||02-13-2011 12:01 PM
Re: Focus Electric Revealed!
The LEAF is a great car; I've driven one. The only question is whether Nissan can deliver the Lithium battery packs as cheaply as Nickel, which last over 100,000 miles -- and recycle profitably.
I like the Ford idea, where the same basic car will be available in fossil-burning, plug-in hybrid and all-electric format. I be one of the first to buy the all-eletric version, if and when it's ever offered for sale.
Congratulations to Ford for its revival, and for its good intentions to bring an all-electric to market. Those who have rooftop solar systems, can use the money they DON'T spend on gas to pay for their solar system!
Hundreds are now doing so, in California, using their Toyota RAV4-EV all-electric (last sold in Nov., 2002) to live essentially OIL-FREE for most driving (and except, of course, for using plastics, which are derived from oil, and all the other use of oil that's embedded in our industry. But we're moving in that direction!).