RZF350
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 1:32:16 PM

A Hybrid maybe. An Electric, not at this time. I like to be able to get on the road and stop where I want to. I can go for over 600 miles in my truck and a five minutes stop can give me 600 more miles. No the case with any electric on the market right now.
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kegga_99
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 3:01:04 AM

No time soon
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