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by IVI
Thu, 08 Aug 2013, 01:20
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Korean EV offers unlimited- range w/no batt swaps!
Replies: 2
Views: 613

Korean EV offers unlimited- range w/no batt swaps!

Of course, the -road- it travels on supplies it with power... ;-)

See /. article:

+ http://tech.slashdot.org/story/13/08/06 ... work-opens
by IVI
Sat, 01 Jun 2013, 22:33
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: BetterPlace applies to appoint a temp. liquidator
Replies: 0
Views: 373

BetterPlace applies to appoint a temp. liquidator

At www.betterplace.com/the-company/press-room we find: "Better Place Files Court Motion in Israel for Appointment of a Temporary Liquidator Tel Aviv, May 26, 2013; Better Place announces that it has filed a motion with the Lod District Court today to ask for [1.] the dissolution of the company and [...
by IVI
Thu, 25 Apr 2013, 20:54
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Please -list- any "transport-islands" near you
Replies: 12
Views: 996

Please -list- any "transport-islands" near you

Well, I assumed readers would grok, that my quote-marks
indicate that all the words between -pairs- of them are
from another writer's pen... just like the following:

"These are not my lies! They're other peoples lies!"
(from an old Yiddish humor - in translation - album)
by IVI
Thu, 25 Apr 2013, 17:16
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Please -list- any "transport-islands" near you
Replies: 12
Views: 996

Please -list- any "transport-islands" near you

BetterPlace.com.au is also alive & happy looking... inviting folks with a -commercially-manufactured- EV (of selected brands) to become members: "Better Place has membership packages available to support the + Holden Volt, + Nissan Leaf and + Mitsubishi i-MiEV. A Better Place membership package conn...
by IVI
Thu, 25 Apr 2013, 17:10
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Please -list- any "transport-islands" near you
Replies: 12
Views: 996

Please -list- any "transport-islands" near you

So, I'll add to my list:

+ Tasmania (a 3rd real island, but it's also a place that reportedly generates hydro electricity)
by IVI
Thu, 25 Apr 2013, 16:56
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Please -list- any "transport-islands" near you
Replies: 12
Views: 996

Please -list- any "transport-islands" near you

Also - on YouTube - the "official" Better Place channel seems to be uploading videos, eg, this one, fron 1 month ago: + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69t-CAchEDc I guess Denmark, etc. have more vision & spare capital to apply to creating a Green Future than Aussies do, eh? We have TV shows showing...
by IVI
Thu, 25 Apr 2013, 16:29
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Please -list- any "transport-islands" near you
Replies: 12
Views: 996

Please -list- any "transport-islands" near you

Hmmm... BetterPlace.com is still up and looking alive & well...

Perhaps you mean it's scratched AU off its list...

If not, what...?
by IVI
Thu, 25 Apr 2013, 16:22
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Please -list- any "transport-islands" near you
Replies: 12
Views: 996

Please -list- any "transport-islands" near you

So, what was - in your view - inaccurate in the orig post?
by IVI
Thu, 25 Apr 2013, 16:19
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Please -list- any "transport-islands" near you
Replies: 12
Views: 996

Please -list- any "transport-islands" near you

It's not for Better...
by IVI
Wed, 24 Apr 2013, 19:15
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Please -list- any "transport-islands" near you
Replies: 12
Views: 996

Please -list- any "transport-islands" near you

So, Better Place's Shai Agassi has spoken of releasing / marketing his company's battery-swappable EVs for use in "transport islands" - eg, Israel, Denmark, Hawaii & here in AU. Now, I'd like to use a "micro-level" definition of Trans- port Island" than his, so we can consider -commercial- release /...
by IVI
Wed, 24 Apr 2013, 17:32
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Segment on the ABC's Checkout program
Replies: 46
Views: 3558

EV Segment on the ABC's Checkout program

Short-Term thinking disappoints me... I'm confident that even folks who may be suffering "can't imagine that ever working here" -will- get & use (when it finally arrives) SAFE, GREEN THORIUM: + eg: Liquid Fluoride THORIUM Reactors (LFTR's) Cf Sorensen's 10-min talk on TED.com For the details, search...
by IVI
Wed, 24 Apr 2013, 16:45
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Range 1000 mi, IF you stop every 200 mi for Water!
Replies: 3
Views: 603

Range 1000 mi, IF you stop every 200 mi for Water!

Go for 1000 miles (sic), but stop every 200 mi for H2O: + http://tech.slashdot.org/story/13/04/23/199248/will-future-tesla-cars-use-metal-air-batteries "Will Future Tesla Cars Use Metal-Air Batteries? .. 2013.04.24 .. from the powered-by-the-tears-of-oil-execs dept. thecarchik writes: "Most advocate...
by IVI
Wed, 16 Jan 2013, 22:33
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Old EV got 340 km on 1 charge [once]
Replies: 14
Views: 1637

Old EV got 340 km on 1 charge [once]

A quick excerpt from Wikipedia reminds us that some -early- EV's good range: "Production of the electric automobile, powered by a rechargeable lead acid battery, began in 1907. For an additional $600.00, an Edison nickel-iron battery was available from 1911 to 1916. The cars were advertised as relia...
by IVI
Fri, 07 Dec 2012, 16:35
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: A123 Systems in Bankruptcy...
Replies: 15
Views: 1811

A123 Systems in Bankruptcy...

