As long as construction of the pipeline uses eminent domain, it is an affront to property rights and individual liberty.
 May 5, 2015 at 5:15pm
Unfortunately, I don’t think Ted Cruz is electable enough. I have not met even one independent who is seriously considering voting for him. The GOP candidate that I have heard the most non-Republican consideration for is Rand Paul. I think he is the only serious contender that the GOP has that can pull independent and even some liberal votes over.
I did take that into account, and it only takes 20 mins for a recharge. Damn, I live this car. : )
May 4, 2015 at 9:34pm
THE reason that I may vote for him is because of his support for implementing the Fair Tax, the single most powerful economic policy that can help put America’s economy back into the hands of the people.
 May 2, 2015 at 12:54am
I highly doubt that anyone on this thread is a fan of Obama
 May 1, 2015 at 6:09pm
I have switched to an electric car and I have already starting saving money. In fact, the longer I keep it, the more value I get. That was definitely not the case with my last car. For some people’s lifestyle it may not save them anything, but for me I pay less per month than I used to and I have practically no maintenance costs compared to before. My last car’s transmission went out and cost $3500 to replace. Now I have no transmission so that is not a problem.
 May 1, 2015 at 1:39pm
He isn’t planning the “train” (HyperLoop). He gave away the patents for free so other enterprising individuals could build it. Also, I could care less how cheap gas is. Sticking with gas makes one forever dependent. Bad plan. A better plan, at least for me, is to gain energy independence from the oil countries/companies. That includes our own.
Generalizing and using capital letters doesn’t help your point either. I’m a libertarian, not a liberal nor do I care about the”green”aspect of the technology.
 May 1, 2015 at 10:51am
I’m not for subsidies, but for a technology that actually would get me off the power grid. Hell yes!
 May 1, 2015 at 10:48am
Just get rid of all subsidies. The oil companies don’t deserve my money anyhow than Tesla does. However, if I had to I would go with Tesla since that technology is leading to a far more efficient and independent future. Independence from using Russian capsules, independence from oil countries/companies, and independence from power utility companies.
 April 23, 2015 at 4:46pm
Tesla supercharger takes 20 minutes to recharge. However, the car a person drives should match their lifestyle. Doing otherwise is stupid. Have to haul a bunch of crap all the time? Get a truck. You work near you live and don’t have to haul a bunch of crap? Get an economy car. However, I am saving money with my electric car because it fits my lifestyle. The battery costs me nothing since it is covered by the warranty. Warranties are different depending on manufacturer, but mine is simple and covers the battery for up to 8 years.
 April 23, 2015 at 3:15pm
Personally I’m all for nuclear instead.
 April 23, 2015 at 2:09pm
I wonder if you can have a natural gas kit installed in a hybrid making it natural gas, gasoline, and electric capable?
 April 23, 2015 at 2:07pm
In all fairness, the oil/gas industry is even more heavily subsidized.
 April 23, 2015 at 1:35pm
Couldn’t care less about the environment cost. Average savings of one ev in particular (Chevy Spark ev (not my first choice but they have easy to find stats)) is $8700 over the first 5 years. I never had a car that saved me money over time before. Saving money is always a convenience for me. : )
 April 23, 2015 at 1:33pm
It cost me nothing. Battery covered by warranty for 8 years. Length of battery life depends on how often you drive. On average it lasts longer than any transmission l have had to use. Works anywhere. I plug it into the ac outlet in my apartment garage. Every dealership I have dealt with has all the parts since that is their job. Haven’t needed to replace anything but a lightbulb so far.
[-3] April 23, 2015 at 6:49am
I’ll take an EV off their hands. The cost savings on those are amazing given that you don’t have to worry about things like your transmission ever going out again (far less moving parts). The longer you have an EV, the more money you save.
do you know hoe much a battery pack cost? How often you have to replace them? How few places will do that work? How few places sell those parts? If you want an EV, have at it. You can keep it. Period.
Dopes like you don't understand the environmental cost of building your 'green' car. It is the equivalent of owning an SUV for an average period. In addition, the govt is soon going to tax you on mileage..not on fuel consumption. Why? Because in their rush to force fuel conservation, they suddenly found that gas tax revenues are down. They plan to make that up somewhere...
What about the battery cost, genius? Even though the Tesla has a "range" of over 200 miles, that is without the air on, or heat in the winter. I take trips in excess of 300 miles, you would have to factor in motel costs while your precious sparkmobile charges.
 April 15, 2015 at 4:01pm
No. A fairer alternative would be the Fair Tax.
April 15, 2015 at 1:45am
Well, getting a return for your money ain’t a bad thing, but the services being provided are another matter entirely. I’m always for a more efficient government as long as it delivers quality and necessary services.
April 15, 2015 at 1:42am
Wouldn’t #50 in Highest Crime rankings make Alaska the lowest in crime? If they rank the lowest in crime, should they not be listed as #1 in the Lowest Crime column? These stats don’t seem to add up.
[-1] April 5, 2015 at 7:47am
I used to agree with the idea of legalization, but after seeing the effects of it in my state of Colorado I cannot support it anymore. I have seen decent neighborhoods go to crap soon after a pot shop opened nearby attracting all the losers in the area. Property values plummeted and crime went up. It has all happened so fast, but the media won’t cover it.