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Old 09-12-2010, 01:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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In defence of EVs

This may have come up here before, but I do not see it posted. I found this on Copenhagenize (via Twitter):
Defending the Plug-in Car; Anti-EV Rhetoric Attains High Crescendo | PluginCars.com

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Old 09-12-2010, 04:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That was a very well written response.
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Funny how most of those complaints are a pretty good echo of what was said about hybrid cars a decade ago, and I can't remember ever seeing a broken down Prius sitting on the shoulder of the road.

But I would quarrel with one statement:

's like saying that you'd willingly take your 300 mile range combustion-engined SUV on a 400 mile trip into the tundras of Siberia...
Because there are people who take their half-empty SUVs into the wilds of Nevada (despite the "Next Gas 1xx Miles" signs at the edge of town), and run out.
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Originally Posted by jamesqf View Post
there are people who take their half-empty SUVs into the wilds of Nevada (despite the "Next Gas 1xx Miles" signs at the edge of town), and run out.
I'm sure those folks were hypermiling, and they'd be a little embarrassed to have to post a 500mi tank when they know they can squeeze it for 600mi.

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