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JT
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:01:00 PM

Do you expect that you will ever own a vehicle powered only by electricity?
Never
Very unlikely
Maybe someday
Perhaps in a year or two
I'm ready now
I already have one

Post your thoughts about this poll below.
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kattlady12
Rookie Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2012 9:37:19 PM

Doubt it. Doesn't look like it would have enough power to go through the snow here.
JPN2012
Rookie Author Kansas

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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2012 12:17:45 PM

Yes, I plan to get a vehicle powered by electricity.
gasscout_1
Veteran Author Grand Rapids

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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 11:22:35 PM

YES
fhnorth
Sophomore Author Nevada

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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 4:51:32 AM

Maybe someday.
joeschmo12
Champion Author New York

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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 12:06:46 AM

Maybe someday.
valby
Champion Author Massachusetts

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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 3:41:59 PM

I have to hybrids now. MAybe in a couple years when they get longer ranges.
gasscout_1
Veteran Author Grand Rapids

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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 9:27:33 PM

yes
Tuefelhunden
Rookie Author Houston

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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 11:43:21 AM

Very unlikely.
Geo1002
Sophomore Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 11:10:23 AM

Probably not. I would be hesitant to take a long road trip.
awillisant
Champion Author Mississippi

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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2012 9:12:33 AM

maybe
blupupher
Champion Author Houston

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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2012 9:04:32 AM

I suppose someday I will, just not in the next 10 years or so.
ckbc
Rookie Author British Columbia

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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:43:07 PM

no
HFAJR0034
Champion Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 6:00:44 AM

n
LXH18
Champion Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 10:29:12 AM

Maybe someday when the availability of charging stations is more accessible.
pkhdonovan
Champion Author Maine

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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 3:13:49 AM

never
famu35
Rookie Author Oklahoma City

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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 3:10:58 AM

Very likely
Killerloc
Rookie Author Dallas

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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 9:51:48 PM

Maybe when the U.S. builds a better infrastructure to support an electric vehicle. There needs a to a charge station at every gas station in the country for me to really consider this.
CrackedLCD
Champion Author Alabama

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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 3:48:32 PM

Maybe someday, but never as a primary vehicle. I like to travel too much. I'm also halfway between two smaller cities so I'd need at least 200 miles total per charge just to visit either in an electric vehicle.
Mazzie3
Rookie Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 12:41:33 PM

Very unlikely
HFAJR0034
Champion Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 12:02:36 PM

N
awillisant
Champion Author Mississippi

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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 9:03:24 AM

may be
aromabean
Rookie Author Ottawa

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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 8:20:02 AM

I would buy an electric car or a hybrid for the daily commute, but the cost at $40K is far too high for what you get.

If my understanding of hybrids is correct, the gas engine kicks in at 40kph. This should be closer to 60kph to allow for 100% battery use in the daily commute.

In the electric car, 160km range per chrage is fine, but the Nissan Leaf states the max speed is 90kph.

My consideration of these vehicles will increase once they break the 200km range, and increase the max speed to around 120kph.
Ellce
Rookie Author Washington DC

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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 3:20:35 AM

well right now I seriously doubt EVER owning one, although it would be nice to have one.
Felij
Rookie Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 2:56:30 AM

maybe someday :)
GRock1
Rookie Author New Haven

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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 12:57:55 AM

50/50 once I do more research. Batteries eventually lose their charge????
retbpd
Sophomore Author Washington

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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 6:46:11 PM

Not likely. All that said about range and more recharge stations is fine, but battries only last so long and unlike an engine Thier life can't be prolonged with proper maintenance
gaspumpin
Champion Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 11:46:20 PM

I might consider owning an electric when their range becomes acceptable, and when there are existing recharging stations are available within that range. Also must be able to recharge within a few minutes.
Luv2ride33
Sophomore Author Tennessee

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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 4:10:32 PM

Very unlikely
Effincrazy
Rookie Author Iowa

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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 1:33:37 PM

Very unlikely
CrackedLCD
Champion Author Alabama

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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 12:10:28 AM

Maybe someday.
carbrat
Rookie Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 11:27:24 PM

Hopefully the infrastructure and battery technology will get better. Would love one.
Lou08
Champion Author California

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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 11:10:36 PM

No one voted have one now!
Will there goes another "green" For Pres.Obama...
rjoeh
Champion Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 9:43:24 PM

They still have not made them safe for the deaf on the sidewalks.
WR&C
Veteran Author Oregon

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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 5:44:40 PM

If it were possible, I would own either a Tesla or Ford Focus electric now. Tesla is very tempting because of the greater range. However, the price is way above my limit. So, next choice is the Ford Focus. Still somewhat expensive, but I would so like to have one. Ninety-five percent of my driving is within the range of the vehicle. The Focus is a decent looking car, unlike the terminally ugly Leaf or undersized Mitsubishi MiEV.
oldpapa55
Sophomore Author Massachusetts

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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 5:42:33 PM

not for me
oldpapa55
Sophomore Author Massachusetts

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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 5:42:20 PM

not likely
dongo50
Champion Author West Virginia

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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 4:23:22 PM

no
carinthuist
Champion Author San Francisco

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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 2:33:34 PM

possible
nomad228
Champion Author Columbus

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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 2:02:55 PM

let's put it this way the only way i could ever drive one is if chevy gave me one through a contest or promotion.in other words i can't even afford to pay the insurance on a new vehicle let alone any repairs.and? i am not about to buy a new vehicle anytime soon just to drive it off the lot and lose 5-10 k in value because i am not a dealer. i watch these court shows where if a dealer is given a judgement they receive a bigger amount simply becasue they have overhead/payroll/inventory to take care of.while any individual witht he same exact car is given 30-40 less. even thought the whole burden for the care of the vehicle is on the individual.something crooked about that.
pkhdonovan
Champion Author Maine

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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 1:52:32 PM

very unlikely
chui
Champion Author Dallas

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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 1:39:44 PM

never.........
jhawkdville
Sophomore Author San Diego

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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 1:15:07 PM

Technology is not yet mature and no "economies of scale" happening yet with electric cars.
keo
Champion Author Colorado

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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 1:13:37 PM

someday
SuperMoto
Champion Author Connecticut

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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 12:31:14 PM

Never! Unfortunately everything "green" is way too expensive.
pulpwood
Champion Author Mississippi

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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 11:30:47 AM

maybe
JPs Dad
Rookie Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 11:12:29 AM

I bought an electric low speed vehicle in Dec 2010. We use it for all our local errands. It is supposed to have a range of 50 miles, but with all our hills, it is less. It has a solar panel roof, that keeps the batteries topped up. I have only plugged it in a dozen times, during the short days of winter. It is wonderful.
wild3bill
Champion Author New York

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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 10:17:41 AM

Yes in a yeare or too!
rosyLI
Champion Author Long Island

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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 9:54:08 AM

Ev is not for me.
OKRifle
Champion Author Oklahoma City

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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 8:51:01 AM

Not there yet!
awillisant
Champion Author Mississippi

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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 8:47:29 AM

maybe
jorjab
Veteran Author Philadelphia

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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 8:40:37 AM

Probably not - want full range capability. Would have to be charging stations everywhere before I would even consider.

If we moved to a community where main transportation within the community is golf carts would consider them - but not for general transportation.
Bonanza
Champion Author Boston

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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 8:30:34 AM

Very unlikely
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