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Old 07-29-2017   #1 (permalink)
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Will you buy an electric car?

http://money.cnn.com/2017/07/29/tech...l-3/index.html

It sure seems like the future.
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I would not be against doing so, but I have no plans to. At 65 I might not be buying many more cars.

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It finally seems to be taking off now.Long overdue.
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While the technology is intriguing, I am not ready to venture near one yet.

It IS a step toward cleaner transportation. But, a baby step. Consider what it takes to manufacture the power cells, produce the electricity for charging, products used in manufacturing/assembly.

No, there's still too much that needs to be worked.

A future where we aren't using petroleum is, IMHO, too far off for me to consider.

From an economic standpoint, Hybrid is the way to go.
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While the technology is intriguing, I am not ready to venture near one yet.

It IS a step toward cleaner transportation. But, a baby step. Consider what it takes to manufacture the power cells, produce the electricity for charging, products used in manufacturing/assembly.

No, there's still too much that needs to be worked.

A future where we aren't using petroleum is, IMHO, too far off for me to consider.

From an economic standpoint, Hybrid is the way to go.
Did you read the link?Don't you feel this is a rather big step?
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I might buy an electric car one day but I would not buy one from Tesla. Their expensive cars fall apart. I can't imagine what would happen to their stripped-down, cheaper models.
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Hybrid, yes, maybe.

Fully electric, makes me nervous. Electricity is pretty expensive and our winters here are so long and cold, and I frequently drive long distances. So not likely.
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While the technology is intriguing, I am not ready to venture near one yet.

It IS a step toward cleaner transportation. But, a baby step. Consider what it takes to manufacture the power cells, produce the electricity for charging, products used in manufacturing/assembly.

No, there's still too much that needs to be worked.

A future where we aren't using petroleum is, IMHO, too far off for me to consider.

From an economic standpoint, Hybrid is the way to go.
I had a hybrid.....not sure the gas savings were worth the extra cost of the vehicle itself.
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I bought a four banger minivan here, a Toyota Avanza, new in 2014 for about $15,500 at the exchange rate then.

In three years and three months I have put 30,000 kilomters on it. That is about 19,000 miles.

I do not think I will ever be buying another car. I would not spend more than double the money for an electric car.
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I bought a four banger minivan here, a Toyota Avanza, new in 2014 for about $15,500 at the exchange rate then.

In three years and three months I have put 30,000 kilomters on it. That is about 19,000 miles.

I do not think I will ever be buying another car. I would not spend more than double the money for an electric car.
Pam averages about 1,300 miles a year on her Camry. There would never be a need to buy another car for her unless she just wanted something different.
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I had a hybrid.....not sure the gas savings were worth the extra cost of the vehicle itself.
Now, compare the cost of a hybrid to a Tesla!
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Hybrid, yes, maybe.

Fully electric, makes me nervous. Electricity is pretty expensive and our winters here are so long and cold, and I frequently drive long distances. So not likely.
Do you drive more than 230 miles one way,daily?
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Now, compare the cost of a hybrid to a Tesla!
30k for the new ones.(Tesla)
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30k for the new ones.(Tesla)
The 100K model had door handles mirrors and assorted other parts falling off, crap suspension and the wheels kept going out of alignment. For 30K, maybe you get a different definition of "electric"

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Surely never a POS Tesla.


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