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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 10:01:00 PM

Do you expect that you will ever own a vehicle powered only by electricity?
Never
Very unlikely
Maybe someday
Perhaps in a year or two
I'm ready now
I already have one

Post your thoughts about this poll below.
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april4
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 5:43:34 AM

When prices come down.
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boricua1050
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2014 12:43:30 PM

Never
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rjr54
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2013 7:25:44 PM

I own one and it is great. I will never buy a gas car again.
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coconh
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2013 5:50:40 PM

never! I would not want one.
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FiOS_Dave
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2013 3:41:38 PM

No. I do expect that I will purchase a hybrid vehicle this year, or next.
I would also consider a Hydrogen powered vehicle, if the price were right and there were enough filling stations.
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HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2013 6:28:06 AM

no
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shutterbug4955
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2013 4:42:40 AM

We just bought 2 new cars. I actually priced the Chevy volt. First, I can't even go to and from work, a measly 50 miles, on a single charge. So I'm still using gas anyway. Second, even after all the various rebates and tax incentives it's STILL $35,000!! I did the math ... it would take 4 years of "gas savings" (and not taking into account the cost of electricity used instead of gas) just to break even with the price of a car that uses gas. I bought the Honda insight, a hybrid car. I'm getting - truly - 50mpg in city traffic. And paid $22,000 "out the door" - tax, title, and every service charge they could dream up. No way electric can compete with that. So, maybe, but the technology has to improve and the price come WAY down first.

[Edited by: shutterbug4955 at 8/29/2013 6:45:06 AM EST]
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mik325tds
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2013 4:25:26 AM

Most definitely
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snirt
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2013 10:34:11 AM

Never, unless if can match similar performance for traveling as my current vehicle
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9chevy04
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 7:56:45 AM

no,....maintenance, long trips ? ?
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DORELBC
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2013 3:17:40 PM

Maybe by 2050 , LOL !!
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rjr54
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:48:24 PM

As for the battery it has an 8 year warrantee and will likely last 2 or 3 times that long.

98% of car batteries are recycled and I will ensure that mine is too.
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rjr54
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:45:19 PM

Actually I bought one.
The sticker price was very high. But once I included the fact that I would save $100/bi-weekly in gas, I realized that my electric was a bargain.
Now that gas prices have jumped again, I am saving even more.

P.S. Fortunately, we have clean cheap power in Manitoba, so the first year, 10000 km (6000 miles) cost me $76. Oh ya, because our power is hydro generated, it is so clean that it created less CO2 than 1 litre of gas (1/4 of a gallon) :-)

I plug in every night and it is full every morning. I drive by gas stations all day. It is too easy. I will never buy a gas car again.
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US_ICEMAN
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 6:01:00 PM

Maybe some day
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#12#_JkSparro5
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 3:50:11 PM

no, and its horrible technology. at some point the battery that holds charge will die and most likely will be improperly discarded. its a bigger environmental waste in long run than an emissions relief for short run.
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georgia2girl
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2013 8:16:54 AM

Perhaps if they come down in price.
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achung53
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2013 8:10:15 AM

Maybe someday
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sonicmustang
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 4:27:52 AM

Very unlikely
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janiya03
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 12:21:29 AM

No not at all
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gassiedawgs
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2012 2:07:52 PM

Not unless I win one or it's given to me as a gift. They're just too expensive and I dont see the cost coming down anytime soon.
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Hamster12
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2012 9:30:19 PM

Probably not unless you can run the car on a longer charge even though I believe they protect the environment.
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HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2012 4:05:28 PM

n
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Keelymvb
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2012 11:57:49 AM

very likley
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bigboysgirl
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2012 9:15:58 AM

no. I would not even think about it. they are the most stupidest thing someone ever invented. They are not helping the environment. They have a 2200# battery in them that can not be recycled and is useless, plus not to mention all the energy it takes to power the machine that is turning water into electricity. I personally think they are useless and i want to give them a good old fashioned shove when they are in front of me holding up traffic.
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mamabear1333
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2012 5:48:25 AM

Very unlikley
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CoolbreezeFL
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 10:12:04 PM

No not at these prices. plus the charging systems and batteries are problematic for long distance. I like the hybrid system in the Chevy volt and the hybrid diesel to electric system similar to the volt in the BMWs latest concept car.
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RonElp
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2012 11:46:58 PM

I'm ready now but prices are too high
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gizmojoe
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 9:53:08 PM

not likely
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dongo50
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 5:36:30 AM

no
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rjr54
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2012 4:10:44 AM

Actually I bought one.
The sticker price was very high. But once I included the fact that I would save $100/bi-weekly in gas, I realized that my electric was a bargain.
Now that gas prices have jumped again, I am saving even more.

