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Old 04-28-2014, 04:21 PM   #56
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Originally Posted by Marshmallow View Post
Well economically, electric cars are not more efficient than gas powered vehicles. A Chevy Volt costs close to $100k each in terms of development cost but is reduced by government subsidies funded by taxes. Even at $40k, the Volt is still not efficient because of the economic alternatives. A $5k used Honda Civic will achieve 40mpg on regular gas. The fuel savings from an electric car will never come close to the savings by buying a used Civic, for example. However, most people won't because they don't want an older car and a Prius, Volt, Tesla, etc. is a fashion statement. It shows that you care about the environment and that is cool.
Prius is not a fashion statement... are you baked?!?!?!

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