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by dargles
Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:03 pm
Forum: Home Energy Area
Topic: cheap solar backup power
Replies: 13
Views: 43164

Hi, guys, thanks for the replies. Uh, in order... 1) LEDs in cars - my son bought me the first two, stop & tails, and he's normally fairly careful about such things when he does his research. I'll check. However, I can say that they are as bright, if not brighter than the incandescents, and seem...
by dargles
Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:43 am
Forum: Home Energy Area
Topic: cheap solar backup power
Replies: 13
Views: 43164

Wow - only just discovered the home energy bit of this forum! I've started to convert my car lighting to LEDs, and they're fine, no problems. I've also persuaded my wife to let me try and see if we could light a single room at home with LEDs - now I have to make it work! Reading around, it seems the...
by dargles
Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Price for converting my own smart car
Replies: 15
Views: 14299

...Paradoxically, because it looks like an ordinary car, other road users will expect it to behave as one. Good point, I hadn't thought of that. In my area, that wouldn't be a problem for local trips; it's 30mph max in town and 50mph max in the forest (40mph in many places). Also, so no hard inform...
by dargles
Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Price for converting my own smart car
Replies: 15
Views: 14299

Hi, Guys. A cross-over from the other post today. I've just visited Quiet Cars in Lymington. I still haven't managed to talk to Vaughn yet, but had an interesting chat to the lads there. The important bit here is that the Quiet Car 2 costs £13K. The lads reckoned that had they used Lead-Acid bats...
by dargles
Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can I make an EV work for me?
Replies: 5
Views: 5710

Hi. Was in Dorset today, so on my way home stopped off at Quiet Cars in Lymington. I didn't ring first, and Vaughn is still recovering from Excel and the (evidently rather exciting) fall-out. Also, no Quiet Car 2 back from Excel yet :cry: But had a very interesting conversation with the two lads the...
by dargles
Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can I make an EV work for me?
Replies: 5
Views: 5710

In the nicest fun sort of way :wink: I think you're being a bit greedy. Actually, I get somewhat embarrassed at having three vehicles. We've got to that point because we need something my wife is happy to drive (the Golf - so maybe it shouldn't be the Golf that goes...), we do a lot of camping all ...
by dargles
Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Panorama: Can We Afford to Fill Up?
Replies: 5
Views: 5964

qdos wrote:... here's Danny's report on the unveiling at Excel...


Thanks, Qdos. There's several YouTube videos there now - about as close as I'm ever likely to get to a Lightning! Nice car though... 8)

Regards, David
by dargles
Sun Aug 03, 2008 5:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can I make an EV work for me?
Replies: 5
Views: 5710

Can I make an EV work for me?

Hi, Folks. I don't have an EV. For some years, I've entertained a fantasy of making an EV, maybe from a milk float and a Citroen AX or something like that. OK, I know that might be stupid, but I fancied seeing what I could create. But I'm now beginning to get serious about seeing if we could switch ...
by dargles
Sat Aug 02, 2008 9:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Panorama: Can We Afford to Fill Up?
Replies: 5
Views: 5964

qdos wrote:It's available to watch still on iPlayer
... They did also show the Lightning at the show on the Panorama episode


Hi, Qdos. I just watched the Panorama episode right through and didn't notice the Lightning. I guess I blinked! Where did it come up in the episode?
Regards, David
by dargles
Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The latest on my quest for an EV
Replies: 20
Views: 16636

... I built a Spartan when I was 17/18... Mmm, nice car. Like your home as well, but can't see a garage though. Is that why you had to keep the car on the road? :lol: Green new cars versus Old cars ...Motivation? Being Green or lots of income? You go figure I already made my mind up :wink: But then...

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