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by marcopolo
Sun, 05 May 2013, 21:53
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: coda
Replies: 1
Views: 530

coda

Coda has filed for bankruptcy ! This was always a pretty pathetic conversion of an old PRC copy of a even older Mitsubishi. Very substandard electrics, poor performance, and PRC sourced battery pack. Once the US DOE loan was refused, the CODA's backers, lost all interest and closed the project down....
by marcopolo
Fri, 06 Apr 2012, 09:28
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia’s first electric supercar!
Replies: 56
Views: 7349

Australia’s first electric supercar!

Or you can get a second hand Vectrix for $5000 with similar performance (but better brakes) The Vectrix VX1, was a EV maxi-scooter with a great deal of potential. The battery technology and other defects were due to the bike being rushed into production, before it was thoroughly tested. Although Ve...
by marcopolo
Thu, 05 Apr 2012, 21:38
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia’s first electric supercar!
Replies: 56
Views: 7349

Australia’s first electric supercar!

... their large 4WD's roaring away, often to be waiting just down the road at the next set of lights. All the while, 159C/L for unleaded. I share your antipathy for urban SUV vehicles, that are either not designed to travel off-road, or never leave the suburbs. Of all the stupid fashion statements,...
by marcopolo
Thu, 05 Apr 2012, 00:35
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia’s first electric supercar!
Replies: 56
Views: 7349

Australia’s first electric supercar!

I believe the lack of public support is purely because the technology isn't up to scratch yet. Well,.. it's true, EV energy storage technology is still in a relatively early stage of development. But, in many countries, including the USA, Japan, ROC (Taiwan)France, Norway, Israel and etc, EV techno...
by marcopolo
Wed, 04 Apr 2012, 22:22
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia’s first electric supercar!
Replies: 56
Views: 7349

Australia’s first electric supercar!

AMPrentice wrote: "our little group"
This consists largely of you, and less than a handful of fellow cranks!

What's more important to you, venting your spleen against those you dislike (which seems to include pretty much everyone), or helping to promote EV acceptance and development?
by marcopolo
Tue, 03 Apr 2012, 18:32
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia’s first electric supercar!
Replies: 56
Views: 7349

Australia’s first electric supercar!

@ AMP prentice, Are you having some kind of mental breakdown ? Do you really imagine that anyone, outside of a tiny group of your fellow fanatics, want to listen to such delusional ranting? EV adoption requires mass acceptance of EV technology. That means, mass support by ordinary members of the pub...
by marcopolo
Sun, 01 Apr 2012, 19:07
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia’s first electric supercar!
Replies: 56
Views: 7349

Australia’s first electric supercar!

If they built several 100km range commuter Ev's So what colour is your new, or used, Blade Electron ? You just don't learn do you? The vast majority, (well probably no one) don't want to be abused and lectured by offencive fanatics. Take a reality check, add up the number of EV's sold in Australia,...
by marcopolo
Sat, 31 Mar 2012, 19:27
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia’s first electric supercar!
Replies: 56
Views: 7349

Australia’s first electric supercar!

not just about sheep brainwashed by hierarchical garbage that hide behind criminal laws that protect their relentless drive for growth wealth and power at any cost to the environment and society. The tenor of your post is an excellent example of sort of response that drives most people away from en...
by marcopolo
Wed, 28 Mar 2012, 23:48
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia’s first electric supercar!
Replies: 56
Views: 7349

Australia’s first electric supercar!

In America 60% of its population is employed through the defence force and Australia is heading in the same direction... We the taxpayers shelling out money for a corrupt industry run by the Feds and where higher decisions are made in the boardrooms of multinational and international Corporations w...
by marcopolo
Sun, 25 Mar 2012, 19:38
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia’s first electric supercar!
Replies: 56
Views: 7349

Australia’s first electric supercar!

Ooops, sometimes auto spell-check isn't your best friend ! Varley is indeed correct, (although I liked the reference to "On The Buses"). The Tesla S in RHD, is only available in 2014, and even then in only the two top models. This will price a Tesla S at over $A190,000. The first of the Japanese bui...
by marcopolo
Sat, 24 Mar 2012, 17:35
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia’s first electric supercar!
Replies: 56
Views: 7349

Australia’s first electric supercar!

Varney have quite a range of EV's for sale, and have for over 120 years!

The EV supercar, is produced to order. Order your car from Varney, (and pay your deposit) and Varney will build it for you!
by marcopolo
Tue, 03 Jan 2012, 17:11
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia’s first electric supercar!
Replies: 56
Views: 7349

Australia’s first electric supercar!

Richo Most automobiles, with very rare exceptions, use internationally sourced components. The main point is that it's an Australian made EV, designed to display Varley's considerable specialist EV expertise. As Ross Blade has discovered, Australia is a notoriously difficult mass market for Australi...
by marcopolo
Sat, 10 Dec 2011, 20:24
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Joule - a South African EV
Replies: 1
Views: 573

Joule - a South African EV

Interesting article, thanks for posting.
by marcopolo
Sat, 10 Dec 2011, 19:55
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia’s first electric supercar!
Replies: 56
Views: 7349

Australia’s first electric supercar!

