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Old 06-07-2008, 03:24 PM   #11
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This is slightly off topic but a few years ago I saw a concept vehicle that was being developed to replace the Hummer. It was powered by 4 electric motors, one for each wheel, with a diesel generator. For the life of me I can't remember where I read the article. The neatest part was the stealth capability, turn off the generator and run just off the batteries when you needed to be really quiet.

I hope the Volt takes off and they turn out a small SUV since I really need 4wd.
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Old 06-07-2008, 03:30 PM   #12
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How about this 4wd electric car?
http://cars.uk.msn.com/greenmotoring...mentid=7797460
http://www.lightningcarcompany.co.uk/home.php

700hp, 4wd, 250 mile range (no generator, though)...
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Old 06-07-2008, 03:40 PM   #13
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Ah, a somewhat content-free review/article about the Volt...
http://fastlane.gmblogs.com/archives...st_behind.html
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Old 06-08-2008, 08:41 AM   #14
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How about this 4wd electric car?
http://cars.uk.msn.com/greenmotoring...mentid=7797460
http://www.lightningcarcompany.co.uk/home.php

700hp, 4wd, 250 mile range (no generator, though)...
that's an awesome car...I think a generator is a must for all electric cars though...hard to get stranded with no power outlets around.
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GM opened the battery plant and their remodeled assembly line in Michigan recently.

Too bad electric cars have such a problem running in cold weather, something Michigan has plenty of.
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Wait until you see your electric bill after a month of driving and charging . . . it will not be that energy efficient.
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Still cheaper than using gasoline, and if you put up some solar panels or a wind turbine, it'd be cheaper yet. Assuming you are not violating some zoning reg or HOA bylaw...
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