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Old August 10th, 2014, 05:41 PM   #281
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Well, it's been 4 years since the creation of this thread and electric cars are becoming mainstream. My original estimate that by 2015 there are going to be over a million plug-in cars is right on track as of today. Over 500k highway capable (not those weird park ones) plug-ins were sold worldwide since 2011 (when we started this thread)

I can't find exactly how many plug-ins there are worldwide today, but it has to be close to a million.

By 2020 electric cars will begin to dominate some regions and by 2030 - the world.

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I can't remember a day this summer without seeing at least one Tesla in the streets of my hometown. Due to Norway's various incentives for electric car ownership, the Model S actually topped national car sales one month not too long ago. Nissan Leafs (Leaves?) are also seen just about everywhere.

I think the Tesla represents a paradigm shift in how electric cars are viewed. Earlier, they were small plastic boxes you could roll around in for a few kilometres at a time, but the Tesla is a full-fledged, head-turning, highway cruising sports car, completely comparable with the sports models of other car manufacturers, except that it doesn't run on gasoline. Other manufacturers will probably try to imitate the concept in the future, and there's a big possibility that they'll actually succeed.

If the trend continues (and I think it will, given a peaceful and disaster-free society in the Western world), I predict that the word "gas station" will be obsolete or at least considered inaccurate in a couple of decades. Gasoline sales don't count much towards total profit in modern gas stations anyway, they make most of their money selling snacks to travellers and washing cars, and I guess that as time passes, they'll display (and advertise) rapid-charge docks more prominently than their gas pumps.

Also, I really look forward to see what the conversion to electric will do to inner-city air quality. We'll always have the asphalt dust, but smog from car exhausts will become rarer and rarer in the future.
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Old August 11th, 2014, 12:56 AM   #283
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As of today NYC has almost 200 car charging stations and plans to create over 5000 more by 2020. The first charging station in NYC opened up only a few years ago.
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Old August 21st, 2014, 04:00 AM   #284
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September will witness the launch of a new car-racing championship, one that is very different to what we see in Formula One.In Formula E, the cars will be electric. The project is not just about competition but the idea is to help the image and sales of electric cars.Ten teams, 20 drivers and 40 cars which can reach speeds up to 225kmh.
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Old August 22nd, 2014, 07:44 PM   #285
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What city is that #281?
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Old August 22nd, 2014, 11:25 PM   #286
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Old August 22nd, 2014, 11:28 PM   #287
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Tesla model S Warranty

4 year, 50,000 mile (whichever comes first) new vehicle limited warranty

8 year, 125,000 mile (whichever comes first) battery and drive unit warranty for 60 kWh battery equipped Model S

8 year, unlimited mile battery and drive unit warranty for 85 kWh battery equipped Model S

Both battery warranties cover damage from improper charging procedures and battery fire, even if the fire results from driver error

http://www.teslamotors.com/models/specs
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk announces the automaker's plan to build the world’s largest lithium-ion battery plant in Nevada. He speaks at a news conference in Carson City.
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Concept_One European Edition goes to GreenTEC Campus






Enge-Sande, October 28th, 2014. - Rimac Automobili has selected Mr. Jensen and his GreenTEC Campus in Enge-Sande, Northern Germany, to be the proud owner of Rimac's European Edition of the Concept_One electric hypercar.

After a series of joint events, Rimac Automobili has now decided to award the privilege to own one of only eight Rimac Concept_Ones world-wide to Mr. Jensen and his Campus.

Mr. Jensen will be the owner of the staggering 1088hp fully electric hypercar. He was especially excited that his technology hub has managed to secure Rimac's support: “Since 1998 we are pioneers in wind energy technologies and now take a step higher to green smart grid systems. It´s wonderful to be part of the green conversion on our planet for future generations with evidence, that mobility and nature are not contrary to each other. We are proud and very happy to recognize, that Mate Rimac, the most designated expert in high performance E-Mobility has chosen the GreenTEC Campus to be Europe’s best location for his jewel and passenger rides in pure nature, powered by fuel out of the wind.”

The fastest electric car in production will be delivered to Germany in the first half of 2015. Acting as a gateway between Scandinavia and Central Europe and being situated in a 130-hectare natural reserve the GreenTEC campus hosts a technology cluster for renewable energy and cutting-edge technology. The GreenTEC campus is surrounded by a 7 km long test track, which will be available for GreenTEC partners and customers to push the Concept_One to new limits and to experience the world’s fastest electric car at its best.

