The Pros and Cons of Sport Utility Vehicles for the Homestead

The benefits and drawbacks of sport utility vehicles for the homestead, including their usefulness on the farm as well as environmental harms.



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The hauler that started the entire SUV (Sport-Utility Vehicle) Craze, the 1984 Jeep Cherokee.
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GM's new Ranger EV, powered by an electric motor.
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Sensible, relatively inexpensive, and tough. The 1997 Cherokee has little reason to stray from its roots.
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NEVCO's single seat, electric Gizmo has a range of 25 miles and a top speed of 30 mph.
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Getting into the Gizmo is nearly as much fun as driving it.
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Diagram: Major components of the GM's new Ranger EV.
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