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Reading this makes me feel great and this to me is forward thinking- not the same old stagnant ideas our area has been pursuing for the last 30(or longer) years.
The game is out there and ready to get in- lets see what you do with it!

Lets talk to our local politicians and tell them what WE want them to look at!
I drive a gas/electric hybrid (it averages 45mpg to 53mpg) and was surprised of the misconceptions that my friends and family had when they first learned of me having it. I kept getting asked “where do you plug it in when you are out?” and “do you plug it in overnight?” They were complaining that it would be too much of a hassle. The battery is charged by regenerative breaking, there’s no plug! I pay anywhere from 28 to 32 $’s every two to three weeks for a full tank of gas. A friend of mine bought a Hummer (h3) and he wanted to complain to me about him having to pay a higher gas price! Umm, no. In my opinion, I don’t think he has a pot to piss in. All it takes is change and I think it starts with the consumer. It’s so doable right now for most people to switch to a hybrid. Sort of like VHS going to DVD going to Blu-ray – my aunt still uses her VCR and refuses to switch to DVD but wants to complain about rewinding her VHS tapes. Well, in a sense, similar…

There were no waiting lists when we bought ours but there is now, so if you’re looking in to it, sign up now. We received a $2200 tax credit on our income taxes, which now is just over $1000 for a purchase this year – but still... We estimate it being between 8,000 to 10,000 miles between oil changes. It has nearly zero emissions. It’s going to be a great car for our son to take over as his first car in a few years. There’s so much to go on about but, I’m sounding like a commercial, sorry bout that.

As for Auburn & Gadsden’s biodiesel program, I don’t cook too much with oil but I’d be glad to donate if our city adopted the program! I’d also collect used oil from family and friends. Hopefully my city was one of the half dozen that have already signed up.
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Originally posted by just saying:
I drive a gas/electric hybrid (it averages 45mpg to 53mpg) and was surprised of the misconceptions that my friends and family had when they first learned of me having it.
There were no waiting lists when we bought ours but there is now, so if you’re looking in to it, sign up now. We received a $2200 tax credit on our income taxes, which now is just over $1000 for a purchase this year – but still... We estimate it being between 8,000 to 10,000 miles between oil changes. It has nearly zero emissions. It’s going to be a great car for our son to take over as his first car in a few years. There’s so much to go on about but, I’m sounding like a commercial, sorry bout that.



I test drove the Honda version when it first came out, just because it was so interesting. I seriously considered buying the Civic 4 door version when we purchased our last car, but at the time, the numbers didn't work. They probably do now.

The next technology that will take hold will be hydrogen fuel cells IF the government will get behind the idea, promote it and give support for the needed infrastructure.
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Originally posted by CrustyMac:
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Originally posted by just saying:
I drive a gas/electric hybrid (it averages 45mpg to 53mpg) and was surprised of the misconceptions that my friends and family had when they first learned of me having it.
There were no waiting lists when we bought ours but there is now, so if you’re looking in to it, sign up now. We received a $2200 tax credit on our income taxes, which now is just over $1000 for a purchase this year – but still... We estimate it being between 8,000 to 10,000 miles between oil changes. It has nearly zero emissions. It’s going to be a great car for our son to take over as his first car in a few years. There’s so much to go on about but, I’m sounding like a commercial, sorry bout that.



I test drove the Honda version when it first came out, just because it was so interesting. I seriously considered buying the Civic 4 door version when we purchased our last car, but at the time, the numbers didn't work. They probably do now.

The next technology that will take hold will be hydrogen fuel cells IF the government will get behind the idea, promote it and give support for the needed infrastructure.


I believe the the all electric car will be the next technology to be vialble. Some already on the road and GM already done it !
I like fuel cells as an idea , but there are too many technical problem to overcome right now.

Here is a pretty cool article:
http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/transportati...64025.html?series=19

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