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Mitsubishi Motors to triple electric car output

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They've been saying next year, next year for 5 years now. I'm still waiting, and will continue to wait patiently.

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I wonder how long until there's a recall due to the cars electrocuting their driver.

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AudreyRugburn: They've been saying next year, next year for 5 years now. I'm still waiting, and will continue to wait patiently.

What exactly are you waiting for? They're available for sale. My local dealer had one in the showroom back in July.

Go to your Mitsubishi dealer and order one.

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While I love the concept of driving with electricity, I wonder if the industry is really prepared to cope with the battery production and recycling issues, especially once we go into the mass market.

Looking at the numbers how much the battery production of a Toyota Prius pollutes the environment, leaving alone the larger batteries of a pure electric driven vehicle, one can hardly speak of "green cars".

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Go to your Mitsubishi dealer and order one.

Why would anyone buy a product that the manufacture claims will drop from 50,000$ to 20,000 in the next 2 years? Only governments, and their fleet purchasers, are that stupid.

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anticipating robust global demand for the zero-emission vehicle.

Then they must have a large number of government contracts lined up, because there is no market for a car with a maximum range of 100 miles and a 6 - 8 hour recharge time. The technology is not ready to meet customer expectations and the cost of an electric vehicle is out of the reach of the average consumer.

Looking at the numbers how much the battery production of a Toyota Prius pollutes the environment, leaving alone the larger batteries of a pure electric driven vehicle, one can hardly speak of "green cars".

And don't forget that in China and the United States, the majority of that "electricity" comes from burning coal. This EV push is a fool's errand. There was a similar EV push in the 1990's with most American and Japanese auto companies offering electric vehicles and the market proved to be negligible. Hybrids? Yes, people will buy them. Pure EV's? No.

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Tripling the output volume : 3 times peanuts equals peanuts.

The electric car remains a scam, and one that pleases the political circles very much.

There will be a glint of hope when the prices are commensurate with the service delivered by these electric things, which poses the problem of the cost of the battery packs (they pose many other problems, but cost is number 1 in my opinion).

Practically, the readily accessible means for offsetting battery cost is in selling the car battery-less and leasing the battery pack, which brings another plus to the client as he does not run the risk of having to pay for the replacement of the pack when it dies. This has been done in the past by a French carmaker, and calculations showed that the global running cost to the user of the car (per kilometer) was still slightly below the cost of running a gasoline car. Of course, that approach implies that a support network is available for substituting battery packs etc... Much more difficult than simply bragging about 9000 cars to be manufactured in a year (for sale both by MMC and its foreign partner PSA ?)

A former "insider" who does not like reading b$$$$$$t and has been coaxed into reading only that for more than a year now. Electric car bigotry should not be supported by a really informative press... which opens another field for discussion : the competence of journalists.

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Since I was a teenage girl I've been wishing until now to have one, just one of their cars.Maybe I have to work double time for me to have one of your cars MITSUBISHI.

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