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by MB
Sat Apr 03, 2010 6:45 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Anyone got any experience of NUMAX CXV batteries?
Replies: 13
Views: 15058

Anyone got any experience of NUMAX CXV batteries?

Has anyone got any experience of NUMAX CXV batteries with electric vehicles? I'm attracted to them because they are a sealed battery, offer up to 1,000 CCA and are available at competitive prices. I'm specifically interested in the NUMAX CXV31MF 110ah battery. The vehicle I want to use them in will ...
by MB
Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: Hot off the press....
Topic: Details for next years UK electric car subsidies announced
Replies: 20
Views: 25336

Re: Details for next years UK electric car subsidies announced

I agree with what you say about a lot of the Government plans. But I think they're doing this with the best intentions... and just getting it wrong. In the case of the electric car subsidies, they've done exactly the same all over again. They've scored some cheap political points by announcing the s...
by MB
Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: Hot off the press....
Topic: Details for next years UK electric car subsidies announced
Replies: 20
Views: 25336

Re: Details for next years UK electric car subsidies announced

The first low-cost electric cars (i.e. sub £20k) are really going to be aimed at people who are predominantly driving shorter distances or driving around towns. A car with an advertised 100 mile range and 70mph top speed won't be able to do 70mph for 100 miles. For an electric car to be practical fo...
by MB
Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: Hot off the press....
Topic: Details for next years UK electric car subsidies announced
Replies: 20
Views: 25336

Re: Details for next years UK electric car subsidies announced

The Reva NXR is just about usable for me - 134km/day - but I doubt it'd do 134km in the rain, with the lights on at its top speed of 64mph on the motorway. Of course it wouldn't. I know of no commercially available electric car that can, other than the £90,000 Tesla. If you are regularly planning o...
by MB
Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: Hot off the press....
Topic: Details for next years UK electric car subsidies announced
Replies: 20
Views: 25336

Re: Details for next years UK electric car subsidies announced

I've just received confirmation from Reva that the Reva NXR Intercity conforms to this standard and will be elegible for the subsidies.

Based on the list price they've already announced, this means that you'll be able to get a lithium-powered electric car for a decent price.
by MB
Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: Hot off the press....
Topic: How environmentally friendly are electric cars?
Replies: 1
Views: 6679

How environmentally friendly are electric cars?

I've been carrying out some test comparisons between electric cars and petrol cars to see how they compare in efficiency. Here is the resulting YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSVc2SrXVIk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I've also issued a press release, talking about the...
by MB
Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:18 pm
Forum: Hot off the press....
Topic: Details for next years UK electric car subsidies announced
Replies: 20
Views: 25336

Details for next years UK electric car subsidies announced

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSLDE61O0WE20100225" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; LONDON, Feb 25 (Reuters) - The British government is to give up to 5,000 pounds ($7,668) to anyone who buys an "ultra-low carbon" car from next year and will build recharging hubs, the Depar...
by MB
Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2010 Kit car shows, and the BVS, from Ed
Replies: 9
Views: 7091

Re: 2010 Kit car shows, and the BVS, from Ed

Is the BVS not doing the Stoneleigh show this year? If you are, I have two electric cars I can bring along. Sadly, all the other shows are beyond my range.
by MB
Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My book is finally out
Replies: 6
Views: 6148

My book is finally out

My electric car book has finally made it out of the printers and into the shops. It's been a crazy couple of weeks getting everything sorted and there has been one or two hiccoughs along the way. It's all very exciting though and people are already buying it on Amazon, which is even better. I've don...
by MB
Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: Hot off the press....
Topic: 20 year lifecycle 10,000 cycle count Lithium batteries
Replies: 3
Views: 8405

Re: 20 year lifecycle 10,000 cycle count Lithium batteries

Another electric vehicle manufacturer have been working with another battery provider. They reckon that they too have hit the 10,000 cycle life on batteries, although they reckon 'only' 17½ years for battery life.

Mind you, the batteries aren't cheap...

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