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I think that I can safely say that I am like most people who are concerned about the planet and do stuff that helps in one way or the other. I also recognise the great inventions and efforts made by the population, industry and occassionally without screwing it up, the governements of the appropraite countries who have made considerable changes to how we do things where the planet is concerned.

Although those nasty lunatic Greens would never admit that while they make more demands to limit our freedom and movement..It's when I see governments falling over themselves to demonstrate to one and another exactly how "planet friendly" they really are by wasting billions of dollars of our hard earned tax dollars. If they do not act out of ignorance they definitely do act out of stupidity..Here is another example of our taxpayer dollars being wasted to sell a product that obviously is about as popular as an endoscopy without the lubricant.

He said that each would cost £404 to replace, making £19,392 for the entire battery pack.
Now those batteries may last a couple years and maybe longer depending on how you treat them apparently.

Any takers ?

Figures obtained by The Times discovered that a new battery for the Nissan Leaf, the world’s top-selling electric car, costs more than double past estimates.

 The disclosure could mean that the switch from fossil fuels to electric motoring will be much slower than the Government has predicted, the paper said.
However, the figures did show that owners of an electric car would save money as the cost of petrol rises.Only 680 electric cars have been bought so far this year despite 2011 being declared Britain's “year of the electric car”.
 The Government has provided £43 million to give 8,600 buyers of electric cars a grant of £5,000 towards the purchase price.Nissan has admitted that owners of a Leaf, which costs £26,000 after the government grant, may need to replace the battery after a few years, depending on how it has been treated, The Times reported.

The battery’s capacity can decrease significantly if the owner repeatedly uses a fast-charge point.In the latest episode of Top Gear Jeremy Clarkson was shown running out of power and having to be pushed into the centre of Lincoln, which has no public charging points.Andy Palmer, Nissan GB’s senior vice-president, told the paper that the lithium ion battery is made up of 48 modules. He said that each would cost £404 to replace, making £19,392 for the entire battery pack. He said that most owners would not need a new battery for at least ten years because electric vehicles should mainly be used for short journeys.