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View Poll Results: Would you drive a electric car?
Yes 14 24.14%
No 21 36.21%
Maybe, if it had the same or better power then gas engines. 23 39.66%
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Old 02-19-2011, 02:26 PM   #1
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Question Would you drive a electric?

I just want to know how other people feel about how car's are starting to go now a days?

What do you think about all these new electrics coming out, do you like them or not, would you drive one or not?

How do you think the electrics stand for usage such as rally x, or drag, or even circuit track use?

Just wanted people's thoughts on going from gas engine to these electric engines? Please be polite to other peoples Opinions.


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Old 02-19-2011, 02:56 PM   #2
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Actually the wife and I have been seriously considering the Elec Focus when it comes out. We just paid off the 05 Focus ST so it would be traded in/sold and the EV would be my daily driver. We had considered the Hybrid Fusion when we bought her car (2010 Fusion Sport) but I'm still not that thrilled with the Hybrids. I want a real electric car, so cars like the Volt and so on are not even contenders. I guess it will boil down to "real world" range and $$$.
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Old 02-19-2011, 03:50 PM   #3
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Tesla is about the only route I would go, for now. Wre I filthy rich, anyway. I would be more open to the idea if it weren't for the misnomer of electric cars being "greener" than My fuel efficient 4 banger.
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Me I voted no, because I know how to fix and modify gas engines, when it comes to electric motors ran by small gas motors, I wouldn't know what I'm doing. The more money the car companies spend to research these electric cars, is = to us knowing less and less about them.

No dough I could fix the little gas motor, but when it comes to the electric motors, that would be very hard to figure out what they did and how to fix it.
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Old 02-20-2011, 09:26 AM   #5
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There aren't enough techs to work on them right now, if something breaks down on them.
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I voted maybe, on the stipulation if there were more electric stations to charge it at my destination and some @#!hole didn't park their Expedition in the recharge parking space. I used to work for a company that builds hybrid engines for city buses and they told me when they had put an electrical motor on a twenty foot bus, they could pull V-8 Mustangs off the line. Of course they were probably just tooting their horn...
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:10 AM   #7
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I'd drive an electric when I could take it on trips without having to stop in to your local GE power station. I like the idea of plug-in hybrids where you can charge for the trip to work or the grocery store, but still drive it on a trip to see grandma in the next state. I really fail to see how any low range- less than 300 miles- electric vehicle, other than a novelty like the Tesla, is going to succeed. I think Ford would be better off bypassing the Leaf view of things, and adopting methods for reducing costs on plug-in hybrids. Save the engineering money for when battery packs/motors are developed sufficiently to provide a range more appropriate for a vehicle. This is going to go the way of the CNG and LPG because there will be so few charge options along the way for many years.
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I wouldn't drive one now... even with all the new E-cars coming out. But one thing I look for, all the new electric cars coming out will demand more techs...smarter techs for that matter. Not to say techs aren't now but schooling will come into play more now then ever because you have more complicated wiring diagrams, electric motors, and battery's Ect...

If company's didn't spend the engineering money now on the cars then there wouldn't be a even greater *push for other company's to make better, long lasting battery's/motors.

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No because I am not paying close to $10,000 when the batteries die (maybe I'm off by prices, but 3 years ago in high school a hybrid battery was over $10,000 installed) which ALL rechargeable batteries do. If they can improve battery technology, why not. Electric motors can makes gobs of torque, as the Tesla proved - and can be sporty and fun.
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Not until battery technology and performance improves.
By then, you shouldn't have to pay a premium for a short ranged vehicle with less than optimal performance.
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