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by marcopolo
Wed, 31 Aug 2011, 03:08
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Is the EV already obsolete?
Replies: 26
Views: 3934

Is the EV already obsolete?

This post is bound to raise some die-hard hackles! Daily we read of longer and longer range Electric vehicles. The impending release of the large 5 seat Tesla ‘S’ sedan, with a range capacity of over 500 klms and 12 minute fast charge capacity appears set to ensure the internal combustion engine obs...
by marcopolo
Mon, 23 May 2011, 22:00
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Certification for Golf Carts?
Replies: 4
Views: 1622

Certification for Golf Carts?

To hire a vehicle of this nature, you will need to first determine who is going to hire the vehicle. The next step is to obtain insurance. This will be fairly difficult as the property owners insurer will have to approve of your insurance arrangements, and grant a waiver. Each Australian State is di...
by marcopolo
Sun, 22 May 2011, 22:20
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Certification for Golf Carts?
Replies: 4
Views: 1622

Certification for Golf Carts?

You need no certification, unless you are intending to offer the vehicle for hire .
by marcopolo
Tue, 10 May 2011, 06:47
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Blade EV - New model
Replies: 104
Views: 14196

Blade EV - New model

Recently, I was asked by the publication of a major innovation and technology association with more than 11,200 participating business, educational and government organisations, to contribute an article on why more people of influence, do not overtly support environmental causes. This thread serves ...
by marcopolo
Sat, 07 May 2011, 18:38
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Blade EV - New model
Replies: 104
Views: 14196

Blade EV - New model

Johny wrote: Boy, this thread is better than a soapy.


Yes!
by marcopolo
Thu, 05 May 2011, 22:34
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Blade EV - New model
Replies: 104
Views: 14196

Blade EV - New model

Greg shove your commie bollocks up your wealthy arse. "Supercars" He can either be a communist, or a wealthy capitalist, but not both! Why on earth do you seem obsessed with Golf? Ah, that could explain everything! Maybe you were hit in the head with a golf ball? No, or maybe you were kicked out of...
by marcopolo
Thu, 05 May 2011, 00:01
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Blade EV - New model
Replies: 104
Views: 14196

Blade EV - New model

You know what, ANYONE that pays $300,000 dollars for a car is a tosser. Regardless of who or what they are or do. As a farmer who battles daily to make a living, to listen to someone big note themselves over a $300,000 car makes me sick! Actually, $300,000 doesn't buy much in the Australian luxury ...
by marcopolo
Mon, 02 May 2011, 08:45
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Blade EV - New model
Replies: 104
Views: 14196

Blade EV - New model

Personal Import or SEVS?? There are several different criteria for importing EV's to Australia. One method is to ship the Ev minus the electric drive train, The vehicle is then imported as spare parts and reassembled here.This method also get around the Luxury vehicle tax. Another method is on a le...
by marcopolo
Sun, 01 May 2011, 21:53
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Electric ride on mower?
Replies: 5
Views: 2219

Electric ride on mower?

buy a $3500 ide-on from Bunnings Hardware, exchange ICE for Electric, add trailer of batteries and "bazinga" You'd think so, wouldn't you? But in reality, it far more complex than that. Ride on mowers are really quite complex and some of the cutting and auxiliary functions require quite skillful en...
by marcopolo
Sun, 01 May 2011, 21:41
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Blade EV - New model
Replies: 104
Views: 14196

Blade EV - New model

reecho wrote: How do you intend to obtain import approval for this vehicle to enter Australia?


I already have import approval.
by marcopolo
Fri, 29 Apr 2011, 22:23
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Electric ride on mower?
Replies: 5
Views: 2219

Electric ride on mower?

For $10,600 I reckon you could build a kick ass electric ride on.Which leads me to think I wonder how much it would cost to build a decent one without going over the top... This is a very humble, but rewardingly practical EV project. In fact I have been looking at building an EV ride on mower for s...
by marcopolo
Sun, 24 Apr 2011, 19:17
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: iMEV price drops to $20000
Replies: 13
Views: 3378

iMEV price drops to $20000

Gee. The US base version must be really basic. The one I saw here seemed very plain and flimsy. It's not the sort of thing I'd be willing to pay $50K for. Yeah, although the US version is said to be wider. However our ADR's require more safety features and an upgraded suspension. Australia tends to...
by marcopolo
Sun, 24 Apr 2011, 01:54
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Blade EV - New model
Replies: 104
Views: 14196

