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#218460 - 08/20/08 12:25 AM The Future of the Electric Car
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Driven: Shai Agassi's Audacious Plan to Put Electric Cars on the Road

It's the most interesting article I've read in a while.

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#218464 - 08/20/08 03:11 AM Re: The Future of the Electric Car [Re: CV]
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Very Cool!! I've been reading between doing other things. It will be interesting to watch this story unfold.
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#218471 - 08/20/08 08:06 AM Re: The Future of the Electric Car [Re: fredk]
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Interesting read.
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#218477 - 08/20/08 09:07 AM Re: The Future of the Electric Car [Re: DaveG]
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I had read elsewhere that Israel had plans to transition to an all-electric car infrastructure. This is obviously the guy/company behind that. Very cool to read a little bit more about him. The world needs more intelligent entrepreneurs with deep pockets, and that's exactly what he is. Kudos to him.

I found the description of his meeting with the House Representative quite amusing but also quite sad. Sounds like the rep is a typical Washington idiot.
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#218479 - 08/20/08 09:17 AM Re: The Future of the Electric Car [Re: DaveG]
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Yeah, it was!
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#218488 - 08/20/08 11:06 AM Re: The Future of the Electric Car [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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heard on NPR this morning that someone (state or federal don't recall) is requiring that electric or hybrid cars make a minimum amount of noise... they are concerned that they will be so quite that the visually impaired won't have any warning of approaching vehicles.

The method to make the extra noise was not mentioned... perhaps they can just strap an m80 on the hood \:\)
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#218502 - 08/20/08 01:18 PM Re: The Future of the Electric Car [Re: terzaghi]
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I sense a new market. It will be like ringtones for cars, only these sounds will be known as blind-person-repellers.
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#218505 - 08/20/08 01:33 PM Re: The Future of the Electric Car [Re: pmbuko]
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You'll see fake ads everywhere on the internet..

"Click to download 6 free blind-person-repellers"

*by free we really mean you are subject to a monthly fee of $50, plus $5 per download.
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#218506 - 08/20/08 01:35 PM Re: The Future of the Electric Car [Re: terzaghi]
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I make my own blind person repellent. I expel it with a great flapping of my buttocks, el medio vibrato ...
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#218507 - 08/20/08 01:46 PM Re: The Future of the Electric Car [Re: medic8r]
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On sale now for the low, low price of $29.95: your very own Car-Farter 2000™!
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#218510 - 08/20/08 02:22 PM Re: The Future of the Electric Car [Re: pmbuko]
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requiring that electric or hybrid cars make a minimum amount of noise


It was California. It's always something with them.
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#218512 - 08/20/08 02:41 PM Re: The Future of the Electric Car [Re: tomtuttle]
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 Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
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requiring that electric or hybrid cars make a minimum amount of noise


It was California. It's always something with them.

Yeah, that's probably them forcing musak inside elevators!
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#218514 - 08/20/08 02:43 PM Re: The Future of the Electric Car [Re: pmbuko]
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That's an incredible article. Makes you want to believe. Our big government and its stubborn ways will prove a tough nut to crack, though.

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#218519 - 08/20/08 04:49 PM Re: The Future of the Electric Car [Re: Capn_Pickard]
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The only way to unstubbornify the government is to pay a bunch of Saudi's to crash planes into a big building or two, or three....

\:o

Whoah, sorry about that. I was channeling some nutjobs there, for a second.
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#218523 - 08/20/08 05:24 PM Re: The Future of the Electric Car [Re: tomtuttle]
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 Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
It was California. It's always something with them.


Bastard Hippies.
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#218546 - 08/20/08 07:24 PM Re: The Future of the Electric Car [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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I think you have it wrong. What with all the free love, it's the hippies' children that are the bastards.
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