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Want a plug-in car? Get in line - apparently they can't build 'em fast enough

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Jersey_Guy, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. Jersey_Guy

    Jersey_Guy Active Member

    I'm absolutely amazed the waiting list is so long ... and that the production is so far behind that demand.

  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Re: Want a plug-in electric? Get in line - apparently they can't build 'em fast enuf

    Missing a key word in the thread title there.
  3. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

    Re: Want a plug-in electric? Get in line - apparently they can't build 'em fast enuf

    I can't remember to charge my phone at night. WTH would I do with a 'lectric horseless carriage?
  4. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Re: Want a plug-in electric? Get in line - apparently they can't build 'em fast enuf

    And this, right here, is my issue with the whole thing. I can't tell you how many times I've woken up to a dead phone, and I can charge that at work. Car, not so much!
  5. Jersey_Guy

    Jersey_Guy Active Member

    Thx - fixed!

  6. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    Welcome to your future (way future): http://www.terrafugia.com/
  7. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    So you will obviously save on gas, but what is this going to do to your electric bill? also in states like California that have a history of not being able to keep up with the demands on the power grid as it is, how much more of a problem is this going to create for them (Obviously not over night but say in five years if this turns into the new Prius)?
  8. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member


    Anything, anything this country can do to stop dependency on the Middle east and gas, cannot come fast enough.

    Nuclear, coal, shale oil, wind, solar and a few others I am forgetting that can be used to produce electricity sort of take the "is there enough electricity" argument out of the equation.



  9. ChrisRcc

    ChrisRcc Member

    When gas reaches $5 a gallon, electric cars will have a much brighter future.
  10. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    Is the other option you're grasping for hydro?

    Absolutely there are plenty of options for electrical production, the question is though, is it readily available enough now and more than just a "we can do these things." In other words has the system adjusted enough to allow for more strain on the power grid.
  11. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    A nice stock market crash will correct the problem.
  12. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Need to close down Oklahoma, no reason for people to live there. Have Nuclear Power Plant farms and Disposal sites, and no residents. Enough reactors to electrify America and charge cars and high speed rail. Triple the tax on gas and diesel starting in 2025 when the current fleet of cars in the US will be 96% recycled and off the road. Ban intra-national air transportation (except Hawaii).

    Arabs will be back to screwing their goats and milking their women within 2 decades.
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