Electric cars like the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt may have gotten most of the attention this year but electric motorcycles also turned heads. The year also brought innovations such as an electric vehicle that you can also use to power your house. SmartPlanet takes a look back at the evolution of EVs in 2011.
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Electric cars like the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt may have gotten most of the attention this year but electric motorcycles also turned heads. The yea...
Dec 19, 2011
I can't wait to not having to stop at the pump but the math does not make sense at all yet. I would love driving a Chevy Volt but it is still way more expensive than driving a Toyota Prius and paying for energy in advance is not so appealing to me because that's what it comes to between a Prius and a Volt. When gas cost upward 6 or $7 per gallon and the Volt (or others) cost $20,000 less than it's current price tag then we can discuss again. Right now, unless one can afford to make a statement, it is more economical to stop at the pump.
Great - what a concept! Just what we need in a noisy city - more noise! Why not a proximity sensor, so the crummy things only make noise when necessary?
I totally agree. I wouldn't buy one unless I could disable it. Maybe it is necessary in crowded busy neighborhoods but in an area where you are driving 30mph or more, it should disable itself.