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We keep missing the real need here
If we could ever make an all electric car with a 100 mile range for less than $16,000 and then put solar panels on our home roofs for less than $4,000, that's a combo the average guy could afford and that we could most easily live with. For the rare occasion we have longer trips we could either rent a car or use the car we keep in the garage but that we avoid like the plague. It's not just about the cost of hybrid v/s electric, it's also about the need to build these cars at a cost the average American can actually afford and operate. Pardon me, but a $500 or more a month payment on rapidly depreciating purchase is becoming something less and less people can really afford as we watch wages dropping along with the cost for fuel going up and up. Is the 27 grand Toyota really that great a value? Ford originally built cars for the masses that the average person could afford. This simply doesn't appear the goal of most manufacturers these days. A golf cart with a heater and big enough to hold my wheelchair and get me from point A to point B is all I'm asking for. My home shows what I've accomplished in life, not the car I'm driving anymore.
Posted by forteinmo
28th May 2011