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by IVI
Tue, 14 Feb 2012, 15:33
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: DVP: Does AU need more like this to make EVs here?
Replies: 9
Views: 1039

DVP: Does AU need more like this to make EVs here?

So, in Israel, BetterPlace's Shai Agassi found the millions to begin his serious efforts to design the infrastructure and devise innovative (mobile air-time like) ways to make EVs convenient & affordable (or so he claims). In other places, both angel-investors & more typical venture capitalists are ...
by IVI
Tue, 14 Feb 2012, 15:00
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: When will 50% of AU's cars be EVs?
Replies: 0
Views: 159

When will 50% of AU's cars be EVs?

Some say that when even -one- (or 2) country shows, by example, that EVs work well there, nobody will ever buy a petroleum-fueled car, again... or they'll never -want- to do that. This poll gauges this (pro-EV) community on its "educated guess" of when Australia will see the day when even HALF of it...
by IVI
Tue, 14 Feb 2012, 10:15
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Now, a Tata EV
Replies: 3
Views: 817

Now, a Tata EV

Then, there's hope for the low-end of the EV marketplace, yet! :-)
by IVI
Mon, 13 Feb 2012, 02:17
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Who all benefits from EV's?
Replies: 0
Views: 490

Who all benefits from EV's?

Here are some of the ones, who'll win from EV's,
ie, according to WikiInvest:

+ http://www.WikInvest.com/concept/Electric_Cars

Agree? Care to quibble? Got updates?
by IVI
Mon, 13 Feb 2012, 02:12
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Now, a Tata EV
Replies: 3
Views: 817

Now, a Tata EV

So, India's Tata made a US$ 2,000 (or was it $3,000...?), 2-cyl engine "family car" for the Indian market (ie, to get families of 6 of motorscooters...) Now, see there's a Tata (concept) EV: + http://ibnlive.in.com/news/tata-to-display-concept-electric-car-at-detroit/218724-25-162.html I wonder what...
by IVI
Sun, 12 Feb 2012, 13:39
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Folks would -leave- NSW :survey
Replies: 0
Views: 467

Folks would -leave- NSW :survey

This morning brought news that folks who live in NSW would -like- to -leave- NSW, if they could; many do! Reasons given include high costs, long working hours etc. Could EVs be promoted in NSW (& elsewhere) as provid- ing great cost-ecomony, in places like NSW? "Reason #853 to get an EV: You can bet...
by IVI
Sun, 12 Feb 2012, 13:35
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Building the biggest list of EVs charge places
Replies: 14
Views: 2115

Building the biggest list of EVs charge places

It -shouldn't- be the "Biggest" list... ie, yet. Now, if someone's name & address is on the list, are they committing to "giving away" their power - even to total strangers?!? Or have folks got some "rule of thumb" $-amounts to reimburse these helpful "on-the-fly" recharge stations, ie, so they don'...
by IVI
Sun, 12 Feb 2012, 12:09
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: New Political Party: "Make EVs in AU"
Replies: 2
Views: 754

New Political Party: "Make EVs in AU"

No, I haven't registered the Subj political party in AU! I can't help noticing that we have an EV "movement" here. So - considering all the "unique" (read: weird) parties, that -have- been registered in AU, maybe it's time for one that's based on -great- ideas, for a change. :-) In a nutshell, to ma...
by IVI
Sun, 12 Feb 2012, 11:32
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Link to several rolling-videos on EVs
Replies: 0
Views: 465

Link to several rolling-videos on EVs

We found this informative rolling-video effect -after- viewing "Watch the [WrightSpeed] X1 blow past a Tesla..." video at: + http://www.Wrightspeed.com/x1.html (Don't know just -how- got it to go into rolling-video mode, but the range of EV-related videos it played covered a range of brands & unbran...
by IVI
Wed, 08 Feb 2012, 14:34
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Making EVs commercially in AU: If not NOW, When?
Replies: 94
Views: 11090

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

Mate, you're still paying "Standard Rates"... ie, if you have an electricity service to charge you EV. We're -all- interconnected... You']] need parts that were made by a big auto-maker. Tyres come from pretty sizable companies, all over the planet. Israelis can work together... Danes can work toget...
by IVI
Sat, 04 Feb 2012, 23:21
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Making EVs commercially in AU: If not NOW, When?
Replies: 94
Views: 11090

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

Since swapping batteries won't take as long as refilling a petro / diesel / gas tank, today, wouldn't you agree to see this like "changing horses" in the wild West?
by IVI
Sat, 04 Feb 2012, 23:18
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Making EVs commercially in AU: If not NOW, When?
Replies: 94
Views: 11090

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

I got the impression that - in BetterPlace's business model - it -doesn't- matter which leg of their "charging infrastructure" you "fuel-up" with, you're still paying according to a pre-agreed "cost per Km" rate, each month. Presumably, you'd need to sign-up for a set number of Km's per month, like ...
by IVI
Sat, 04 Feb 2012, 23:08
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Making EVs commercially in AU: If not NOW, When?
Replies: 94
Views: 11090

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

Naw... BetterPlace's Shai Agassi was (eg, in his Melbourne talk... have you view/heard it end-to-end?) quoting more like "cents / Km" & suggesting that: + since that cost is expected to -drop- on into the future, + those who agree to pay the -current- (higher) price - ie, . over a long enough period...
by IVI
Sat, 04 Feb 2012, 09:54
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Making EVs commercially in AU: If not NOW, When?
Replies: 94
Views: 11090

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

Anyone care to analyse BetterPlace.com's "Buy a car like you bought your mobile" (ie, by buying "Km's" analogous to (mobile) "air-time")? The $30-40K price tags -don't- seem to apply in BetterPrice's business model, in which: + their EV costs ~US$12K to build (What deal in Israel? DK? etc.); + they ...
by IVI
Wed, 01 Feb 2012, 18:46
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Making EVs commercially in AU: If not NOW, When?
Replies: 94
Views: 11090

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

"Leave their safety levels"? Look motorbikes offer NO protection from side-on collision. Postie bikes offer the same kind of risk. No one's even thinking about banning them! EV's offer a lot more protection, like their petroleum predecessors, so where is any safety issue in EV's. We have to -stop- a...
by IVI
Wed, 01 Feb 2012, 18:39
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Making EVs commercially in AU: If not NOW, When?
Replies: 94
Views: 11090

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

No "2 birds in the bush"??? Where is your evidence? Here's mine for the opposite claim: Defense has 3! 1. Air Force 2. Army 3. Navy Emergency Services has heaps! 1. Ambos 2. Firies 3. Police 4. SES In the -old- tech'y auto industry, they support heaps! 1. Ford 2. Holden 3. Toyota (and others, I'm no...
by IVI
Tue, 31 Jan 2012, 10:31
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Making EVs commercially in AU: If not NOW, When?
Replies: 94
Views: 11090

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

I'm new here, so if there's a -better- Aussie (or even overseas) group, web site or forum to put & discuss this topic... I trust you'll let me know. :-) First, a bit of background: A few years ago, I was impressed by Shai Agassi's ~18-min talk, on TED.com (I was even more impressed by his ~hour-long...