Trendy where? The only one that somewhat works is the Tesla and only a few can afford it. (plus: its batteries are built by children in 3rd world countries where there are little EPA regulations)It's not about having something that works, it's about selling cars and electric cars are trendy.
uh..what planet are you on? Here in the USA it's extremely trendy. Tokyo International Auot Show, 75% of the cars were EV. In crazyland (CA) it seems like every 6th car is a Prius and almost every slowass car in front of me is one too..Trendy where?
Uh.. Earth.uh..what planet are you on? Here in the USA it's extremely trendy. Tokyo International Auot Show, 75% of the cars were EV. In crazyland (CA) it seems like every 6th car is a Prius and almost every slowass car in front of me is one too..
It doesn't matter, the extra cost for a hybrid isn't actually offset by fuel savings, people are bad at math. They also think they are doing the environment a favor so they buy them to do their part. I remember watching a few minutes of MTV cribs in the early years, countless celebs showing off their environmentally responsible Prius and then heading into the kitchen to show off their Vicking fridge, chalk full of bottle waters..
Smog? The carbon output of a Prius vs. a PZEV NA vs. Clean diesel is minuscule and shouldn't be a justified reason to purchase something. Smog is from industrial waste and the corporate loopholes that allow it to happen is the problem, not commuter cars.
I think we'd have an idea by now if it was coming. I hope I am wrong.I'm wondering what the probability of the Forester Diesel coming to the U.S. in 2015. That is just one reason I'm waiting for the 2015 Forester, but if that doesn't happen, then will settle for a Touring 2.5i, gas.
I include Hybrids as being electric - because they are dumb.Uh.. Earth.
Maybe I should clarify my world. From the mountains of California to the Mississippi River and from Alaska to Mexico, I ain't seeing ***** for electric cars.
Yes, you can rent them at tourist trap areas, there's maybe 5 where I work at, and I actually seen a Volt in Des Moines Iowa back in August. But the sales numbers are saying, drum roll plz, TOTAL FLOP!
Yeah when was the last time you heard of a diesel refinery being built, mostly I just hear of them closing.To me it seems like we rely heavily on diesel to power our semis to get our goodies distributed throughout the country so the powers that be don't want to drain that resource by having a bunch of consumer cars using up all of the diesel.
Just a thought.