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BBC FUD Fest: Mini-E London to Edinburgh

Discussion in 'News' started by dpeilow, Jan 9, 2011.

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    we need YOUR help #electriccarrevolt RT @emileage: London to Edinburgh by #electric car: it was quicker by stagecoach http://bit.ly/f1W8xG
     
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    #86 doug, Jan 15, 2011
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    Kevin's link from above:

    London to Edinburgh by electric car: it was quicker by stagecoach - The Telegraph
    Ironic that this guy views the BBC stunt as pro-EV.
     
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    #87 Dragon, Jan 16, 2011
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    I don't care.
    Nice vid.
     
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    Thought you guys might appreciate this:

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    We saw a dealer and couldn't resist :biggrin:
     

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    Yeah the Register used to be a good read, now they are just obnoxious (I thought that before this story, by the way).

    I responded. Let's see if they have the bottle to publish my comment uncut:

     
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    I think the Registers' M.O. is to take any story, find the champion then vilify them. It's just what they do "Bite the hand that feeds". I used to read it years ago when it was new and fun but these days it's a bit passé.

    Good circulation though; should bring the whole story to a lot of new people; they'll draw their own conclusions and, as I suspect many are techies they'll get the right end of the stick.
     
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    However, if the BBC were to do the trip by stagecoach, they would use a prototype stagecoach that uses miniature ponies and arrive a week after they left to show that ICE cars are also superior to stagecoach.
     
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    Check this out and you'll probably get a good idea of the type we are dealing with here: http://lewispage.blogspot.com/

    If we all drove EVs, his pals would have no excuse to go hunting for WMDs...
     
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    Nice reply David...a solid (verbal) drubbing for Mr. Page!...
     
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    Well they eventually published.

    I liked this one, a few posts down

     
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    #98 doug, Jan 18, 2011
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    Though they seem to miss the point, I'm surprised the Register article is so detailed. Even if they got a lot of those details wrong, it seems like they at least read this forum.

    I've wondered why everyone assumed David was driving a Roadster Sport. It's RHD and a 2.5, but not Sport. Even Nikki assumed it was a Sport.
     
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    #99 TEG, Jan 18, 2011
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    I didn't (no sport badge on the side), but I could see why some would:
    #1: It has the higher end wheels often associated with the sport.
    #2: Many of the store demo models seem to be Sports as it would make sense to offer the slightly quicker model when trying to impress potential customers on test drives.

    I bet if you counted all the Roadsters with the big Tesla banner along the side, a high percentage would be Sports.

    I wonder how much quicker (t-(X*.02secs)) he would have gotten to Scotland with a Sport ;^}

    Anyways, sport or non-sport isn't really important to any of this.
     
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    Funny. If you were visiting a relative in a far away town I bet you would have better luck asking "Can I plug my car into a spare outlet while I visit?" compared to "Can I have 8 gallons of Petrol?"
     

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