Blade EV - New model

To AMPrentice, There is no value in encouraging your abusive rants. But when you descend to unashamed racial vilification, I no longer regard any dialogue of value.
by marcopolo
Sun, 24 Apr 2011, 01:49
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: iMEV price drops to $20000
Replies: 13
Views: 3378

iMEV price drops to $20000

As far as I know the iMiEV is not available here yet but lets hope that when it is it will be competitive to the unsubsidised US price. The iMev imported from Japan to Australia is a higher spec vehicle than the US. The equivalent US price would be around $37,000 without subsidies. If you add Austr...
by marcopolo
Sat, 23 Apr 2011, 22:03
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: iMEV price drops to $20000
Replies: 13
Views: 3378

iMEV price drops to $20000

The Tesla in Australia is a bargain price, and you only pay $100k tax for the purposes of subsidising V6 and V8 Holdens and Fords. It makes sense. Partly, but Tesla is also subject to the 33% Luxury Vehicle Tax. Governments have an obligation to protect local employment and industry as best they ca...
by marcopolo
Sat, 23 Apr 2011, 19:18
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Blade EV - New model
Replies: 104
Views: 14196

Blade EV - New model

I still would appreciate a link to good technical details on the Liberty RR….. Can’t seem to find anything that gives much detail on the wheel motors etc. Also did the charge plate concept actually get to a working product option? Seems in some advertising it is an option today??Maybe a new thread ...
by marcopolo
Sat, 23 Apr 2011, 07:51
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: iMEV price drops to $20000
Replies: 13
Views: 3378

iMEV price drops to $20000

A Mitsubishi press release has announced that the US version on the Mitsubishi iMEV, (reportedly slightly large and with better road manners), will go on sale in the US for $20,000 (price includes US incentive discounts. Even so, this means than the unsubsidised price is still well under $30,000. So...
by marcopolo
Fri, 22 Apr 2011, 21:51
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Blade EV - New model
Replies: 104
Views: 14196

Blade EV - New model

the problem of attempting to discuss anything with you is that you are a fanatic, full of wild prejudices ranging from the usual mundane conspiracy theories, to racial vilification. Such hatreds and envy are not reflective of discredit to those you abuse, but reflect upon your own insecurities and ...
by marcopolo
Fri, 22 Apr 2011, 20:54
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: "Heavy" Electric Vehicles
Replies: 10
Views: 2118

"Heavy" Electric Vehicles

Theres no cheap or efficient way of getting hydrogen: either you convert methane into it, or you electrolyze water at ~%50 efficiency. Very true, apart from hybrid diesel electric locomotives. The biggest electric self contained vehicles are buses and Smith 12 tonne trucks. Contrary to some green a...
by marcopolo
Thu, 21 Apr 2011, 08:57
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Blade EV - New model
Replies: 104
Views: 14196

Blade EV - New model

A Modec like EV offered both as a commercial and the possibility of conversion into a hip family car could be the i-pod of the commuter market if it could be priced and marketed above the price of the ford territory TS and the latest diesel TX SSS. Modec   is in receivership. Most can see what has ...
by marcopolo
Thu, 21 Apr 2011, 08:37
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Blade EV - New model
Replies: 104
Views: 14196

Blade EV - New model

An alternative to the proposed producer levy would be a consumption based scheme, similar to VAT or the GST. Perhaps, we can call it the CAT for carbon added tax? Well what you are suggesting works if you believe that the ATO should be an instrument for social engineering. In fact the concept of a ...
by marcopolo
Wed, 20 Apr 2011, 18:51
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Blade EV - New model
Replies: 104
Views: 14196

Blade EV - New model

One would almost think that the Oz Gov't was anti EV with that kind of thinking. Hmmm I wonder what they could be protecting?.... Yeah, and yet.... It can't be the Australian Automotive Industry. All three major manufactures are exasperated with irrational government policies. Each have said the cu...
by marcopolo
Tue, 19 Apr 2011, 15:35
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Blade EV - New model
Replies: 104
Views: 14196

Blade EV - New model

No one can question your commitment to the EV cause with that sort of outlay. Well, it's all relative I suppose. After all, I didn't personally build the LEVRR. I really admire those who spend years personally converting their own vehicles. However, it's ridiculous for Australian governments levy t...
by marcopolo
Tue, 19 Apr 2011, 06:43
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Blade EV - New model
Replies: 104
Views: 14196

Blade EV - New model

Someone once described my old MX5 roadster as a great “G and T” car..... Thank you for your interest. It's ridiculous that between government 'luxury'(jealousy) tax, and other assorted duties and taxes, often the best technology is unaffordable in Australia.I was fortunate enough to get a sizable e...
by marcopolo
Sun, 17 Apr 2011, 11:52
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Blade EV - New model
Replies: 104
Views: 14196

Blade EV - New model

All I can say is WOW! Interesting choice of machine.... Last time I looked the rumour was £150,000 (or 231,754.93 AUD) plus all the Oz taxes? I have owned the EV Rangie for nearly 18 months in the UK, so soon I can bring it to Australia as a personal import. (much cheaper)By the time it lands and i...