sk8norcal wrote:starts at 4:15
These guys need to be educated....
Man there is a lot of retards who just don't get it.
sk8norcal wrote:starts at 4:15
Arlo1 wrote:They dont realy know most EVs on the road right now are home build
mistercrash wrote:Yes but what happens if some stupid politicians makes new rules preventing any EVs on the road, by convincing the sheeps of this world that EVs are unsafe with examples of EV fires dating back to the GM EV1s. That is what I'm talking about when I say those guys might have a point. I would be shocked and angry if it happened. But I don't know if I would be surprised. Governments could regulate the crap out of EVs making it too damn difficult for a manufacturer to produce them and make it down right illegal to ride a home built one. It was said before, first they laugh at us, then ignore us, and finally they will fight us. There are signs of big fights coming in some places with governments trying to make it more difficult to travel with EVs. An example here is myself and quite a few people in my town running E-scooters, E-bikes and a few small gas engine bikes. Right now, it's pretty darn great. Low speed but we still get where we have to go in a timely manner, with no need for a license, registrations or insurance. It's green, it's cheap and it's fun! It's paradise right now and we all have a big grins on our faces. But there is talk from some politicians that EV riders should have a license, have registrations and pay for insurance. Lemme tell ya! If that should happen, how much do you think a government will charge you for registering an EV when they know they won't get any tax money from you from burning gasoline? It took 100 years to make people sooo addicted to their fossil fuel vehicles, I don't know if I will see a dramatic change in our life time. As long as there's fossil fuel to be found, not much will change. But some of us won't loose hope, I know I won't. I am setting a good example for my 7 year old son right now. He says that when he grows up, he wants a Mustang..... But it has to be electric Change will come, but we won't see it. Until it happens, EVs are for a niche market, just like those guys said. Fine! I'd rather be part of the geeky tree hugers than one of the sheeps.
First he accused GM of “Kill(ing) the Electric Car.” Then he took “Revenge” and got buddy-buddy with the giant company that created the Chevrolet Volt. But Chris Paine, director of the new documentary, “Revenge of the Electric Car,” hasn’t faced off against our resident EV skeptics. This week John McElroy and Peter De Lorenzo will attempt to navigate the EV hype and get down to the heart of the matter: are electric cars really here to stay?
Assets of Concept Electric Vehicle Manufacturer Aptera Motors to Be Auctioned on December 20-21, 2011
As part of the company's liquidation, the auction will be staged from 7 am on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 through 10 am on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 PST
An on-site, open to the public preview will be held on Monday, December 19 from 9 am -- 4 pm PT at the Aptera Motors headquarters located at 2765 Loker Avenue West, Carlsbad, California.
The Aptera auction will provide buyers an opportunity to purchase all manufacturing equipment, including an Instron 5982 tensile tester, elegant office furnishings, computers, and automotive repair, material handling and facility equipment.
"The majority of Aptera's equipment available for auction was purchased in 2010 and is nearly new," said Kirk Dove, Managing Partner of Heritage Global Partners.
jmygann wrote:nothing about any bodies/vehicles ... will try to get Chipman to go
bigmoose wrote:...Bodies and vehicles are in an auction after the first of the year. They say the bodies are bundled with the IP (patents) ....
...the original Aptera design was never a part of the NEW Aptera Company. It was never patented or copyrighted. Anyone can copy that design.
lester12483 wrote:I $150 million is a ton of cash to blow through.
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