For the past ten years a group of us have been involved with all electric vehicles. There is too much propoganda surrounding all electric vehicle issues and it is time to address them. Everything the Federal Government does all the money goes to big corporate interests. What about the little guy? We would love to research new battery technology, but it's too expensive. What about tax breaks that only apply to new vehicles?
We have converted eight vehicles and driven them in all kinds of weather conditions to prove the all electric vehicle concept. We gathered information on driving and performance. We have real world facts on what an all electric vehicle can do. The government and auto companies do not have such information as the vhicles are just starting to be driven in the real world!
We would love to build the next generation all electric vehicles as a start up company, but funding or out right grants are being gobbled up by well connected companies.
The first vehicles were all electric!
Some facts about all electric vehicles:
1. They do not pollute as their is no gasoline engine, exhaust, oil, water, or other fluids to replace as everything such as power steering and brakes can be electric, no drive train, rear end, and "Fly by Wire" will become common.
2. The top speed can be up to 100 MPH
3. The average range will soon exceed 250 miles
4. They can be charged quickly some in as little as 30 minutes, an average is 4-8 hours. As long as you can find a charge station you can charge anytime, which does away with "Range worry". Charging stations are being installed in various parts of the country
5. All electric car Car has been driven from Los Angles to Detroit using no gas. A Chevy volt went over a thousand mile on one tank of gas.
6. Little maintenance required. Costs are generally under a nickel (5 cents) per mile to drive (including charging and maintenance).
7. It's difficult to calculate (using conversion equation) MPG on an all electric vehicle. We drove vehicles on a closed loop road course at a constant speed to determine range. 50-100 miles on a charge was common using old technology.
8. Performance, off the line, at the drag strip was always by a half to full car length. Some vehicles clocked 10-12 seconds at 150 MPH through quarter mile. Some cold weather degrade due to older battery technology, but not a problem in newer batteries.
10. Charging does not add to electric grid as charging is usually off peak hours. Solar charging is being done a lot in sunshine states. Pollution from power plants does not increase. Just the opposite is true.
There is still propoganda on all electric vehicles out there. Will answer any question anyone has. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
My proposal is to get the little guys more involved and how to find the best method to accomplish.