What other pure EVs have you driven?

Discussion in 'Nissan/Infiniti Hybrids and EVs' started by mwalsh, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. mwalsh

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    I haven't had a lot of exposure to pure EVs, but I have driven the AC eBox, which I VERY much enjoyed, and have ridden a Vectrix scooter, which I also quite enjoyed actually. Tests of both were available during EVS23 in Anaheim about two years ago.
     
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    i have a yamaha electric golf cart!:D
     
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    JimboPalmer Tsar of all the Rushers

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    I drove an electric forklift, but not across America.
     
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    First I have to figure out what you mean by "other." For me, it'll mean the ones I haven't actually owned.

    Here are some of the "other" ones I've enjoyed:
    Other EVs

    And I "owned" (leased, of course) an EV1 for two years.
    Untitled Document

    A RangerEV for a short while:.
    Untitled Document

    And we've owned the Rav4EV since 2002, and still drive it seven days a week.
    Rav4EV
     
  5. mitch672

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    ok, if you are going there then add in for me:

    electric pallet jacks
    electric man lifts
    electric golf carts

    I thought we where talking about electric cars :)
     
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    I meant other than the Leaf. Not that I've actually driven the Leaf. Has anybody here, come to mention it?
     
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    darelldd Prius is our Gas Guzzler

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    Well, then my list still stands. Or are you talking only about FUTURE cars?

    As far as I know, the public has not been allowed to drive the LEAF.
     
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    I've driven a Rav4EV and my electric golf cart and my ebike...but that's it.
     
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    Not very many.

    I drive my 2006 Zap Xebra SD nearly every day. (Some days I stay home.)

    When I was shopping for the above, I drove several other configurations of Xebra (different battery packs & controllers) and I drove a Xebra PK (the pick-up truck version).

    The guy who did the original (botched) conversion of my Porsche let me drive his electric Porsche (I don't know the year or model).

    For a couple of months I drove my 2003 Porsche 911 Carrera electric conversion, before sending it to a local guy to fix.

    Long before production, I rode in (but did not drive) a pre-production prototype Tesla Roadster.

    One of the local guys let me drive his S-10 electric conversion.

    I "drove" (rode on would be more correct) a Zappy electric scooter (kind of a poor man's Segway, with 3 wheels).

    The guy who is fixing my Porsche built for his wife an electric-assist trike, and I rode that once. But I guess that does not qualify as a pure EV, since it uses some leg power.
     
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    Just my 2009 ZENN - like Daniel with his Zap, we drive it almost every day averaging just about 23 miles per day at almost 5.3 miles/kWh.
     
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    JimN Let the games begin!

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    I drove a Tesla Roadster around the block in NYC.
     
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    Wondering whether anyone has driven Reva's G-Wiz in UK. Reva claims to be the largest EV maker in the world (something Nissan will eclipse in December).

    BTW, they are going to start making their EVs in the US (NY) - not sure if it is the new highway capable model.
     
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    patsparks An Aussie perspective

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    Lightburn Factory Run-about I owned and also used them during my aprenticeship.
    Came in 2 models, basic and deluxe, I had the Deluxe model!!

    This was my actual EV Lightburn.
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    http://www.evalbum.com/675