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Bob Lutz Drives a Vectrix Electric Scooter

Bob Lutz, GM's VP who famously doesn't believe in global warming just let the Detroit Auto Show know that he owns and levitra online pharmacy no prescription drives a Vectrix electric scooter. Of course, I don't have a picture of www.artscayman.org him on it. Of course, Lutz also drives a Russian jet plane...so I don't think we'll call him an EcoGeek just yet.

During the release of the Cadillac Converj, Lutz told the audience that he once accidentally ran out of juice 12 miles from his house and needed to have a friend come and pick him up in a "very big pickup."

All of this, of course, leads the the point, which is that range-extended electric vehicles don't have these range limitations since, if you ever run out of juice, you just need to go get more gas.

The Vectrix, of course, is a wonderful vehicle, and I'm glad to hear that Lutz is still trying out electric options...despite his companies sour treatment of the EV1.

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Running Out of Gas
written by Tom Saxton, January 11, 2009
How often do you run out of gas? Approximately never, right? If you have a functioning brain and pay just a little attention, it never happens.

It's the same with an electric vehicle. Sure, the range is shorter, but you start with a full battery every morning. As long as you pay attention and don't do something stupid, you'll never run out of juice.

You can charge a Vectrix pretty quickly from any 110 outlet, so you'd have to be particularly stupid to strand yourself on one of those.

Is it any surprise that a guy who is betting his career on an RE-EV is going to tell a story about running out of juice in a BEV? It's just self-serving fearmongering.
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written by EV, January 11, 2009
You can charge a Vectrix pretty quickly from any 110 outlet, so you'd have to be particularly stupid to strand yourself on one of those.

If by "pretty quickly" you mean two hours, then sure. If by pretty quickly you mean "5 minutes", you're flat out wrong.
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written by Tom Saxton, January 11, 2009
The Vectrix charges at a rate of viagra for sale about 1 mile of range for every 4 minutes of charging.

So, if you try to stretch the discount generic levitra range by a few miles, it's no big deal to add a little charge. If you try to stretch the range by 30%, then you weren't paying attention.

The Vectrix gives you plenty of warning, so no one will ever be surprised that they ran out of juice 12 miles from home.
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written by James Morrison, January 11, 2009
Bob Lutz must not ride his Vectrix very often. You would have to be very novice to not know your remaining range.
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written by Sam Abuelsamid, January 18, 2009
The problem with EVs is that the state of charge indication is not the same as a fuel gauge. In a vehicle that runs on liquid fuel, there is a mechanical indicator that tells how much fuel is levitra doses left. Vehicles with nimh or li-ion batteries must estimate the state of charge based on where to get viagra in canada complex models because the battery voltage doesn't drop off in a linear fashion. Accurate estimates can be difficult to viagra cialis cheap achieve. Vectrix acknowledged a problem with it's SoC model after Lutz was stranded and issued a software update.

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