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Rob Spiegel
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Electric inside and out
Rob Spiegel   4/16/2013 9:41:06 AM
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Impressive slideshow, Chuck. It's interesting to see both the outside and the inside of these vehicles. Clearly automakers are committed to designing and producing EVs. Now all we need are the customers.

Elizabeth M
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Re: Electric inside and out
Elizabeth M   4/16/2013 12:27:09 PM
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I agree with Rob, it's great to get a closer look at these vehicles and see what the latest designs for them are. Hopefully the diversity will start to bring in those customers that Rob mentioned. I think the trend is on its way up, though, according to market research. At least customers now have a big of choice as well.

apresher
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Plug-In Vehicles
apresher   4/16/2013 3:45:41 PM
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Excellent slide show and interesting look at this market space.  Really like the design of the Tesla Model X.  Thanks.

Charles Murray
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Re: Electric inside and out
Charles Murray   4/16/2013 6:11:50 PM
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Good point, Rob. The customers aren't there yet. And for the reasons you cite, I'm getting a strong feeling that the winds are changing. A lot of electric cars and plug-ins are coming out now because it takes three to four to five years to design, develop and produce a car. Four years ago, EV optimism was in the air. I'm not feeling it now, though.

Charles Murray
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Charles Murray   4/16/2013 6:21:14 PM
I agree, Al. It's a nice vehicle. I still can't imagine how it seats seven, though.

Mydesign
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Hybrid vehicles
Mydesign   4/17/2013 1:01:46 AM
Charles, thanks for the slide shop and nice snaps. Any additional info's are available about these vehicles. I mean, when it will be available in market, cost, engines power etc.

Mydesign
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Re: Electric inside and out
Mydesign   4/17/2013 1:04:32 AM
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"Clearly automakers are committed to designing and producing EVs. Now all we need are the customers."

Rob, there is no doubt that the market is driving in such a way that both industry and customers are looking for multi/hybrid fuel based vehicles.

SunitaT
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Battery spec
SunitaT   4/17/2013 7:26:46 AM
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BMW's three-door i3 Concept Coupe takes three hours to charge.

It a pretty long time to charge compared to fuel refilling. Its something like keep your car for charging and forget it. What are the spec of battery, like how much is the mileage if the battery is charged upto 10% full battery charging? What is the life span of these batteries?

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Re: Electric inside and out
jhankwitz   4/17/2013 10:17:36 AM
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It looks like there's a lot of money being spent on developing these EV's by a lot of manufacturers.  It's going to be a hard sell in a market focused on value and price. We may be seeing a lot of early adopters buying now that there's a larger selection, but time will tell if the general public will ever be willing to take on the extra cost and inconvenience.

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Re: Electric inside and out
ChasChas   4/17/2013 11:16:52 AM
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Bob,

Your right about the customers. Lack of customers mean the problems haven't been addressed.

Most customers don't even know what the problems are - or that there are any problems. The problem most customers see is cost. The rest seems to be political.

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