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Old 10-27-2010, 11:55 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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One of the reasons that I asked about emissions testing was because my family's getting an electric car this winter, and I was just curious how the procedure is going to be. It's gonna be mental if I have to pay for an emissions test on a car that doesn't have an emissions system!

And on that note, I was wondering if anyone on this board has a hybrid or is planning on getting an electric car? It's not a bad move if our air pollution is slowly approaching 1970's Los Angeles, I'm sure.

Plus, the city's got a somewhat decent incentive: http://www.sanantonio.gov/dtops/HYBR...LEPROGRAM5.pdf

http://www.nissanusa.com/ev/media/pd...centive-48.pdf

It would be funny if Nissan Leafs don't get it because they're not hybrids, but all-electric drivetrains. Hahahahaha, nothing like governmental incompetence and wording.

So does anyone already have a hybrid or is planning on getting an electric car?
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:42 AM
 
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I'm certain pure electric cars will be exempt from any future emmisions fees and tests. We have a nissan leaf reserved but may wait a while until we can get some other bills paid off first.

Have you gotten a 240v charger yet? If so how did installation go?
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Old 10-28-2010, 11:49 AM
 
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... and I was just curious how the procedure is going to be. It's gonna be mental if I have to pay for an emissions test on a car that doesn't have an emissions system!

It would be funny if Nissan Leafs don't get it because they're not hybrids, but all-electric drivetrains. Hahahahaha, nothing like governmental incompetence and wording.

You don't know if you have to do it,
but you think that government is incompetent for making you do it?
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Old 10-28-2010, 12:21 PM
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Plus, the city's got a somewhat decent incentive: http://www.sanantonio.gov/dtops/HYBR...LEPROGRAM5.pdf

http://www.nissanusa.com/ev/media/pd...centive-48.pdf

It would be funny if Nissan Leafs don't get it because they're not hybrids, but all-electric drivetrains. Hahahahaha, nothing like governmental incompetence and wording.
The city will give you free parking downtown for a hybrid.

OTOH, I fully expect that the state will have to TAX all-electric vehicles by mileage driven, because if you're not paying fuel taxes at the pump, you're not contributing to the upkeep of the state's roads.
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Old 10-28-2010, 02:16 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I gotta say I am a bit irritated at all of these benefits for owning a hybrid, when I drive a normal gasoline-powered car that gets better gas mileage than a majority of the hybrids currently being offered; and we get squat!

And of course there is the study that states the Pruis actually has a greater negative impact on the environment than a Hummer!

Of course, all of that is offset by the fact that I also drive a gas-guzzling Jeep Wrangler!

Cheers! M2
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Old 10-28-2010, 06:28 PM
 
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majormadmax hit it right on the nose....

Here's another thing dealing with electric cars:

The 2010 Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi i-MiEV have exactly the same range as the 1908 Fritchle Model A Victoria: 100 miles (160 kilometres) on a single charge.

Low-tech Magazine: The status quo of electric cars: better batteries, same range



Man have we made progress.....

BTW, Does anyone else remember an electric car dealer on Pat Booker road in the late 70's early 80's?
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Old 10-28-2010, 06:34 PM
 
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I gotta say I am a bit irritated at all of these benefits for owning a hybrid, when I drive a normal gasoline-powered car that gets better gas mileage than a majority of the hybrids currently being offered; and we get squat!
It's time for "the greens"
because I remember during the Bush administration when people that bought Hummers got tax breaks.

Buy a Hummer, Get a $25,000 Tax Break - ABC News
It's one of the many loopholes buried within the fine print of the tax code: Business owners who purchase heavy luxury SUVs, those weighing over 6,000 pounds, get to take deductions up to $25,000.
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Old 10-28-2010, 06:43 PM
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The 2010 Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi i-MiEV have exactly the same range as the 1908 Fritchle Model A Victoria: 100 miles (160 kilometres) on a single charge.
Clever comparison.

I bet I know which century's vehicle is more comfortable to ride in on the average July day in south Texas.
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Old 10-28-2010, 06:59 PM
 
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Yeah, it's identical to the Tesla model S (both use electricity )



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrgcIfLa_cc
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:15 PM
 
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There's actually a class-action lawsuit against Honda, for their Honda Civic Hybrids. Mis-stated claims about MPG's, etc. Ultimately, it costs way more to the environment and your pocket to own one.

Kinda sad that people get bamboozled by all the plants and stuff in the commercials by Honda and Toyota.
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