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  • Definitely... when the prices come down and when the newer battery technology comes out. Tesla Motors ( http://www.teslamotors.com/ ) is accecpting pre-orders for their car. They are pricey at 100k a car. It's 0-60 in about 4 seconds. The newer batteries coming out are super quick charging, they only take about 5 minutes for a full charge. That's like stopping at a gas station.
  • I might if the gas gets way over. But right now there aren't much cool sports electric cars. So I'm going to stick with the gas if it's not too high. I also don't want to charge the car, I'm not that very patient (especially driving).
  • I most certainly will, as soon as I can drive and don't like public transport anymore!
  • Definately, as long as it was reliable.
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  • Not yet. Battery technology still hasn't made a decently-priced battery with good performance characteristics (voltage, amp-hour capacity, charging) at a tolerable weight. Theoretically electrics could easily outperform internal combustion in many ways; acceleration, speed, endurance... but not yet. Currently, they have a hard time competing with gas in any area, even cost. Add in the lack of infrastructure for electrics and they are only useful for urban people, not those of us who live in the woods many miles from anything resembling a city.
  • I would if the prices weren't super high. I would buy one that has solar paneling so I don't have to squander cash on my electric bill!
  • Yes, I would order a electric car. It is our duty to our envirioment to reduce our carbon footprint. When prices go down the electric automoblie will experience an increased following in the mainstream media and culture.
  • Not unless they came with a 3,000 mile extension cord. replacing a battery costs much more than the benefits received from an electric car. Is an electric car safe for the interstate? what is the top speed and does the top speed quickly drain the battery? a lot of unanswered questions, concerning an electric car. There may be more advances in this type car, that i am aware. if so, someone please advise me.
  • yes i would own an electric car. the price of gas will continue to climb as well as global warming. need a back up battery though
  • Yes, as soon as the price is reasonable.
  • Yes. And I'm sure that most of here one day will.
  • Not until market forces make this or any other vehicle a reasonable alternative to current gasoline models. I think one type of alternative fuel vehicle will eventually break this barrier (i.e. cheaper to purchase and operate than gasoline car with otherwise same features and quality). But so far gasoline vehicles are by comparison a much better value.
  • Hell Yeah!!!
  • Yes, when four things occur: 1) Battery technology becomes more efficient. (I understand that industry is working on a battery now than can be recharged in 5 minutes but it's not yet on the market.) 2) When the range of electric cars improves beyond an average of 100 miles between charges. 3) When the price matches the price of an average gasoline car of the same range. and 4) When the power grid that recharges the batteries finds a better way to produce the electricity without using polluting coal-fired generation plants to do so. This would actually increase pollution by increasing coal emissions to the atmosphere while we all charge our cars.
  • Yes, sure.
  • I would by an hybrid and not an electric car. I own a toyota prius, and it is the best car. It doesn't require you to plug in and gets 50 miles to a gallon of gas.
  • No, electric cars still pollute, just somwhere else and with unfiltered coal smoke while gas cars have catalytic converters to reduce pollution. i think it would be a better idea to get a hybrid and put solar panels on the roof. now getting slightly off topic, the police cars in my town, while not hybrids, have solar panels on top of the lights to help power the equipment, taking a load off the alternator and therefore increasing milage and battery life.
  • Not if they do not improve the technology a whole lot. I do not want to poodle down the highway at 40mph and run out of battery. All you guys would say look stupid women forgot to recharge her battery
  • YES Most certainly , Anything to turn the tide..And I Will have one when the purchase price is reasonable...The technology needs a bit of an advancement though, but that will come. Personally Im more intrigued with hydrogen cars..Cheaper to make the car, Cheaper to produce hydrogen.
  • YES. Absolutely, positively, yes. I wish I had one NOW. Have you seen the movie, 'Who Killed the Electric Car?'
  • The new Volt from chevy is an electric plug in that goes 60km on the charge, then a gas engine kicks in to keep it going. This is awesome since most people only commute 30km or so to work (and that's a stretch) so they could drive to work and back entirely on electric power. If they take an extended trip, it gets 200mpg I think, so that isn't bad for all you fuel economy nuts. If this car was reasonably priced and I was 30 years older (still got the need for power) then I'd get one.
  • On condition that it is not a milk-float disguised as a car and goes above 60mph.
  • Sure. Better for the environment.
  • no they suck.
  • If I could afford it I would.
  • Yes - I have a Honda Civic Hybrid which gives me 5.9ltrs per 100km (thats 45 mpg in the UK). Agreed they are not as cheap as a conventional petrol engined equivalent, but once you've bitten the bullet on buying the vehicle, the running costs are a lot less painful, and it's a least a positive step in doing a little towards minimising greenhouse gases. Pleasant car to drive too!
