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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Audi takes on Tesla!

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In a surprise move it has been confirmed that Audi is currently working on a new electric vehicle which should be ready in 2017. Technical director Prof Dr Ulrich Hackenberg confirmed that the company is in the process of developing a potential competitor to the award-winning Tesla Model S. This move has taken many by [...]

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Five reasons why electric vehicles will go mass-market

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Over the last 100 years there have been a number of attempts from electric vehicle enthusiasts to push them into the mass market. Unfortunately the vast majority of these attempts have failed for a variety of reasons, often out of the control of the market itself, but today we stand in a very different place [...]

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Electric vehicle insurance

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While there is no doubt that the EV market continues to grow, there is some concern that the electric vehicle insurance sector is still a little behind the times. Many would have expected the insurance sector to be ahead of the game and forward thinking but if you take a step back, the technology relating [...]

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BMW announces street lighting charging station technology

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Only a few days ago we brought you news that there was a company working on the potential to use street lighting posts as charging stations for electric vehicles. The ground breaking idea seems to have caught the attention of other electric vehicle vendors with BMW set to run a pilot scheme in Munich next [...]

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Is Tesla becoming the new Microsoft of the electric vehicle market?

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When you mention the names Elon Musk and Bill Gates they create visions of entrepreneurs who took on the establishment, took on the corporate markets and eventually dominated their particular fields. This prompted me to ask the question, is Tesla becoming the new Microsoft of the electric vehicle market? This may seem a little bizarre [...]

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Should electric vehicles be compulsory in city centres?

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The subject of making electric vehicles compulsory in city centres in the UK, and indeed many other areas of the world, is one which keeps popping up time and time again. The Liberal Democrat party in the UK has been pushing for greater adoption of electric vehicles within city centres and, don’t shout this, a [...]

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Is China the key to the future electric vehicle market?

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While the US electric vehicle market seems to grab the attention of the worldwide media many experts believe that the industry is wholly dependent upon the future of the Chinese electric vehicle market. Initially the Chinese government had seemed reluctant to push electric vehicles although this has changed over the last couple of years. However, [...]

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Are electric vehicle chargers the next growth industry?

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In many ways electric car technology jumped to far too quickly leaving behind electric vehicle charging systems which for many years have been totally inadequate. There has been major concern amongst motorists around the world that even the most technologically advanced electric vehicle would be unreliable if you are not able to charge it when [...]

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Electric Car Clubs Join Electricforum.com

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As the electric vehicle phenomenon continues to gather pace in all areas of the world, here at electricform.com we have introduced a new incentive for electric car clubs. So whether you are a group of EV enthusiast, perhaps you share electric vehicles to work or you have a genuine interest in electric car clubs, you [...]

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Is the Mercedes B-Class EV too expensive?

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At a mere £27,000, even after a £5000 government grant for acquiring an EV, the Mercedes B-Class EV will still be £1500 more expensive than the BMW i3. On the surface this would seem to indicate that Mercedes is perhaps not as positive or as confident about the electric vehicle market as some of its [...]

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