P.S. Fortunately, we have clean cheap power in Manitoba, so the first 5000 km (3000 miles) cost me $40. Oh ya and maintenance consists of a grease job, rotating the tires and a quick check, once a year. No oil, no belts, oil filters, no transmission fluid, etc. :-)

I plug in every night and it is full every morning. I drive by gas stations all day. It is too easy. I will never buy a gas car again.

[Edited by: rjr54 at 9/14/2012 6:11:44 AM EST]
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dongo50
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:13:47 AM

no
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dongo50
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2012 3:54:03 AM

no
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dongo50
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 2:01:07 PM

no
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dan93003
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2012 4:53:23 PM

Do you expect that you will ever own a vehicle powered only by electricity?

Maybe someday, the initial costs are too high right now. But, they will drop over time. Then I'll get one.
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gasscout_1
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2012 6:08:12 PM

yes I will
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HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 9:59:49 AM

N
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Volvodude04
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 1:16:51 PM

Sure, if they set up battery swapping stations so we can travel long distances.
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RonElp
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2012 12:47:08 AM

Yes... Can hardly wait for when the price get around S20,000. If I need to make a long trip. I can always rent from a rent-a-car place. Sure it is money but I only go out of town 1 time a year. A 900 mile trip to see my Mom at Christmas. My local driving is generally less than 20 miles a day. 45 miles if I go across town. (Which I do rarely) I live about 5 miles from work. Grocery stores, 2 malls and Wall mart are all within about 7 miles.

[Edited by: RonElp at 8/31/2012 2:50:30 AM EST]
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GOBLUE1
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2012 9:51:02 AM

Never because the price of electricity will to go up because the rich keeps getting richer and the poor keeps getting poorer.
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okeerob
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 10:48:41 AM

I take issues w/ Indianapolisguy's post of Aug 24. A hybrid on a trip does not run the engine all the time nullifying the results. On my last trip (~24oo miles) I average about 46 mpg on the interstate if I keep the speed at 70 mph. I can run about 500 miles on a tank and fill up only twice between leaving Florida and arriving at my destination in Indiana.
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okeerob
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 10:43:55 AM

Probably will someday - when the prices on them come down. They are popular and they're new right now and probably overpriced to my way of thinking.
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john382
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 9:35:20 AM

Perhaps but unlikely
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gmc48
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 9:28:24 AM

Very unlikely.
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IndplsGuy
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2012 3:22:45 PM

An electric only vehicle is not practical for driving on a vacation across country or on business trips of several thousand miles...would leave you stranded. If it was a hybrid vehicle, it would be running the engine the entire time nullifying the hybrid's supposed advantage. Far better to get a gas/diesel engine only vehicle. Quick stops like refilling your vehicle's tank at a gas station in 5 minutes along with a 15 minute break to get out and walk around are not possible with an electric vehicle and be back on the road in 20 minutes.
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april4
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2012 8:38:11 AM

I am considering such possibility.
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bill294
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2012 4:42:31 AM

Considering it
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CoolbreezeFL
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 9:52:32 PM

probably not. would be difficult for long drives. natural gas and diesel are in my future plans, and hopefully hydrogen when it comes at a cheaper price tag.
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4kandj
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 3:55:26 PM

Yes. I have one. I save more than $2000 in fuel and maintenance costs every year. I drove mine 18000 miles last 12 mos.
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dongo50
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 11:53:04 AM

no
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kattlady12
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2012 8:37:19 PM

Doubt it. Doesn't look like it would have enough power to go through the snow here.
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