At what point will you buy an electric car?

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At what point will you buy an electric car?

Bignuf Bignuf
I am waiting for one with a 300 mile minimum cruising range off a charge and a price tag that is, at least, comparable with a gas powered car. Also, the overall 10 year maintenance cost must be within reason. Not requiring, for instance, a new $10,000 battery pack every five years.

What are your thoughts?
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T&A1987 T&A1987
It's going to be a while, but it's the future. We're still in early adapter stages and early adapters are as annoying as they are necessary.
12/08/2012
satinlady550 satinlady550
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
I am waiting for one with a 300 mile minimum cruising range off a charge and a price tag that is, at least, comparable with a gas powered car. Also, the overall 10 year maintenance cost must be within reason. Not requiring, for instance, a new ...
I don't think I will be able to ever afford an electric car.
12/08/2012
AwesomeAmanda AwesomeAmanda
when the maintenence, and purchasing costs are comparable to gas cars.
12/08/2012
Taylor Taylor
I would be willing to pay a few thousand more for an electric car than a gas one if it performed comparably, but I probably wouldn't by a new car until mine was run down. Since my car is only 5 years old I'm hoping that won't be for another 8-10 years. It would be awesome if they were selling electric cars that someone like me could afford by then.
12/08/2012
Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
when they are free
12/08/2012
table38792 table38792
When they're way more common and cheap.
12/08/2012
koola1d88 koola1d88
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
I am waiting for one with a 300 mile minimum cruising range off a charge and a price tag that is, at least, comparable with a gas powered car. Also, the overall 10 year maintenance cost must be within reason. Not requiring, for instance, a new ...
i want an electric car but for now like you said its not really
feasible right now
12/08/2012
Voir Voir
When pigs sprout wings and fly

I like power and speed
something electric cars don't have in over abundance yet.
- not of the type like high-performance sports cars do
they are average and boo and I'll just buy a cheap car that gets the job done
rather than that
if I'm putting out money I WANT TO RACE THE WIND
-dance spring-

amdone
12/08/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
I'd be fine with getting one in a a year or two, as long as there are more charging stations in case I want to go long distance.
12/08/2012
Kat and Aaron(aaron) Kat and Aaron(aaron)
I love my V-8, so it will be some time before I go electric.
12/09/2012
spiced spiced
Can hardly wait. Next year, Smart is going to release their electric in the US. After tax credits, it will be about $17K, cheaper than many gas-powered cars, with a range of close to 100 miles, which is plenty for commuting and any number of errands.

We have two cars and only one of us commutes, so we'll still have a gas-powered car (which we may later replace with a hybrid) for longer trips.
12/17/2012
misterazor misterazor
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
I am waiting for one with a 300 mile minimum cruising range off a charge and a price tag that is, at least, comparable with a gas powered car. Also, the overall 10 year maintenance cost must be within reason. Not requiring, for instance, a new ...
my thoughts are that i need to look further into it before making up my mind. you have some good things to take into account here. i buy used cars...so, by the time i buy one, there will be some good info on which ones are dependable. i would like one now, and would buy one if money were not a consideration in my life. unfortunately i will never be in that catagory.
12/17/2012
misterazor misterazor
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Originally posted by AwesomeAmanda
when the maintenence, and purchasing costs are comparable to gas cars.
that's what i should have said. such economy of words. sorry, that just impresses me.
12/17/2012
GONE! GONE!
When it's affordable.
12/17/2012
ThorHah ThorHah
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
I am waiting for one with a 300 mile minimum cruising range off a charge and a price tag that is, at least, comparable with a gas powered car. Also, the overall 10 year maintenance cost must be within reason. Not requiring, for instance, a new ...
If it's more cost-effective, yes. I'd be considering maintenance and electricity costs. Also, like you said, the range must be around 300 miles.
12/17/2012
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