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Workin' 4 Toys
04-25-2007, 01:21 AM
I've got some friends that have electric cars. Chrysler products. Well its time ...........Time to replace the batteries......:eek:
Choice one....$1280.00 for Lead acid's
Choice two ....$2000.00 for Gel's
And then to get rid of the old....:noface:

6ballsisall
04-25-2007, 01:23 AM
Ouch!! How many batteries is there to replace?

Workin' 4 Toys
04-25-2007, 01:27 AM
6..............All together 6 each car!!!

suedv
04-25-2007, 01:49 AM
This year at the auto show I was looking quite a bit at the Volt. They say it will be a few years (I think 2010) before it hits the consumer market because of the battery technology. I hope they get the battery situation figured out because I think I'd really like to have one of those cars.

Workin' 4 Toys
04-25-2007, 09:32 AM
This year at the auto show I was looking quite a bit at the Volt. They say it will be a few years (I think 2010) before it hits the consumer market because of the battery technology. I hope they get the battery situation figured out because I think I'd really like to have one of those cars.
I do believe the "volt" you mentioned is powered by electric and hydrogen. There is a big difference between that car and these I mentioned. If I recall that "volt" had a range of about 500-600 miles on a relatively small supply of hydrogen and a charged system. The "cars" I mentioned before have a range of about 30 miles and 27 mph top speed.
With an average life expectancy of 4-5 years for these batteries, it doesn't surprise me we don't see alot more of them.
Sue, I too would like to get my hands on the "volt". We shall see....;) I even offered to be a "test" pilot for it.

Ric
04-25-2007, 09:35 AM
27mph with 30mi range? Are you sure your friends aren't simply driving golf carts?

Workin' 4 Toys
04-25-2007, 09:43 AM
27mph with 30mi range? Are you sure your friends aren't simply driving golf carts?
Heat, stereo, windshield wipers, headlights, tail lights, brake lights, license plates, seat belts, roof.....Yup they are cars.....No air bags though.

Ric
04-25-2007, 09:46 AM
those golf carts can get drafty
heaters and wipers are always good

Datdude
04-25-2007, 11:32 AM
What kind of cars are you talking about WFT's? Got any pictures?

#47of100TeamMC
04-25-2007, 11:43 AM
Anyone heard of an electric call called a "Tango"? I saw it down in New Orleans at a 3D modeling (solidworks) convention. The thing is amazing. It's 5 inches narrower than a Honda Goldwing, so In cali where you can Lane split it would be a sweet commuter car. Goes 0-60 in 4sec. top speed of 120mph. and a range of 80miles. Corners better than a Porsche 911. And the best part... Can be Fully charged from a home outlet in 3 hours. I can't find a website for the car but if you google it a ton of stuff comes up.

George Clooney was the first person to buy one... price tag is a little steep right now at 108k.

There are a few pics here...

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2005/05/tango_for_two_1.php

Workin' 4 Toys
04-25-2007, 02:26 PM
What kind of cars are you talking about WFT's? Got any pictures?
Did someone say pictures........8p