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by marty11
Thu, 27 May 2010, 23:47
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Can anyone match the 300km range?
Replies: 3
Views: 764

Can anyone match the 300km range?

http://www.ecofriend.org/entry/mira-ev-shatters-previous-record-by-running-more-than-1000km-on-a-single-charge/ Will 1,000 kms be enough? See the link above "You may remember the electric vehicle Mira EV back from our news on April 21. Yes, it is that very vehicle equipped with Sanyo’s 8,320 cylind...
by marty11
Sat, 22 May 2010, 17:08
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Government EV Policy
Replies: 35
Views: 4542

Government EV Policy

Hi! Perhaps with Toyota and Daimler both investing in Tesla, this could be mentioned to Australian members of parliament via some lobbying.     To receive a "who cares " reply from mps, would amount to them "putting heads in the sand" and avoiding the opportunities for jobs in factories in Australia...
by marty11
Fri, 21 May 2010, 14:20
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Tesla joins Toyota to Build Electric Car?
Replies: 2
Views: 593

Tesla joins Toyota to Build Electric Car?

Just read this about Tesla and Toyota: Tesla Motors and Toyota will reportedly announce on Thursday a partnership to jointly build an electric car in California. The surprise disclosure came from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger of California during an appearance Thursday at Google’s headquarters in Mount...
by marty11
Sun, 02 May 2010, 18:08
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Mercedes A and B class donors; stability control
Replies: 89
Views: 17411

Mercedes A and B class donors; stability control

maybe the yellow taxi didnt quite make the 280 kms.. more like 40 miles..

http://green.autoblog.com/2007/07/16/el ... s-ny-taxi/

also, here is a $14,500 usd conversion option for a pt cruiser, only 40 mile range ..

www.detroitev.com/kits.php
by marty11
Fri, 30 Apr 2010, 15:09
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: $25K Chinese import 2011
Replies: 3
Views: 932

$25K Chinese import 2011

sketchy on details.. but interesting story none the less in Sydney morning Herald. importer is Ateco

http://smh.drive.com.au/motor-news/25k- ... -thco.html
by marty11
Sat, 24 Apr 2010, 00:32
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 555.6 kms on a single charge Sanyo Battery Pac
Replies: 0
Views: 579

555.6 kms on a single charge Sanyo Battery Pac

so it was 555.6 kms on over 8,300 cylindrical sanyo lithium ion bateries.

Tesla roadster uses 6831 laptop batteries . .according to this article..

http://dvice.com/archives/2010/04/electric-car-tr.php
by marty11
Tue, 20 Apr 2010, 05:05
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Why get an EV?
Replies: 311
Views: 27145

Why get an EV?

woody wrote: Tesla model S =~ Au$70K :-)

or... Ev me Mazda2      ....... Au$70k

and the winner would be...drum roll ... Tesla Model S ! (IMHO) Image
by marty11
Sat, 17 Apr 2010, 01:40
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Nissan Leaf, Holden Volt , Ford or DIY
Replies: 17
Views: 2673

Nissan Leaf, Holden Volt , Ford or DIY

Hi Paul, Wondering if the price you mentioned of $250,000 for the roadster was an old , or misinformed (from Tesla) email. http://www.goauto.com.au/mellor/mellor.nsf/story2/90D4C3FB352331D0CA2576EA0005122B this story indicates around $150,000 AUD for the roadster, and would put the Telsa S at around...
by marty11
Fri, 16 Apr 2010, 23:33
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Nissan Leaf, Holden Volt , Ford or DIY
Replies: 17
Views: 2673

Nissan Leaf, Holden Volt , Ford or DIY

"$30k for RAV plus donor (of which I have) This car needs to last so spending a few extra thou' on a good body is worth it I believe." good post! I believe thats a key too.. good to have a car body that looks good, you are spending enough on it already.. Lesters Mercedes looks ok.. I see he spent $2...
by marty11
Fri, 16 Apr 2010, 20:39
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Nissan Leaf, Holden Volt , Ford or DIY
Replies: 17
Views: 2673

Nissan Leaf, Holden Volt , Ford or DIY

Hi, I'd like to respond to Marty11's question "Do you think that I should wait"? Even the Tesla S will be $150,000 in Australi (but not for years). In the end I came to the conclusion that the major car companies would spend several more years of dangling the carrot and it was this that made me hav...
by marty11
Fri, 16 Apr 2010, 17:58
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Nissan Leaf, Holden Volt , Ford or DIY
Replies: 17
Views: 2673

Nissan Leaf, Holden Volt , Ford or DIY

"my indecision is over the DIY RAV4 or Mazda6 (wagon) " any idea of how much each will cost.. apart from the door car. as in . a.   cost of parts for Rav4.. Range expected.   also cost to get it done b.   cost of parts for Mazda 6 Range expected your note about battery technology is spot on, but cos...
by marty11
Thu, 15 Apr 2010, 00:44
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Nissan Leaf, Holden Volt , Ford or DIY
Replies: 17
Views: 2673

Nissan Leaf, Holden Volt , Ford or DIY

Well looking into the forums from time to time, plus googling occasionally to see what is new and coming out in the market place. Starting to like the price of the Nissan Leaf at about $32000 USD. Also the Volt at about $35000 USD with the combined range of 400-500 kms It seems to me reading the pos...
by marty11
Thu, 15 Apr 2010, 00:27
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Manufactured electric vehicles
Replies: 7
Views: 1060

Manufactured electric vehicles

hmmm glad you saw the leaf..thanks for your comments on it.

