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    Default Wonder what Jeremy Clarkson would make of this

    I want one

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/...n1826843.shtml

    Although i would have to stick the kids in the Boot, Now all i need is to hook a pelton wheel up to the drainpipes around here, put up a windmill and i won't have to pay a cent to run the car
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    Default Re: Wonder what Jeremy Clarkson would make of this

    Here's an interesting web site for a new movie that I suspect you won't see here in NZ .

    http://www.sonyclassics.com/whokilledtheelectriccar/
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    Default Re: Wonder what Jeremy Clarkson would make of this

    Paul - I understand that movie was shown at a Wellington film festival. I've also read reviews that suggest it isn't exactly unbiased or even up to date. Nevertheless it supposed to be a good documentary film.

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    Default Re: Wonder what Jeremy Clarkson would make of this

    Quote Originally Posted by Nigel
    No! Look how much your power bill is now! Add charging your car to it....

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    Default Re: Wonder what Jeremy Clarkson would make of this

    Quote Originally Posted by Winston001
    Paul - I understand that movie was shown at a Wellington film festival. I've also read reviews that suggest it isn't exactly unbiased or even up to date. Nevertheless it supposed to be a good documentary film.
    Thanx. Will watch out for it..
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    Default Re: Wonder what Jeremy Clarkson would make of this

    Quote Originally Posted by pctek
    No! Look how much your power bill is now! Add charging your car to it....
    And the RUC..
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    Default Re: Wonder what Jeremy Clarkson would make of this

    Didn't it say it cost a cent per mile.?

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    Default Re: Wonder what Jeremy Clarkson would make of this

    Its costs to have a vehicle, its costs to use power.................its costs to live full stop, and not always a monetary cost........ health - both physical and emotional take its toll due to stress.
    sometimes wonder why we bother to struggle with some of this daily toil....

    but then it costs a lot to die as well............. so youre not winning any which way you look at it....

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    Default Re: Wonder what Jeremy Clarkson would make of this

    Quote Originally Posted by beetle

    but then it costs a lot to die as well............. so youre not winning any which way you look at it....

    beetle
    Ah but thats someone elses bill. They can't make you pay it once you're dead.
    Or you could donate yourself to med school and then its free to be dead too.

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    Default Re: Wonder what Jeremy Clarkson would make of this

    1c a mile? So it uses less than 1/10 of a kWh per mile? Down a steep hill, maybe. That would hardly run the windscreen wipers. And what does a replacement battery cost? $15000? It's a lot bigger than a laptop one. Li-Ion seem to be good for 500 or so cycles. So at 250 miles/charge, that starts to look like real money per mile. Then you would have RUC in NZ. Plus tyres, registration, insurance, and all the other "little" things which cost money.

    Dream on.

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