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Thread: Is Smart cutting their throats by going all electric soon?

  1. #11
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    Apr 2009
    Quote Originally Posted by colin2x2 View Post
    There are hybrids at the moment by other makes, be it plug-in or not plug-in types.
    True - but more complex than EV with RE as the ICE in the RE will never have to be mechanically coupled to the wheels.

    Quote Originally Posted by colin2x2 View Post
    But again are costly and having a complex drive that will have more to go wrong in future years of use. i pity the secondhand owner.
    That isn't even the half of it. They are being bought by fleets as company cars for the tax benefits. The recipients then run down the battery once and never recharge it thus running on liquid fuel at less economy than a straight ICE car would give. When they hit the used car market in 3 years, they will have a battery that has been flat for 3 years. They will wreck an already suspicious secondhand market. Selfish greedy bastards.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    We're all going to hell in a hand basket
    You're so money supermarket and you don't even know it!

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