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Old 08-13-2007, 07:59 PM
 
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One company is hoping to bring a $30,000, 80-mph battery-powered sedan to the market by 2009.

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- If all goes according to plan, by 2009 you could be sticking it to Big Oil by driving an all electric, Chinese-made sedan for little more than the cost of a Camry.

Electric cars are nothing new. But until now they've either been very expensive to produce or, if not that, then small and relatively slow - little more than glorified golf carts.

At $30,000 and 80-mph, an electric car for the common man - Aug. 13, 2007
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Old 08-18-2007, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Orlando FL
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A move in the right direction, but needs much longer range or quicker charging.
The electric car I'd buy in a second if I had 120K to blow.... Tesla Motors
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Old 08-22-2007, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Chinese-made = no thank you.
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Old 08-22-2007, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Tuxedo Park, NY
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It's only got a range of 120 miles at 60 mph. So you'll be driving in the granny lane and only make it half way from Boston to New York City. It takes 6 hours to charge too so there's not going to be any charging stations. Not a bad offer from the electric car industry, just not a good one either.

I do like the Tesla Roadster though, which still has a range of only 200 miles, but it can buzz over 130 mph, which is pretty cool. Not to mention it looks pretty cool.
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