[Oeva-list] Another anti-EV article

Lawrence Winiarski lawrence_winiarski at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 6 12:44:39 PDT 2012

I'd like to point out some further idiocy in these articles.   In some of the examples they assume that
gas will stay at $4/gal for 27 years.

I'm sure that's a fairly likely assumption....right??  


Anyone who thinks the electric car doesn't have a future now is a moron....plain and simple. 
But slow and steady progress doesn't sell papers or advertisements.


From: Karl Boekelheide <oeva at boekelheide.com>
To: Alan Batie <alan at batie.org> 
Cc: oeva-list at oeva.org 
Sent: Friday, April 6, 2012 9:13 AM
Subject: Re: [Oeva-list] Another anti-EV article

Indeed.  The idea that someone would willingly choose to pay more for a vehicle that doesn't contribute to all sorts of bad things in this world is just beyond some people.   Many think the only reason to buy an EV or hybrid is to see how fast you can make it "pay" for itself.  For them the answer should be obious - buy a Geo Metro.  I don't hear any arguments from these same people about how much it costs to own a Hummer or Mercedes.  Somehow paying $60,000 for a "luxury" car is ok because you're being a good consumer and shipping lots of money to Germany and Canada (where most of our oil comes from.)  But shipping money to Japan (soon Tennessee) and The Dalles is bad.

One thing I suspect will be true is that lots of people who frown on EV's now will be most vociferous in 10 year about how smart they are to not be driving a stinky gas burner anymore.  Few will say, "Why did I wait so long?"

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From: Alan Batie <alan at batie.org>
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Subject: Re: [Oeva-list] Another anti-EV article
Date: Fri, 06 Apr 2012 01:30:09 -0700

On 4/6/12 12:32 AM, Nick wrote:
> I liked the hotlink embedded in the article.  I’d like to know the
> parameters of the study such as relative fuel prices and miles per year. To be honest, I think they're right - if you're expecting to save money
with an EV, you'll be disappointed.  The question is where do you want
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