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by marktime
Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenpower racing at Gooodwood
Replies: 7
Views: 6303

by marktime
Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenpower racing at Gooodwood
Replies: 7
Views: 6303

Greenpower racing at Gooodwood

Just got home from the opening race in the Greenpower race at Goodwood, very good event (it's free to get in). It's apparent from the first race of the season that the cars are faster and more reliable than this time last year, the winning car 'Electrode' did the best part of 120 miles in four hours...
by marktime
Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: life on here
Replies: 23
Views: 15346

Would you like a subject to discuss? Last week the Government announced grants of up to £5,000 towards the purchase of electric cars. It now transpires that these grants will not be available until 2011. Furthermore, the proposed grant scheme excludes quadracycles such as the G-Wiz. The G-wiz is ...
by marktime
Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:07 am
Forum: Hot off the press....
Topic: Who Killed The Electric Car showing Tuesday night
Replies: 3
Views: 3666

It could have saved GM, and had they persisted with it they would be 10 years ahead of all the other US car makers now. There was a comment in the news yesterday about Barack Obama giving GM and Chrysler a really hard time but it was also pointed out that there has been legislation in the states th...
by marktime
Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: Hot off the press....
Topic: "White Zombie" 1972 Datsun
Replies: 1
Views: 3038

That is Brilliant!!

MT
by marktime
Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: A step in the right direction
Replies: 5
Views: 4094

A step in the right direction

I have just received Rob's e-mail about use of e-mail for BVS communication and survey of preferences.

I have to say that I think this is a welcome step forward and demostrates truly 'joined up thinking'

Thanks Rob, good work.


MT
by marktime
Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:56 pm
Forum: Cars,Vans and other road vehicles
Topic: EV Design: Wind resistance, etc
Replies: 29
Views: 16945

Jeremy, at a time when it is rare for BVS menbers to agree about anything :wink: I will spoil the moment and take issue with The majority of cars sold in the personal (not fleet) car market are very boring boxes that look pretty much the same. This is no accident, as lots of people hate to be seen t...
by marktime
Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:41 am
Forum: Cars,Vans and other road vehicles
Topic: EV Design: Wind resistance, etc
Replies: 29
Views: 16945

Hi Chris, my intent was to demonstrate the winter / summer cycle, it just happens to be for a Prius because that's what I have data for. It is certainly true that many / most diesels can out perform hybrids in the mpg stakes, what is dissapointing is that Honda and Toyota have worked alone in the hy...
by marktime
Tue Jan 06, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: Cars,Vans and other road vehicles
Topic: EV Design: Wind resistance, etc
Replies: 29
Views: 16945

Just to add to the pool of evidence here is a plot of my Prius MPG over 2 and a bit years and about 45000 miles. (keeping spread sheets and making graphs is a Prius thing). http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn31/marktime20/Graphs%20n%20stuff/mpg.jpg My graph is not as smooth as Jerry's but I hope t...
by marktime
Sun Oct 19, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Southern : Sunday 19th Oct 2008 : Show / Green power
Replies: 10
Views: 9050

Enjoyed the Greenpower racing very much (again), an event filled afternoon. I have established a good vantage point in the stand above the end of the pit lane where I can hear the marshals shouting at the kids, it's great.

MarkTime

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