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Electric Vehicles

Post by RStabb » Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:25 pm

http://www.autonews.com/article/2011010 ... 79944/1219

My question is, how much does it cost to plug in?


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Re: Electric Vehicles

Post by Webmaster » Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:49 pm

The video wouldn't load for me. Plugging it in isn't the biggest problem, it's range.

Keep in mind the cost of a charge should be quite a bit less than a fillup of gas, plus the profit will be going to your electric company (local), not oil companies (international).

I'd love to have a full EV but the only downsides are range and resale. I'm not too optimistic about the resale being that well. Especially after 5 years or so...
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Re: Electric Vehicles

Post by RStabb » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:01 pm

You may have to sign up and log in to view the video. It costs nothing and is a good link for info in our Industry.

The question remains, how much does it cost to "plug in".

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Re: Electric Vehicles

Post by Zeke » Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:48 pm

I think we will need battery exchange stations. They have a supply of (standardized!) and charged batteries. You drive in, swipe your credit card, and a robotic device changes the batteries, clunk, clunk, zooop, and you drive on.

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Re: Electric Vehicles

Post by RStabb » Sat Jan 08, 2011 4:24 pm

Zeke wrote:I think we will need battery exchange stations. They have a supply of (standardized!) and charged batteries. You drive in, swipe your credit card, and a robotic device changes the batteries, clunk, clunk, zooop, and you drive on.
Zeke,
I can see that. Before I die, I can see punching in a destination and our car will drive itself there as we sit back and enjoy the ride.
Everything is ready,we just need for someone to put it together and pay the price.

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Re: Electric Vehicles

Post by Webmaster » Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:38 pm

2000 Ford Taurus SEL (excellent car, sold to a friend)
1992 Mercury Sable GS (good car except for the tranny, sold)
Current: 03 F150 King Ranch SuperCrew
Other Fords owned: 02 F150 SuperCrew 4x4, 11 F150 EcoBoost, 07 Ranger, 01 F150 XLT, 98 F150 XLT, 96 Thunderbird LX, 95 Escort GT, 86 Mustang LX, 82 Mustang

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Re: Electric Vehicles

Post by RStabb » Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:30 am

Good one, Webmaster...

"The future is very exciting"

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