Well, it appears that they've stopped manufacturing and selling ZENN cars.
Saw a Tesla in town and thought of you last week Sal.
Interesting blurb in the paper today regarding electric cars. Looks like your Leaf is selling well enough to catch the attention of GM...
I don't want a ride in one or I'll be tempted to buy one and then I'll have to selling my stereo system and not eat filet mignonette for at least 7 years.
Excellent! We need that competition. But Leaf in 2014 is supposed to be $4000 less than the 2013.
I have to ask...
Have you taken it off any sweet jumps?
Not yet! LOL
I was hoping this would be a cool car.
Here is a video clip of Tesla cars having their battery units swapped out in @ 90 seconds:
While this is very impressive, I would love to know the cost.
Looks like the Model S is as safe as they come:
I just created a new site to show all my Mods to my LEAF - check it out here: http://www.SALsLEAF.com
I believe I've found the perfect app for you Sal:
Hit 6 Months yesterday. Just about 6500 miles. Spent $150 in electricity so far :)
That's pretty cool man, I still think hydrogen is the future not electric.
If hydrogen ever happens I'm pretty sure it'll be a flop.
There's one BIG Pro with electric, you don't have to go someplace to fill up. You Fill up at your house. Imagine if you had to go someplace to recharge your mobile phone every night?
It's just like Blockbuster, where are they?, who wants to go to Blockbuster to rent a DVD when you can just spool that same DVD from your home.
Here's a Cool video of the Tires that are on my Car:
Here's a cool article of things happening with electricity.
And another one: http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/26/c...=rss_truncated
I updated my UBUYGAS site this morning a little. Just changed the wording a bit. Added some color.
What do you think? www.UBUYGAS.com
Here's a good read on how hydrogen cars would work:
And a quote that insinuates the exact opposite of what you're saying:
Some experts have suggested that it might be possible to build miniature hydrogen plants that will fit in the average person's garage, so it won't even be necessary to drive to the local fueling station to fill up the car's hydrogen tank. The most extreme form of this idea has been the suggestion that electrolysis could be performed inside the car itself, which would make possible the astounding idea of a car that runs on water! However, the power for the electrolysis has to come from some sort of battery, so a water-powered car would need to be periodically recharged.
Bottom line, I think developing a viable alternative fuel is a great way for the US to again separate itself as a leader in the global economy. Innovation there would have us less dependent on fossil fuels from other countries, and is a cleaner alternative to even your electric car, as something like 80% of the power generated in the US (the very power you use to fill up your car) is derived from fossil fuels/coal/ dirty sources. So we'd be developing a fuel source that would in theory be limitless, and cleaning up our air more at the same time. Sounds like a win/win to me. Now we just need to find a cost efficient/viable way to derive hydrogen from our environment.
"**Usually I get around 84 miles range per charge. One time I drove 61 miles and I still
had 50% battery left, so I should be able to get 122 miles range on one charge."
Is that with one person in the car ? Obviously it would be less the more weight added. Also, post back after winter to see if that range remains the same. With such a short range, a car like that would not work for most suburbanites who work in a city. Subsidies won't last forever and electric rates won't be this cheap for long either. Eventually your just switching one master for another between big energy conglomerates. Just my take on it, obviously it works for you and that's cool.
Everything you said sounds good. But when will it happen?, Every year there will be more and more electric choices.
A lot of people I talk to bring up the zero emissions sticker on my car and they say the same things you said below and I tell them this; I didn't buy the car because it was Zero emissions, I bought it because it costs me $6.90 to drive 300 miles. That's it, I don't care how they make the electricity, just as long as the price doesn't go up.
Most likely in 2015 I'm going to install solar panels on my roof. Then the electricity will be generated from the Sun. Not from fossil fuels.
Yes, that is with one person in the car and my trunk filled with networking tools and a 60LBS Subwoofer. In the past 6 months I only had people in the rear seats twice. Not sure how many times I had people up front. Some people suggest that with more weight in the car that it'll regen more going down hill. Who knows. All I know is for 6 months I spent $150 to drive 6500 miles. With my gas car that would have been at least $1083.00, That's 7.2 times more expensive. Also no oil changes, the only service I paid for was tire rotation and main battery check-up and that was $31.99 + tax
Of course I will report back about the winter millage. It's coming soon.............................
It's already here. It's called electricity.
Here's another article on the next fuel:
Dispensed in compressed gas cylinders to retail customers, the current price of commercial grade hydrogen is about $100 per kilogram. For comparison, a kilogram of hydrogen contains about the same amount of energy as a gallon of gasoline.
To drive 30 miles choose one of the fuels below*:
$100.00 in hydrogen
$3.05 in gasoline
$0.69 in Electricity
*(My old car gets 24MPG, My Wife's New car get 51MPG and my LEAF costs 2.3 cents per mile, YMMV)
Here you go:
$499 a month for 36 months after $3000 down.
Only available in California so far since 9 of the 10 Hydrogen station are in California!
Also something about Free Hydrogen for the length of the lease.
The LEAF turned 7 Months old today and I'm up to 7650 miles. Just under 1100 miles per month.
In the past 7 months I had to charge in public 3 times because I would not get home because I drove around too much that day.
I did fill up my old gas car once in 7 month and drove it twice to pick up furniture for my wife.
In the summertime when I would charge the car overnight it would say that it had around 105 miles in range.
Now that the temperature is below 40 I get around 96 miles range per full charge.
The lowest temp Ive seen so far was 32 and the car worked fine.
I waiting to see when does it drop again.
So far I've spent $176 to drive those 7650 miles :)
Do you like my new License plate frame?