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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Lack of charging stations like owning an electric car without the keys

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Picture the scenario, governments have invested billions of dollars, corporate businesses have been encouraged to make the switch so why is there such a lack of funding for charging stations? A lack of charging stations is like having an electric car without the keys, absolutely useless! Are governments serious about electric cars? Despite the fact […]

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Scottish government offers interest-free loans for electric car purchases

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In what is certainly a first in the world of electric vehicles, the Scottish government has today announced plans to offer interest-free loans for those looking to acquire electric cars. We have seen rebates, financial incentives, preferential treatment but never before have we seen the introduction of interest-free loans up to a maximum £50,000. Indeed […]

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Chinese electric car sales moving higher

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In a surprise development the trend for electric car sales in China has taken a decidedly positive move despite the fact the country is currently in economic chaos. This has surprised many people although experts point to the raft of external issues which are impacting the situation. So what exactly is going on? Restricted registration […]

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Are electric vehicles and solar power a match made in heaven?

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There is yet more speculation that solar power could be used in some shape or form to recharge electric batteries on the move. This is not a new idea, and in theory makes perfect sense, but many are starting to ask the question, if it does make sense, and the technology is there, why has […]

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Nissan working on new charging stations for electric vehicles

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London architects Foster and Partners are currently working with automotive giant Nissan to create a new concept in electric car charging stations. At this moment in time it is unclear what shape the project will take but with Nissan expecting in excess of 1 million electric vehicles on the roads by 2020 it is certainly […]

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Tesla lobbies White House for help

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Multibillion-dollar electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla is lobbying the White House to speak with Chinese president Xi Jinping during his visit to the US next month. The company is concerned that Chinese regulations, requiring overseas companies to partner with local firms, are too restrictive compared to US regulations. This comes at a time when an array […]

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To appreciate Tesla we need to think outside of the box

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Over the last few weeks Tesla Motors has been very much in the news with an array of critics suggesting the company is failing to deliver on its promises. While yet to make a pre-tax profit, after delivering limited operating profits, the share price came under pressure recently amid suggestions you the company was losing […]

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Neighborhood electric vehicles sneak under the radar

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While much of the focus of late has been upon mainstream electric vehicles it seems as though the popularity of Neighborhood electric vehicles continues to grow. These vehicles have a history which is far more successful than there larger electric vehicle counterparts but receive very little in the way publicity or promotion. The Global Electric […]

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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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