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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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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Chinese government to grant electric vehicle licences

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The Chinese government has been disappointed at the take-up of electric vehicles to date and has introduced a new strategy which includes the granting of electric vehicle licences. The idea seems to be a more proactive relationship with manufacturers as those with the licences will be the only ones allowed to produce electric vehicles in […]

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Could light electric vehicles be the answer to inner-city congestion?

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A UN report suggests that while 50% of the worldwide population lives within inner cities this figure will increase to 66% by 2050. This type of change in demographic brings many challenges one of which will be inner city transport networks and the fact that the roads will be even busier than ever. While there […]

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Should governments give more financial incentives for electric vehicles?

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There is an ongoing debate about the financial incentives offered to EVs by many governments around the world. Are they offering enough? Are they offering too much? Should the industry now be left to stand on its own 2 feet? These are just some of the many questions discussed in the media and while they […]

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Ford EV patents now available to competitors

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In a move which is reminiscent of Tesla, Ford has this week announced plans to allow competitors to have access to the company’s 640 electric vehicle patents. The company also has around 1000 additional patents awaiting clearance many of which will also be made available to competitors. This is certainly a very interesting move from […]

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