Phoenix Electric Vehicles to Outperform, Arrive Sooner than the Volt

CA company looks poised to produce a superior electric car which is available in 2008

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Comment by Michael Evans on February 24, 2008 at 8:53pm
Hmmm, well if slow NEVs are acceptable this article says there are several that you can get now, but looks like Zenn is one of those:

We actually have a local dealership for those cars in Berkeley, CA.

Well, as I understand it we have peaked or will peak soon petroleum production with some of the major fields already in decline. If the old law of supply and demand holds true, you might look back at the $5/gal price with nostalgia.

I noticed around the Bay Area that you see fewer and fewer of the giant SUVs and a lot more small cars on the road.

I think your best best now is a Toyota Prius that has been modified to carry more batteries. There are a number of clubs around here that are showing owners how to do that.
Comment by damion on February 24, 2008 at 6:43pm
Have looked at Zap and Reva, have been unsuccessful at getting their agencies to show any vital signs, meaning they do not respond to emails from an interested human. Really am in the market. Zenn was looking good. They invested heavily in an Austin Texas company offering hot teck batteries, quick recharge and discharge giving a faster top speed. But........... wait for it. Was promised for last November, that came and went, still nothing.

The technology has been here since cars. The first person to be hit by a car was hit by an electric car. They act like they are inventing them, starting with the wheel. Sheesh.

I live in Costa Rica. Perfect place for electric vehicles. Relatively low speeds, relatively short distances, people are used to micro cars, gas is close to $5 per gallon. I was even thinking of becoming a dealer.

When the average SUV applies 1% of the consumed fuel to actually moving the person down the road, we have a rediculous situation, that seems to be working for somebody, but not the planet. She will soon kick us off and start over, doncha think?
Comment by Michael Evans on February 22, 2008 at 9:28pm
There's the rub. So far Phoenix is the only car to claim quick recharge capabilities. Also, all the electric cars so far have been wildly overpriced, so I wouldn't be surprised if India or China to be the place where affordable electric cars are produced. ( Check out Reva or ZAP)

I have found Google Alerts a good way to keep up with recent developments, such as this story in KS:
The price tag mentioned is something like $12,000, but I imagine his waiting line is quite long.

There seems to be a lot of interest in electric cars and considerable development, but little available at the moment.

There are used electric cars for sale, but you would have to be fairly knowledgeable to make sure you don't end up with an electric lemon.

Too bad GM smashed all those great EV-1s....
Comment by damion on February 22, 2008 at 9:52am
well, good people need to know about electric vehicles, good, but, you can't buy one of these, you can't find out how much they cost, you can only put your name on a waiting list,
which in no way helps the environment.
This is the trouble with all these cars, they simply are not available. The few that can be bought are out of range for most people, into 6 digits.

Been shopping for an electric vehicle for some months.

Can you show me one that is actually available, works, long range, top speed over 35mph, quick recharge and costs less than $20,000 ??
I sure hope so.

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