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Post by a4x4kiwi » Tue, 19 May 2009, 05:46

Where do they record in Sydney? Perhaps we should go and join the 1000's in the studio audience. It is 1000's. A mate of mine attended last week.
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Post by coulomb » Tue, 19 May 2009, 13:56

For heckling? Throwing tomatoes?
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Post by Thalass » Tue, 19 May 2009, 15:33

"Football, Meat Pies, Kangaroos, Electric Cars" was totally awesome, indeed.

That should be the AEVA motto!


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Post by weber » Tue, 19 May 2009, 15:36

acmotor wrote: Maybe not advancing the EV cause in that episode, but they have left themselves open to more EVs on the show !! Image

I'm certain the Symons will engage in an upmarket conversion for the ATG show soon !

Aha! I smell inside knowledge. In that case, yes, I may have been guilty of lacking a sense of humour in this case. The thing is, if it were left at that, I suspect many viewers wouldn't have been aware of what a load of cobblers it was. If it's all a set up so they can bring on the Tesla and other real up-to-date EVs and have people realise just how good they are in comparison, then it's all very clever and I'll eat my words.

But I have to say, the presenters still rub me the wrong way, even when not talking about EVs. When Ian Moss was being interviewed, I could almost hear him thinking, "These guys are complete morons". But maybe that's just me. Image

And I hope the Symons' are not being taken for a ride (no pun intended). Why would anyone trust this program to represent even real EVs fairly after the lies the British program told (and staged) about the Tesla?
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Post by acmotor » Tue, 19 May 2009, 17:40

Hmmm, yes, I thought the show went cold during the Ian Moss interview. The audience faces showed that !

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Post by EV2Go » Tue, 19 May 2009, 17:42

Unfortunately I only caught the end of the show and missed the EV segment. I suspected they would balls it up and follow the anti electric sentiment of the UK show... They obviously didn't dissapoint.

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Post by Taffy » Tue, 19 May 2009, 18:47

The segment lacked any details which made it all the worse. Electric drills though, I liked the method for connecting all 4... err thats about all though.
They gave no details or cost breakdowns which was major dissapointment or any performance figures of the kingswood once converted. Maybe it was a little too good? Image
Also wonder how many laps it did, it was more then 4 (said he lost count) so i guess it was a few.

Wonder if Simon Hackett will let them borrow his Tesla?

If they could move away from Ford Vs Holden it would be an improvement!

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Post by Thalass » Tue, 19 May 2009, 20:15

That's my main problem with TGA: it's mostly ford vs holden crap.

It has potential, but it'll take a while to get good I suppose.
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Post by Squiggles » Tue, 19 May 2009, 20:52

It would help if the presenters had some sort of personality / charisma.
Maybe they could get someone like Nick Giannopoulos, he could turn up each week in a purple valiant.

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Post by EV2Go » Tue, 19 May 2009, 21:39

Squiggles wrote: It would help if the presenters had some sort of personality / charisma.
Maybe they could get someone like Nick Giannopoulos, he could turn up each week in a purple valiant.


I like the way you think, at least that way the show would have some personality Image

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Post by Kearon » Tue, 19 May 2009, 21:54

Funny that less than 48hrs after that episode, I'll be on TEN news with the EV Capri.... Image ...and I said hi to all you guys, individually. And I mentioned your phone numbers, aliases on the forums etc etc...

No, but serioulsy, TEN news tomorrow at 5. They shot me and the Capri today.
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Post by htial » Tue, 19 May 2009, 22:15

Woot for Kearon...

Will it be only on the Sydney news or will it be all states???...

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Post by Kearon » Tue, 19 May 2009, 22:26

The story will air nationally at 5pm and the repeat at 10pm too.
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Post by Thalass » Tue, 19 May 2009, 23:39

Awesome. You should audition for TGA. haha Image
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Post by EV2Go » Tue, 19 May 2009, 23:44

If TGA see the story they might call him up so they can do a follow up story, but I would count on it being a favourable one...

Narrow minds have a hard time seeing anything beyond their own noses even when it can be the next wheel...

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Post by acmotor » Wed, 20 May 2009, 01:35

Kearon, is the interview online somewhere, I missed it. Image
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Post by Kearon » Wed, 20 May 2009, 01:44

Hey all - it's been changed to TOMORROW night!
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Post by cardboardtrent » Wed, 20 May 2009, 02:09

If anyone missed Top Gear, I've uploaded the electric car segment to Youtube

Part 1

Part 2
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Post by coulomb » Wed, 20 May 2009, 03:42

Hey, thanks, acmotor!

Part 1 didn't seem too bad (apart from the first 10 seconds), but then... oh dear.

Extremely lowest common denominator, and so poorly done. I can't see how they managed a top speed as low as 40 km/hr... even with all that weight and direct drive.

Let's hope that any publicity turns out to be good publicity.
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Post by acmotor » Wed, 20 May 2009, 04:24

This is good. No legwork but still the credit !
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Post by htial » Wed, 20 May 2009, 06:30

Just watched it...

What the hell was he thinking with the drills???...   ...And it was good to see them use a Kingswood...   ...but overall an under par performance on electric cars...   ...they should have had a production model there as well...   ...Or at least mentioned one...

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Post by Squiggles » Wed, 20 May 2009, 13:48

htial wrote:
What the hell was he thinking with the drills???...


Worse still it would have taken a team of people to come up with that idea.

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Post by Gow864 » Wed, 20 May 2009, 13:50

"A trumpet player, a cartoonist, and a dick head". sounds like the start of a joke doesn't it.

hahahaha
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Post by coulomb » Wed, 20 May 2009, 14:08

acmotor wrote: Thanks goes to cardboardtrent coulomb ! Image

Duh, sorry gents. Must be foggy glasses Image

So cardboardtrent: thanks!
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Post by coulomb » Wed, 20 May 2009, 14:16

Squiggles wrote: Worse still it would have taken a team of people to come up with that idea.

Oh yes, it smacks of careful planning, despite the buffoonery in the delivery. The messages are: EVs are unreliable, EVs are to be laughed at, EVs even when they work are slow, EV batteries are scary, EV batteries always take away your luggage space. I'm sure there were more.

Carefully choreographed slander. Quite possibly the worst kind, unless people can see through it. I suspect (supported by the good turnout at the Brisbane EV Assocuation meeting) that people will see through this, but there will be many that just accept it as delivered.
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