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Why your next car must be an electronic vehicle
« on: May 02, 2010, 10:50:05 PM »


1. Electric vehicles are more expensive than traditional cars.

Not true! prices for cars like the Chevy Volt are very comparable to similar non-electric models ($30-40,000). Install a special home charger, and you could even get a second credit of up to $2,000 (or up to 50% of the cost). Some states are also offering subsidies to help encourage residents to drive electric cars.

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Re: Why your next car must be an electronic vehicle
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2010, 10:55:27 PM »


2.  It will be too hard to recharge an Electric Car.

Again, this simply isn’t true!  In fact, it couldn’t be easier to charge up your vehicle – right from the convenience of your own garage.  You don’t need any special equipment.  A regular 150V electric outlet will do.  If you want to decrease the recharge time from 8 hours down to 2 or 3, you can use a 250V outlet (often found in garages for hot water heaters, washers/dryers) and separate panel.

Alternatively, get a home charger

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Re: Why your next car must be an electronic vehicle
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2010, 10:55:56 PM »


3.  Electric Vehicles require expensive, short-lived batteries.

Nope.  Think about how often you replace your current vehicle’s battery.  With EVs, the batteries will likely outlast your ownership (10 years or 100,000 miles).  In the future, modern lithium-ion batteries will
last even longer.