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Author Boris Johnson makes an excellent point about the G-Wiz electric car
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http://www.boris-johnson.com/archives/2007/05/gwiz_electric_car.php

Personally I would own one tomorrow if I could afford to buy and store it.
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Still after a Monaro as well?
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Yeah they would balance each other out.
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Anyone see the film with the crash-test of these? You'd die at 40mph head on.
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But you still use up electricity from coal burning power plants....

Still, the government is pathetic!
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I just dont see how their green,instead of car emissions,they burn more at a power station,pointless if u ask me..
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Read the text - says in there that although this is true its more efficient way of making the power so you actually have less emissions mile per mile.
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Government not making any money through taxes.

They are saying about crash tests, but in London there must be thousands of moped/motor bikes which are equally as unsafe.

Plus they are mainly used in London were the traffic is always slow. Just the nanny state sticking its oar in,


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Maybe they should have crash tested it at the average London travel speed, not 40mph.
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quote:
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Maybe they should have crash tested it at the average London travel speed, not 40mph.


65 down the bus lane
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quote:
Originally posted by Ian
Read the text - says in there that although this is true its more efficient way of making the power so you actually have less emissions mile per mile.


Quite surprised they haven't jumped on the "self sufficiency" bandwagon and tried palming of wind turbines/solar panels to charge them up with.

I appreciate the idea, but it's just a bit ugly, and it's not exactly original, as there's been a few small shit-box electric cars knocking about for a few years (i.e Th!nk etc)
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i would never trade in the sound of a 2 litre on TBs you can never beat that.
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quote:
Originally posted by nova_gteuk
I just dont see how their green,instead of car emissions,they burn more at a power station,pointless if u ask me..


exactly if we all had g-wizzes, we'd be struggling to generate enough power!! we'd still run out of fossil fuels generating the power required! and meanwhile we'd still be polluting the world!!!!

Electric cars which are charged by electricity created by burning fossil fuels is not green!

Jesus they're moaning at us leaving our tv's on standby! Imagine everyone leaving their g -wizzes on charge over night!
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DEATH! <---- Click
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BBC news report too
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Airbags? Imagine, you've broken down because it has run out of electricity, and you're sitting in it because it's raining. You get arse ended by another car, get pushed into the car parked in front, and because the battery is dead, the airbags don't work.

They aren't wanting to ban it because it's unsafe. . .they're wanting to ban it because it won't pay any form of tax. Whether it be high road tax, parking charges, speeding offences and such.

EDIT: And after seeing that video Pete (All Torque) posted. Is it really any different to a Fiat Cinquencento?

[Edited on 16-05-2007 by deano87]
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hmm.... I dont think im all that bothered about them being banned!
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if and WHEN they do ban it think of all the poor badgers that have shelled out 7k for something they will make illegal!
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yes, lets all go out and buy a car that doesnt have to pass the same safety tests a normal car does and would see you dead in a (fairly) normal crash!

I'd personally buy a small Polo or similar and conserve money/fuel/little buinnies that way!
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quote:
Originally posted by deano87
They aren't wanting to ban it because it's unsafe. . .they're wanting to ban it because it won't pay any form of tax. Whether it be high road tax, parking charges, speeding offences and such.



Not true. If they wanted they could esily say any motorised vehicle that uses the road network has to pay tax. Not a big job!
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Originally posted by nova_gteuk
I just dont see how their green,instead of car emissions,they burn more at a power station,pointless if u ask me..
Good job no one asked you then seeing as y ou have just based that statement on, well, nothing scientific.

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