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Plantagenet wrote:No wonder lots of people ride 80 mpg scooters there.
Revi wrote:The price is going up a bit to around $3.84 here in Maine. We drive a tiny electric car around town, but it's not allowed on the highways. There is a way around these gas prices, but most people won't do it.
Here's what I wonder.. how much does something like a Volt raise your electric bill. Utilities are just going to jack up those costs, I'm dubious over how long folks can save money using electric over gasoline.
Biggest customer objection to EV is probably concern over random vehicle fire, and if it's a small car folks are leery of sharing the road with huge tractor trailers and big cars -- it is more dangerous, that's a fact, get hit in a subcompact and it's more likely to be seriously injuring / fatal.
Revi wrote:..that's why they aren't allowed on roads posted over 35 mph. Our electricity bill hasn't gone up hardly at all with our little GEM car. I thought it would, but at 1 cent per mile the typical monthly bill would only go up a dollar or so. Our car has deep cycle marine type batteries, so it's not going to burst on fire. It can give you a nasty shock however. I almost cooked my wedding band off my finger with our other car. It turns out that gold is a really good conductor of electricity.
Sixstrings wrote:I live in town. All it takes is one idiot young driver, or one senile half-blind old bat, to run a red light and slam into the side. I wouldn't want to get hit in a GEM car, that's going to hurt. Maybe I'm over-cautious, I've just known too many people who had motorcycle wrecks and there are lots of accidents around here, happens everyday.
Not safe around here for an EV.
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