[LINK] Electric vehicles and generation

Tom Worthington Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Tue Jul 25 08:36:29 AEST 2006

At 07:48 AM 7/22/2006, rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au wrote:
>Wired got all excited about a battery powered car:
>http://www.wired.com/news/wiredmag/0,71414-0.html?tw=rss.index ...

Unlike the Wired fantasy, I saw a real battery 
powered car in an Indian village 
These are produced in Bangalore and look like 
something Noddy would drive. But the company has 
sporty looking show model running Linux 

A friend of a friend put an electric motor in a 
used Toyota Echo and got it registered in 
Brisbane. I have suggested that cluster housing 
could have solar panels to recharge such cars in 
a computer scheduled car rental pool 

Most of the major car companies have a little car 
in their range which could be retrofitted with an 
electric engine and batteries in this way. For 
example the Toyota 
C1 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Aygo>.

This would be smarter than a Smart Car, barring 
conspiracies  <http://www.tomw.net.au/travel/davincicode.shtml#smartcar>.

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