Electric Car Survey! Please Help!

11-10-2009, 11:40 AM
Hi guys, doing an electric car survey for college your answers would be much appreciated! Cheers;)


11-26-2009, 11:38 AM
Post the results when you get some answers, interesting survey.

However, I can't help but think most of the questions take short account of future technology vs. current technology. At present time it seems illogical to pay a premium for a hybrid, or even more for a pure-electric vehicle when gas is still relatively cheap, electric power is often derived from fossil fuels, and recharging stations are almost non-existent. But taking into account the future of the automobile and it is impossible to overlook the potential for electric, as it offers much more efficient power conversion, and even when using fossil fuel power plants it is much more efficient to produce all the electricity at one massive station than for each person to be burning gas in an internal combustion engine. Not only that but gas is likely to be more coveted in the coming decades as China races to become a consumer giant and is demanding more and more oil. If and when it costs $85 to put gas in your sub-compact gas car, EV's may seem a whole lot more appealing.

It's not if but when the electric car will arrive in quantity, it is the next logical step for the car. But in all honesty I'm not happy about the current state of affairs for automotive enthusiast - I'd like to see more manufacturers pushing 'fun' EV's, not just penny-pinching gas savers. The Tesla and Fisker cars are a good start. Driving is and always has been a fun thing to do, and when you can convince the strong of heart that EV's can be fun, a fundamental shift will come out of that.

The biggest challenge, IMO, is how do you make an electric vehicle SOUND cool?

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