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View Poll Results: Would you buy this electric car?
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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I think it's ugly looking and wouldn't buy it.






FRANKLIN, Ky. - Thousands of jobs are headed to southern Kentucky.

A company that produces electric vehicles plans to bring a manufacturing plant to the region.

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Old 08-27-2008, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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Let's see because it would not do the minimum speed on the interstate I would have to reroute. Just considering the lower speed and additional miles it adds 36 min a day to my commute. I would have to carry enough extension cord to reach an outlet from the parking lot and hope the snow plow doesn't tear it up in the winter. If I have a job that pays $15.00 hr would cost me $9.00 a day. I bought gas yesterday for $3.75. That would mean I could buy 2.4 gal of gas. At 25 mpg I could drive 60 miles for that amount. Enough to drive to work and home. I'm not interested in that kind of economy no matter what it looks like.
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Old 08-27-2008, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Montrose, CA
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I don't care what the vehicle looks like, I'd have to agree with Studedude -- if the numbers don't work out better than what I'm paying now, it's definitely a no-go. Personally, I'm buying a motorcycle this year.
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Old 08-27-2008, 09:38 AM
 
Location: WA
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A glorified golf cart will NOT satisfy 95% of my transportation needs.
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Old 08-27-2008, 10:37 AM
 
Location: state of enlightenment
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At 40mph and 25 mi range the Zap is not intended to replace a car or truck. It's a utility vehicle. Yes, it is a glorified golf cart; that's what it's intended to be. At $26k and 120mpc I would buy the Aptera any day.


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Old 08-27-2008, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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I think it's ugly looking and wouldn't buy it.

FRANKLIN, Ky. - Thousands of jobs are headed to southern Kentucky.

A company that produces electric vehicles plans to bring a manufacturing plant to the region.
Sorry, John, ONLY if I lived in a private gated community and my Golf Cart needed to be upgraded . . . otherwise, I value my life and safety more than a few bucks.
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Old 08-27-2008, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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All those jobs in KY sadly wont be around long once they find demand on those hideous contraptions is next to NONE.
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Old 08-27-2008, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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I think you'd be daring the neighborhood toughies to tip your car over at a red light. ;-)
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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Why would I put my life, or that of my wife, in such danger with this vehicle? It certainly would not survive a crash or gusty winds.

Nope - for 10 grand less - I'll buy the SUV thanks
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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I'll buy an electric car when one becomes available on the nearly decrepit markets I prefer. The difference between a $15,000 new small car and the $1,500 I paid for my old Buick wagon buys a LOT of expensive gasoline.

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