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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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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Toyota back in the electric vehicle market

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If we cast our minds back just a few years ago it seemed that Toyota had all but ruled itself out of the electric vehicle market announcing that hydrogen power was the future. The company suggested it would not be investing any more money into pure electric vehicles although if the rumours in China are [...]

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European Union loses its bottle on EV recharging targets

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As ever, politicians associated with the European Union have been forced to backtrack on targets for electric vehicle charging and hydrogen refuelling stations. In a move which is attracting positive and negative comment in equal measures it seems that the decision to change targets to “appropriate numbers” was forced by the likes of the UK [...]

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Could lighting poles offer the key to EV recharging systems of the future?

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There is no doubt that the EV industry is here to stay, too much money has been invested and too many people have transferred over from old-style technology. However, while EV technology itself continues to develop, efficiencies are improved and prices continue to fall, there have been ongoing concerns about recharging systems of the future. [...]

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California at the forefront of the EV revolution!

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Love them or hate them there is no doubt that the Californian authorities are good to their words and do whatever they think is best not taking into account neighbouring states. This is a state which has been at the forefront of the EV revolution and while some suggest it is all PR others believe [...]

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Could Mitsubishi challenge Tesla for top spot in the EV market?

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While Tesla seems to be doing everything in its power to push the electric vehicle market to new levels, there is a growing suspicion that Mitsubishi could be one of the major challengers for the young upstart. This will surprise many people especially when you bear in mind that Tesla grabs the headlines, has a [...]

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Tesla to wave patent infringements

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If there is one business entrepreneur in the world who speaks his mind and does his own thing it has to be Tesla’s founder Elon Musk. When the company was originally created he had a vision of Tesla leading car giants down the electronic vehicle production line allowing the industry to take over and dominate [...]

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Will petrol stations become a dying breed as electric vehicles take over?

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There is no doubt that the electric vehicle industry has its doubters, its pessimists and those who believe we have been here time and time again. However, the situation today is very different to other attempts to break into the mass market with governments, businesses and consumers all working together to push for cleaner technology [...]

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Isle of Man TT Zero Challenge attracting record participants

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The Isle of Man TT race is renowned amongst the motorbike fraternity as the pinnacle of competition. In many ways the TT race has put the Isle of Man on the map and true to form the island will now be hosting the latest Isle of Man TT challenge with a difference. The Isle of [...]

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Renault’s ambitious EV plans on hold

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When Renault Nissan announced plans to sell 1.5 million electric vehicles per annum by 2016 this certainly caught the headlines around the world. Many saw this as a major shift change in the battle for mass-market acceptance of electric vehicles with hopes that other car manufacturers would follow suit. However, only a few months down [...]

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