  • Yes,I would love too!If I could ever afford one.
  • One day when they figure out how to reduce the recharge time from 8 hours to something a little less ridiculous.
  • I have developed a hydrogen car. goes one better than electric, i run mine on water.
  • If it will mean that the world will be a better place for my childrens children ... Most definitely
  • No, first of all look at the price. second, how do you replace a pulling truck? finally, electric cars just aren't cool to me, I'm a fan of american muscle, big block engines with massive horsepower.
  • No probs if i worked in a city No RFL(uk)low running cost 70ml on a charge for small 2str size car and about 7k uk price
  • They're much cheaper and eco friendly so why not
  • Well yes, because their mpg is averaging 60, in some states you can get a tax credit for buying a green car, and their made by toyota, and lastly their kind of neat. only reason I have a problem with them is that their batteries need to be changed which cost up to 4000$.
  • No I would not. Electric cars do not have the torque to perform the tasks that I require from a vehicle and the disposal of the components is more damanging than that of internal combustion engines. I expect more from the technological world these days, such as hydrogen power or the prospect of cold fusion.
  • yes... they are so small and cute... they are hell cool
  • No , imagine the length of the lead you'd need if you were going on a long trip.
  • It's have to be cheap have good acceleration look cool have a top speed of at least 80 run for 200mi before needing recharged and conveniently rechargeable.
  • no all the coal burning factories and dried ecosystems (wind power) couldn't get my hands off the wheel of a fossil fueled vehicle. I love the smell of nitrous in the morning rush.
  • I definitely would and this movie convinced me- http://www.whokilledtheelectriccar.com/
  • You would use such a car for environment purpose, i assume. I would not. The balance is worse than for a gaz car. see : http://www.tritrack.net/efficiency.html http://www.electroauto.com/info/pollmyth.shtml Better use your bike ! There are no clean car. BTW : through out your TV set as well ;)
  • just as long as I was not paying for the juice, not really, yes for sure if I could afford to buy one.
  • only if they made them turbocharged...
  • I WONT...sux bigtime..!!
  • Yes, but they are really small not big anought for several people to fit in like a regular cars the battery doesnt have much power for moveing more than 2 people to ride in at and there speeds are below 30mpr. If there were several impovments and more work creating a electic car to replace the standard cars that were in a price range that was appealing to the consumer then I would say yes,but for now it is a No.
  • no bc they are slow
  • yes, it could perform close to same as cars now. Even if it less powerful 3.25 a gallon makes me not care too much about speed. The fastest you can legally go is 70mph anyway.
  • In theory they sound like a good idera but isn't a lot of the weight consist of batteries? the effort for manufacturing and recycling them must be close to drilling for oil. Still, there has to be a practical alternative. Hydrogen cells? Propane?
  • yes soon as i can gas price will make everyone think !
  • NO. Absolutely not. I'm too much of a traditionalist to ever buy one. Plus, you can't get a manual transmission on an electric car!
  • Anyone who cares about the environment should own one.
  • Yes i will .the gas is going up and it is time for a electric cars
  • There's no way I would buy an electric or hybrid car. I don't think it's the technology of tomorrow. So your electric car needs engergy from power plants imagine everyone owns an e-car how many power plants do we need ? To solve the problem we should get an alternative fuel like ethanol or something like that. I'm a car enthusiast(think I'm not the only one) and I do believe the internal combustion engines are the most efficient engines. In fact we got to reduce emmissions as soon as possible and keep modifying internal combustion engines without a doubt. Apparently it remains unclear which type of engines make it in the future
  • I will debunk much of the FUD people will say about electric cars, PLEASE CHALLENGE ME! Quotes- QUOTE: "no bc they are slow" Really? Electric motors have more torque than gasoline motors and they weigh less, giving the electric motor a better power to weight ratio over a 19th century gasoline engine. Advances in magnet technology will improve this even further. 