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  • Why Tesla And The EV Will Win Over Gas [View article]
    Stocknerd, I am a Liberitarian and a strong conservative. I own two electric cars. Common sense, saving money, reducing pollution, and eliminating our contries dependence on foreign oil are all conservative principles.
    Jan 13 11:06 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Romney's 'Biggest Loser' Tesla Scores Huge Victory [View article]
    The author of this article is developing a track record of being wrong. I am neither gay, nor liberal and I LOVE my Volt and often relish the ability to leave ICE Vettes, and other heavy metal performace cars in the dust. People like this author that are CLUELESS in their chosen professions need to find something else to do...
    Nov 27 11:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Electric Vehicles: Front Loading The Filth [View article]
    One thing I found interesting after reading all the comments is that no one seems to see the benefits of "choice". Sometimes I ride my bike, sometimes I drive my ICE vehicle and most often, I drive my Chevy VOLT.... for free. Yes, after factoring in ALL the costs, it is free for me to drive as I use it for business. Even without the government's one time incentive of $7500, it still costs me nothing. With very little expense relating to purchasing gas, and a generous $.555 per mile allowance, it more than covers the cost of the vehicle, maintenance, electricity etc. Using the car in and around town in cities is a great way to eliminate air pollution which has become a large problem in cities like LA. In taking a common sense approach, the benefits of a small percentage of the vehicles in the EV category along with a higher percentage of ICE vehicles, their will most likely not be any run on precious metals, or an overwhelming amount of batteries to recycle. Just another option for those with the ability to see that variety and choice will continue to help make the world go around.
    Oct 8 11:03 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Tesla And The EV Will Win Over Gas [View article]
    How about choice E. Not sitting around on welfare. If the government is paying them, let them work for the government. Every job known to man exists within the US government. There are thousands of openings as I write. If they can sit they can mow lawns, whack weeds, pick up trash, plant flowers, give parking tickets, the list is endless. This goes for the unemployed too, not just those sucking up food stamps, medical services and hard cash.
    Oct 2 04:23 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Tesla And The EV Will Win Over Gas [View article]
    I am one of those conservatives you speak of and also the proud owner of an American built Chevrolet VOLT. Conservatives are about intelligence, common sense and the principles espoused in the US Constitution. To the contrary, we are ALL about the future and will continue to support ALL causes that will allow us to keep the future we were promised in the constitution. Most people would not agree that gas is cheap. The free market which is also one of our conservative principals will dictate if gas or electric vehicles will exist in 25 years. I suggest you get a better understanding of things you are not well educated on before printing your hate speak.
    Oct 2 04:18 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The first reviews for the Tesla (TSLA) Model S start to pour in, largely on the positive side. The electric vehicle boasts impressive acceleration, a smooth ride, and a massive infotainment system chock full of delights, according to the writers. With demand for the model uncertain, and its success seen as an all-or-nothing watershed moment for the company, early buzz on the car is viewed as critical. (Reviews: Engadget, Motor Trend, Wired, CNET[View news story]
    As in investing, it is a good idea to diversify in other areas of your life as well. Anyone see the possibility of long lines at gas stations happening again? How about an increase in gas prices? ICE cars, EV's and Natural Gas cars are just options that are available to all of us. Most middle and upper class families have two cars. What's wrong with having one ICE and one EV? This does not have to be an all or nothing discussion. Just like I have no interest in pulling my trailer with an EV, I have no interest in sitting in a gas line in my ICE. When the purpose is clear, so is the choice of vehicle. I currently drive a Chevy VOLT and love it. I also have an order in for a Tesla Model S which should be delivered around the time the VOLT comes off the lease. I have driven the VOLT over 8000 flawless miles and it costs me nothing to drive after I factor in the mileage deductions since I use it exclusively for business. Yes, the deduction amount at 55.5 cents per mile add up to more than the cost of the lease, the cost of electricity to charge it and the insurance. The first three years of service are covered by GM bumper to bumper. Open minds prevail........
    Sep 7 06:44 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A $43 Billion Tesla: Musk's Incentives Of Interest [View article]
    Not sure whY ALL the comments here seem to reflect and "all or nothing" attitude. I have one EV and one ICE car. Take the ICE on long trips, EV on errands and around town. My gas bill went from $450 per month to $150. Electric costs about $25 to charge the EV for 1000 miles. Net savings of about $275 per month. Diversification is good in investing and lots of other things too.
    Sep 4 11:09 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Falls As General Motors Announces Weak Demand For Volt [View article]
    After reading all the comments, it appears that those writing are also like the media in that there are many comments relating to the Volt that are just flat out wrong. I am a VOLT owner and the car has performed flawlesssly for the over 8000 miles I have driven mine. The comments about quiet and smooth are correct. It is also equipped from the factory with a turn signal mounted button that emits a noice that can notify people of its presence. There is also a direct and indirect comparison with the Tesla Model S which I have on order and have also driven. Either car has the ability to pass anything from a dead stop or a rolling speed up to 30 mph with its instant full power torque. If you have never driven one, you would not believe this level of "short term" power. The price is in line with other small, luxury touring cars. The car has countless up to date tech options including its own hard drive and touch screen controls. For anyone using the car for business less than 40 miles per day, the cost of a lease is a no brainer. In 2012 the IRS allows 55.5 cents per mile, at 12,000 business miles the return is $555.00 per month, way over the lease price and the cost of the electricity it takes to charge it. Another reason that was not mentioned is the good feeling you get not having to buy gas, let alone gas from the foreign countries that provide the majority of it. My advice for anyone considering a VOLT is to lease since current technology now available on the new TESLA S now offers a 300 mile range battery system (with some limitations). This has the possibility of making the VOLT and Nissan LEAF battery systems obselete (anyone want to buy a Commodore 64 computer?) If there is any drawback to the VOLT it is that it does not have a spare tire. I was recently in the unfortunate position to find that out the hard way.
    Sep 3 03:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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