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Electric-Drive Vehicle Demand Recharged by Gas Prices

Bloomberg News -- Just when it looked like electric cars were running out of juice, the return of $4 a gallon gasoline is generating new life for battery-powered vehicles.



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Submitted Apr 08, 2012 By: SnickersDog
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Dodge_Me
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 11:41:48 PM

Need to make them economically viable first
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joekayak
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 10:33:33 PM

If the price of gas keeps going up, you will see more hybrids and EVS being sold. On the other hand if the price goes down these same people will go out and buy big gas guzzling SUVS and pickup trucks.
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PimpinFoDaGaz
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 9:59:32 PM

I wonder how the buy numbers compare to the lease numbers? Edmunds for example has loads of chatter regarding cost of leasing the Volt.
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BobBG
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 7:31:28 PM

It's only a matter of time until electric vehicles are as common as gas powered cars.
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batloverNM
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 1:53:40 PM

Go electric and piss off a right winger!
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Tucker16
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 12:41:08 PM

Glock yeah.
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Gas_Eyes
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 10:54:52 AM

Hybrid cars are a hit or miss. GM is struggling with the Volt while the Lincoln MKZ is doing very well as a hybrid compared to it's gasoline model. The car companies need to keep working on it to get it right.
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scu227
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 9:31:16 AM

I would love to have one, but they are still way too expensive too justify.
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fowlcan
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 9:28:36 AM

Not for me...... Not yet
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matman01
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 9:19:53 AM

I was on a waiting list in 2008 to get the Ford Escape hybrid. Gas prices fell and I had my hybrid. People snickered as I had given up a Jeep with a Hemi that only got 12 MPG with the hybrid achieving 32 MPG. I was glad I made the switch then and even more glad at todays gasoline prices. Time to quit complaining about the gas prices and time to make a change.
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dgerst
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 9:03:32 AM

What would you expect?
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bar1035
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 8:56:50 AM

Penny wise and pound foolish with gas at $4. Now at $12.50 that's a different story.
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Norm10
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 8:52:17 AM

This sounds like wishful thinking - they are still overpriced and range bound.
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 8:50:33 AM

Not ready to buy an EV given a huge premium to pay
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Mark8601
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 8:10:11 AM

No matter where gas prices are it is too high! Yah you better have money for a Volt. Premium unleaded gas is required to run that uncertified smog producing engine. Only a federal credit available on that car.
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YaBassa
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 7:58:48 AM

I won't buy a foreign manufacturer's vehicle, but if I had the money I would buy a Volt in a NY minute.
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 7:58:02 AM

not for me either
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 7:55:36 AM

not for me.
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gs7101
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 7:40:28 AM

I'm still not interested in an electric vehicle!
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 7:27:55 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 7:08:34 AM

Can't beat a Corolla
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Evilmaddog
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 7:06:45 AM

still way too $$$$$$
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 6:51:28 AM

so folks will get used to $5 a gallon gas?????

what about $7.50 a gallon?????
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 6:42:31 AM

Something had to give!
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 6:15:03 AM

This love affair won't last, once people get use to $5.00 a gallon gasoline.
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 6:08:19 AM

Ok, for some.
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 6:05:05 AM

way to go
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 5:36:44 AM

Patience
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 5:29:32 AM

Make the alternative safe, and affordable and I'll buy.
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 5:28:54 AM

Not for me.
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 4:35:31 AM

No thank you.
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 4:25:18 AM

Sounds interesting!
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JamesCalvin
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 4:24:37 AM

Here is the link!
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