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    Great to hear more companies getting competitors in the EV ring:)
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    They all need to work faster though!
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    I know. Crude oil is destroying the earth TODAY!!! 2013 seems like a long distance away. We need EVs NOW!!!
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    daniel Cat Lovers Against the Bomb

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    Zap Xebra. Available since 2006, if not earlier. (I'm not sure about earlier.) You just have to accept some compromises in performance. It's a lifestyle choice. People want to go green, but only if it won't affect their life style. The problem is that the human race is doomed unless we accept a lot of very significant lifestyle changes. Not just in transportation, but in the way we produce our necessities, in the kinds of communities we live in, in what and how much we consume, and even in how many kids we have.

    Sometimes I'm a little frustrated with my little three-legged clown car. But I've been driving it for almost 3 years. (I may have said 4 elsewhere, but I just checked my records: May of 2007.)
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    evnow Active Member

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    Absolutely true. Unfortunately, I don't think Homo Sapiens are capable of addressing long term risks. They are only good at dealing with the short term risks - I blame Darwin for that ;-)

    I looked at NEVs sometime back. I realized it is unworkable for me since I had to take some high speed roads where it won't be legal. One easy way to electrify the trasport would be to reduce max speed to 40 mph and make NEVs legal to drive everywhere. There are enormous benefits with this - major gas savings, reduction in accidents etc.
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    daniel Cat Lovers Against the Bomb

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    That's right: blame the messenger! :D

    Like I said: lifestyle choices: living where you need a gas car.

    But I agree with you that it's in our nature to eat everything within our reach (literally and figuratively) and there's probably nothing to be done about that but keep consuming until there's nothing left.

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