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Frank Lee 10-05-2009 09:51 PM

Sudden interest in electric car
Looks nice!

Oh... right.... there's an article too.

Business Daily - Electric cars hold key to green planet

cfg83 10-05-2009 10:05 PM

Frank -

Yeah. There's this one too :

Coda Automotive
New Electric Car Coming to California in 2010: the CODA Sedan : Gas 2.0

I can't put my finger on it, but it just seems like it's missing something, you know what I mean?

Hrrrrm, maybe it's just too "needy" for my tastes :

CODA World Fellowship


bennelson 10-05-2009 10:26 PM

Am I the only one who noticed that CARB (California Air Resources Board) basically brought back the MANDATE this summer?

The EV-1 and other vehicles like the RAV-4 Electric pretty much only existed because CARB passed a law saying that manufacturers had to make X percent of their vehicles Zero Emissions. Just about the only way to do that is with an electric vehicle.

This time, the mandate is for Zero-Carbon vehicles (cut down those greenhouse gasses!) but again, just about the only way to do that is with electrics!

I LOVE seeing people getting excited about electric vehicles, and I think cars like the Prius have changed car culture a bit, but I don't think there would be such a buzz over EVs right now if manufacturers weren't being "forced" to make them.

Of course, all the manufacturers are spinning it as being eco-friendly, etc, etc.

I guess all I am really saying here is that it's great to have booming interest in EVs, but we shouldn't be fooled - the main reason the big boys are making them is because they have too!

Sorry I don't have a good web link for the Zero-Carbon mandate CARB passed this summer. I am amazed what a non-news item it has been!

Frank Lee 10-05-2009 10:39 PM


Originally Posted by cfg83 (Post 131982)
I can't put my finger on it, but it just seems like it's missing something, you know what I mean?


Agreed. I think what draws my eye to the Hyundai is

the chrome accents.

gone-ot 10-05-2009 10:41 PM


Originally Posted by Frank Lee (Post 131976)

...I swear I read that as "Looks rice!"

Frank Lee 10-05-2009 10:42 PM

Rah, rooks rearry rice! :thumbup:

RobertSmalls 10-05-2009 11:19 PM

I pity a product that needs that level of assistance to look good.

I hear that Suzuki is working on a plug-in hybrid Swift, with a 660cc engine to charge the batteries if more range is needed. I'd buy that before I buy a Volt.

Frank Lee 10-05-2009 11:26 PM

I would like that level of assistance. Pitiful? Not for me to judge. :p

Christ 10-06-2009 02:21 AM

LOL Frank... I love the headlights. They're not too large for the chassis, and they have a round supple look to them.

Those girls are cute, too.;)

Frank Lee 10-06-2009 03:05 AM

Yes, very interesting lighting, nicely done!

"Honda CEO: 'Hyundai is awesome.'"

Honda Chief: "Hyundai is awesome." — Autoblog

It's obvious to him too!

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