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Excellent!

http://www.latimes.com/communities/news/pomona_valley/20010307/tiv0012407.html

Heres an article that claims how a Ferrari, Porche and Vette were all bested by the new TZero project car (electric/gas hybrid power). Pretty interesting!

I'm all for it. The only thing I'll need is a good sound system now (I don't even have radios in my cars usually) not for music, but so I can emulate the sound of a nice rumbling big block! JC don't let my car sound like those wind up imports!

Some concerns here though would be battery life and cost. Also, I'm not interested unless it can move my Mach :)! So what are we going to do when gas becomes too expensive anyhow? I think I'll buy one of those electric cars, rip off the exterior, and goto usbodyparts and invest in the fibre bodyparts industry :).

This at least leaps the major hurdle for me accepting electric based vehicles. The other major hurdle now is if they can make them fullsize and not a glorified firefly!

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I don't understang a lot of the concept of Electric cars. Most of our electricity comes from fossil fuel burning power plants. That means fossil fuels will still be burned. Also it won't be much cheaper than gas if the electric prices continue to go up!

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I see bishirs point, (don't tell him though....*G*) about still burning fossal fuels, but the thing is with these cars is that they get 60+MPG and will run 0-60 in 4 seconds. That's a far cry different then these little GM toasters they are selling now that take a donkey to pull them up to speed.

Of course I'm prejediced............ I've had a picture of a little T-Zero roadster on my wall since '97...... hehe.

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I hear ya there......I guess that the people who want to shut down the fossil fuel power plants don't have any clue exactly where electricty comes from. Switch up equals lights on.

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I'm sure, but as the resource runs low, new methods will be used. One such method are the large windmill farms, they produce buttloads of electricity cheap (if a little gaudy looking). Besides, as gas becomes more scarse, hybrids like this will be essential to keep costs down.

For my part I'm going to enjoy it while it lasts :)

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Take it from someone who knows, something is going to have to happen pretty soon or there won't be enough electricity on the west coast to charge those electric vehicles!

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Sure you can make an electric car scream. For 2 miles or so. then it's spent. Even the long range electrics aren't anything I'm willing to jump into for a 100 miles trip. I love it when people call these cars Zero-polution cars. Any engineer can tell you that you lose efficiency every time you make an energy conversion. So why burn fossil fuels to create electricity, to charge batteries, to drive a motor. When you can burn fossil fuels in the motor to begin with. Zero-polution? What about all the super toxic batteries that will have to be buried somewhere. And there will be a bunch of them.

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