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Would You Drive an Electric Car?

Would You Drive an Electric Car?

I remember coveting the old GM EV1, and assured my pals I was getting one as soon as I scrounged up enough money to make a purchase. They were so space-y and futuristic, how could I say no? And as you may have guessed, I was devastated when they disappeared from the roads completely! So when I heard the news that the Federal Government will be dishing out $30 million over the next eight years to fund a new breed of hybrid electric car, I felt some excitement leftover from dreaming about my precious EV1. Will I finally get to drive my very own electric car?

Not that there aren't already some pretty hot looking electrics about to hit the road, but does government funding mean that there may be a more affordable option for those of us who can't afford the Tesla Roadster? If that's the case, would you drive a hybrid electric car?


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jennacyde jennacyde 9 years
My work is outside the city and I wish we would move so badly (we're out of space and shopping, otherwise I wouldn't waste my time wishing) so I could walk or use public transit. Otherwise, I've sworn that if (read: when) gas hits $5/gallon I will buy the most fuel efficient car on the market the next day.
darkangel2305 darkangel2305 9 years
I will most definitely drive an electric car when the technology matches the price tag. Right now the technology of the electric cars coming out is not proven and many are reporting failures such as AC's not performing well over time. With a 25-30k price tag, I expect reliability. I own a Scion xA for which I paid 15k and it gets me 30-36 miles per gallon depending on the month, so even though I would prefer better mileage, mine's not too bad.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
yes, i would. i won't be getting a car for another few years but i'd consider one.
Baby-Girl Baby-Girl 9 years
I was just telling my boyfriend about the Tesla last night. I wish I could afford it.
witchbaby witchbaby 9 years
My dream car is the Prius but I wish it was fully electric!
macgirl macgirl 9 years
I really want a full electric car. We have solar at home so we make enough electricity that it would be nearly free and good for the environment! My main concern is that there just isn't a lot of nice features in these cars. I looked into the Honda Civic cng car but I don't even think it has electric windows in it. I want my good for the environment car to come with all the bells and whistles that other cars come with.
bingkaycoy bingkaycoy 9 years
Definitely I would love to drive one
Le-Luxe Le-Luxe 9 years
Heck yah!
ninjastarlett ninjastarlett 9 years
The Tesla looks gorgeous.
tlight tlight 9 years
I live in the heart of Toronto, so for me, driving hasn't been necessary. But eventually, with a family in tow, a vehicle will become a priority, and I plan to buy a hybrid or electric car. Lucky for me, that is still a few years off... plenty of time for the companies to design and perfect!
Megatron Megatron 9 years
Yea, affordability is a huge issue right now for a car. Right now it's between grad school or a new car. However, given that I paid $40 for a little less than 3/4 of a tank of gas this morning at Costco, electric cars are sounding more and more appealing.
haydee haydee 9 years
I would love to if I can afford it
devils devils 9 years
Sure why not.
millarci millarci 9 years
I'm all for not using as much gas. Not only because of the price of gas but it would be better for the environment (right?).
kitkatherine kitkatherine 9 years
yes i need one. i have huge commute to work. i wish the us had trains from city to city like europe. too bad we don't use them much for passengers anymore. when i don't have to i don't drive. i live near the grocery store, food, art supply stores, blockbuster, and most things i need so my boyfriend and i can walk from our apartment to a bunch of places.
jrebeccat jrebeccat 9 years
I've had a Prius for 3 years and look forward to the battery technology improving enough for fully electric cars to be realistic, especially for those of us not in the cities. There's a solar energy panel roof mod available for the Prius now, which is awesome if you lived somewhere, like CA, that gets consistently sunny days.
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 9 years
i would love it as long as it was large enough to accomodate my future family. i want a small tribe (mostly adopted, but kids that live here and look like me) and most electric cars are so tiny. you can't even get a car seat in those things and since it's the law to have them, the gov is going to have to be smart about this investment. btw, avia53, there was a report this morning that more and more people are moving back to the city where they can walk or use public transportation for most day to day functions. so your paranoia might be exaggerated. we'll see.
avia53 avia53 9 years
I would love to drive and electric car but I would be afraid of a slippery slope of repercussions that could happen. I mean if we develop a alternative car then more people will be buying cars, then more people will be driving around, and then there will be more development and deforestation etc. Of course that could be a rampant case of paranoia on my part.
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