Cars in the next decade

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Poll: Cars - What will you drive in a decade (13 member(s) have cast votes)

actually the car doesnt matter... what will be its fuel

  1. A petrol/diesel- eletric hybrid (3 votes [23.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.08%

  2. Electric car (3 votes [23.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.08%

  3. Biodiesel (1 votes [7.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.69%

  4. solar powered ?? (2 votes [15.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.38%

  5. Hydrogen Fuel Cell drive (2 votes [15.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.38%

  6. Im making my own means of transport (2 votes [15.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.38%

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 08:50 AM

I'd be really looking forward to an electric car with performance like this Tesla Roadster .. probably would cost on higher side.. but then i wouldn't be fined or taxed for emissions at all.. and not lose the pleasure in driving.

FUel cell power is just too costly(honda's FCX for $1million?) plus having hydrogen all over the country is the next impossible thing.

hybrids are good but still due to high initial costs arent a very attractive option.

biodiesel is a good option.. but the world doesnt have enough crops to feed and fuel the world. its simply impossible. but still a very good option.

what car would you be driving in the following decade?

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Re: Cars in the next decade

Posted 17 October 2007 - 08:55 AM

Xenon, you know the Tesla Roadster is being manufactured about 15 miles from my house?
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Posted 17 October 2007 - 09:05 AM

i ..ahem forgotten that your in Albuquerque ,NM.. woot! that'd be swell

Have you driven it?? it will be so incredibly quiet(which i consider a disadvantage) but go like a supercar.. (i mean 0-60 mph in under 5 secs??) ..
the car supposedly costs anywhere from $80,000 to $120,000. its high but not ridiculous.. even the 4 hour charging time with 250 mile range is pretty decent..
looks great too
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Re: Cars in the next decade

Posted 17 October 2007 - 09:06 AM

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$80,000 to $120,000


No... I haven't seen or test driven it ;)
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Posted 17 October 2007 - 09:13 AM

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Big Money... No Wammies!


;)you guys are loaded. shouldnt be a problem for you
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Posted 17 October 2007 - 09:14 AM

Hah, I gotta buy a house, get married, and quit my day job this year... I'm not loaded :)
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Re: Cars in the next decade

Posted 17 October 2007 - 09:55 AM

This car looks really fun, but I think the recharge time with it's range is ridiculous. I think it should either get you something like 10x so far for a recharge that takes so long (even 3-4x would be reasonable), or it should take no more than 10 minutes to recharge this amount. I know that this is not possible with current batteries, but I could not even visit my parents with it who live like 300kms from me (without at least doubling the time it takes for me to get there with any conventional means of transport).
Ok, I know it is good for a day by day tasks, but I am practicing to get a bargain with this reasoning ;)
Anyway, it could still be good as a second car just for the show off :)
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Re: Cars in the next decade

Posted 17 October 2007 - 10:08 AM

250 miles is about 4 hours on the road going 60,
probably more like 3.5 for a long distance no traffic drive.

i think the 1:1 ratio is fine, hours charge to hours driven if you could up the hours driven to more like 9 or 10.

only haulers drive more than that one day, and then you let it recharge overnight.

but if you can afford a 100,000 car you probably will be flying long distances anyways.

or have 3 cars.
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Re: Cars in the next decade

Posted 17 October 2007 - 10:32 AM

I think it all depends on who we have as leaders around the world. I mean oil hungry George Bush isn't going to allow alternative fuels to become mainstream but if an alternate means of powering our cars has enough support by powerful people then it will become a reality.

I think E85 culd easily become our next standard. There are so many Flexfuel vehicles out there already and it could be cheaper if there was more demand, production, and competition. I run E85, I don't save a lot of money by doing it but it's still better for the environment.
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Re: Cars in the next decade

Posted 17 October 2007 - 12:06 PM

Screw the enviroment! I'm going diesel all t3h w4y!
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Posted 17 October 2007 - 12:17 PM

I'm stickin' with oil.
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Re: Cars in the next decade

Posted 17 October 2007 - 12:36 PM

hummer h6.
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Re: Cars in the next decade

Posted 17 October 2007 - 12:41 PM

at current decreasing ratios an h6 would be about the size of a honda civic.
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Posted 17 October 2007 - 01:47 PM

The size of a Civic with a lawnmover engine, as the H3 way underpowered.
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Re: Cars in the next decade

Posted 17 October 2007 - 01:54 PM

300 hp 5.3L vortec is underpowered? well, in the newer ones at least, but even when it came out it was 3.5/220, which let's be honest, is more than enough.
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