0-60 in under 4 seconds is average for most electric cars. The fourth video is an electric car giving a V10 Lamborghini a major spanking around a track. http://www.opb.org/programs/ofg/videos/view/56-Electric-Drag-Racing >>>UPDATE: Shelby Cars has announced they are producing a car that is faster than the 1,001 HP Bugatti Veyron! http://www.engadget.com/2008/07/18/shelby-sets-out-to-build-ultimate-aero-ev-the-worlds-fastest-e/ QUOTE: "Plus, you can't get a manual transmission on an electric car!" You can get a manual transmission for an electric car, but with a 30,000-40,000 RPM redline, you really do not need one. No shifting means faster acceleration, no transmission means less power loss and more energy transfered to the wheels. QUOTE: "I do believe the internal combustion engines are the most efficient engines." Your belief is wrong. At best an internal combustion engine is around 30% efficient; and 30% is for a good design. Hydrogen Fuel Cells connected to an electric motor at this moment are up to 60% efficient. Advances in technology will one day yield a fuel cell that is around 90% efficient. QUOTE: "I would buy one that has solar paneling so I don't have to squander cash on my electric bill!" It costs around 2¢ per mile to drive an electric car. Far cheaper than a gasoline motor. QUOTE: "only if they made them turbocharged..." Rapid Discharge Capacitors can quickly dump energy in to the electric motor, giving the driver a boost of speed greater than that of a combustion motor. http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16768-atomic-construction-yields-punchier-power-store.html QUOTE:"No, first of all look at the price. second, how do you replace a pulling truck? finally, electric cars just aren't cool to me, I'm a fan of american muscle, big block engines with massive horsepower." Did you realize that most trains today run on an electric motor and use a diesel generator as the energy source? Low RPM torque is the key to vehicle that can tow and an electric motor provides instant torque from 0-RPMs up to the redline. Trust me a properly designed electric truck will out tow that trusty old V8 Diesel Chevrolet of yours. In fact, many Big-Rig trucks now come with an electric assist to boost mileage and power. QUOTE: "One day when they figure out how to reduce the recharge time from 8 hours to something a little less ridiculous." It's already been done. A company out of Massachusetts A123 Systems and Toshiba have separately developed batteries that will charge in under 5 minutes and provide a range of a few hundred miles. Once these batteries make it to mass production and become commodities their cost will be affordable for most people. I'd expect at that point for a full battery change to cost around $800 or maybe less; thats much better than the $4,000 Toyota currently charges its customers for new cells. http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20126994.700-nanoball-batteries-could-recharge-car-in-minutes.html http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20026770.100-electric-caveats.html >>>News and Technology Updates: -----New Microwave Manufacturing Process Technology Promises to slash lithium ion battery technolgy costs. http://www.engadget.com/2008/07/30/microwave-process-could-cut-cost-of-lithium-ion-batteries/ http://www.dailytech.com/New%20LiIon%20Battery%20Production%20Method%20May%20Offer%20Valuable%20Savings/article12531.htm >>>Links and information http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/33853/113/ <---- Electric Motorcycle does 0-60 in 0.97 seconds. Nearly kills the driver. http://www.killacycle.com/ <--- Worlds Fastest Electric Motorcycle. http://www.windingroad.com/reviews-page/tesla-roadster/ http://www.gizmag.com/go/6104/ <----- 640 horsepower electric Mini-Cooper. http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2007/12/toshiba-battery.html http://www.a123systems.com/ http://www.teslamotors.com/performance/acceleration_and_torque.php >>>Videos 1) Wrightspeed X1 (electric) vs Porsche and Ferrari 2) Wighgtspeed X1 up close 0-60 in 3.1 seconds 3) Tesla Roadster- 0-60 in 4 seconds 4) Wrightspeed X1 vs V10 Lamborghini (Lambo looses) 5) Wrightspeed X1 vs Jet Powered (VW) Volkswagon Beetle (Jet Engine from aircraft) 6) If you still believe electric cars are slow, go along for a ride; watch this. 7) Killacycle electric motorcycle breaks a record. 8) Killacycle at the drag stip, LITERALLY gone faster than an eye blink. 9) Converted Electric Mini Cooper, Really Fast, faster than a modified Cooper S (Embed Code not available)http://www.brightcove.tv/title.jsp?title=742312030 10) High Performance Electric car, make Ferrari look like a VW Beetle. (Embed Code not available) http://www.brightcove.tv/title.jsp?title=715978060 11) Same as number nine, but youtube embedded 12) Forbes review of the Electric Mini 13) BBC Review of converted Mini with 600hp and a 900 mile range (To Be revised later) 14) Volvo Engineer interview, explains advantages of Electric Cars.
  • Only if it was set up to where all four axles were geared with generators to add charge to the batteries during time of movement. Plus a solar panel on top, And if needed , be able to switch over to hydro power & still be charging the batteries at all times. This way I would not have to waste time being plugged up to a home or public outlet just to go a few hours. That dose not mean that I would not plug in when I got home & was done for the day. But nor would I waste all of those other power source's just waiting to be put to work. If you think the wheels wont create power. Just check out where all the electric is produced at on a train.
