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by Julia Pigworthy
Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: Hot off the press....
Topic: Pininfarina 'B Zero' (In case you missed it)
Replies: 1
Views: 2845

Pininfarina 'B Zero' (In case you missed it)

Check out the 80mph 150 mile range EV coming back end of 2009!

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=OyYHJOJY_Tg

No clue on price yet, anyone else heard more news?
by Julia Pigworthy
Sun Jun 22, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lots of new electric charging points coming NATIONWIDE!
Replies: 18
Views: 11141

EV charge points

Would it be feasible for people to set up their own renewable micro-power station to sell credits to the grid, and to sell electricity to passing motorists like a petrol station? If EVs do finally take off I suspect lots of people will make the necessary investment and then every other house in the ...
by Julia Pigworthy
Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Electrical Vehicle Campaign
Replies: 30
Views: 19526

Smiths ElectricVehicles

I love that the Brits are ahead in the goods-vehicle EV industry, what with Smiths and Modec, and I hope they trounce the competition (if any) in the US. However I've been wondering about their white man van EV that uses a Ford Transit body. Do we think Ford may have done a deal with Smiths to provi...
by Julia Pigworthy
Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Good link to convert EV skeptics
Replies: 26
Views: 20010

Back on topic

Clearly there are good arguments in favour of and against mandated EVs. But to address the concern about motor car companies fighting production of EVs following any potential mandate.. its worth considering that the Californian mandate did indeed create a fight, with the petrol car industry fightin...
by Julia Pigworthy
Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Good link to convert EV skeptics
Replies: 26
Views: 20010

Large multi-passenger EVs

Maybe we can buy electric vans from Smith Electrics and kit them out with seats and seatbelts, or just make a sixties-style love-mobile with a settee and coffee table in the back for passengers lol! Seriously though if they can make a large transit van-sized EV or lorry-sized EV that can carry x man...
by Julia Pigworthy
Tue Jul 31, 2007 6:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Good link to convert EV skeptics
Replies: 26
Views: 20010

British EV companies

I think we have some potential companies in Britain who could become big players in the grand scheme of things. We have a lot of expertise milk-float-wise and they have evolved by taking advantage of new technologies to make motorway capable TRUCKS (eg Smith Electric Vehicles), Tesla will have homeg...
by Julia Pigworthy
Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Good link to convert EV skeptics
Replies: 26
Views: 20010

Sales guys wont listen

Sales guys act dumb when you ask them about their own companies discontinued EVs. They try to argue that they never existed, or were a failed experiment, etc, and will say anything to get you to accept that you can only choose a petrol/diesel car, or a hybrid car that does not have a plug to recharg...
by Julia Pigworthy
Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Good link to convert EV skeptics
Replies: 26
Views: 20010

Sums it up really

I think thats the way to make it happen for a lot of people - log the daily mileage and then see how many days in a year travel over 100 miles in a day (not including stops of 6-8 hours when a pre-arranged recharge location makes a longer journey viable on electric). Large families and long-range dr...
by Julia Pigworthy
Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Good link to convert EV skeptics
Replies: 26
Views: 20010

Mandate is unfortunately necessary

Unfortunately mandates are the only way to get EVs produced by the big car companies, as evidenced by Californias mandate. They made them because they had to (and to compete they wanted to make the best EV they could) but they didnt let people buy them to allow time to fight the mandate, and then on...
by Julia Pigworthy
Sun Jul 29, 2007 11:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Good link to convert EV skeptics
Replies: 26
Views: 20010

Mandates force environmental responsibility.

The only reason they were able to reacquire the EVs in CA and crush them is because they were careful to let few if any be sold to the public. The lease-only option gave them time to apply corporate pressure and overturn the mandate, which when overturned conveniently translated into "we wont r...

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