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Summary:
I don’t know about everyone else but if you just ask the kids they’ll
tell you they’re all for electric vehicles. It doesn’t matter what kind
either. Make all the vehicles electric! After all, electric vehicles are
fascinating and easy to use not mention easy on the wallet when it comes
to buying gas. Maybe it’s the fact that electric vehicles run in an
amazing and mysterious silent way. That’s got the roaring, gut throbbing
internal combustion noises beaten hands down. Silen...


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hybrid,cars,auto,electric


Article Body:
I don’t know about everyone else but if you just ask the kids they’ll
tell you they’re all for electric vehicles. It doesn’t matter what kind
either. Make all the vehicles electric! After all, electric vehicles are
fascinating and easy to use not mention easy on the wallet when it comes
to buying gas. Maybe it’s the fact that electric vehicles run in an
amazing and mysterious silent way. That’s got the roaring, gut throbbing
internal combustion noises beaten hands down. Silence, it seems, is
associated with thinking – at least conscious thinking occurs in the
silence. Issues of reality and form and style and daydreaming are all
part of this silent phenomenon.

If every kid wants electric vehicles, maybe that’s the place to start
marketing them. The other day my wife and I helped move a Barbie® Jeep.
It’s an electric powered kid sized vehicle and is too heavy for one
person to lift, let alone a child. Nevertheless, the toy is very popular
and we both thought to climb in and take it for a spin. It’s fun,
adventurous, and even parents love it. Back in the adult world, one of
the major unresolved electric vehicle issues that remain is that of
weight vs. safety. Numerous models of Italian, Swiss and Chinese electric
vehicles already exist on the market but few models satisfy U.S.
requirements for highway safety. The dilemma is that electric vehicles
are kept light for efficiency sake. The required battery storage adds a
lot of weight but not where it counts.

Chrysler introduced an electric vehicle in California back in 2000 that
was in reality a glorified, weather resistant golf cart. There was more
marketing hype than real interest but the giant automaker did meet its
EPA mileage goals that year. Slower speeds associated with around town
driving are more suited for electric vehicles. Perhaps with new, lighter
batteries we’ll see heavier electric vehicles that can meet stringent
safety requirements, but it hasn’t happened yet.
Still, the attraction for electric vehicles remains. Considering the
state of the world we will probably see some sort of renewable energy
vehicle successfully enter the marketplace in the near future. Whether it
will be an electric car or one powered by a fuel cell, the final vote is
still out.