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Commented On: Fast Charging Vs Battery Switching: Better Place Customer Compares


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Kent, it is their pricing strategy that may attract buyers. The ability to buy the vehicle for less than $20K, and lease batteries per month is very attractive compared to spending $35K up front.

Commented On: Smart Electric Bike On Sale In Europe, Due In U.S. Soon


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Wow, Smart really did their homework on this bike: smartphone interface, removable battery, regenerative braking, carbon drive belt, multiple assist settings ... All these things justify the premium for the bike. Another article put the price at 2,849 Euros (including VAT), so removing VAT and converting to US dollars, it comes in just under $3K, so it's a reasonable price for all you are getting. I rode an eZip for a few years, and the ease of riding is so much greater than a regular bike, you just can't compare the two. Given these unique features, this bike could be a huge hit. I hope they design the new quadracycles with many of these smartphone interconnection features.

Commented On: New SAE Fast-Charging Standard To Be Shown Next Week


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Don't forget that Tesla Motors is also running with their own standard, and with the launch of the Model S, they will proliferate their charging systems along the I-5. Supposedly, their standard plug handles fast charging better than CHAdeMO, but I don't know how it compares to Combined Charging System.

Commented On: April Electric Car Sales Lower; Plug-In Prius Leads Sales


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Oops, I wasn't very clear on what I was saying. I wasn't chastizing you about overall Volt sales. I was commenting that you are better at adding numbers than I am. I definitely understand the onus of lumping sales from multiple countries together, and trying to draw conclusions, so not expecting that. I do believe that GM is now correctly allocating their current production towards Amperas and HOV California Volts, while slowly offloading regular Volts in other areas.

Commented On: April Electric Car Sales Lower; Plug-In Prius Leads Sales


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Sheesh, that's 2,019 Volts / Amperas - not counting Volts sold in Canada, Europe and China. John, see why I asked you to tabulate those numbers for me yesterday?

Commented On: 2014 Cadillac ELR Electric Luxury Coupe To Arrive Late 2013


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If GM can increase the percent of the battery pack's storage capacity used, then I would still prefer that GM redesign the pack to allow a 5th rear seat, rather than increase the overall range.

Commented On: April Electric Car Sales Lower; Plug-In Prius Leads Sales


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At gm-volt.com, Jeff Cobb reported:

"Ampera sales reported for April were 557 total units."

... so I calculate 2,012 total Volts / Amperas - not counting Volts sold in Canada, Europe and China.

Commented On: April Electric Car Sales Lower; Plug-In Prius Leads Sales


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John, thanks for the tabulation - I went a couple hundred in the wrong direction. Keeping my fingers crossed that the momentum can be maintained. Any indication that Fisker's numbers would move the total significantly? They have supposedly delivered 750 so far. July should be great assuming Tesla Motors starts delivering Model S sedans.

Commented On: April Electric Car Sales Lower; Plug-In Prius Leads Sales


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Dennis, thanks for the info. Considering the Volt has only an 8 day inventory in California, the real battle will be there, so I'm looking forward to Volt's orders to finally arrive this coming month. The number of Volts in Cars.com inventory keeps dropping by bigger amounts in the last few days, so hopefully, GM has figured out that they need to build CA HOV Volts and Opel / Vauxhall Amperas.

Commented On: April Electric Car Sales Lower; Plug-In Prius Leads Sales


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John,

Considering that the PiP sold so many vehicles, is it really true that plug-in sales are down overall? Certainly, EV sales are down, but I think plug-in sales may have hit a new monthly high, albeit it only a couple hundred over March, if that.
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