Posts Tagged ‘electric vehicle’

Would you guess this classic car is an electric vehicle?

July 16th, 2012    Posted in Electric Vehicles
 

With what feels like an interminable wait to endure till the eventual delivery of our new Chevy Volt one thing I decided to do was to see what kind of groups might be around where people interested in electric vehicles might be sharing experiences and information. After a little Google searching I found a small website for the Knoxville Electric Vehicle Association (KEVA). This group meets once a month and I decided to go to see what it is all about. Their meetings are open to all comers.

It was a small group of about 5 or 6 people with varying interests in electric vehicles. The better part of the group had at one time or another either built or converted their own electric vehicle. Way beyond my skill set! The fun part was seeing one members recent project, a Morris Minor 1000 which had been restored and converted to electric power.

Morris Minor 1000

I am wishing now I had grabbed a photo of the car with all doors closed for a better look at it, but I was more focused on the electric conversion at the time. Read more

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Why choose Chevy Volt over plug-in electrics, hybrids or economy cars?

June 13th, 2012    Posted in Getting Started with Volt
 

Chevy VoltOk, good question. Why the Chevy Volt and not one of the competitors be they hybrid, full plug-in electric or just a good old fashioned economy car that gets great gas mileage and costs a lot less…

We did a lot of talking and thinking on this very question and here is how we wound up jumping on the Chevy Volt bandwagon. Let’s consider them one at a time. But first I should qualify our thinking by being clear, we were looking to move from our older and not-so-efficient sedan to something more economical to run. We aren’t looking for a muscle car, heavy hauler or seating for eight. Also, it is no small factor that we wanted to set a good example for our young boys with thinking green and caring for the planet we live on.

So then, why not the Nissan Leaf? It’s about as “green” as you could hope to get and costs less too! Read more

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