Jens Pölling - Vocke, Rimac´s VP of Sales adds that Rimac Automobili is also honoured by the chance to work together with Mr. Jensen in order to promote the most exciting car alongside the technology an entire industry offers in Germany. Teaming up with a visionary like Mr. Jensen brings Rimac Automobili closer to its mission to inspire and excite people in order to promote the adoption of electric cars.

CEO and founder Mate Rimac elaborates: “Mr. Jensen is not just a regular customer. He is a lot more - a pioneer and a leader. This is an extension of the already existing long-term collaboration between GreenTEC campus and Rimac Automobili due to the fact that both companies share the same vision.”

Rimac Automobili’s sub-brand Greyp Bikes has already delivered three Greyp G12 high-performance electric bikes to the GreenTEC campus. The bikes are available for test rides for potential clients at the GreenTEC campus that will together with the to-be delivered Concept_One provide a thrilling all-electric experience to many lucky visitors.

The automotive industry is the one that economists usually invoke when explaining the concept of “barriers to entry.” The challenge to design, build and market an extremely complex piece of technology and navigate through a maze of regulations and requirements is usually the game of giant conglomerates that have been in the business for a century. New manufacturers that are successful at such an enterprise are very rare in the past decades. GreenTEC Campus’ Concept_One will be the fifth car and second production Concept_One delivered by Rimac Automobili to a customer which will bring Rimac Automobili one step closer to becoming an established manufacturer. This is even more of an achievement when considering that Croatia has never had any automotive manufacturing.

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Old December 4th, 2014, 02:23 PM   #290
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One of the main drawbacks when using an electric car is the lack of charging points around the city.

But there could be light at the end of the tunnel according to the founders of German start-up Ubitricity, who have come up with the bright idea of fitting charging sockets onto lamp posts.
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Definitely my favorite electric car:



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Some of these cars are the dorkiest looking things ever. They need more Tesla-style cars that actually look cool to drive.
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Some of these cars are the dorkiest looking things ever. They need more Tesla-style cars that actually look cool to drive.

There is a problem to that..they cost 100 000 euros...and make no difference in fighting the global warming phenomena.
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There is a problem to that..they cost 100 000 euros...and make no difference in fighting the global warming phenomena.
Actually, that is dependant on the electricity mix in the country where the car is charged. If your country uses mostly renewables, electric car operation will have a way lower climate change impact than conventionally-fueled cars. It is true that production of electric vehicles has a higher impact than the production of conventional vehicles (largely due to the amount of energy required to produce batteries), but over the life time of the car, it evens out and in most cases the electric vehicles outperform traditional ones.
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Actually, that is dependant on the electricity mix in the country where the car is charged. If your country uses mostly renewables, electric car operation will have a way lower climate change impact than conventionally-fueled cars. It is true that production of electric vehicles has a higher impact than the production of conventional vehicles (largely due to the amount of energy required to produce batteries), but over the life time of the car, it evens out and in most cases the electric vehicles outperform traditional ones.

Ok...I also see that very few people can afford a Tesla. But if you had a 25 K € car that uses just 1/4 of the accus than a Tesla and 5 people seated it would make a difference if sold hundred million + copies.
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ChargePoint, BMW, And VW To Build East And West Coast EV Charging Network



It will soon be easier to drive an EV along both coasts in the U.S. Thanks to a new partnership with ChargePoint, BMW and VW, hundreds of charging stations will be placed strategically along the East and West Coast of America. This will create a network allowing drivers to travel between Portland and San Diego and Boston and Washington D.C.

ChargePoint already has a significant install base around the States with more than 20,000 chargers. But they’re scattered. ChargePoint focuses on selling the charging stations to businesses and municipalities. With this partnership, though, the company will install stations both between and within relevant metro areas. The stations will be at the max 50 miles away from each other.

The locations will house up to two 50 kW DC Fast chargers or 24 kW DC Combo Fast chargers.

These stations will recharge most EVs including models from BMW and VW. Tesla’s might need an adapter, though, but of course Tesla owners can also tap into Tesla’s own Supercharger network.

SOURCE: http://techcrunch.com/2015/01/22/cha...rging-network/
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Old January 31st, 2015, 04:49 PM   #299
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the whole Tesla thing gives me a strong "bubble" vibe. May be wrong, dunno.
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