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Mr. Roques
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Re: Cool
Mr. Roques   10/31/2011 9:59:13 AM
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I was reading about 100% electric cars and how complicated it is to rechardge your car if you let the battery energy run out. It takes over 12 hours to recharge it.

And is anyone concerned about electric bills? How much electricity does it consume?

mario8a
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VOLT
mario8a   9/24/2011 6:52:57 PM
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Bolaji, enjoy the ride, looking forward to read your comments about it.

regarding the article, how the automotive indstry will allow an electric car to be succesfull?

Ms. Daisy
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Re: Cool
Ms. Daisy   9/23/2011 8:38:34 PM
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@Mr. Roques:

Out of curiosity, I went to test drive the Volt. It is compact and cool with lots of electronic bells and whistle. I was dumbfounded by the almost total silence except for the sound of the tyres while driving. I could not hear the engine even when the car swiched itself to gas. Yes you are right about the false advertisement as electric. The dash board showed the mileage on the electric battery as it dropped to zero and I wandered if it will splutter a little to make the switch but no it did not. It was still quiet on gasoline. I then asked to see the engine just to feed my curiosity. It looks like an engineering marvel. I hope the engineers will look into maximazing the energy generated from the spinning tyres and convert it to electricity just like the windmill. Then we can talk electric!!

Mr. Roques
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Re: Cool
Mr. Roques   9/22/2011 5:08:53 PM
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I like the Volt. Never seen it but from what I've seen looks great... the problem I have with the commercial is that it uses electricity, no? Just like 50% of all the things they show throwing smoke ... how is it different? Am I getting it wrong?

Brian Fuller
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The economics of electrics
Brian Fuller   9/22/2011 1:33:18 PM
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Shameless plug that's relevant to this thread: I mused on this issue and the concept of "Peak Oil" on the Drive for Innovation site. I'm a believer in electrics but I'm a realist, too:

http://www.driveforinnovation.com/the-problem-with-oil

 

JADEN
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JADEN   9/22/2011 11:29:50 AM
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It is very good to see and drive this advanced technology car, something we have not seen in a very long time. GM did it with the EV1 which was a high end demonstration and way ahead of it's time, the VOLT is reality.  This car is a very large step ahead in automotive technology.

Nemos
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Re: owhh thats is amazing...
Nemos   9/21/2011 6:39:50 PM
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ahhahaah you can try.Also I am very interest to hear his response. What the Cop will answer if he heard something like that. Maybe he joins you as well , you never know .......

Bolaji Ojo
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Re: WTF?
Bolaji Ojo   9/21/2011 3:37:17 PM
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@Kevin, Thanks for the detailed response. I have just taken delivery of the Chevy Volt and your comments as well as initial observations serve as fodder for my next blog.

Tvotapka
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Re: owhh thats is amazing...
Tvotapka   9/21/2011 11:52:32 AM
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Bolaj - Enjoy the road trip. Looking forward to seeing the progress report and tear down later on.

Brian Fuller
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Re: WTF?
Brian Fuller   9/21/2011 11:38:34 AM
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@Kevin thanks for commenting and stay tuned on the teardown. This is coming next spring and is going to be the culimination of the trip. Cheers,

Brian

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