[Oeva-list] Mr. Zehner's article.

David Monroe davidnemonroe at gmail.com
Wed Jul 31 13:45:13 PDT 2013


Top Gear Season 20 episode 4 has an interesting comparison of an AMG with both V8 and electric. Still biased, it's Top Gear, but interesting nonetheless.

On Jul 31, 2013, at 1:24 PM, "Steve's Account" <stevel at fern.com> wrote:

> On Wed, 31 Jul 2013, Andy McConnell wrote:
> 
>> You have a good point on the "fit" argument.
> [snip]
> 
>> When buyers see two models of the same vehicle type, then a fair comparison
>> of EV vs ICE can happen, and EV drives will win.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> -Andy
> 
> I agree..
> 
> and there are some examples.. There is currently an EV conversion of the 
> Transit Connect, that looks promising.. but it's just too expensive.
> 
> <http://www.plugincars.com/ford-transit-connect-electric/price>
> and
> <http://www.chicagotribune.com/classified/automotive/sns-car-review-2012-ford-transit-connect-electric-20120125,0,2864404.story>
> 
> Please don't think that I'm "bashing EV's just to be bashing"...I'm not.. I'm appealing for
> one that actually does what I need.
> 
> I can't shrink the number of miles between where I live, and where I need to go..
> (and I can't sell and move, for a number of reasons.)
> 
> And I can't "not haul the things I need to"..
> 
> If I could have the choice between the Transit Connect EV and the gas engine, for
> a reasonable premium.. I'd do it in a heartbeat.
> 
> I have tried (twice) to get my employer to install a charging station.. they won't
> do it. The reason stated is "liability". (Bogus in my opinion.)
> 
> There is no place around within a reasonable distance that has a public charging
> station.
> 
> So.. Yes, I'd love to be able to use an EV..
> 
> I'd even thought of buying one of the surplus S-10's.. if I could charge at work.
> 
> Get me a 100 mile range Gizmo with the load carrying capacity.. and I'm there!
> 
> Steve
> 
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