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Old 12-11-2006, 01:00 AM   #1
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My wife and I went to the alternative car show in LA today :

http://altcarexpo.com/index.html

Jory Squibb was there in his Moonbeam!



Here's a video of Jory at the show :

http://autos.netscape.com/story/2006...n-santa-monica

The "Electric Car Company" (http://www.ecarco.com/) was there in a big way :

Zenn Car (30-40 mile range, 25 MPH max) :

Ragtop Zenn!

Dynasty It :


100% Solar Car :


Righteous Blackout Racing Disk Prius :


Electric "Miles" car :



$66,000 Super Electric :


Phoenix All Electric Motorcars (http://66.218.37.153/index.htm) uses "Altairnano" batteries (http://www.altairnano.com) :


Biodiesel Coop :


Lots of Prius for sale :


100 MPG Plug-In Prius :


NGV Honda Civic :


The hangar/showroom was small, but that gave it a more intimate and successful feeling for a first year show.

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Anyone else thought of building a microcar type vehicle like Mr Squibb and his Moonbeam?
The thought has crossed my mind more than a few times. I drive a motorcycle to work for the most part, so driving a tiny vehicle like that would not discourage me, and driving a purpose built commuter for all weather seems like a good way to go for 95% of my driving.
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Old 06-21-2007, 07:45 AM   #3
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I'm building a mini based three wheeler that will have a metro 3 cylinder engine and transmission.
http://www.teamswift.net/viewtopic.php?t=29720

He's using an old Mini as the shell - narrowing it & making it RWD. Pretty intensive build.
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http://www.teamswift.net/viewtopic.php?t=29720

He's using an old Mini as the shell - narrowing it & making it RWD. Pretty intensive build.
Very cool build indeed. I'd like if that poster joined here and reposted the entire thread
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i klnow you can get a dune buggy frame and make it street legal. im sure you could fab up some kind of super aeodynamic "shell" for it. along with either a metro 3 engine or what they usually use in dunebuggies: 4cyl VW engine from the beetles, bus, ghia...
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Thanks for the link. Funny that he is using a Mini. I am currently rebuilding one myself. Just put the outer sill on the right side in last weekend. Inner sill and rear floorpan get work this weekend.
When its done, I may start a microcar from scratch.
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could just get some black iron pipe, weld up a secure strong frame, slap a fiberglass body on it and there u go!
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Anyone going this year? Supposed to be Oct 19-20.
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Anyone going this year? Supposed to be Oct 19-20.
Don't know if I'll be there, but here is a partial list of exhibitors :

AC Propulsion
AFV Fleet Service
Altair Nanotechnologies
American Custom Golf Cars
American Honda Motor Company
Austin Energy
Autodesk
BAF Technologies
Big Blue Bus
Breathe California
California Cars Initiative
California Air Resources Board
California Department of Consumer Affairs
California Fuel Cell Partnership
Canadian Electric Vehicles
City of Santa Monica
C.I.C.L.E.
Clean Cities
Clean FUEL USA
Coalition For Clean Air
Columbia Par Car
Conserv Fuel
Currie Technologies
Discover Energy
Earth Friendly Moving
EcoLimo
e-ride Industries
Euro Taxi
FalconEV
Farmers Insurance
Free Drive EV, INC
Gorilla Vehicles
Global Green
Green Depot
Green Earth Electric Vehicles
International Environmental Solutions
LA Bike Coalition
Los Angeles Biodoesel Coop
Livingreen
Metro
Might-e-truck
Miles Automotive Group
National Biodiesel Board
Orange 20 Bikes
Petersen Automotive Museum
Phoenix Motorcars Inc.
Plug In America
Port of Chelan County
Propane Education Research Council
Propel Biofuels
Roush Industries Inc.
Ruff and Tuff Electric Vehicles
Santa Monica Ford
Segway
Skeuter
Society for Sustainable Mobility
Society of Automotive Engineers
Solar Santa Monica
South Coast Air Quality Management District
Southern California Edison
Southern California Gas
Southern California Transit Advocates
States Logistics Services Inc.
Sustainable Transport Club
Sustainable Works
Tellurian BioDiesel, Inc.
The Electric Car Company of Long Beach
Third Planet Energy Inc.
Tom's Truck Center
Toyota
UCLA
Union of Concerned Scientists
Vectrix
Zap
Zenn
21 Wheels
3 Phases Renewables


And here's a list of speakers ...

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19

9:30 Special AltCar Expo Transportation / Legislation Planning Session

12:00 Mary Nichols, Chairperson ARB -- Keynote

1:00 California Energy Commission/Air Resources Board -- ?Driving with the New Climate Control: State of CA Transportation Climate Change

2:00 Terry Tamminen -- Keynote

3:00 John V. White, CEERT; Terry Tamminen; Fran Pavley -- PBS Transportation Series, Debut Screening

4:00 ?The Likely Effects of Federal Climate Change Policy on the Development of Alternative Vehicles? -- Moderated by Martin Wachs, RAND Corporation; Panelists: J.R. DeShazo, UCLA; Matthew Kahn, UCLA

4:00 Terry Tamminen - book signing


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 - Transportation Tent

10:30 ?Getting Out of The Box, Moving with Our Feet? ? Livable Places & LA Bike Coalition

11:30 ?Legislation, Tax Credits & Consumer Savings? ? with Dan Kalb, Union of Concerned Scientists and Ron Smith, Adrianus Resources

12:30 ?Solving The Transportation Nightmare?? SMC, Transportation Coalition & CALPIRG

2:30 ?Restructuring Transit in Los Angeles to Respond to the Needs of the Riders? -- Moderated by Dr. Jim Moore, USC; Panelists, Tom Rubin, Consultant; Roy Reynolds, PRT Strategies & Jerry Roane, TriTrack

3:30 ?Monorails - at Present and in the Future? -- Dick Falconberry; Brian Brooks

4:30 Transportation Screening and Panel


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 - Technology Tent

10:15 "A Status of San Fransisco's Biofuel Integration Experience" -- Ben Jordan, Bio-Fuel Recycling

10:30 Biodiesel Technology Panel -- Moderated by Fred Wellens, NBB Board Member; Joe Gershen, Tellurian Biodiesel; Kent Bullard, LA Biodiesel Coop; Ben Jordan, Bio-Fuel Recycling

11:30 Hydrogen/Fuel Cell Technology Panel - Moderated by Leslie Goodbody, ARB; Vasilios Manousiouthakis, UCLA; Steve Ellis, American Honda Motor Company; Chris White, CA Fuel Cell Partners

12:30 Natural Gas Technology Panel -- Moderated by Ron Smith, Adrianus Resources; Steve Ellis, American Honda Motor Company; Henry Hogo, AQMD

1:30 Electric Technology Panel -- Moderated by Edward Kjare, So Cal Edison; Victor Juarez, Electro Autos Eficaces de Mexico; Tom Gage, AC Propulsion; Chris Paine, Who Killed The Electric Car?

2:30 Plug-In Technology Panel - Moderated by Ron Johnston-Rodriguez, Port of Chelan; Dr. Andrew Frank, UC Davis; Edward Kjare, So Cal Edison; Marguaritte Jones, Austin Energy; Roger Slotkin, RS Management

4:00 All Technologies Debate -- Moderated by Rick Sikes, City of Santa Monica; Edward Kjare, So Cal Edison; Steve Ellis, American Honda Motor Company; Ryan Grady, Roush Ind.; Joe Gershen, Tellurian Biodiesel; Dr. Andrew Frank, UC Davis


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