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OK, I suppose I need to take an afternoon off of work and actually make a blog post about Eliot Spitzer.
All I can say is...
What kind of idiot spends $5,000 an hour on a hooker? What, didn't he shop around for a better deal first? I mean, what the hell? I just spent 2 minutes doing a basic Google search and concluded that a tenth that price seems to get you the finest call girls of the web. Typical liberal politician: just throw money out the window without even checking first to see if there is a more cost-effective method.
No wonder New York State under Spitzer is billions of dollars in the red.
Not because it would save the planet, but because it can 0-60 in 4 seconds AND do it without making any engine noise. I bring you, THE TESLA:
Oh yeah, and it looks GOOD, too!
You want to save the planet by making electric cars? Well, I am not going to debate the ecological and environmental aspects of it here. They aren't relevant to this post. What is relevant is this:
If you want to get people driving hybrid and electric cars, make hybrid and electric cars that people want to drive. The Prius is a nice, comfortable, easy to drive car. A lot of people will want it. But there are a lot of people out there who would never be caught dead driving one - not because it uses electricity, but because it is a dork mobile. Offer consumers choices like the Tesla, and you start to tap in to a whole different market. This is a car a Ferrari driver could embrace. Offer more models, increase production numbers, and costs go down. Pretty soon, you have choices that begin to appeal to the Mustang crowd: people who can't spend six figures on a car, but would happily spend a third of that on a car that looks sharp and goes fast.
As for me, I don't give a rip if the car is good for the planet or not. I want it to go when I hit the accelerator, stop when I hit the brake, turn when I turn the wheel, and do it all comfortably - while looking good. Get the price tag on this baby down to about half what it is now, get the battery capacity up to about double what it is now - both feasible goals as production increases and technology becomes more sophisticated - and I'm buying one.