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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Ford Focus Electric to be revealed next week

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Ford has already confirmed plans for a new 2015 Focus Sedan although the introduction of a Ford Focus Electric car in New York next week did take some experts by surprise. While the company has been relatively successful with regards to its alternative power supply vehicles, the introduction of the Focus Electric seems to be [...]

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Did the 60 Minutes Show add combustion engine sounds to the Tesla piece?

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It would be fair to say that Tesla Motors has not had a strong relationship with television and the media over the last couple of years. While Elon Musk, the charismatic chief executive officer of Tesla, has managed to win over the motoring public he has certainly had his hands full with the mass media. [...]

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The rise and rise of mobile phone apps assists the electric vehicle market

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Only a few years ago many would have scoffed at the idea of the mobile phone market assisting the electric vehicle industry in cracking the mass market. Few would have been supportive of the array of electric vehicle apps now available for smart phones around the world and indeed investment would have been less than [...]

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German study highlights increased journey anxiety in electric vehicles

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An interesting side effect of the growing electric vehicle market is the growing number of surveys and investigations into the industry and drivers. The issue of journey capacity and the relatively new issue of journey anxiety were covered by a recent study in Germany. The result of the study is very interesting and while at [...]

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Nissan Leaf charging station agreement in Israel

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Renault Nissan importer Carasso Motors has confirmed an agreement with the Paz Oil Company which will see the installation of Nissan Leaf charging stations at Paz gas stations. The first stage of this agreement will see nine recharging stations installed across some of Israel’s busier road networks with the intention to roll this out right [...]

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Researchers announce ground breaking battery technology

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Over the last few years much of the talk with regards to the electric vehicle sector has focused upon battery restrictions with many people calling for greater investment in the sector. There was a general consensus emerging that lithium ion batteries had perhaps been pushed to their technological limit and we may need to strip [...]

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What extras would make you buy an electric vehicle?

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Over the last few years there is no doubt governments around the world have invested significant amounts of time, effort and money into the electric vehicle market. We have seen massive growth in electric vehicle sales and while they have yet to crack the mass market there is no doubt they are well on the [...]

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China introduces world’s first EV vending machine

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Yes, you did read the headline correctly! The Chinese EV market has been taken to a whole different level with the introduction of an EV vending machine by EV manufacturer Kandi. At first glance the introduction of a vending machine may seem pointless, rather bizarre and perhaps another example of some of the non-Western ideas [...]

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Should governments give serious consideration to electric car only city centres?

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Over the last 12 months the subject of electric car only city centres has been discussed on numerous occasions although so far no government has been brave enough to push through any formal regulations. The authorities continue to encourage the use of electric vehicles within city centres, assisting with creating a network of recharging stations, [...]

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Are EV financial incentives preaching to the EV converted?

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In years gone by governments around the world have often been criticised for not investing significant time, money and effort into the electric vehicle market. Indeed there have always been rumours of government interference in the electric vehicle market at the behest of the oil companies. However, that was then and this is now, with [...]

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