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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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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?

I got a few haters on the FordPinto.com forum, from one or two with really fast Pinto's (ones that would put any Porsche owner to shame) but the vast majority thought it was cool doing an electric Pinto. I got lots of support throughout the project and kept them all posted of the build status. I mean anything that takes the exploding gas tank out thereby making it safer seems to be cool in many Pinto owners eyes. Also too a Pinto was the heart of many family households back in that day. On other than the Pinto forum I would always get statements like "oh cool, I had a Pinto in college", or "a Pinto was my first car", or "my family had a Pinto and I grew up in the back seat". But I think there too many realized the safety improvement by taking out the exploding gas tank and putting in the batteries. But for the most part, if you have a 12 second or faster electric that can do 0-60 mph in under 4 seconds.... there's not a whole lot most haters can now is there? :rolleyes:

Mike
 
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