Wanted to go look but was working too far away. 2012 maybe ?

Cheers.. Marty
by marty11
Thu, 04 Feb 2010, 18:09
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: tesla roadster - may stop production
Replies: 7
Views: 1158

tesla roadster - may stop production

Tesla to concentrate on s instead? interesting story.. it doesnt say that tesla is looking for a replacement supplier of parts / bodies... hope they get cracking on the S.. I had hoped to buy an S looking a long way off though ... keep my fingers crossed.. Link: http://content.usatoday.com/communit...
by marty11
Sat, 23 Jan 2010, 14:07
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Battery EV good news re prices
Replies: 14
Views: 1568

Battery EV good news re prices

Image what do you think they will come down to in the next 12 months.. any ideas? and ...do you ever do "bulk buys" with a few people together?

cheers - Marty
by marty11
Sat, 23 Jan 2010, 04:43
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Battery EV good news re prices
Replies: 14
Views: 1568

Battery EV good news re prices

Saw this and thought everyone here could smile too.. makes a lot of sense when you read it newenergyandfuel.com/http:/newenergyandfuel/com/2010/01/21/the-battery-hopes-for-electric-vehicles-improve/ Its an argument refuting the doomdsayers saying battery power for EV's isnt too good-- this argument ...
by marty11
Wed, 13 Jan 2010, 23:03
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: NIMH larger batteries oil patent protected?
Replies: 2
Views: 508

NIMH larger batteries oil patent protected?

Hi... were the original ev1 and rav 4 batteries NIMH ? http://globalwarming.change.org/actions/view/we_want_zero_emission_100_electric_cars_now ..I found this page relating to Chevron oils patents stopping people using them (Nimh ) in larger batteries for EV's. anyone comment or know about this?   I...
by marty11
Wed, 13 Jan 2010, 13:23
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Why get an EV?
Replies: 311
Views: 27145

Why get an EV?

Somebody did - Tesla. laughs.. well I have tried buying one...a tesla..   but if GM had that technology, why dont either gm or mitubishi etc launch a model now with just the same or beter range / performance. Perhaps Ford or Hyundai or Kia might leapfrog the slower ones in ev .. by the end of this ...
by marty11
Wed, 13 Jan 2010, 01:20
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Pure electric Volt?
Replies: 3
Views: 649

Pure electric Volt?

so GM are thinking about it- - could the leaf , and possibly Fords plans, be colouring the thoughts at GM re their business directions? Are they scared at GM, that the other two, and mistubishi, might steal sales if they dont have a pure EV ?? I would love to see a holden showroom with both in it. I...
by marty11
Tue, 12 Jan 2010, 23:50
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Why get an EV?
Replies: 311
Views: 27145

Why get an EV?

"GM EV1 could drive around 120 miles (190km) per charge on lead acid batteries back in 1999," from two post up.. What I dont understand, is thats 11 years ago. Why cant someone make an ev that even equals this performance today. That should equate to a lot of miles / kms on advanced battery design t...
by marty11
Mon, 11 Jan 2010, 14:17
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Panasonic EV Batteries+ Tesla
Replies: 4
Views: 915

Panasonic EV Batteries+ Tesla

yes, Tesla is aiming at reselling technology of batteries as part of their business model, or so i read somewhere.   So they "appear" to be happy to share...as they should be.. the more battery innovations that are shared, the brighter the future for BEV.
by marty11
Sun, 10 Jan 2010, 19:39
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Panasonic EV Batteries+ Tesla
Replies: 4
Views: 915

Panasonic EV Batteries+ Tesla

News about Ev batteries . In a hookup with Tesla, Panasonic is about to expand its battery range with a custom battery designed with Electic vehicles in mind.. and has partnered with Tesla See the link here http: //news.cnet.com/8301-17912_3-10428280-72.html As batteries are the key, its nice to see...
by marty11
Sat, 02 Jan 2010, 00:42
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: imiev Australia first after Japan ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1413

imiev Australia first after Japan ?

ohhh it would be nice out here. .seems ages for them to ramp up production.. its 2010!!   

Impatient I am..

I wish they would just set a price, then change their website to "Place order now"

That goes for Mitsubishi Imiev and also Nissan Leaf..
by marty11
Mon, 14 Dec 2009, 22:36
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Sera
Replies: 22
Views: 3298

EV Sera

hmm interesting style.. I dont think those gull wing doors would fit in a normal car garage though , with the doors open.. they look like possibly 2-3 feet higher than the roof.. when wings are up. WOuld be a nice car to convert. Anyone spotted a nice stylish car around that price low weight front w...
by marty11
Thu, 26 Nov 2009, 03:57
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Inventor Microturbine Power Unit wanted for ev
Replies: 8
Views: 1369

Inventor Microturbine Power Unit wanted for ev

thought youd be interested..

here is the link

http://www.greentechgazette.com/index.p ... take-note/

enjoy - Marty