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Old 06-14-2012, 12:12 PM
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You'd be surprised what it would take to impress me for $12,500.
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:50 PM
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I still consider it to be a true EV, which it is as long as the battery pack is being used to power the vehicle. Once you exhaust the pack, you have a range extending gas generator available that allows you to have all the range you want.
So you just described one reason it's not a true EV. Emissions inspections, oil changes, exhaust components, etc., are all further reasons it's not an EV. A plug in hybrid which rarely uses the gas engine is still a plug in hybrid. Nothing wrong with that if it fits your needs.
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:18 PM
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ALSO, if let say 50% commuters will use EVs for daily drives, we would be an OPEC country... where 98% of our TOTAL Gasoline Consumption comes from our Highways, (140,305 mil Gal TOTAL and 137,166 mil Gal of Highway) ... most of us going to work and back... !!!!

According to BTS.gov and DOT.gov - http://www.bts.gov/publications/nati...ble_04_07.html

http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policyinform...s/2010/vm1.cfm

PLUS, all or most money stay in USA, (Utility companies are LOCAL...)

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Old 06-14-2012, 06:41 PM
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Well that was odd. Apparently notnull made a few posts and then just deleted his entire account, I guess because some of us didn't agree that the Volt is an EV? My email notification contained this post from him:
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Well, that did not go as I hoped. I thought people would actually look up my previous ride, since I mentioned in the post that I had done a conversion. Maybe someone will actually look at it now that I posted the link. http://www.diyelectriccar.com/garage/cars/127 Had a great time doing it and it was an awesome project, but it was still a twenty year old car with lead acid batteries. I was lucky enough to sell it for what I had in it. I assumed once people realized I was actually one of them and had done my own conversion that my review of the Volt might actually be useful coming from the perspective of a DIY person. Unfortunately, the audience for this message is not on a site like this and that was my mistake. You certainly can't tell other folks who have also done car conversions anything, because we (myself included) already know everything. I should have learned that lesson by now, hopefully this time it will stick and I can resist posting. Thanks again for the lesson, gentlemen. No hard feelings, if you are ever in Tallahassee, give me a call and I would be happy to show you what the Volt can do. Steve
I'm not sure how we were supposed to respond to his Volt review. I've read plenty of them, most people say it's a good vehicle and they are quite happy with it. Great. It's still not an EV, it's a plug in hybrid.
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Buyer's remorse, or GM shill? The world may never know.
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this is what the volt should have been:
http://www.tatamegapixel.com/technol...cification.asp
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No, it should have been this: http://ephase.blogspot.com/2012/03/w...with-volt.html


Or even better, this, a real EV: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solectria_Sunrise
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a cadillac branded volt, or a solectra sunrise....both way too expensive
the one i linked does what the volt does better, and only costs 9-10k
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The Tata is a much smaller vehicle, and I doubt it passes US safety tests, and it doesn't have the performance of the Volt, more like a glorified golf cart. It's also not available as far as I can tell, so any "price" quote seems meaningless. Don't put too much trust in a press release.
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true, its not a production vehicle yet, and yes it doesnt have the performance - it has the efficiency instead. I trust the price though since they already manufacture the cheapest production car on the planet.
i sooo want that glorified golf cart! mmm also would love to get my hands on a vw 1 liter but that would be too expensive probably.
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