28 July 2010

In other "eco-ponzi scheme" news...

GM and Nissan are relying on a $7,500 federal tax credit for buyers of electric vehicles to offset some of the added cost, and they're hoping that the allure of their novel power source will make up the rest.
Hey, stop worrying... it's the government... they'll take care of us.


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

As a city dweller who doesn't need to commute to work, if these cars keep getting more affordable, I'd consider buying one. I don't enjoy paying a buck a litre at the pump, do you?

Was the Harper government's home reno program a ponzi scheme also?

Neo Conservative said...

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"nonny says... if these cars keep getting more affordable"

you've got $41,000 to spend on an unproven eco-toy... you're way better off (and dare i say more adventurous) than i am.

say, richie-rich... whaddaya figure you'll drop on a bank of batteries every 3-4 years?

as for your brilliant observation about the home reno program... let's pull that apart...

your home... your biggest and likely ONLY capital-gains free investment.

your home... appreciates from the time you buy it. your car... starts falling the minute you drive it off the lot.

any money you spend on your home... you get back in spades.

i could go on, but i trust you get the point.

but hey, nonny... it's your money... knock yourself out.

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jwkozak91 said...

Nonny has also completely forgot about winter, more specifically lake-effect snow (sea-effect snow in coastal B.C.). How do SmartCars cope with blizzards? Not well. And I expect Leafs and Volts won't do any better.

"say, richie-rich... whaddaya figure you'll drop on a bank of batteries every 3-4 years?"

-20c to -30c will be murder on the batteries as well.

Neo Conservative said...

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hmmm... gotta wonder where all that electricity for charging these puppies is gonna come from.

i guess dalton can just ramp up those coal-fired generating stations he promised he was gonna close down... what was it... five years ago?

green, my hairy, pimpled arse.

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