Welcome to the Electric Forum

by Bob Sheth on December 11, 2008

Thanks for visiting the Electric Forum designed for all Electric Vehicle enthusiasts to join and share their experiences. Our aim is to create a positive community to promote the vast benefits that Electric Vehicles offer. If you have an interest or own any production electric car, electric bike, neighborhood electric vehicle, a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) or PHEV – then you have come to the right place. The site is organised into 2 main parts – the forums and the articles. You can access any of the specific electric forums by clicking on the links in the top navigation areas above. Enjoy the site and its great to have you here.

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Could Apple ever compete with Tesla?

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While Apple continues to dominate the smart phone market, as well as a number of other technology related areas, it seems to be that the first to market is not always the most successful. Apple was not necessarily first to any of the major markets which it now dominates and many experts are beginning to […]

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Do we need a second-hand electric car market?

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Bit by bit the electric car market is coming together as technology continues to improve, journey capacity concerns decrease and demand for electric vehicles across the world continues to grow. There is no doubt that electric vehicles have never been as popular as they are today but for many people there is still one important […]

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Apple talking to BMW about new electric vehicle

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It seems common knowledge throughout the investment arena that Apple is looking to introduce branded electric vehicles in the short to medium term. There have been suggestions for some time now that the company would eventually swallow Tesla with Elon Musk particularly close to the former management – although this does not appear to be […]

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Has China already cloned the Tesla Model S?

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It seems that China has been a difficult market for Tesla to crack with the company having to adjust its offering to get the approval of the Chinese authorities. As you will no doubt have seen, the company has major plans for the Chinese electric vehicle market with the creation of one of the biggest […]

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Marketing experts target EV charging stations

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While many electric vehicle owners will find it irritating and annoying to be hit with adverts when charging their vehicles, is this a sign of the times? The fact that many larger companies are willing and prepared to pay for advertising space on “free” charging devices seems to indicate that the marketing industry believes the […]

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Nissan and GM announce battery recycling system

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When the Nissan Leaf went on sale back in 2010 who would have guessed how popular it would have become with the name now synonymous with the electric vehicle industry. The initial battery life of the first batch of Nissan Leaf vehicles is around five years and many will be coming up for renewal over […]

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Chinese government scales back electric vehicle ambitions

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The Chinese government has been paying lip service to the electric vehicle industry in recent years. There were ambitious plans to have 500,000 vehicles on the road by the end of 2015 and 5,000,000 by 2020. These plans have certainly taken a hit with news that only 83,000 electric vehicles are currently in use across […]

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Tesla to ditch battery swap service

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They say the mark of a great company is knowing when to cut your losses and run. Well, it seems as though Tesla is on the verge of ditching its battery swap service which was launched with the Tesla Model S electric vehicle. The idea was that battery swap stations would be built across America […]

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Minnesota to introduce EV specific electricity rates

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In a move which certainly shows that electric vehicles are here to stay, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission confirmed that investor owned utility companies will need to offer specific peak and off-peak rates for electric vehicle charging. This obviously shows that electric vehicles are at the forefront of new transport systems for the future and […]

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Some US states quietly withdrawing EV financial incentives

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First of all we have to say that the vast majority of US state authorities are continuing with their current electric vehicle financial incentives, with many actually increasing the amount of funds available, but some states are struggling. Connecticut, Georgia, and Illinois are just three states in the US where electric vehicle financial incentives are […]

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