Posted: Apr. 26 2010
As far as I am concerned, the one thing that will kill this EV first is the price tag. How many people can seriously come up with that much money in this recession? How many lending institution are going to make it easy for anyone these days to borrow like they did in the heydays of the Hummer? Another killer for this project would be lack of recharge stations. Currently it will be okay as a local car. You can recharge at home. How would you take it on a trip? Many areas have rest stops that are farther than the range of the electrics. Thirdly, the idea of having a electrically propelled car sounds great. But is it really practical? People being people, will we have the patience to wait all night for the car's batteries to recharge? So technology has already made some inroads in extending battery life. When the time comes, how expensive will it be to replace the batteries ? By the time it needs to be changed for new batteries, will the costs to replace the batteries exceed the value of the car? I think I will wait around a bit first before making my plunge into an all electric vehicle. Uhm ... I am looking at steam technology. With a steam car, one can use any burnable liquid fuels. Some liquids burns more cleanly than gasoline or diesel. Check out the Stanley's and Dobles. You might find it interesting.
Yo, . . Sparky ! . . It takes over 4000 hard working, dedicated, hopeful, constructive, productive individuals to build all the components of an American automobile, . . each using the products which are a culmination of decades of research and development and the expertise of ultimate educational and motivational American Style ingenuity to put it all together into a wonderful creation which everyone who contributed can be proud of and the end User can Love to Love and drive !!! . . . THEN IT TAKES ONLY ONE FOOL TO FAIL TO RECOGNIZE ALL THIS INNOVATION AND TO OPEN THEIR MOUTHS AND LET ALL THEIR IGNORANCE SPILL OUT ON ALL OF US WHO DO RECOGNIZE IT, . . And they tear it down with their negative, counter productive DUMB opinion within a MATTER OF SECONDS !!! . . . WAY TO GO, . . FOOL !!! . . .
Thanks for your very upbeat innovative productive and I'm sure well researched opinion! 4,000? Sounds pretty complicated! You must be pretty dedicated, huh?!
I forgot to mention hard-working. Sorry.
Nice concept car. I think this is little premature and would not feel good about a road trip. You all remember the GM turbine car that ended up trashed. Reason was breakdowns. You just do not break down and call AAA and go for service.. That is the problem as i see it. Charging is also a factor. Takes 3 min to get gas, over 3 hrs to charge and where do you do that on the road... On the positive side, nice design, efficient, clean. Hope he makes it work so price will drop.
I've reserved a spot for local motors first vehicle...build date will be middle of 2011...can't wait... The rally fighter should be featured in Gear Patrol I think...
Have any of you 25 year old pricks calculated the cost of "filling up" this piece of Tesla crap at 247 volts@ 70 amps for 3.5 hours?Go ask any electrician yhe cost of retro fitting your house with an exterior 240 volt/70 amp outlet. It will be a "huge shock" to you !!!!!So you are driving along and need a fill up. Where is a convenient 240 volt/70 amp outlet? Do you have 3.5 hours for a full charge? How much will this "electric gas station" charge you?Oh, you thought the electricity was for free --- you are such an asswipe !!!
It sounds great for commuters! The electrical outlet at your home would suffice. If these cars were popular there'd be outlets at work sites. Where's your imagination. With people like you doin' the thinking we'd still be riding in horse drawn buggies!
This site sure attracted a lot of morons. No offense Ali...
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OK....I get the electric thing, the government not renewing coal mining applications, threat to close coal fire electrical generators, refusing to issue new permits for natural gas exploration, refusing to allow building of nuclear generators, where is the power going to come from?
A $ 100,000.00 for a souped up Golf Cart. Are you nuts?
I'll take my 550+hp 6L powerstroke that gets 15mpg on average over one of these pieces of shit anyday. Takin a vacation with one of these would seriously suck. A battery that only holds a charge for little over 200miles and then take 3.5 hours to charge it back up...not to mention the battery only lasts 100K miles. I bet the battery probably costs 10K to replace when it takes a dump. Doesn't seem very logical to me. Like i said...i'd rather drive my hotrod diesel truck and pay over $3.00 a gallon that get one of these.
Gosh! You're really smart! Everybody should drive 6L Powerstrokes! That way even when they are just driving twelve miles a day back and forth to work they can be prepared to go on an annual vacation. Like I said you're really smart! Did you go like to Yale or somethin'?
Why is the idiot driving the car saying he is using the gas pedal when this car is electric? The oil companies will get the politicians to kill of this idea very soon. GM already had a great electric car back in the 90s. The car was called the EV1 and very popular. There was a waiting list and GM could not build enough in time to supply demand. It was a success but the oil companies and politics killed it. Oil companies know they will go out of business with an electric car. Politicians know they won't get any perks or bribes from the oil companies. They took perfectly working cars of the road and crushed them. Only one survived in a car museum underground somewhere. Remeber when California had all those electric charging stations for GM's electric cars. The world will never change to a better technology until the oil supply runs dry.