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Re: [EVDL] Re Leaf-Test ON NPR Radio - mis-information

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Re: [EVDL] Re Leaf-Test ON NPR Radio - mis-information

Allow me to add my 2 cents worth on "Range Anxiety".

I've been driving a PHEV Prius for one year and drive almost exclusively
with the EFI fuse removed which makes it impossible for the engine to
start. So, I'm essentially driving an EV.

What the lay gas-guzzler driver doesn't understand is that every single
morning when I back out of my garage, I have a full electron tank. No
gas-guzzler driver can say that. Other than when you want to drive to
Florida, you're daily commute is always covered. So, you can't possibly
have any anxiety about that.

BTW, don't forget about our free "EV Fest", Toronto's premier Electric &
Hybrid Vehicle Fall Festival, on Sunday, October 17th at
Toyota-On-the-Park, 1077 Leslie St @ Eglinton in Toronto. You'll see all
kinds of Plug-In Hybrids and Electric Vehicles, both from major
manufacturers as well as conversions and hobbyists. Please register the
whole family for free tickets on the EV Fest website (www.EVFest.ca) and
drop by for a free BBQ and say "Hi" on Sunday.

~ Erik (KlnAir4U)
evAlbum.com/3497

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [EVDL] Re Leaf-Test ON NPR Radio - mis-information
From: Roger Heuckeroth <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, October 12, 2010 9:39 am
To: Electric Vehicle Discussion List <[email protected]>

I think it could have been a little more positive, but a reporters job
is to stay objective. This is exactly how a non-EV-enthusiast would
perceive this car. Range anxiety is a very real obstacle to the electric
car. Most people will buy it as their second car. However, I think long
term experience would prove that it becomes their FIRST car, and the ICE
becomes their second car. Also, as more and more charge stations become
reality, range anxiety will become less and less of a factor.


Steven Lough wrote:

> I strongly URGE any one reading this message, who has a Log-In and
> Pass Word to NPR, to give this Andria the "What For"
>
> Her comment on " I'm also going to have to think about how I use my
> radio, heater and wipers because they can all run a battery down
> pretty quickly." ( What a Crock)
>
> In all fairness, Maybe..the Air Conditioning, or the HEATER
> maybe... a little loss in Range.
>
> But this is just another case of a reporter not knowing the facts, or
> the NISSAN guy riding long side of her NOT seting her straight on
> power usage...
>
> Listen to the 4 minute report and then Call or Write her editors..
>
> John Paramore wrote:
>
>> Here's a toy for you Steve. This was up as the first of a three-
>> part on
>> NPR's Morning Edition. You can read, or click on the speaker button
>> above the Leaf Photo to listen.
>>
>> http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130362812
>>
>> Hard to have an opinion here because when you know a little about EV
>> applications the reporter comes off as downright silly, but
>> looking at
>> her in a different way she represents an awful lot of potential
>> buyers
>> who'll get wadded panties over imagined shortcomings without being
>> able
>> to see the answers or the realities that show 200 or more miles of
>> range is rarely needed.
>>
>> John
>>




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Re: [EVDL] Re Leaf-Test ON NPR Radio - mis-information

It has long been my experience when dealing with the media that once you
have completed the interview, that your input is complete. No call backs to
confirm questions, or chances to add pertinent details that occur to you
after the interview. The information given is their property to twist and
interpret how they see fit.
The one exception happened during the filming of an episode for Canada
Discovery Channel. The process took 3 days and there were several taped
interviews that the crew reviewed and came back for more details on several
points. Very refreshing, but out of the norm!

Cor van de Water <[email protected]>wrote:

> The etiquette for publishing articles used to be
> that you as interviewee could see the draft
> before it was published, so glaring or annoying
> or other details that you object to can and should
> be corrected or removed.
> It seems that in the haste of fulfilling deadlines
> and other pressure that review cycle has been
> done away with, to the detriment of the quality.
>
> Or did you get a chance to re-write the article's
> mistakes before it was published?
>
> Regards,
>
> Cor van de Water
> Director HW & Systems Architecture Group
> Proxim Wireless Corporation http://www.proxim.com
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On
> Behalf Of Roger Heuckeroth
> Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 9:53 PM
> To: Electric Vehicle Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [EVDL] Re Leaf-Test ON NPR Radio - mis-information
>
>
> On Oct 12, 2010, at 11:40 AM, EVDL Administrator wrote:
>
> > On 12 Oct 2010 at 9:39, Roger Heuckeroth wrote:
> >
> >> I think it could have been a little more positive, but a reporters
> >> job is to stay objective.
> >
> > And a reporter's job is to ASK, not ASSUME. She should have said to a
>
> > Nissan tech, "Will the radio and wipers drain the battery much
> > faster?"
>
> Maybe she did, and got an answer that was not clear. Like
>
> Q. Does using the Radio, wipers, or heater reduce my range?
> A. Yes, it does.
>
> She obviously wasn't coming at this from a technical point of view.
> She started out saying something like my Honda's on its last legs, and I
> don't know the difference between an oil filter and an air filter...
> something like that.
>
> I once had a reporter interview me. It was obvious she was having a
> hard time grasping the technical issues. I cringed when I saw the
> article. She really did not get it, but I thought I was very clear and
> tried to talk at her level. It happens...
>
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