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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%
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Old 12-04-2011, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Earth Wanderer, longing for the stars.
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So the demographic is a bunch of nitwits with too much money and too little sense? Sounds about right.
Wow, nasty talk.
Not everyone has the same requirements.
A student usually does not need a long distance commuting car.
It is great for running around town doing chores.

Maybe, it is not so great for the Texan salesperson.

Don't you think the world would turn out to be a very dull place if people all thought and behaved alike?
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Old 12-04-2011, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Selden New York
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will never work their better off making a car run on Coke o Cola
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Old 12-04-2011, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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OK I like the Tesla which can leave almost any gas driven car in it's dust, but to buy one of those little things that gives me a fifty mile radius would mean adding an additional car because I still need the other
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Earth Wanderer, longing for the stars.
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OK I like the Tesla which can leave almost any gas driven car in it's dust, but to buy one of those little things that gives me a fifty mile radius would mean adding an additional car because I still need the other
Sure. I feel that way, too. And, as was mentioned, as the battery aged that radius would get smaller and smaller.
I rarely drive out of that radius, actually, but you really never know these days, there are emergency situations sometimes.
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Plandome, NY
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I have a feeling that people from the county that probably leads the free world in Range Rover Sales would not be caught dead in a Leaf.

this thread is a little over 2 yrs old....I still haven't seen a Leaf out there yet on LI. I've been seeing quite a handful Tesla around LI.
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Old 04-03-2014, 11:47 AM
 
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Did anyone catch the 60 Minutes snippet on Musk? It occurred to me that the insurance on a Tesla must be astronomical because the battery is the single most expensive part on the car and if the car is hit the battery is exposed to structural failure.
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Old 04-03-2014, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Village of Patchogue, NY
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2yr old thread bumped by advertising, but I am seriously considering a Model X when it comes out next year. Especially if it's in the $30k-$40k range as estimated.

7 passenger AWD vehicle that can do 0-60 in 4.4 secs? TAKE MY MONEY!
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Old 04-03-2014, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Village of Patchogue, NY
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Did anyone catch the 60 Minutes snippet on Musk? It occurred to me that the insurance on a Tesla must be astronomical because the battery is the single most expensive part on the car and if the car is hit the battery is exposed to structural failure.
Don't see how it would be different than any other car in the same class and price range.



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Old 04-03-2014, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Plandome, NY
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Did anyone catch the 60 Minutes snippet on Musk? It occurred to me that the insurance on a Tesla must be astronomical because the battery is the single most expensive part on the car and if the car is hit the battery is exposed to structural failure.
My good friend has one...I was told insurance is about on par with other luxury cars.
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Old 04-04-2014, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Nassau
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I've leased 2 Prius and last year I switch to the Lexus CT, which is basically the same as the Prius.

My wife and I have loved the hybrid cars and when we used to commute on the LIE, going in the HOV lane was awesome.

If they made an all electric vehicle more affordable, I would consider it.

The Chevy Volt is supposed to be a great car but also too expensive.
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