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View Poll Results: You see an electric car on the side of the road. What do you do?
Pull over and offer to help 41 47.67%
Tell them to call an electric tow truck 11 12.79%
Laugh at them and drive off in your real car. 34 39.53%
Voters: 86. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-19-2011, 03:27 PM
 
Location: California
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Depends on the time of day, traffic, weather and where I'm headed, if they are elderly I will ask if I can help the same if it was a pregnant woman, if they have a phone and everything seems ok then i may scoot right on by.
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Old 03-19-2011, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Here
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Saw a Prius on the frontage road a few years ago. The owner had a gas can in hand and was walking away from the car in hopes of finding a gas station. I must of went 10 miles until I saw a gas station (or any civilization for that matter!) Poor sap. I definitely laughed and had I not been on the interstate and running late, I might have given them a hand.
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Old 03-19-2011, 03:50 PM
 
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Same as any other vehicle.

Offer them help.

Bet ya more gas powered cars broke down than electric cars have.

Besides, ya never know when ya gonna need a jump!
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Old 03-19-2011, 04:04 PM
 
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Same as any other vehicle.

Offer them help.

Bet ya more gas powered cars broke down than electric cars have.

Besides, ya never know when ya gonna need a jump!
How many electric cars have been sold vs. gas? lol
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Old 03-19-2011, 04:04 PM
 
Location: My little patch of Earth
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I'd offer to buy them a gallon of electricity.
Of course I'd offer that to them for no charge.....









aw, c'mon.......you knew I'd do it!
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Old 03-19-2011, 04:06 PM
 
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Think about this....

How long did your ipod hold a charge when it was new? Your cell phone?

How about now?

Same thing will happen with these toys.
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Old 03-19-2011, 04:18 PM
 
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Throw a AAA battery at them.
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Old 03-19-2011, 04:27 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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How does an electric car save energy?

You do know the laws of physics?

You further understand how electricity is produced?
Ok, you got me there. It saves on fossil fuels like oil products. Elec can be generated by our nation's products like coal, hydro, wind, geothermal, etc. So, while it may not necessarily save, it at least uses sources that are abundant. This should be a national priority regardless of political stripe.
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Old 03-19-2011, 04:41 PM
 
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1. Laugh at them for forgetting to charge their car last night?
2. Tell them to call for an all-electric towtruck?
3. Pull over an offer to help?

It is being reported that the Nissan Leaf that was advertised as getting 100 miles per charge is in reality only getting around 70. How would you like to live in an area like Northern Virginia and stuck in traffic for 2+ hours in the summer heat and your battery dying trying to keep your air conditioner running?
Throw the an Eveready AAA battery.
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Old 03-19-2011, 04:56 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Why wouldn't I.
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