2014 Blade S Electric Car Review - TheMotorReport

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Post by g4qber » Mon, 10 Mar 2014, 14:32

http://www.themotorreport.com.au/58332/ ... car-review

Interesting comments.
in the pic it also has J1772 connectivity.
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Post by jonescg » Mon, 10 Mar 2014, 16:24

The website indicates that it gets 30 Wh/km. I haven't seen an electric motorcycle or scooter get close to that...
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Post by Troglodyte » Wed, 19 Mar 2014, 17:46

Regardless of how 'you beaut' the Tesla might be, its beyond the budget of most of us. I could afford a Mitsubishi (although its 99% unsuitable for my needs) or with a bit of scratching, a Leaf, but anything double the price of a new Leaf is not what I regard as cost-effective.

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Post by g4qber » Thu, 20 Mar 2014, 14:05

http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/ ... 7_0852.mp3

5 cars a year.
$28,000

"Market is looking for $15,000 vehicle"

Andrew Simpson - QUT
"charge at home and at business"
public charging infrastructure doesn't affect him much.
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Post by Troglodyte » Thu, 20 Mar 2014, 18:57

g4qber wrote: http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/ ... 7_0852.mp3

5 cars a year.
$28,000

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I don't mind $28,000 but given my particular location I really need a genuine 200k range. That bumps the price of a Blade conversion to over $50,000 and the batteries leave no space for more than two passengers & maybe a small briefcase. What really should happen is the Wacky Wabbot administration provide meaningful assistance to reduce the cost, however discovery of frogs feathers or rocking horse droppings is infinitely more likely.

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