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    Default Honda Micro-Commuter Prototype

    It seems small EVs and small vehicles in general get a lot of heat. I would love to own a little EV like this, not for long distance trips but a quick run up to the store, back and forth to work, it would be perfect. Cool looking little car.

    http://www.greencarreports.com/news/...apan#100409203

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    Default America has a true EV minicar - Chevy Spark EV

    GM already has a minicar that has gas and electric versions, and it is the Chevy Spark. Instead of buying an import, try the Spark for size. Most GM dealers have the gas version for sale, starting around $12,000 although the electric version is being offered only in California and Oregon for now. So visit your GM dealer, ask for the Chevy Spark, and sit in it to try it out.

    Then wait until the EV version begins sellling in your area next year.
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    Why does it matter if it is an import or not? I am fully aware of the Spark EV but I like the look of this Honda and Honda is a very reputable company. When it comes to "getting off the needle" that is gasoline and going electric, I don't think it matters whether the vehicle is domestic or foreign...

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    I think you are not a full American. Sorry to bother you!
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    I am not sure what that means, but yes, I am full American, thank you.

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    Beyond passing NHTSA & IIHS safety tests, I doubt any American would want a microcar that couldn't keep up with American highway speeds (70mph and up). And urbanites would need a much bigger low-cost public charging infrastructure for such vehicles to make sense other than in a Cars2Go context. Methinks the Scion iQ or Smart are about as small as Americans will go.

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    Matthew Hennessy @ #6,

    Yeah, and the Smarts and Scion IQs aren't exactly flying off the lots here in SoCal either, LOL. I had thought that the Scion might actully find some traction here, but I see VERY few of them around.
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