>With Toyota down for the count it is time for other car companies to shine. Nissan just unveiled the price for its new Leaf model starting at about $25,000 after federal and state tax credits. That’s Cheap! Now Chevy has come out with the first full size electric vehicle – the AMP Equinox. It is a little pricier than the Nissan vehicle – $50,000 after tax breaks. That’s not cheap! However, it has a range of 190 miles per charge, has top speeds of 90 mph and can go from 0-60 in 8 seconds – green.autoblog.com. It also is spacious enough to accommodate the American dream of two kids and a dog unlike the more snug Nissan Leaf. Even with electric vehicles we think bigger is better.
So what happened to the Chevy Volt you might ask. Maybe it was killed like the first electric cars back in the early 1990’s (I hear it wasn’t doing so well). Now we have a different model from the same manufacturer hitting the showrooms first. However US automakers can find their way back to innovation and profitability is OK by me. They still need to pay us back for the bailout, right?