What's your stance? Was the taxpayer funding for this not-so-popular electric car worth it in the end?
PS: An environmentalist group showcasing the car made a visit to my school this past school year to give the students a hands on demonstration of the car and it's whopping 2600 watt charging station. When I took the stereo system for a spin, I noticed that the radio tuner and the entire onboard "computer" was extremely slow to respond to commands. Imposing an approximate 1 to 2 second delay. In addition, the sound quality was very poor and radio reception (the airwaves in the Greater Toronto Area are normally filled with stations from Toronto, Hamilton, and Western New York) was somewhat poor in comparison to the other car radios I encounter.
This is more of a rant on how modern technology is riddled with empty promises and hipocrisy. They could have easily just attached an alternator to the axle or the motor while it's running/idling so a gas engine to charge the battery woulden't be necessary, but I guess that would piss off the Administration's friends at BP, Exxon Mobil, Shell, General Electric, et cetera.
Edited by MIKON8ERISBACK, 18 July 2012 - 09:31 PM.