January 12, 2001    





Will electric cars ever catch on?

Never say never but definitely not for a while.

Alias Irrelevante

I think they will! My friend Mike's brother rented a car in California and it was electric. He said that there were electric recharging stations at the gas stations out there!

Susan, 32
, IL   USA

I have my doubts because the gasoline salesmen won't let them.

Reba, 51 

Although they are so much cheaper to run, most people would find it stressful needing to stop frequently to charge up the car battery. I think that before electric cars have a chance to be popular, they will bring out some new form of personal transport.

Gavin, 15

It will take readily available recharging facilities, a cost benefit compared to gas-powered cars, and an extended cruising range.

Jane, 60
West Linn
, OR   USA

Most definitely along with tons of other enviro-friendly goods.  Eventually the heavy cost of our current modes of consumption will catch up and it will not only be the right thing to do, but the cheapest thing to do to buy things like eletric cars. Can't say this is right around the corner though.

Felicia, 34
, MA    USA

I think so. With the price of gas always changing and people starting to realize what the earth is doing as a result of all this pollution from our cars, I think it will catch on soon.

Stephanie, 25

I hope so, they sure would be lass of a burden on the planet than the stupid gas driven things we motor around in now.

Maggie, 20
, IL   USA

I don't know if I really had a complete turning point, but one time I can think of is when I was at a Seminar for Karate, and there was this big wig instuctor there. He gave this big speech about how after he had a divorce he was all stressed out, and then all of a sudden he realized that if he stopped worrying, everything would be fine. He told all of us that thats what we needed to do. Completely stop worrying. I thought it was a great concept, though easier said than done, but it really did

Dianne, 16
Oshawa, Ontario

Hopefully! They'd be so much better for the environment and maybe cheaper in the long run...

Sarah S., 17
, NY   USA

It all depends on how fast they learn. Sorry Alias...had to say it. They probably will...I know I'm tired of the rising cost of gas - and they've got to be better for the environment. Lots of people will probably be die-hards and stick to what they are already accustomed to, but I think eventually, they'll become commonplace.

Fisch, 45
Preston, CT  USA

I hope so. I wish that celebrities--the people who are famous for being famous--would adopt electric cars as a fad (as they did for the SUV's) and that the susceptible part of the American driving public would copycat fo rcleaner air. Of course, the electricity has to be generated too. While I'm wishing, I'll wish for new and economical applications of solar, wind and water power.

Jill, 60
, PA   USA

Seen the Honda Insight lately?

Karen, 21

I don't think they're very popular now, but I think that they might eventually catch on, especially if the environment gets worse...

Jeremy, 13
Highlands Ranch

Who would have thought that electric beds would have caught on? Yes, soon craft-matic will keep you amused at 4am, with that old guys promising to send you a "free" phone/microwave/TV just for requesting teh free catalogue of ultramatic electric cars.

Jaden, 21
Brampton, Ontario  CANADA

let's hope so, shall we?

Gemma Lynn

Not any time soon.

Firelady, 23
, TX   USA

Who knows! They think they have a brilliant idea, but then never figure out how to make it catch on. It would be a good thing for planet Earth, but the rest will just have to remain to be seen.

Tracy, 24
Ocean City

i hope so. i think they're pretty nifty. and they're good for the environment too :)

Karen2, 15
, MA    USA

They'll have too. We're not going to have fossil fuels forever. Of course, George Bush just got ellected....It may be a while before something this good for the environment will be possible.

A-Dog, 18

If hybrid electric cars came with side impact air bags I would have bought one this year. As the technology improves, I believe they will  become more common.

Laura, 35
, MA   USA

Electric cars will definitely catch on. There is only a finite amount of oil to be taken from this planet, so eventually cars will be forced to rely on a new source of power. Electric cars will be widely used in the future.

Eric, 18
Beverly Hills

gee, I hope so. . .I hope it becomes ecologically and economically practical on a wide scale. . .I think it will. . .

mothmc, 36
Los Angeles

i finally got put on birth control today. after chris and i started sleeping together last year, i had good intentions to do it, but never did. but there are more extenuating circumstances now. the more i talk and email chas, the more i realize that somethingwill probably happen between him and i while i'm in utah. i realized this when he hinted that he likes light blue silk pjs and i went out shopping for them and meanwhile got my attention diverted to lingerie, thinking why don't i have a sexy little surprise for chas under my silk pjs, so i went bra shopping and further realized that something will happen when i started looking for a matching thong, garter belt, and stockings. i even thought it'd be cool to have a different ensemble for every night i'm with chas. i'd never do this for chris because he wouldn't (doesn't) take the time to enjoy it on me. anyway, chris will hopefully be getting a place by next week. hopefully. he's back into dealing again. he's got more big-ticket clientele now, so hope fully everything will work out. however, to keep a place for more than a week, he has to keep dealing, which i don't want him to do at all, seeing as how i'm all straightedge and such. so hopefully this won't last long. anyway, i digress. so since i've come to realize that something will happen between me and chas while i'm in utah, i  don't want ANY mistakes ANYWHERE. any mistake would spell death to me--death by no more freedom of choice. if a mistake happens with chris, i'm stuck wiht him and whatever no good delinquent offspring his genes produce. then i may never get a chance to be with chas, really be with him. if a mistake happens with chas and i'm still with chris and chas doesn't quite work out and i turn back to chris, he'll know the kid isn't his. chas has that scottish country boy look and chris has that puerto rican thug from the ghettos of newark look. bottom line, i dont want any mistakes with anyone i'm with right now. even having the pills in my possession makes me feel better.

Trisha, 19
New York
, NY   USA

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