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roadrunnin

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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2011 5:53:34 PM

If a reasonably priced solar powered car was available, would you drive it? Perhaps a solar hybrid so that it would still function at night and on overcast days.
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the1roadhog
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 7:01:17 PM

Doubt I'll see that happening in the next 20 years
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89panthers
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 1:03:11 PM

possibly
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oilpan4
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 11:43:08 AM

Thinking you could put solar panels on a tesla and going 800 miles is idiotic.
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Shockjock1961
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 11:09:09 AM

"If you could put solar panels on Tesla I think you could go 800 - 1200 miles a day"

How do you figure this?
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 7:18:37 AM

No interest..............
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 7:39:52 AM

no..........
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tiny1oh
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 6:31:37 AM

maybe
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ScottAdams5
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 6:07:41 AM

It depends.
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 6:03:34 AM

only if it's sunny
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 5:08:57 AM

Haven't you read, solar is causing more problems than it is worth.
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2WW5
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 3:07:26 AM

If you could put solar panels on Tesla I think you could go 800 - 1200 miles a day.
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dvc2
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 3:04:54 AM

no
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deant99
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 8:30:01 PM

only on sunny days lol
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 6:38:42 PM

If they're good enough, sure.
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karl13
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 1:21:53 PM

sure
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eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 10:53:59 AM

Not even on a test drive. I would consider an EV first.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 7:28:33 AM

Never.........
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 7:36:06 AM

no........
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twt
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 4:55:12 AM

Oh yeah. Good for driving at night, in the rain.
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dvc2
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 3:06:37 AM

Nope
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twt
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2014 4:29:19 AM

Yes and I also believe in the tooth fairy.
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ProfDude
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2014 2:35:37 AM

Yes I would.

I would also ride a flying pig.

It would just have to be a really awesome looking one.
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Shockjock1961
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2014 12:29:02 PM

"I am not a bigot."

It's not a matter of being a bigot, it's a matter of engineering impossibility...
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2014 11:46:02 AM

I am not a bigot. I don't care where the power comes from.
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Shockjock1961
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2014 9:32:46 AM

You might as well ask "would you ride a flying pig?"
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eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2014 8:03:31 AM

No I'd never buy one so no point in even going for a test drive.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2014 7:21:27 AM

no............
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OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2014 8:47:34 PM

I wouldn't even have a solar powered house ...
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dgsteven
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2014 3:05:34 AM

no willing currently
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dieselpower2014
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2014 12:45:09 AM

I can just see all those traffic jams on a cloudy day
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greydog13
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2014 12:37:25 AM

sure, if it comes in 4WD and can haul a load of rock.
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WEDDY
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 9:49:05 AM

Not with todays technology.
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Vin63
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 9:46:25 AM

Most of my driving is when it's darkÔÇŽa solar powered vehicle is not applicable to me.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 7:08:35 AM

no interest.........
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the1roadhog
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2014 9:12:40 AM

c'mon now. The hybrids are like driving a cardboard box...what would a solar powered vehicle be like?
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Awing1
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2014 8:34:27 AM

Basically No, if it has same power, capacity, cost, and everything as gasoline even in rainy day, then, yes.
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twt
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2014 5:20:14 AM

Probably not.
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2014 5:14:41 AM

I want something more dependable than one of these.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2014 7:15:28 AM

No interest......
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d_clark
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2014 8:43:16 PM

no
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oilpan4
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2014 11:59:58 AM

"No but that may well be the future and a peaceful one"

You act as if the only thing people have ever gone to war over was oil.
WWI, WWII, korea and Vietnam were not over oil.
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2014 4:55:44 AM

Only when it is sunshine...
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pilotdlh
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2014 12:05:57 PM

Not very far.
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tiny1oh
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2014 7:06:08 AM

I"m not sold yet, so no
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CentaurChiron
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2014 9:37:39 PM

No, but that may well be the future, and a peaceful one!
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GrizzlyRaptor
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2014 6:01:24 PM

No.
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Bowlerman10
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2014 10:28:33 AM

only to the store
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dgsteven
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2014 3:04:40 AM

no
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pghbill
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2014 12:35:17 AM

not in pittsburgh, actually I would
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dieselpower2014
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2014 9:07:22 PM

A cloudy day could mean your stranded on the hwy.
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