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Production BEVs like the GM EV1 and Chevrolet S10 EV, Chrysler TEVan, Honda EV Plus, Ford Ranger EV, Nissan Altra, Toyota RAV4 EV, and Solectria Force have been made available to the consumer market in very limited quantities and locations. Even though all were placed very few were ever actually for sale, and so it's very unfair to say that there is no market. They would be cost competitive if put into mass production, and they have been cheap to maintain and operate with as little as 7 moving parts in the electric power train. Just imagine no oil to change, no filters, no spark plugs. A number of Rav4-EVs have over 100,000 miles on their NiMH battery packs, which are also used in current hybrids. They may be unavailable because they are too good, since their range of about 150 miles was as good as the best of HFCV (hydrogen fuel cell vehicles) and today their range can be comparable to gas cars. HFCVs have about 7 very costly fuel stations, yet EVs already have a worldwide refueling infrastructure with outlets at every gas station and garage. Today EV's make good sense for the Consumer, Environmental, and Energy Conservation stand points, but perhaps not from the short term manufacturer, dealer, and oil producer standpoints. We are all going to have to Demand that they make these cars and trucks available instead of waiting yet another 30 years for HFCV's.


[edit] Modern Production BEVs

All of these from the major manufacturers are no longer in production, many have been destroyed for some reason, but some can still be seen in the wild... Your best bet it to look into those from the startups.

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[edit] Available Vehicles

[edit] Major Auto Manufacturers ( no longer in production )

[edit] Available / Low Volume / Prototypes / Startups / Planned or in Production

[edit] More vehicles that don't have local pages yet.

[edit] NEV ( Neighborhood Electric Vehicles / Low speed )

[edit] Motorcycles and Large Scooters

[edit] E-Bicycles

Local (Puget Sound area) Ebike clubs:

Local ebike retailers:

[edit] See also

[edit] See Also

[edit] News

  • 2005.08.20 - cbsnews.com MOVIE Hybrids Getting Amped Up
    • With gas prices soaring, even hybrid car owners are thinking of creative ways to cut on gas use. Bill Whitaker reports how they are suping-up their energy efficient cars with electricity.
  • 2005.02.25 - H2 Can't Compete with Ev's Hybrids
    • This is an excellent article "Hydrogen economy: energy and economic black hole" with many good references, percentages and information on H2 & fool cells. Good info for arguing the H2 vs EV's/hybrids efficiencies. I love the line (after multiplying all the inefficiencies) "If you don't understand this (hydrogen) concept, please mail me ten dollars and I'll send you a dollar".
  • Toyota - Hybrids or Hydrogen? - "The lower efficiency of hydrogen production compared to gasoline brings the well-to-wheel efficiency of FCVs below that of hybrids."
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