Would you buy an all electric car?

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Would you buy an all electric car?

Martiniman Martiniman
I saw a Tesla all electric car on the freeway today and it is one of the best looking cars I've seen. It's very sleek and sexy, yet it's an electric car. Would you buy one?
03/02/2013
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misterazor misterazor
Quote:
Originally posted by Martiniman
I saw a Tesla all electric car on the freeway today and it is one of the best looking cars I've seen. It's very sleek and sexy, yet it's an electric car. Would you buy one?
i would prefer an electric car. if price and options were even, i would go electric.
03/02/2013
Hummingbird Hummingbird
Yes, definitely. Either that or a combo one that runs on electric with back up of fuel.
03/02/2013
married with children married with children
nope. Too expensive, and it does not pencil out. Plus they do not go far enough on one charge, and it takes way too long to recharge them. I dont ever see them being a big seller.
03/02/2013
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
A complete waste of money.
03/03/2013
spiced spiced
We might get one in the next couple of years. It wouldn't be a Tesla, though! It would be our commuter car, since my wife's trip to work and back each day is only about 30 miles total, well within the range of say, a Nissan Leaf. Because we take longer trips pretty regularly, it wouldn't be practical to have it as our only car at this time.

I have to agree that it probably doesn't quite add up, yet. If we got the Smart Electric, at $25K (estimated), we'd save about $1000 a year on gas, at today's prices (7500 miles/year, compared to a gasoline car getting 30mpg). We could get a small gasoline car (like a Ford Fiesta) for $15K. It would take 10 years to break even. We have yet to see how much we could shave off the new car price with government incentives; if it's a lot, that could change the equation, as could a major spike in fuel prices.

I'm looking forward to improved battery technology and other power options to batteries, e.g.hydrogen fuel cells (etc). When there are electric cars priced about the same as gasoline cars, with longer ranges (300-500 miles, say), then the game will change completely. But I do agree that the Tesla roadster is one sexy beast of a car! 0-60 in 3.7 seconds.
03/03/2013
Incendiaire Incendiaire
I would, if they made a really good one which could be refuelled easily.
03/03/2013
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