Source: The Detroit News
quote: The TCO for a gas engined car is not calculated properly in all parts of the world. Who pays for oil spills? Who pays for destroying the land to harvest the oil? You don't think there is government incentives for oil companies? Yeah ... right ..
quote: Of course, oil is cheap because if there's a oil spill, well, everyone but the oil companies pay for it.
quote: This is the same as saying styrofoam cups are great, we should all use it because it's cheaper than recycled plastic. Someone is paying for it (which is our grand-grand-children), just not in our life time.
quote: Who pays for oil spills? Who pays for destroying the land to harvest the oil? You don't think there is government incentives for oil companies? Yeah ... right ....
quote: Once you take into account of all the costs, it's not so cheap.Take responsibility for ourselves and not defer it to someone else to clean up the mess.
quote: That's ridiculous. The average compact car is junked long before it reaches 200K miles and one with limited range would be all that much harder to achieve 200K miles in its lifetime.Further, someone putting on that many miles is making poor lifestyle choices that contribute to the problem.
quote: EV's do not have bad performance in Hot/Cold.
quote: Or get a Volt from Government Motors (where we have paid a third of the cost).