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Old 10-21-2008, 12:05 AM   #21 (permalink)
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The sculpture is outside... The EV1 is inside...

Inside the Walter B. Ford II Building... LMAO

And you guys feel free to copy the pics, just don't post them as your own. (don't take credit)

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Old 10-21-2008, 11:36 PM   #22 (permalink)
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The Coast Down feature is covered in this video
Blast From The Past: A Look Back At The EV1 - CrazyMotion!
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Old 10-22-2008, 12:09 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Oval - thanks for posting that. Hadn't seen it before.

Now if I'd been designing a "coast down" button, it would be just that: neutral coasting. (More efficient to truly coast from speed down to zero than it is to drive up to the point where you can regen down to zero.)

It makes me wonder if the EV1 did not have light regen when releasing the accelerator, like Toyota's hybrids do, for example, or the Solectria Force EV.
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Anyone catch Frontline tonight? I missed the first hour because of work but they are focusing on alternative energy and global warming (I thought we're calling it climate change now?).

The 2nd hour spent 25 minutes on cars, alternative fuels, zero-emissions and the EV-1. I especially loved the part where the Big Three posed for pictures with their diesel-electric hybrids but behind the scenes were busy pushing SUVs and bigger trucks. Meanwhile... Toyota and Honda were in panic mode and scrambling to get gas-electrics out quickly.

(we all know what happened after that -- does The Big Three? Or do they still have their heads in the sand?)

But the real kick to the nuts was when Frontline was invited by GM to shoot some footage of the razzle dazzle savior Volt for a publicity shot. It couldn't even make it up a hill before stalling out. It had to be pushed into the recovery trailer. GM reps there told the reporter that they could just speed up the tape... wow... how come I don't get this kind of stuff from 60 minutes?

And yes, remembering what happened to the EV-1 still makes me cringe.
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Meanwhile the Big 3 are negotiating to become the Big 2.

Very awesome pics of the EV-1. The belly pan looked fairly modular with access panels and everything. Gives me some ideas for when I eventually get to mine (could be a while).
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The EV1 would have about the weight of a geo metro if the battery pack was removed (1310lb for the lead acid,) if some form of fuel cell that could take gasoline and non fossil fuels was used, the EV1 would be quite sporty.
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I would love to see someone take a Metro XFi base and build an EV1 body around it. It's a piece of aerodynamic beauty.

And yes, very depressing to think about EV1's story. To think of how the Prius kicked Big Three into doing more hybrids, what if they had kept the EV1 project going? They'd be lightyears ahead of Asia.
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There was a CNG powered version: General Motors EV1 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
EDIT: Right below that is a hybrid that sounds like the Chevy volt.
The EV1 had a Cd of .195 with side mirrors. Chevy volt is something like .28.
Chevy volt has nothing on this beauty.
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There was a CNG powered version: General Motors EV1 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
EDIT: Right below that is a hybrid that sounds like the Chevy volt.
The EV1 had a Cd of .195 with side mirrors. Chevy volt is something like .28.
Chevy volt has nothing on this beauty.
We must not forget the EV1 was actually more an experimental vehicle than anything, so it had its practical limitations such as the # of seats. I've already seen some claims that it was initially aimed to be like an "electric Corvette".
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We must not forget the EV1 was actually more an experimental vehicle than anything, so it had its practical limitations such as the # of seats. I've already seen some claims that it was initially aimed to be like an "electric Corvette".
I still want to see that Cd on a production car. If it had an efficient engine built for economy, it would be able to pull crazy EPA ratings.

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