57% Of Americans Think Electric Cars Suck

Apparently, Big Oil and Big Coal and Big Industry and other Big’s got to Americans with their “disinformation campaigns,” poisoning their minds with anti-Gaia propaganda or something

Nearly six of 10 Americans — 57% — say they won’t buy an all-electric car no matter the price of gas, according to a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll.

That’s a stiff headwind just as automakers are developing electrics to help meet tighter federal rules that could require their fleets to average as high as 62 miles per gallon in 2025. And President Obama has set a goal of a million electric vehicles in use in the U.S. by 2015.

The anti-electric sentiment unmasked by the poll shows that pure electrics — defined in the poll question as “an electric car that you could only drive for a limited number of miles at one time” — could have trouble getting a foothold in the U.S.

Sheesh, what do these people have against electric vehicles, which will be apparently be powered by unicorn farts

Such cars “are very much niche vehicles. They find acceptance among a core group of passionistas, but too many questions remain for mainstream consumers,” says Edmunds.com CEO Jeremy Anwyl. He says consumers worry about range per charge, recharge time and battery replacement cost. Electrics also are priced thousands of dollars more than similar gasoline cars.

“It’s not for every consumer,” says Maurice Durand, spokesman for Mitsubishi, which is to start selling a small four-passenger electric called the “i” in the U.S. in November. The “i” can go about 80 miles on a charge, and at $27,990 plus shipping, could be the lowest-priced electric.

Oh. That’s what they have against electric cars. Spend almost $30,000, and you’d be lucky if you can get to work and back. You certainly can’t take any sort of trip with the family. What happens if you get stuck in traffic and the battery depletes? You can’t just throw a couple gallons in, eh?

And where is all this electricity going to come from? Anyhow, one day, in the future, they will surely be the way forward. I think that would be great. But, like most “green” tech, they aren’t yet ready for prime time, but the Government is still trying to force them on consumers.

Oh, BTW, all you anthropogenic global warming Believers should do away with your fossil fuel burning vehicles, and run out and get one of the electric cars. What’s that? You can’t afford them and they would hamper your lifestyle? Hmph.

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6 Responses to “57% Of Americans Think Electric Cars Suck”

  1. […] good friend William Teach over at the Pirate’s Cove, has an interesting and illuminating post citing a survey where 57% of the American people are not interested in electric cars. Nearly six of […]

  2. captainfish says:

    He says consumers worry about range per charge, recharge time and battery replacement cost. Electrics also are priced thousands of dollars more than similar gasoline cars.

    Yes, added to that the increased price of electricity generation due to taxes and EPA fines, and to the increased taxes due to the subsidies, and the cost of adding a power station to your garage, and the cost of paying for a stand-by vehicle….. and yes, the price of a mile traveled will go down. Of course. Sure.

    They are going to call a car… i…. ???
    Yeah, that will sell really well here in USA. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAHAHAAAAA

    Nothing says stupid idiot like paying $30,000 PLUS for a larger version of the Smart Car plus daily increased electrical usage fees.

    Holy crap this thing is UGLY!!!!!!!!

    These cars have been sold for years in the UK it seems. They sold a whopping 1500 back in 2008. They only sold for 9,000 pounds in the UK, but will sell for $30,000 in the US?~?~~? There, the car is not an electric car. It is just a large Smart Car.

    It looks as if Mitsubishi will be offering one of the lowest-priced electric vehicles when its all-electric “i” — yes, that’s the name — goes on sale. It’s now taking pre-orders starting on April 22 — Earth Day.

    The i is a four-seat electric car that has a range of about 80 miles before it needs to be recharged. It has a top speed of 80 mph.

    The basic trim level of the i will be priced at $28,190, which is about $4,000 less than Nissan’s all-electric Leaf.

    Note, you can also get a 360-watt sound system. Comes with only a driver seat heater. An air conditioner and heated outside mirrors. Wonder what that will do the battery level?!?!

    Ahh, its already being sold but this is the first time I have heard of it. HAHAHA

    The other major distinction could be availability. Mitsubishi’s Yokozawa said the initial goal is to deliver about 2,000 units of the i, and later expand to between 20,000 and 30,000 units per year. Nissan is already delivering that quantity in the U.S., plans to steadily ramp up production, and aims to sell 500,000 units globally in the next few years.

    wow… always think positive.

    The test vehicle, called the ‘i’ MIEV (Mitsubishi Innovative Electric Vehicle) is powered by an electric motor that develops 63 horsepower and 133lb ft of torque, with a top speed of 81 mph.

    although at just 144.9 inches by 62.4, it still casts a smaller shadow than the Toyota Yaris hatchback. Mitsubishi claims a top speed of 81 mph and a driving range of 45 to 75 miles on one charge, which is in line with our real-world experience after driving a prototype in L.A.. A full charge on a 110-volt household circuit takes about 12 hours.

    The batteries have a five-year warranty

    The vehicle carries a three-year warranty

    And remember, you get in a crash with one of these kinds of cars… say good-bye to your legs

    ALso… remember after a crash, most cars can be repaired. These small plastic cars have to be fully replaced. What will that do to your insurance expenses?!?!?!?

    Sorry for long post. These things piss me off

  3. Whew! Lots of good information. But, remember, it’s not about facts, figures, rationality, it’s about feelings. Of course, the Warmists feel that Someone Else should drive these micro mobiles.

  4. Trish says:

    NMP is a big fan of electric cars, what say they build him an electric presidential limo?

  5. captainfish says:

    Right Trish. Shouldn’t he be the first to implement it? Shouldn’t he call Congress to implement it? Shouldn’t those congress critters voluntarily give up their SUVs and buy smart cars and EVs?

    Why the hesitancy? Why the delay? Why the hypocrisy Mr. NMP?

  6. Trish says:

    Hahahhaahahahaha…you slay me captain. Maybe, just by chance, they would be afraid they couldn’t charge any of these pieces of crap cars up, once they’d driven it 50 or more miles. Would become a national security thing, dontcha think? So we’ll be told, you can’t ask the NMP to ride in an unsafe vehicle, only you PEONS should! And you can also be the ones to deal with finding a re-charging station, and then deal with the means to actually get power TO the source… anyway it’s a typical theoretic nightmare that the left always pushes, without considering reality. And we the people have allowed this to become the norm, and in defense, have to argue common sense to the “other side”. So, the world really has turned UPSIDE down!

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