April 5, 2013

Don't Buy an Electric Car

Steve Tobak, Fox Business News


When it comes to energy and the environment, I like to think I’m a pretty sensible, practical person. But I wouldn’t buy an electric car if you paid me. Here’s why:

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TAGGED: Tesla, Volt, Electric Cars


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