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Post by Andrew » Sun, 23 Dec 2007, 05:38

Post here if you spot a member's EV or in fact any EV while on the road.

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Post by Thalass » Thu, 27 Dec 2007, 07:04

I've certainly kept an eye out. I'm constantly looking out for a car without an exhaust pipe - especially when I'm down towards the southeast of perth. I keep my eyes peeled for any white mustangs... hehe


Nothing so far, though. Someone needs to buy an Aptera or an electric Carver.
I'll drive an electric vehicle one day.

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Post by BjBlaster » Fri, 28 Dec 2007, 16:52

Here is the Mustang I saw in Kewdale ... (sorry about the poor quality phone pic)

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Cheers

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Post by Andrew » Mon, 04 Feb 2008, 05:48

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During my sunday arvo joy ride, I decided to stop by... the guy at the counter kept giving me funny looks out the window. Image

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Post by Andrew » Sun, 30 Mar 2008, 00:41

Spotted Rob's electric Mustang this morning at Karrinyup shops.
Good to see you again Rob Image

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Post by BjBlaster » Tue, 23 Sep 2008, 07:00

BjBlaster wrote:
Andrew wrote: Image

During my sunday arvo joy ride, I decided to stop by... the guy at the counter kept giving me funny looks out the window. Image


Surely Tuarn is off his "P" plates by now :)
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Post by Andrew » Tue, 23 Sep 2008, 07:07

No, wasn't him. Me driving.
haha he had no idea I was there Image

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Post by acmotor » Sun, 28 Sep 2008, 02:06

Spotted !..... City of Mandurah's Vectrix.
At 100kmph on Mandurah road.
We caught up with Geof, the Ranger at the next stop. Full interview in the next AEVA Perth branch news.

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iMiEV MY12     105,131km in pure Electric and loving it !

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Post by rhills » Sun, 28 Sep 2008, 18:31

Go Mandurah! I'll look forward to the newsletter.

Wouldn't it be great if all our posties used these instead of the noisy, smelly, usually-badly-in-need-of-a-tuneup ICE ones they use now.

They'd have to go back to the old days of using a whistle too as you wouldn't hear when the mail came anymore!

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Post by Thalass » Mon, 01 Dec 2008, 06:12

I wonder who you'd have to go to, to ask about that? Surely each individual post office wouldn't handle that sort of thing. You'd have to go to the head office or something. Maybe talk to the dealers and put them in touch with the postmaster general about a trial.
I'll drive an electric vehicle one day.

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Post by mikedufty » Tue, 02 Dec 2008, 00:35

Those postie Honda CT110s are consistently the biggest selling motorcycle in Australia. It'd be a big deal if they converted to something electric. I think a vectrix would be way too heavy though, they need something that rides OK over kerbs and lawns.

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Post by Simon » Tue, 02 Dec 2008, 00:59

Yeah the Vectrix is great but not really suitable for postal delivery.
Australia Post are currently trialing some electric bikes and trikes though.

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Post by Thalass » Wed, 03 Dec 2008, 05:55

True, the Vectrix isn't suited really. Certainly hasn't got the decades of development the honda has behind it.

I wonder... a quick search tells me a second hand CT110 is around $1200-$1800. I wonder how far a postie goes on his route? I suppose it's like asking how long a piece of string is. I suppose they also just load up, fuel up, and go between loads. Though you could possibly have two bikes, one waiting to go once the postie gets back, then the first is loaded and put on charge. That'd double the cost though, which is bad.

It'd be an interesting challenge for a conversion.
I'll drive an electric vehicle one day.

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Post by Andrew » Wed, 03 Dec 2008, 06:52

Hey guys, while this is a rather interesting topic, let's keep it to a 'Spotted' thread please. Image Feel free to start up a new topic to discuss elsewhere though.

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Post by Mr Camouflage » Thu, 03 Dec 2009, 12:12

Spotted the electric Mustang on the Mitchel freeway yesterday.

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Post by antiscab » Fri, 04 Dec 2009, 12:19

wow rob gets around :p
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Post by BjBlaster » Fri, 26 Feb 2010, 04:32

Found another one!

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Post by BmBoy » Thu, 11 Mar 2010, 03:38

on REID highway intersecting the mitch fwy onramp - today i saw a Dihatsu Charade smoking its tyres, it was light blue and had ELECTRIC VEHICLE embossosed on the rear bumper,

anyone know whos it is? i reaaallllyyyy wanna know Image ive never seen an EV car do that Image

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Post by Thalass » Fri, 12 Mar 2010, 19:46

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I saw this at work a while ago, but it didn't occur to me to have a closer look. It turns out that Air BP have an EV fuel truck! It's full of lead, so it's slow and clunky, but the speed limit on the airport is 25 anyway. Apparently it's good to drive, as long as it doesn't break down. I kind of think they aren't taking care of the wet cell lead acid batteries. Though the website for the conversion company says that they have some kind of single-point rewatering system so it shouldn't be too hard. It's got a dirty great DC motor, 96v of lead. Has to be constantly recharged, but of course I don't think that's a big deal. Even the drivers like it, as long as it's working at all.

I'm just amazed that British Petroleum have an EV! hahaha

(Just found the conversion company's website: http://fmitrucks.com/electric_isuzu.html
I'll drive an electric vehicle one day.

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Post by juk » Sat, 27 Mar 2010, 03:46

Spotted this parked up in maylands:

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Spoke to the bloke next door, turns out the owner is a sparky of the same ethnicity as Nicola Tesla, and somewhat of a fan of him, so the perfect plate.

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Post by Carv'n Marv'n » Fri, 16 Apr 2010, 14:40

RE: Electric Postie Bike...

I've been working on a design for an electric postie bike for the past 5 years. I even became a Postie - to fully appreciate the job and requirements of the bikes.
Almost finished my proof of concept prototype - and have engaged proffesional motorcycle design engineers to re-design and engineer it for manufacture.

It's a mighty long and expensive road ahead - a mamoth task to take it any further than I have. But I'll try.



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Post by antiscab » Fri, 16 Apr 2010, 17:20

juk wrote: Spotted this parked up in maylands:

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the LPG tag was a bit disconcerting Image
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Post by Mr Camouflage » Tue, 08 Feb 2011, 08:29

Pretty sure I spotted a white tesla roadster a few weeks back on the freeway heading towards Perth. I was on the train on the way to work.

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Post by Simon » Wed, 01 Jun 2011, 06:47

Not exactly local sightings but spotted 2 Mitsubishi iMiEV's in New Zealand recently. One in Auckland and this one in Wellington (documented with a crappy mobile phone camera picture!!)
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Also saw an EV charging station at a Shell Petrol Station also in Wellington..
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Post by BjBlaster » Tue, 14 Jun 2011, 03:59

Saw this today at our depot. Can't wait to take it for a drive!... it was *flat* at the time of the picture ;( but 140km range it pretty good I thought! Yet another EVworks creation :)

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