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Old 01-11-2008, 07:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I wonder... You know, it'd make the most sense if the interested company already had "Motors" in its name. Save 50% on sign revisions & new business cards.

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Old 01-13-2008, 06:23 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Maybe some bigger fish in the Automotive will buy them out and turn the key off? Better to kill them when they are still young, you know...
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Maybe some bigger fish in the Automotive will buy them out and turn the key off? Better to kill them when they are still young, you know...
...while they're still in the larval stage.
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Sad; this is hitting electric cars with a big percentage of a struggling market. Bad news about Canada possible cut-offs, Chevy Volt battery problems, and now Tesla problems. Maybe Ford will try it, (ala Th!nk).

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Right now I think mitsubishi is the best of the major manufacturers to look to in terms of putting electric cars on the road. There's should be out this year or early next...I've not got a link handy though, someone else?
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Right now I think mitsubishi is the best of the major manufacturers to look to in terms of putting electric cars on the road. There's should be out this year or early next...I've not got a link handy though, someone else?
SVOboy is right on. Here is a link to a wikipedia piece on what we might expect from Mitsubishi.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIEV

Just to let everyone know the gas-powered version (kei only sold in Japan) that the MIEV will be based on won tons of awards here in Japan. The platform is right, and chances are Mitsubishi had plans to eventually make an EV out of it from the get-go.
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As for Tesla, they never really interested me as a company. Performance is something that I gave up on a long time ago. For this reason, Aptera is the company that is catching my attention. With the whole fiasco that Tesla is going through, perhaps Aptera will end up being the better company to place bets on. Their attitude just seems to be better too. They are setting out to radically change cars, whereas Tesla was just trying to change peoples' thinking about electric cars.
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SVOboy is right on. Here is a link to a wikipedia piece on what we might expect from Mitsubishi.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIEV

Just to let everyone know the gas-powered version (kei only sold in Japan) that the MIEV will be based on won tons of awards here in Japan. The platform is right, and chances are Mitsubishi had plans to eventually make an EV out of it from the get-go.
Did you ever hear about that little prefecture south of tokyo that made an EV mandate last summer? Do you think that had anything to do with the Mitsubishi thing or was it separate stuffs?
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Performance is something that I gave up on a long time ago. For this reason, Aptera is the company that is catching my attention.
I like to think of the Aptera as one of the highest performing machines out there. I know what you're saying though. However it bites that "performance" is equated solely with speed & acceleration.

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Oh man... Tesla Problems!!!!
Grrrrr..... why must progress always fight an uphill battle?
Where are the rich and powerful when big change is needed.
Bill gates should quit naming his company after his weenie and do something good with his money besides a few dollar donations to charity.
Next thing you know Virgin Galactic will be canceled.

I'm still trying to figure out why cars MUST go 0-60 in 4 seconds in order for Tesla to sell them. They could learn a lot from the EV1.

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