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by Jon Fray
Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: Hot off the press....
Topic: Battery that 'charges in seconds'
Replies: 1
Views: 3819

Battery that 'charges in seconds'

Lithium Iron Phosohate. I hope they're not raising hopes too high.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7938001.stm
by Jon Fray
Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:23 am
Forum: Hot off the press....
Topic: Tesla on Top Gear
Replies: 4
Views: 6321

Tesla you say?

by Jon Fray
Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: Hot off the press....
Topic: Autolib - electric car hire in Paris
Replies: 1
Views: 4875

Autolib - electric car hire in Paris

I don't think that this has been posted here before. The article says 2 companies look set to provide cars: The Dassault group and Bolloré

http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/m ... -way-17274
by Jon Fray
Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:20 pm
Forum: Hot off the press....
Topic: GM Ampera
Replies: 0
Views: 3887

GM Ampera

by Jon Fray
Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: Hot off the press....
Topic: Renault and the Olympics
Replies: 1
Views: 3227

Boris Plans electric car hire scheme for London

It wouldn't surprise me if this amounts to the same thing Renault mention.


http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/ ... article.do
by Jon Fray
Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: Hot off the press....
Topic: Retro Cars Magazine - Mark Mongillo's Fiat 600
Replies: 2
Views: 4441

Retro Cars Magazine - Mark Mongillo's Fiat 600

I was killing time in WH Smiths yesterday and picked up a copy of 'Retro Cars' magazine (March edition?) which has a feature on a chap in Oregon City who's converted a 1959 Fiat 600 to battery power. Nice to see this in a mainstream magazine full of all sorts of cool cars. Guy's name ins Mark Mongil...
by Jon Fray
Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Electric cars in "literature" (mark: Trivia)
Replies: 0
Views: 4108

Electric cars in "literature" (mark: Trivia)

One - the only that I can think of - instance of an electric car featuring in a book is Tim Moore's "Do Not Pass Go" where in order to get 'Free Parking" as instructed by the Monopoly Board he borrows an electric car in London. I think it was a Th!nk. I enjoyed his book, but I accept ...
by Jon Fray
Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:41 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: My 1985 Bedford CF EV -- a passenger version!
Replies: 8
Views: 38438

Interesting vehicle. No doubt you knew that our own Prince Philip had one like that back in the 1980's. I recall reading about it in the newspapers back then. http://vboa.org.uk/index.php/committee/internationalmeeting2009/_images/toplevel.php?p=n1&inc=33 http://www.mamut.net/svenskavauxhallregi...
by Jon Fray
Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: Hot off the press....
Topic: GoCycle e-bike
Replies: 0
Views: 4082

GoCycle e-bike

I saw an industry-focussed advert for the new GoCycle e-bike (http://www.bikebiz.com). Aparently there are 200 out in the world being tried and tested currently. "They have 9Ah NiMH battery and a 250 Watt plug and play motor with controller that is USB programmable which can go on for 3-5 hours...

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