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Old 12-26-2011, 09:59 PM
 
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Is there a lot of electric cars in Huntington?
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:30 AM
 
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It would seem like a better idea for McDonald's to try the electric car hook ups in major metro areas before coming to less populated cities.

Its nice to see businesses trying new things to attract the press and customers and attempting to join the Green movement but Electric cars are not the long term answer.
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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There seems to be a decent amount of hybrids in Huntington but there are very few fully electric cars.

And Aeros, I agree that electric cars in this manner aren't the answer. Not efficient enough, they increase the need for power plants and what do you do with all of these larger, more toxic batteries once depleted? Plus, who wants a car that will only go 50 miles on a charge as the battery life goes down? You'd have to drive 50 miles and then charge the battery for 3 hours before you could go again.
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Old 12-27-2011, 11:20 AM
 
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We bought a new car last week. There was no way I was going to take the Volt seriously but the lcal dealer had one out front and I looked at it. I didn't even ask the particulars but the windshield noted "Lease for $500 a month". Yeah, not.

We looked at the Prius. It was an O.K. car. It looked "thin" compared to regular cars. That is, everything was made as light and thin as possible to keep weight down. It was a car I could have imagined buying though.

The Honda Hybrid just seemed too small for us. I didn't check the actual dimensions so I can't state for sure but it just felt too small.

We ended up buying a Jetta Sportwagen TDI. It had the room we wanted, the interior is very solid and the wife wanted leather. (O.K. it's fake leather in the VW). Full pano roof which we love (the Prius's solar roof was cool but something like $2500).

In real world driving people are getting mid 40's mpg.
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Old 12-27-2011, 12:09 PM
 
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The manufacturing process to build a Toyota Prius creates more polution than a regular car will generate during its life cycle. Toyota forgets to tell you about that when you buy one.
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Old 12-27-2011, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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I've heard that before. They've said nothing grows within a five mile radius of the battery factories due to all of the heavy metals in the air.
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:00 PM
 
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I understand replacing one of those batteries is about like replacing a transmission or an engine. They need to tweak that technology a bit before I'm going to try one. Personally, I think hydrogen has more potential.
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Old 12-29-2011, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Berkeley County
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Charge your "zero emission" electric car from a coal fired power plant, yeah....that sure is helping the earth! How many hours does it take to fully charge a Chevy Volt....4 hours according to the GM website! Who wants to hang out at Mcd for 4 hours if you're on a road trip?
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Old 12-30-2011, 01:13 PM
 
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read several articles recently about Volts having several instances of battery fires, yikes!
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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Moses Nissan in Huntington looks to have a greater stock of electric cars by mid-year. It will be interesting to see how sales go.

Moses Will Sell Electric Cars by mid-Year | Huntington News
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