  • yes but not until they are worth buying. First they must be better than my current car in speed, distance driven before needing charged/fuel, etc. I do not want to pull over every 200 miles and charge/fuel it. Nor do I want to be governed at 65mph. Last but not least when these are available the gov needs to either make the price for these cars low enough that the average person can readily and easily purchase them or have the prices set with the current cars and provide 15-20 thousand dollar tax incentives/rebates.
  • I would own an electric car. Its just an elaborate golf cart. I would rather have a steam engine car.
  • yes,yes,yes,invent it ill buy it gas is toooooo high!
  • Yes, but not until it's as fast as and has the same range as a conventional gas-fueled IC powered car. Even 100 miles between recharges is just too little range.
  • No, but I would own a silkscreen of an electric chair by Andy Warhol.
  • Now right now, but in the future, when battery technology improves. Electric motors have a very smooth power delivery, so performance must be great!
  • In a heartbeat. All I need anyway is about 40 miles a day maximum. Which has really helped since the price of gas has gone through the roof. If you have the facilities, the EV Grey motor looks very promising. First built in the 1980's, it was murdered along with its inventor by person or persons unknown. But the prototypes are being rebuilt, and most of the plans are freely available if you're willing to improvise a bit. Did I mention that the motor is apparently capable of over unity performance? Seems it taps into the zero point.
  • at this point no but when battery tech get better yes i would, id need two cars (one for longer drives) and i dont see a point in that
  • if i was the one with the electricity and there has a rack of ribs on the top to keep me going!
  • Only if I could draw the blue prints for it. Like I did back in the 70's. To bad I was not rich enough to patten it. For the way I had it. You would not have to go a plug it into a outlet every few hours. Only because it would recharge its self 80% to 90% of the time........Oh'Well......Life goes on.
  • Yes during the summer months,but where I live in Canada, how long do you think the batteries would last in the winter months.
  • I'm still holding out for nuclear power'd SUVs. I can be trusted with plutonium I swear.
  • I would, but I cant even afford the electric bill to own a pool.
  • I can't wait to own an electric car. With gas prices as they are, we should all want to buy electric cars. Then prices would come down and we'd have a bit more money in our own pockets.
  • I'm afraid if i buy an electric car which gets their electricity mostly form coal burning plants then the enviornmentalist that have demonized oil will just start demonizing coal and then my electricty cost will go through the roof just like oil is now. If enviromentalist keep this up. we will start burning the trees to stay warm and all the progress they have made will be lost.
  • Yes ... a Tesla Roadster & a Z.E.N.N car ...
  • no i wont that is in its early stage, but after some time i will.
  • yes i would love
  • no never
  • No. In my Opinion, you're not a true oetrolhead if you pown an electric car
  • yes but i would prefer hydrogen power you can make your own fuel bmw has the car 1970 it is now cheaper and will be in production the car in 2000 cost 20,000 $ the fuel cellcost 30,000 but now 2008 it is cheap
  • I would NEVER own an electric vehicle. People are misled into thinking burning coal to produce the electricity needed to charge the batteries is a cleaner alternative to gasoline, it's not. Secondly, batteries wear out, no matter how good the battery technology is, the batteries will wear out and need to be replaced, the old batteries will end up in landfill. I WOULD, however, buy a hydrogen powered vehicle. Their only emission is water vapor, and they use a small 30lb lead acid type battery (not 1500 to 5000 lbs worth of disposeable batteries you find in most electric vehices) to produce the hydrogen needed for driving. Simply stated, you put in water, add a little electricity to generate hydrogen, burn it in the engine and emit water vapor. Nothing is cleaner, unless you are into walking.
  • I agree that the Tesla Roadster is very promising. http://www.futurecars.com/reviews/tesla-roadster.html
  • Yes, it's a good way to get plugged in.
  • no, i don't believe in a no-win scenario and an electric car (in the physical sense) is a no-win scenario. there's nothing wrong whatsoever with the design of our cars and trucks that a little reverse engineering won't fix. gas prices are once again quite reasonable, however any conflict in the Middle East no matter how small could spike those prices to $5-$6 a gallon once again. perhaps it's now the right time to began a revolutionary conversion process to upgrade that old friend " the internal combustion engine" to operate quite differently than ever before. i don't know about you, however i certainly enjoy the sheer power of a small block Chevy V-8. as a privately unfunded research scientist I propose to run those marvelous internal combustion engines on the same air that enters through their intake manifolds. a process that I'm working on called "hot HCD fusion" if successful those engines will no longer require any kind of combustible fuel in a liquid or gas form. wish me luck....
  • I would and I do. Had to build it myself based on a 1964 VW pickup. Commercially nothing is available at a reasonable price. Heard that Smart Car will soon be available in electric.

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