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View Poll Results: Would you buy an all electric car?
Yes, I'd love a LEAF 8 18.18%
Not yet 19 43.18%
I'd only consider a gas/electric hybrid 17 38.64%
Voters: 44. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-19-2011, 06:56 AM
 
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No, because I don't think the .gov should be subsidizing peoples purchases.
Why?
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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In 2008 we rented a Toyota Prius from the dealer for a week to see if we liked it enough to buy it. We did not buy it after all because it was not in our budget at the time. I would still consider getting one though. I like it alot.
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Little Babylon
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Leaf Range Disclaimer.

Nissan LEAF range disclaimer | Nissan USA (http://www.nissanusa.com/leaf-electric-car/range-disclaimer/index#/leaf-electric-car/range-disclaimer/index - broken link)

I'll pass on a Leaf or Volt as a lot of my driving during the summer is at 65MPH, 90+ degrees, A/C on and involves a lot of hills.
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Old 11-19-2011, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Western, Colorado
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None of your poll choices.

Unless you are flush with cash and are trying to make a economic/enviromental statement or suck at math, gasoline and diesel powered vehicles are still more economical to drive than those you mentioned.
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Old 11-19-2011, 11:35 AM
 
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Leaf Range Disclaimer.

Nissan LEAF range disclaimer | Nissan USA (http://www.nissanusa.com/leaf-electric-car/range-disclaimer/index#/leaf-electric-car/range-disclaimer/index - broken link)

I'll pass on a Leaf or Volt as a lot of my driving during the summer is at 65MPH, 90+ degrees, A/C on and involves a lot of hills.
It's more like a go-cart .
I tried one of the very first all-electrical cars years ago while visiting friends in Vermont and it really really lacked power - it was a hilly road and I was not sure if we were gonna make it.

It's currently overpriced for what it is. Just like with the solar panels, I like the idea but will wait until the technology matures and the price drops. I think is perfect for short commute and local shopping - definitely not for highway driving and not for a general purpose vehicle.
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Old 11-19-2011, 12:23 PM
 
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Why?
If it was a good idea and people would actually save money doing it, you wouldn't need a subsidy.
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Old 11-19-2011, 01:44 PM
 
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Suburban driving on a nice day: 105 milesSpeed: Average 24 mph

Temperature: 72 degrees

Climate control: Off

The average speed in this scenario is 24 mph; common when commuting and running errands. The ambient temperature is 72 degrees and the climate control is off. Not using the air conditioner and driving at slower speeds mean less energy use and a little extra range.

24 MPH, guess they have never driven on LI. 40 on side streets is more common
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Old 11-19-2011, 01:48 PM
 
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If it was a good idea and people would actually save money doing it, you wouldn't need a subsidy.
I guess that's the free market angle, but what if people aren't making good decisions and the subsidy can help encourage the right ones? What if the subsidy can help stimulate the economy?
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Old 11-19-2011, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Little Babylon
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What's to say people aren't making a good decision by not buying an electric car that doesn't meet their needs?

I've still yet to hear from the electric crowd as to what happens when I run out of juice? Is the Dept of Energy investing in tow trucks?
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Old 11-19-2011, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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no, can't even get over the looks to begin with. Other than that, it would have to be a proven technology over many years for me to consider one.
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