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Old 10-29-2010, 09:23 AM   #21
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RE: Electric bike by VW

quick calc on Sunchaser's vehicle comparison:
diff between 22 mpg and 18mpg. In order to start saving, your first 20000 gal will repay the extra cost of the hybrid, after that you save 20%.
at 22 mpg, that's 440,000 miles before saving any money.
You should live that long!

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Old 10-29-2010, 04:07 PM   #22
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RE: Electric bike by VW

The trouble with most non license scooters are they are not allowed in marinas and most cities.* So if you are going to by something make sure it legal in your area.* We bought cute little100 CC little motor cycles that are street legal that weight about 150 lbs, get 75+ MPG that we can lift onto the boat. **A couple of the guys in the plant converted some motor cycles to battery powered, two 8 D batteries that can go 60+ miles an hour and range of about 60 miles for about 500 bucks.* DC motor, motor control, two 8D batteries and charger.***The only problem is finding a plug in to recharge which takes 8+ *hours?* ***

I have done the math and I will not give up my Dodge diesel truck which gets 18+ miles per gallon which I use 20 gallons or 70 buck per week.* Even if I could sale 50% that is*35.00 bucks per week into 10 grand extra for a hybrid is 20+ years.* By then the car or I will be dead!* It just does not work out.* On the flip site I dont think it changes the over all environment impact just the pollution location

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