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Old 10-05-2009, 09:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sudden interest in electric car

Looks nice!




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

Business Daily - Electric cars hold key to green planet

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Frank -

Yeah. There's this one too :

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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 :

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

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



the chrome accents.
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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.
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I would like that level of assistance. Pitiful? Not for me to judge.
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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.
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Yes, very interesting lighting, nicely done!

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