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Re: Elio Motors gets 84 mpg, costs $7000

Unread postPosted: Tue 04 Dec 2018, 12:39:24
by Subjectivist
I was interested in one of these back in 2010 when oil shot back up into the $90/bbl bracket, but today gas is cheap!

Re: Elio Motors gets 84 mpg, costs $7000

Unread postPosted: Tue 04 Dec 2018, 14:02:10
by Outcast_Searcher
Subjectivist wrote:I was interested in one of these back in 2010 when oil shot back up into the $90/bbl bracket, but today gas is cheap!

And if it gets expensive: even approaching, say, $10 a gallon in the US (fat chance anytime in the next decade, IMO), there are LOTS of good choices getting in the ballpark of 50 mpg even in the city, and getting better from there (PHEV, BEV, etc). And there will be more such choices every year from now on, in an increasingly competitive market place.

Of course, the best thing to do to get people who don't need them (i.e. for work or daily hauling needs) to quit driving big gas guzzling trucks and SUV's (for one stupid example of over-consumption) would be to add a significant gasoline tax. But in America, that isn't happening, as it might cost some people an election. :roll:

Re: Elio Motors gets 84 mpg, costs $7000

Unread postPosted: Tue 04 Dec 2018, 20:54:38
by KaiserJeep
Geez, you almost mentioned the Democrats by name.

Re: Elio Motors gets 84 mpg, costs $7000

Unread postPosted: Tue 04 Dec 2018, 22:15:05
by Cog
Please spare me from politicians who want to tax me for my own good.