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California EV Makers Speak Out

Discussion in 'News' started by WarpedOne, Oct 4, 2006.

  1. WarpedOne

    WarpedOne Supreme Premier

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    Here www.evworld.com/view.cfm?section=article&storyid=1106 is a report on California's EPA conference on the current state of zero emission vehicle (ZEV) technology. Martin was amongst the speakers. On the right side there are links to mp3 to his and other presenter's speaches. Acopaning slides are availble here: http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/zevprog/symposium/presentations/presentations.htm

    News:
    - 170 'sold' roadsters

    WhitStar status report:
    - under 6s 0-60
    - under 50.000 USD base prise
    - 4 to 5 seater
    - same drive train as DarkStar
    - over 250miles range
    - currently looking for production plant (california is an option)
    - 2009 target for production start
     
  2. danny

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    thats an impressive 0-60 time. That'll put it right with BMW 330.
    So do they know whose chassis they will be using already? thats what I wanna know
     
  3. tonybelding

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    Martin's presentation had a slide titled White Star Status.

    • Vehicle technical specifications complete
    • Feasibility study complete
    • Preliminary vehicle architecture complete
    • Chassis and body technologies chosen
    • USA factory site location study underway
    • Production anticipated for first half of 2009

    In other words. . . They know what chassis they'll be using, they're just not ready to tell us about it.
     

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