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Re: [EVDL] US News & World Reports Attacks EV's.

I'm with you on the used car thing. I have bought exactly one brand new car in my life and that was the Insight.
Still we are not comparing a new car to a used car. Do you think anyone would buy a 2011 Honda Accord if it cost $15000 more than a 2011 Toyota Camry? That is the way people are going to look at it, and it is not the first time. A decade or so ago would you have spent $30000 on a Geo Prism? That is roughly what Solectria was trying to sell an electrified Geo Prism for. When you are stuck in traffic jams are you surrounded by Solectria EV's????
I'm hopeful it will work out better this time around, but to dismiss valid reasoning as some kind of conspiratorial blather is silly and that is what the title of this thread was suggesting... an Attack on EVs.

damon

> From: [email protected]
> To: [email protected]
> Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2010 23:17:43 -0700
> Subject: Re: [EVDL] US News & World Reports Attacks EV's.
>
> I don't buy that people do this type of math. If they did, nobody would
> ever buy a new car. The costs of buying and maintaining a used car in good
> shape is almost always cheaper than buying the equivalent new car. Yet,
> people still buy new cars; by the millions. I think people buy the new cars
> because it provides some sort of need to prove something; success,
> importance, sex appeal, what have you.
>
> We just need to harvest this same sort of "don't bother with the math"
> coolness factor with EVs.
>
> Mike
>


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