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The BMW i8 is a gorgeous car, but a green one?

BMW i8 is a gorgeous car inside and out, but I can't find anything about it particularly efficient or green among hybrids, nor high performing among the competitive field of more efficient high performance EVs. It competes in a very competitive category with the Tesla Model S P85 EV on the high end and Nissan Leaf EV on the low end, both with increasingly efficient and advanced technology under their hoods that, ironically, has nothing to do with trusted internal combustion (gas) engines.

This, perhaps, explains a lot about why those cars are not getting their due respect vis-a-vis hybrids such as the BMW i8.

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When an average guy tries to buy catalytic converters for his Ford Mustang in CA

First, I would like to say that California is great for a lot of things. We have amazing landscapes from the coast to the desert to the mountains, and I like clean air as much as any body. However, being just an average guy with an average house on an average street in an average neighborhood, you can't help, but feel like you're being bullied by the state and all its "smog" regulations.

Now, I know this is an old argument "the Hot-rodder vs. pollution." but there is a specific point I'd like to make. Why is it that you can't buy a used set of catalytic converters? I mean if they work, why not? Why is it that 49 states say you can buy aftermarket catalytic converters but CA says no? Yes, there are some aftermarket catalytic converters that you can get IF they have an "E&O" number on them which is an "Executive Order number." What is an "Executive Order Number?" I'm glad you asked! It is the number the state of California stamps on a "smog part" if it isn't an OEM part.

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Hang in there - affordable electric cars are on the way

A new study confirms what EV advocates have been preaching for years: electric car prices will fall to match those of gasoline cars, we just have to be patient.

Electric vehicle supporters probably sound like broken records by now: “Just wait until battery prices come down, then internal combustion cars had better watch out!” Sure, we have been saying something along these lines since electric cars first re-entered the scene with the Tesla Roadster in 2009 and Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt in 2010. But it really is true.

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