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How do other forums react to your EV conversion?? IE Porsche/Corvette/Fiero/VW/etc?

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After buying a couple of Porsche 944's I became a member of rennlist.com since it's a great source for help in all things mechanical and electrical to do with a Porsche (I hadn't exactly made it public that I was converting a Porsche to electric). This evening I came across a thread where someone had linked to my garage page on here where I have info about the car and my performance goals. Most of the comments were pure negative saying an electric Porsche was the stupidest thing in the world, that an electric porsche could never do 0-60 in 5 seconds and that I'd be lucky an electric Porsche could do 0-60... once. There were a few supporters, and the odd one that simply thought it was cool but the general tone of the thread was negative (not the initial poster, his comment was skeptical but interested). Since I've been a member there for a few months I commented that it was my 944 and the goals are real etc, there hasn't been another negative comment, only a few supporters with kind comments.

I'm just curious what other people run into on other forums mainly the type of forum that is dedicated to a certain brand or model of car? Do you run into the guys who think you are doing brand "x" some kind of injustice by converting their gas guzzling flagship into an eco friendly "electric" car?
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I joined teamzx2 when I started my conversion for general zx2 info. this is a forum with mostly testosterone laden nerds (I mean, seriously, these are guys who spend thousands to upgrade an Escort). So MANY of the comments were very negative, with the usual eye rolling talk about "payback period", short range, coal burning power plant pollution, etc.... But for every guy who knocked the conversion, there was another one (or two) right after him telling them to shut up since it was my money and my car. Overall, I'd guess it was 60% positive and 40% negative. But man, the haters are just that.. nasty, hateful people.

Honestly, like anything else on the net, I firmly believe the anonymity of the net allows those who'd never dare look at a person sideways in person to be just as big, bad and hateful as they've always wanted to be! It's safe and they can feel like a badass (when they're really just scared little kids inside.)

Here's a link to the thread in teamzx2: http://teamzx2.com/threads/7314-New-ZX2-owner-will-convert-it-to-electric!!

When a local TV station did a news story on my EV, and posted it online with the video, it generated over 45 pages of comments! A lot of them were nasty... so it goes in America today: http://www.theindychannel.com/news/19633781/detail.html
 

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lol.. on that note, I have to give a shout out the supporters! This thread made me go back and read some of those comments left and I found this:

"We need more people like Patrick Roth in this world. People who aren't lazy. People to get up and do something instead of sitting around complaining about whatever the complaint of the day is. He is making a difference. We all should in some way."

Hey, at least some people are positive!!
 
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