Well done, Varney Electric Vehicles ! Varney is the sort of corporation, Australia (or any country) can be truly proud of having as a corporate citizen. The Varney Group of Companies have well deserved a reputation for integrity and quality for over 125 years. I think that the 300 klm option will fi...
by marcopolo
Thu, 06 Oct 2011, 02:40
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Blade EV - New model
Replies: 104
Views: 13965

Blade EV - New model

I am still waiting to see the amazing new EV announced by lifetech in February.....? But there is another one in Australia which you have not mentioned and is a full family size EV. It has been made with the aim of showing the public that EV's don't have to be tiny little cars such as the BEV Getz o...
by marcopolo
Thu, 06 Oct 2011, 02:20
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Is the EV already obsolete?
Replies: 26
Views: 3862

Is the EV already obsolete?

@AMPrentice

Algae is one of those feedstock always about to 'breakthrough' but never seems to be able to scale up to commercial quantities. I have often thought that it might prove useful in helping to deal with coal mining by-product gases.

Time will tell!
by marcopolo
Fri, 16 Sep 2011, 09:14
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Is the EV already obsolete?
Replies: 26
Views: 3862

Is the EV already obsolete?

[quote="Dean"] All the Car manufactures made a big plans and statements about pure electric cars a few years ago and stated by 2013 pure electric sports models and showed off working concepts over the last few years until its all deflated down to 2 door metro toy (30km or less) hybrid cars that even...
by marcopolo
Fri, 16 Sep 2011, 07:34
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Is the EV already obsolete?
Replies: 26
Views: 3862

Is the EV already obsolete?

Its more like 3 to 4 tonnes these days especially for the EV SUVs that need the power of a whole suburban block to recharge or a square mile of solar panels Not at all! The LEVRR, uses only 2x the charging of a Nissan Leaf, But it can tow a twin horse float 200 klm. In Iceland, with rough roads but...
by marcopolo
Fri, 16 Sep 2011, 06:53
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Is the EV already obsolete?
Replies: 26
Views: 3862

Is the EV already obsolete?

Hi, After peak oil, it makes sense for governments like the PRC to head in the direction of reserving vast amounts of land when military might depends so much on conventional fuel. I've occasionally thought about just what environmental damage WW2 did and has anybody tried to quantify the damage. 1...
by marcopolo
Wed, 14 Sep 2011, 10:57
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Is the EV already obsolete?
Replies: 26
Views: 3862

Is the EV already obsolete?

Since I posted the above replies a news story has appeared from the PLA and reported by Reuters Sep 13th 2011: "PetroChina, the world's third most valuable company as of the second quarter of 2011, says it will add 11.1 million tons of biofuel production capacity by 2015, according to a company off...
by marcopolo
Tue, 13 Sep 2011, 03:24
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Is the EV already obsolete?
Replies: 26
Views: 3862

Is the EV already obsolete?

Matt,thank you for your thoughts. It would be a bitter pill to be beaten at the post by a new bio-fuel just when EV's are becoming really exciting! It's harder to get the price down, because to do so requires product on a scale sufficient to satisfy demand growth, falls in conventional fuel capacity...
by marcopolo
Tue, 13 Sep 2011, 01:54
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Is the EV already obsolete?
Replies: 26
Views: 3862

Is the EV already obsolete?

[quote="jonescg"] I think there's a hackle right there [quote]

Npoe, that's just the sad cry of a lonely troll biting it's own tail!
by marcopolo
Mon, 12 Sep 2011, 21:09
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Is the EV already obsolete?
Replies: 26
Views: 3862

Is the EV already obsolete?

Hi Matt, thank you for your reply.    The later can be achieved by the backyard use veg oil recycler. Nope, that'll only give you a low octane yield, bio-diesel with a limited number of vehicles able to use the fuel, after modifications.Attempts to upscale have all been unsuccessful without subsidie...
by marcopolo
Mon, 12 Sep 2011, 07:57
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Is the EV already obsolete?
Replies: 26
Views: 3862

Is the EV already obsolete?

I believe ICE will be here for awhile. The market to keep current inventory alive will push development of alternative fuels.Now - biofuel from seawater algae I believe is a holy grail Yes indeed! you may be right. Wherever the feedstock is to come from, the Virent process will be able to process i...
by marcopolo
Wed, 31 Aug 2011, 06:02
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Is the EV already obsolete?
Replies: 26
Views: 3862

Is the EV already obsolete?

I note this bio-fuel is "non pollutant". So, the fuel is burnt in the engine. What comes out the end? Air? Water? Then, the car still uses fuel, oil, plugs. A real leap forward. The used oil goes where.IC cars have to go. Thank you for your reply! Any friend of Ross Blade, is OK by me! To answer yo...