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Post by Kearon » Wed, 03 Dec 2008, 21:25

(This is me not feeling pressured.......)
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Post by Rattrap » Thu, 04 Dec 2008, 02:42

Bring on sunday!

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Post by Thalass » Thu, 04 Dec 2008, 03:38

And another episode! haha
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Post by Kearon » Thu, 04 Dec 2008, 05:15

Actually, I now have a mate editing the next few episodes...He'll be picking up tapes on Sunday (yeah, I've gotten that busy...but I don't wanna let the EV Capri-watching public down - I mean, half of 'em know where I live!!). In other news, I got roped into giving an EVCapri and electric cars in general talk tonight at the local Rotary. Got a pen and fish and chips....would much rather have been actually fabricating the battery pack switch mount!
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Post by Thalass » Thu, 04 Dec 2008, 18:30

Nothing wrong with spreading the word. Though I thought Rotary clubs were full of old (and therefore conservative) people. :p


And hey, nothing wrong with a free pen!
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Post by BjBlaster » Fri, 05 Dec 2008, 19:15

I see the Capri made it into Gav's videos!


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Post by Kearon » Wed, 10 Dec 2008, 03:21

Cheesy, I know.......but, hmm...... thoughts?Image
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Post by htial » Thu, 11 Dec 2008, 07:01

Kearon wrote: Cheesy, I know.......but, hmm...... thoughts?Image

It would...   ...umm...   ...stand out...   ...but maybe a little too much...

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Post by Thalass » Thu, 11 Dec 2008, 09:34

AUGH! My eyes! They burn! The goggles do nossink!


I'm going to be a bit more subtle with mine, I think. Let the (lack of) engine noise do the advertising. But that's just me. :P
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Post by Rattrap » Thu, 11 Dec 2008, 15:25

thoughts? wheres my bucket i think i need to throw up. lol

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Post by Andrew » Thu, 11 Dec 2008, 18:43

A huge lane-wide pram handle on the back would also go well Image Image

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Post by woody » Thu, 11 Dec 2008, 18:50

I think you should leave the steering wheel where it is. It's a pain to rego a LHD car < 30 years old.

But seriously, the minilites don't suit it, maybe some cheesy 90s 3 or 5 spokes, or some Moon Discs on 14 or 15 inch steel wheels.

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Post by Richo » Thu, 11 Dec 2008, 21:45

Reds faster.
And the yellow would stand out more Image
So the short answer is NO but the long answer is YES.
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Post by acmotor » Thu, 11 Dec 2008, 22:27

I like it !
But remember that at least 90% of people will not know what it means anyway.
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Post by Peter C in Canberra » Thu, 11 Dec 2008, 23:16

I agree, many will not know what it means. That is why I am trying to find the best, briefest, least ambiguous set of words for a sticker on the rear of my car that says: "This is an electric car. I charge it by purchasing accredited 100% Greenpower which means you can forget the criticism that I am just moving the pollution elsewhere to a coal power station" I'm thinking that might be
"100% renewable electric car"
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"ELECTRIC CAR
-charged from renewables"

Not snappy but a message I think we should be putting out.

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Post by htial » Thu, 11 Dec 2008, 23:22

Peter C in Canberra wrote: "100% renewable electric car"

That works best for me...

However I know a few people that would pick at that even...

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Post by acmotor » Fri, 12 Dec 2008, 00:16

I'll have a go.. Image

Coal is renewable, it just takes longer.

Hybrids have stolen the "green" label
and biodiesel has stolen the "renewable" label
It seems all the possible words are already being used falsely...
Smart, green, renewable, environmentally friendly, eco this and that etc.

Personally I don't consider solar or wind should be called renewable. They are more than that.
There must be a better name.

Is there something that is BEV unique ?

Maybe Kearon's big yellow arrow is just the ticket !

Is that what you were looking for ! Image   
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Post by Peter C in Canberra » Fri, 12 Dec 2008, 00:24

Yes, I always had misgivings about the old 70s "solar not nuclear" stickers. I wanted to reply 'Solar IS nuclear; just at a safe distance'
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Post by htial » Fri, 12 Dec 2008, 00:31

I concur with solar and wind...   ...Hydro is renewable (I think) because nature transports it back to the top of the "kinetic" system...

And in a way Wind could also be considered "Solar"...   ...Because isn't it the sun heating the earth in different ways that cause the fluctuation in air pressure in different parts of the globe...

But then Solar could really just be heat-delay-release...   ...Solar radiation heats the globe...   ...Solar panels capture this radiation for release later...   ...Which then heats the globe...

And is it too early to have a beer on a thursday???...
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Post by Richo » Fri, 12 Dec 2008, 01:24

acmotor wrote:Is there something that is BEV unique?


Emission Free
0% air pollution

Hybrids still emit polluting gasses.
Biodesiel still emit fish and chips Image
So the short answer is NO but the long answer is YES.
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Post by Thalass » Fri, 12 Dec 2008, 04:27

I wonder where I could get some chrome 3d letters made? A BEV (eventually to be replaced with SHEV) badge in the same font as the Subaru badge would be subtle. But I like a bit of crypticness. Make'em guess, or at least google search. :P

Of course aeva.asn.au is pretty easy to remember, so that'd be good too.
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Post by AMPrentice » Fri, 12 Dec 2008, 05:12

I think the Yellow is good, its visible and can have a pikachu tail the lightning one sticking out on the rear. Maybe Pikas face on the front of bonnet. Image
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Post by rhills » Fri, 12 Dec 2008, 07:17

How about a green lightning bolt?
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Post by Thalass » Fri, 12 Dec 2008, 09:01

Only if Kearon wears a matching superhero costume!
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Post by Rattrap » Fri, 12 Dec 2008, 14:44

Thalass wrote: Only if Kearon wears a matching superhero costume!


Now that is something i would pay to see!   Image

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