Slowburn May 18, 2012 06:17 PM No matter how well it does it is not a sign that electric cars are even minimally practical. DixonAgee May 18, 2012 11:41 PM Spoilsport! Anyway, what sports car is practical? Chris Coffey May 19, 2012 06:29 AM Then why are you reading about them, Slowburn? Read some more and you'll change your mind if it's open. I would, however, be surprised if the normal iMiev had a 490kW motor... The Hoff May 19, 2012 03:10 PM It's fun to watch you gas addicts get nervous watching the electric car evolve. Look inside yourself and ask whats eating you because I don't get it. I like the future, it's better because... it's better, that's all there is to it. Slowburn May 21, 2012 05:40 AM re; The Hoff Nervous? Only that vastly overpriced and under performing pieces of junk will be mandated on us, and we won't be able to buy and/or drive practical cars any more. DanMar Dinsmore May 21, 2012 02:17 PM Electric cars just transfer the energy they use to another source. We have to use all energy efficiently whether it's from fossil fuel processed into gas or fossil fuel that makes electricity. Still need to deal with the total carbon footprint. jerryd May 21, 2012 02:47 PM This one should whip a--!! 240kw of flat torque from 0 to 12krpm at it's weight I'd guess 1,000lbs if going to take one bad ICE to beat it. I drive my Harley size EV trike for $2/wk for fuel, battery, tag, etc. My 2 seat EV sportwagon costs just $4/wk. How much does your car burn slowburn? I know if I was paying thsat much I'd be burning too. But instead I'm laughing all the way to the bank. PicklePop Flyer May 21, 2012 04:43 PM I love he concept of electric cars. The execution . . . not so much! I have followed the development since I started reading Mother Earth News in the 70's. The same problems still plague us today that they did then. Battery technology is always "a few years away" and although battery technology is much better than thirty years ago, it is too $$$$$$$$$$$$$ to be practical. Research the REASONS why batterys are so exspensive--you will find the exotic materials that make them still far exceed the cost of gasoline. I will buy an electric car when I can drive one night or day two hundred miles, and do so for less money than driving a gas powered car (and the cost of the car and batterypack has to give me the same cost/life expectancy that the electric one does.) I gotta side with slowburn on this one! holdenmidfield May 21, 2012 07:11 PM Come on, Slowburn, your political paranoia is showing or do you get paid to be a “denier” by the oil industry? It’s time to get over it. Nobody is going to take your precious internal combustion engine away from you. You can still roar around, pistons pumping away and letting everyone know what a real man you are, even after the younger crowd are quietly whizzing around in their “i-cars” while you old mad-men harrumph and moan. They still ride horses, don’t they? Xn0r May 21, 2012 10:33 PM This is all great, and there's place for electric cars, but I still want my EVO! C'mon Mitz!