Originally Posted by TheyCallMeH
Do you really think they would sell? I mean I can be all for the electric cars but for some reason I can never grasp the exterior look of them. My friend actually has one and although he does save gas money and the "environment" it's probably one of the ugliest cars i've seen. I think these cars are more for those who are having cash/gas problems.
I'll agree with you that there are some very ugly electric cars out there, mainly the Sebring Vanguard type stuff from the 70's. ...but take a look at Tesla Motors | Premium Electric Vehicles
once and you will see how an electric car can look and perform. An electric car can look however you want it to look, in fact it opens up doors you didn't have before because an electric motor takes up much less space and you don't need giant hood space in the front for example. Dramatic changes can be made although they aren't always what people are used to.
Take any car that has decent with aerodynamics and not too heavy and you can turn it into an electric car if you don't like the looks of a production built electric. Don't worry though, nicer looking electric cars will come.
After doing a little research on peak oil, you might decide that electric cars are closer than you think with coming popularity. The Nissan Leaf already filled it's 20,000 it can make for MY2011 and Chevy Volt likely will sell out too.
Which electric car does your friend have?