Electric cars slow to take off

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Registered: 02-14-2011
Electric cars slow to take off
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Fri, 02-18-2011 - 1:30pm

With all the news stories and all the hype, I am surprised at this article

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iVillage Member
Registered: 04-07-2002
Fri, 02-18-2011 - 3:20pm

Well...both the Leaf & the Volt were only going to be sold in limited markets at first.

 nwtreehugger  

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Registered: 02-05-2011
Sat, 02-19-2011 - 1:47pm
These cars are very small, very expensive, don't get the promised mileage per charge, and may not be very safe. Why would people want a tiny, expensive, dangerous car that doesn't meet it's promised specification?
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Registered: 04-07-2002
Tue, 02-22-2011 - 2:24pm

The Leaf is a Mid-Sized Hatchback (US standards)....that's too small?

 nwtreehugger  

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Registered: 02-05-2011
Wed, 02-23-2011 - 8:02am
I didn't say any car doesn't meet government specs. They all have to. Larger vehicles are generally safer than smaller vehicles. We can save oil, or we can save lives. Finding the balance is subjective. I lean toward saving lives, others toward saving oil.
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Registered: 03-18-2000
Wed, 02-23-2011 - 8:30am
>"Right now, utilities project that electric vehicles will develop slowly because car companies are limiting the number of units sold and are gradually ramping up production.

 


Photobucket&nbs

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Registered: 04-07-2002
Wed, 02-23-2011 - 2:54pm

You said that the car didn't meet specifications...I asked you to back that up.

Again, the Leaf is a mid-sized compact.

 nwtreehugger  

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Registered: 04-07-2002
Wed, 02-23-2011 - 2:59pm
Seattle is installing public electric 'refueling' stations around the city. I'll try & find the article with the particulars.

 nwtreehugger  

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Thu, 02-24-2011 - 7:53am
IMO the original article in this thread is misleading. If, as I posted, there are waiting lists for these vehicles & so far only so many produced.

 


Photobucket&nbs

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Thu, 02-24-2011 - 12:26pm
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Registered: 04-07-2002
Thu, 02-24-2011 - 12:44pm
I agree about the OP. But then, we get a lot of coverage about this around here. Our area was one of those that was chosen for initial orders for the Nissan Leaf. I remember hearing then that they would only be producing so many for 2011...and then increasing as more markets became equipped for fueling. It only makes sense to do it this way.

 nwtreehugger  

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