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5 Reasons to buy an electric car

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Apr 15, 2008, 4:03 AM

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1. Zero Air Pollution
ZAP stands for Zero Air Pollution. We believe electricity is the fuel of the future. With electricity to power our transportation, our world can tap into renewable resources like hydroelectric, solar, wind, or geothermal power; resources that lessen our environmental footprint. Furthermore, studies show that millions of electric vehicles can recharge at night using existing surplus electrical generation; a vast, virtually untapped resource.
2. Save Gas
Gasoline is a precious natural resource and vital to the world economy. ZAP vehicles use no gasoline and require no oil changes. Using less fossil fuel can help relieve our current energy shortages while ensuring that future generations can rely on the same inexpensive, useful, petroleum products that we all take for granted.
3. Save Money
Gas keeps getting more expensive. Imagine all the money you can save by ZAPPING to work every day, rather than driving your gas vehicle. The typical electric car costs a penny per mile versus ten cents per mile with gas. Electric bikes and scooters are even less expensive. Plus, electric motors have fewer moving parts, meaning fewer trips to the mechanic. If you live close to work, you can save thousands of dollars per year by replacing your car with a ZAP bicycle.
4. Save Time
Traffic congestion and parking shortages eat away at our busy days, but a ZAP vehicle can help you save time, especially in busy urban areas. ZAP bikes and scooters slice through traffic jams and finding a place to park your ZAP neighborhood car is a snap.
5. Help the Economy
Today, the majority of USA's foreign trade deficit is attributed to imported oil. Using a ZAP vehicle will reduce our reliance on foreign oil. Furthermore, by investing in advanced transportation technologies, the USA can take the technological lead in offering energy efficient products that emerging economies around the world can use to build their own transportation infrastructures.

Tom Greenleaf
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Apr 18, 2008, 6:30 AM

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Re: 5 Reasons to buy an electric car Sign In

It's not quite that simple but wish it was.

1. How we make electricity can use more fossil fuel than using the fuel directly! Other means of producing electricity have wild enviromental impacts if not dangers. No one way suits every region.

2. Battery technology is way behind. They are virtually all toxic waste haz-mats! They don't behave in extreme cold or heat -- therein lies the real hurdle.

3. When you need heat or air conditioning we just haven't engineered an efficient way to make it portable as in motor vehicles.

Note: Isaac Newton said it best oh so long ago....... "For ever action there is an equal and opposite REaction" and when you really think about it, that still stands!



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