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OKIsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-28-08 01:45 PM
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18. I've looked into the eGo
Right now, I'm interested in Giant's electric assist bike:
http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-US/bikes/lifestyle/127...
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  -The payoff for plug-in hybrids: 95 years? OKIsItJustMe  Mar-28-08 10:52 AM   #0 
  - Sometimes you have to "buy" efficiency technology to get significant CO2 reductions  TheBorealAvenger   Mar-28-08 11:04 AM   #1 
  - In warm weather, I could go 6 months on a tank of gas  Warpy   Mar-28-08 11:59 AM   #6 
     - Hills  TheBorealAvenger   Mar-28-08 01:18 PM   #12 
        - I live in the southern Rockies  Warpy   Mar-28-08 01:29 PM   #13 
           - I've looked into the eGo  OKIsItJustMe   Mar-28-08 01:45 PM   #18 
  - You can't expect results over night for over 100 years of abuse  mrcheerful   Mar-28-08 11:04 AM   #2 
  - I remember when hand held calculators  LiberalEsto   Mar-28-08 11:06 AM   #3 
  - The environment is worth the cost -  gateley   Mar-28-08 11:13 AM   #4 
  - The conversion runs $15k? For something that already has a battery?  eppur_se_muova   Mar-28-08 11:28 AM   #5 
  - No, the batteries are quite expensive  OKIsItJustMe   Mar-28-08 12:06 PM   #8 
     - Ah, I hadn't realized they added quite so much battery capacity.  eppur_se_muova   Mar-28-08 01:10 PM   #11 
  - The problem is diminishing returns  OKIsItJustMe   Mar-28-08 12:02 PM   #7 
  - Still the best option  wtmusic   Mar-28-08 12:29 PM   #9 
  - If you buy one to save money ...  Drifter   Mar-28-08 12:31 PM   #10 
  - What about the ecological costs?  OKIsItJustMe   Mar-28-08 01:40 PM   #16 
     - My point is that ...  Drifter   Mar-28-08 02:43 PM   #24 
  - What's the payoff period with gasoline at $20/gal?  GliderGuider   Mar-28-08 01:30 PM   #14 
  - "...payoff period of only 8 years..." Only if people continue to drive 12,000 miles/year.  OKIsItJustMe   Mar-28-08 01:37 PM   #15 
     - You're right, I didn't factor in elasticity of demand.  GliderGuider   Mar-28-08 01:45 PM   #17 
  - They are ignoring a critical part of the equation: V2G  IDemo   Mar-28-08 01:52 PM   #19 
  - Yup - plug-ins have a huge potential for grid support with renewables  jpak   Mar-28-08 01:58 PM   #20 
     - For renewable, certainly, but for non-renewable as well  IDemo   Mar-28-08 02:08 PM   #21 
  - Because, let's face it...  Dead_Parrot   Mar-28-08 02:20 PM   #22 
  - Believe it.  Nihil   Mar-29-08 07:08 PM   #27 
  - Bogus numbers based on bad data.  tinrobot   Mar-28-08 02:41 PM   #23 
  - These cars were converted by Hymotion  OKIsItJustMe   Mar-28-08 05:42 PM   #25 
  - I am not surprised  gravity   Mar-28-08 07:50 PM   #26 
     - These cars weren't designed for plugin use...  skids   Mar-29-08 08:54 PM   #28 
 

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