Electric Vehicles

I'm watching a great documentary right now on the electric vehicle. We have no plans to purchase a new vehicle anytime soon, but it's interesting hearing about these vehicles. We'd probably have to have a hybrid for our driving habits since we only have one car. Or maybe we'd just work rental fees a gas vehicle when we take trips into our cost?

Why didn't the straight electric vehicle make a bigger splash? They came out in 1990. Did anyone else know that? I didn't. I was really shocked. The first I heard about them was after I got married in 1997.

Do you know anything about Electric or Hybrid vehicles? Do you like yours? Is it worth the cost? What about battery replacement? I hear they're around $10,000 each and need replacing every 100K miles. Since our current vehicle has over 243,000 miles that's something I think needs to considered should one contemplate buying one. Besides, I'm just someone who likes to look at everything.

Your thoughts?


Luke Holzmann said...

I loved the "Who Killed the Electric Car" documentary. It was fascinating.

At this time, electric/hybrid cars aren't quite worth it. If they started mass producing them (and thereby made the cost comparable) we'd be in business.

But definitely something to keep an eye on.


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You're right, the cost is way too high now. It is so frustrating, though, to see what could have been squashed like it was. I know there are electrics & hybrids out there still, but not in force like I believe they could be if they were affordable.