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EVcast #347. It's not Zero Emissions!

posted by Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield, Free AccessSunday, April 4th 2010 @ 6:42 PM (not yet rated)    post viewed 3310 times

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[1:26:34] Join Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield, Chelsea Sexton, John Adamo and Richard Goldsmith as they discuss the week's EV News. This show is sponsored by the folks at and produced by


Tesla wins Monte Carlo Alternative Energy Rally. 

Fed-Ex All-Electric truck delivery route. (more) - follows route 66 on tour. 

AMP vehicles get coverage at NYautoshow.  - Can they compete with other car companies?

Not electric, but how about 4,548mpg? 

(This was covered on Tuesday) - Th!nk to sell in NY city.  - and plans expansion at Oslo factory. 

Zhejiang Geely buy Volvo - does this mean a future Electric Volvo?

London- Electric taxis to be tested (Based on Merceedees Vito)

Jay Lenno compares Ford Focus BEV and his 100 year old Baker Electric. 

“Pay at the plug” charging station unveiled at NY auto Show. 

Aptera moving to PRC to reduce production costs and become more competitive?


or is it?     - more 

Renault gets fingers rapped in the UK after “misleading emissions claim”  - ad withrdawn from TV

Ford/Microsoft team up to get EV charging optimized.

With the leaf pricing now announced, did Mitsubishi get their pricing wrong? 

US government to buy the first 100 Volts off the production line. 

Mitsubishi cuts i-Miev pricing in responce to Leaf. 


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Gilles Chirignan
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zegilles said on Monday, April 5th 2010 @ 9:22 AM:

Hey Rick, It was a Pontiac Fiero NOT chevy, 2nd time you called it a chevy.

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Paul Cummings
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PaulCummings said on Monday, April 5th 2010 @ 10:52 PM:

Hi Gals and guys- enjoyed the show!

I don't know- sending our stuff to be manuafactured in COMMUNINIST China just does not seem like the smartest thing in the world to do- all that our captains of industry see, I'm afraid, is the 1.3 billion potential consumers, instead of seeing this as feeding a totalitarian government.  Sorry- do not mean to be so political here, but I can only shake my head, and even if Aptera manages to survive and bring a car to market, I would have a hard time justifying a purchase of it if it is manufactured in China- and that is before concerns of Quality Control from Chinese factories are factored in.  I just hope Google stands firm on it's decision to place ehtics over profit.

Embassador Chelsea?  No- 'Lady Chelsea' sounds much better, and more appropriate to her UK Evcast reign, er, involvement.  (just kidding Nikki;-)

While I still think 2011 will be a more telling year in the world of EV's (or even 2012), 2010 should still be interesting to watch developments!  The posturing on prices alone may well dictate the tempo of EV's into the following years- good for consumers!  Though I fear it may shake out the winners and losers more quickly, before some get a chance to take off.  It is looking more and more like only Tesla has a realistic shot at becoming a major auto maker here in the US- and that is certainly not a given.  While this is not unexpected, once the major auto makers decided to throw their hats into the EV ring, I did not think things would shake out quite so quickly.  Interesting times we live in;-)

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Rick Covert
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RickCovert said on Thursday, April 15th 2010 @ 2:46 PM:

Quote from zegilles on Monday, April 5th 2010 @ 9:22 AM

Hey Rick, It was a Pontiac Fiero NOT chevy, 2nd time you called it a chevy.

Point taken. It's a Pontiac Fiero and not a Chevy Fiero. I regret the error.

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