[SpamCop-Geeks] Re: Geekish car...
pete at heypete.com
Sun Jun 22 17:13:12 EDT 2003
In article <bd56ec$tve$1 at news.spamcop.net>,
"Borgholio" <borgholio at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Ah, a valid concern. Well in that case, a hybrid will work great. If I
> recall, you may be eligable for various rebates from the government?
Yes, California offers a $2,000 tax rebate for ULEV/SULEV ([Super] Ultra
Low Emission Vehicle). A regular Civic is a LEV, a 5-speed manual
Insight is ULEV (50% cleaner than the average 2003 car) and the
automatic Insight (which I have) is SULEV (90% cleaner). Whoo lack of
I took the Insight for the ultimate test today -- climbing hills in San
Francisco. While going from a dead stop (literally, the engine stops
automatically when the vehicle is not moving to save fuel and restarts
instantly when the brake is released) up a steep hill, it handled quite
well. Better than my Volvo, in fact. That little electric motor has a
surprising amount of torque.
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