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Old 03-19-2009, 06:26 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Don't be silly. The dealer will just require the $89.95 motor post inspection every 3 months/5000 miles "for warranty purposes" With optional battery degaussing, and electron alignment.

C'mon people! Think creatively! Nothing an entrepreneur couldn't solve.

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dcb: how does the "range" of a gas RC thing compare to the electric? Oh - I bet it's moot since you have hot swappable packs. The other holy grail of "automotive EV service stations".

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Old 03-19-2009, 06:30 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Speaking of electron alignment, someone should make an electron gun, and shoot it at that old stupid raisin face guy that wrote the stupid article. Then I'll put his head in my oatmeal, since I like raisins in oatmeal.
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Old 03-19-2009, 07:16 PM   #13 (permalink)
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"1966"... that guy must have been living under a rock since then.

Ive only been on Ecomodder a short time, and ive already heard of the following:

Citicar
Tesla (roadster and now sedan)
GM EV1
Toyota RAV4-E
CitroŽn Berlingo Electrique

Not to mention numerous conversions by normal (no offence) people, such as the forkenswift, electrometro, hundreds on EValbum etc.

No of course electric cars are too expensive, too complicated and never good enough.[/sarcasm]

May i mention the obvious solution of limited range - bio-diesel genset trailer, solves almost all problems?

(Sorry for that little rant.. articles like that really annoy me)
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Old 03-19-2009, 08:06 PM   #14 (permalink)
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No of course electric cars are too expensive, too complicated and never good enough.[/sarcasm]
In Santa Cruz the GEM, Lido, Zenn, Alias, Xebra PU & sedan, 1 Tesla, my 1993 City-el and electric bikes/trikes are about the only EVs I see.

Someone in the next town has done conversions for years, and Zero company makes EV motorcycles in yet another nearby town.

A converted Metro was on Craigslist last week, as was an EV "kit car" and an EV Bradley GT, and an EV Taylor Dunn bus.

Strange that people open their eyes, yet so few *see*!
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:52 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Easy, guys. History will reserve a spot for that article author (a.k.a. 'raisin man'), right next to those who said "If God had meant for man to fly, he'd made him with wings."
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Old 03-20-2009, 11:28 PM   #16 (permalink)
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You are right. I'm sorry, raisin man.

P.S.: He WAS the guy that originally said that quote about airplanes. hehe. Before that, he was telling Moses that everyone should just be happy in Egypt. He's caused problems throughout history!
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If the main argument is range and battery cost, why not a series hybrid for the occasional long distance run, flick the genset on at the start of a long trip to buffer the batteries that way you only need a tiny generator, and a lot smaller bateery pack.
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"If God had meant for man to fly, he'd made him with wings."
That comparative quote cracked me up! Recent news was that about $2 billion is going to electric cars I think I heard, and all the EVs in the Geneva show add a little more world interest.

Teslas, T-Zeros, Wright-speed EVs, et-c. are opening the door a little farther! Along with Better World EV plans.... the sky is the limit!
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Recent news was that about $2 billion is going to electric cars I think I heard
{wrong} - $2.4 billion:
President Obama Announces $2.4 Billion in Funding for PHEVs
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The argument about range is valid. I can't believe I am that rare a breed of human that does drive 96 miles day just to and from work. Living in the penis of the US, I also enjoy going to Disney World once a month to visit with frinds and that is another 300 + miles one way. So those two circumstance demand more out of an electric car.

As far as infrastructure, I recently read here an article from MIT about battery charging and power absorbtion. They claim to have found a way to charge batteries, Lithium, in seconds, by guiding the molecules through the lithium plates.

That is the breakthrough we need in order to fully charge a vehicle in the time it would take to fill up your car.

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