Article from /. "A Twisted Clean-Tech Tale: How A123 Wound Up In Bankruptcy" Posted by timothy on Thursday December 06, @12:10PM from the fallacies-on-display dept. curtwoodward writes "Advanced battery maker A123 Systems was supposed to be one of the marquee names of the U.S. cleantech manufacturin...
by IVI
Wed, 14 Nov 2012, 16:10
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Toyota Prius as an emergency power source
Replies: 1
Views: 533

Toyota Prius as an emergency power source

Someone asked if their Prius could serve as self-charging battery supply for their Amateur Radio Station; a Toyota Prius tech chimes in with info, along the way. From a US forum for Radio Amateurs, et al.: + http://www.eHam.net/ehamforum/smf/index.php/topic,83390.0.html The inventor of APRS (Amateur...
by IVI
Wed, 14 Nov 2012, 16:03
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: Cannot list in For Sale section
Replies: 11
Views: 1734

Cannot list in For Sale section

"It's not easy for the forum software to lookup if you have paid your membership. Admin would have to get the up to date list of financial memebers, your personal details, forum details. Then assuming it was even possible in the software manually change it for you." C'mon, it's -easy- to build-in an...
by IVI
Mon, 08 Oct 2012, 18:21
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Hybrid Car Owners NOT Likely To Buy Another Hybrid
Replies: 7
Views: 1332

Hybrid Car Owners NOT Likely To Buy Another Hybrid

Funny - isn't it? - that at the 2012 Adelaide Royal Show - folks sent by a local Toyots dealership knew nothing about any 100% electric Prius's. Not only that, the guy I spoke with there said he doesn't expect to see Toyota selling EV's in AU... ever. Given the Norwegian study on the environmental i...
by IVI
Mon, 08 Oct 2012, 16:21
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Holden Volt - Charging Cable Limited To Six Amps.
Replies: 53
Views: 5949

Holden Volt - Charging Cable Limited To Six Amps.

As long as: 1. Fuse is rated for, say, 5 Amps, and 2. Owner is patient I don't a major issue. Maybe the Volt will be the car for pensioners :-) or the subest of them, who have time to spare)! PS Seriously, this may be GM's low-cost "solution" of the "How to avoid complaints from power genera- tion c...
by IVI
Wed, 23 May 2012, 06:13
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: RMS certification costs.
Replies: 3
Views: 706

RMS certification costs.

The advice we've been hearing... on HOW TO REDUCE ENGINEER's FEES is: Get them in EARLY. Throwing huge numbers around, without knowing more about each case isn't helpful. I seem to recall a cost of $160 (or under $200), supplied by someone who also told me that he had the engineer in long before beg...
by IVI
Sun, 20 May 2012, 06:24
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Auto Makers Announce ElecCar Charging Standard :/.
Replies: 6
Views: 807

Auto Makers Announce ElecCar Charging Standard :/.

Some folks -still- believe that Battery Swap Stations'
-only- purpose is to charge batteries & swap them into
EVs, whose compatible & swappable batteries have run [nearly] flat.

Didn't you watch any of Shai Agassi's talks on TED.com
and/or FORA.tv (also on YouTube.com)? :-)
by IVI
Sun, 20 May 2012, 06:16
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: USA puts tariffs on Solar Panels; will AU follow?
Replies: 5
Views: 736

USA puts tariffs on Solar Panels; will AU follow?

U.S. Imposes Tariffs On Chinese Solar Cells Posted by Soulskill on 2012.05.18 21:32 from the sunshine-of-your-love dept. New submitter kimtysirt sends this excerpt from a Bloomberg report about US tariffs for Chinese solar panels: "The US yesterday imposed tariffs of as much as 250 percent on Chines...
by IVI
Mon, 07 May 2012, 19:17
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Making EVs commercially in AU: If not NOW, When?
Replies: 94
Views: 8230

Making EVs commercially in AU: If not NOW, When?

As OVERSEAS interest seems to continue to grow in EVs, I continue to see signs that Australia's interest has yet to keep up. ===================================================== Too Hard for Our City-Slickers; Rural Folks'll Do It! ===================================================== Is anyone awa...
by IVI
Sun, 06 May 2012, 02:17
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Auto Makers Announce ElecCar Charging Standard :/.
Replies: 6
Views: 807

Auto Makers Announce ElecCar Charging Standard :/.

From SlashDot.org, today: "Auto makers are launching a universal EV charger that charges an electric vehicle in 15 to 20 minutes. The standard, called Combined Charging System, has been approved by the Society of Automotive Engineers and ACEA, the European association of vehicle manufacturers, as th...
by IVI
Thu, 03 May 2012, 03:57
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Hybrid Car Owners NOT Likely To Buy Another Hybrid
Replies: 7
Views: 1332

Hybrid Car Owners NOT Likely To Buy Another Hybrid

Take off the "blinkers" & you see a little more of the world. Hey, I use an Internet Radio to help me see a bit further afield, largely to preclude getting "stuck" wearing blinkers, when I need to be open to others' ideas & research results. The cited article -isn't- one of my most cherished discove...
by IVI
Thu, 03 May 2012, 03:47
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Student Project- Electric Mobility Survey
Replies: 7
Views: 700

Student Project- Electric Mobility Survey

Before you carve your survey into stone, may I suggest you visit TED.com & view the very recent talk by Amory Lovins "A 50 Year Plan for Energy" The guy is a Physicist, who can really communicate cleaerly (if quickly, maybe download the talk & play it slower in VLC if he's too quick): + http://www.T...