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Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by danny, Jul 17, 2008.
World's fastest production car to gain electric twin ? Register Hardware
I guess the ridicule is working:
Shelby SuperCars - SSC - Exotic Luxury SuperCars
They're still making the 10 minute charge claim, but removed any reference to at what voltage.
What a shame those claims are already all over the internet ("Tesla annihilator", etc...).
I hope SSC show the wardrobe size charger that will be required for these 10 minute pit stops to their invited guests on their test day. Can we also assume the car will have a tonne of fast charge type batteries? Anyone still think this is going to be demonstrated in Q2 when commenters on blogs seem to be doing their electrical engineering?
Perhaps we should hit the comments boxes of all those sites that parroted out the original press release and point them in the direction of this new one - for the sake of EV credibility generally.
EDIT: Doug - you got your 15 minutes...
SSC Back Pedal on World’s Fastest EV (Now Almost Believable) : Gas 2.0
Different Doug? :wink:
Gorr makes me miss Kent
Yeah that commenter is not me!
You need to somehow differentiate yourself. Personally I knew it wasn't you because of the awkward phrasing.
As a side note, it's nice that they credited SSC for the picture but there's no source given for the article (or the original source for that article) even though he "borrows" some of the same verbiage used by the first author about the recent change. Crap. Was that clear?
It's a good thing I'm not an author because I'd suck at it.:tongue:
For future cross referencing purposes, we noticed that EVcast covered the story here:
And now the whole thing starts again in French :biggrin:
Une super-voiture de sport électrique ? | GreenUnivers
United EcoEnergy Corp (UEEC) Announces Agreement for SSC Green, Inc. $15 Million Financing
Why has this story started to circulate again, particularly with the 10 minutes from a 110V outlet claim: Sports Cars 101: the Shelby SuperCars Aero EV, an electric supercar
Oh dear, it's Q3 and the vapour is yet to condense...
It must be the season for optimistic pronouncements. Remember Zenn / EEStor?
Eco agenda at the Dubai International Motor Show - The National Newspaper
Shelby to Roll Out Green Electric Supercar in 2010
The Hindu Business Line : Plans for first electric super car revealed
i think the ev sector of scc has been shutdown by the oil companies, and the money that the oil companies gave funded scc's new tuatara and maybe the sedan thats supposed to go 220 mph. I just did some research about this company after seeing that they had made the fastest production car before the bugatti supersport. i saw some stuff about the ev and it seemed that everything about it just disappeared. I knew that the hard time everyone gave about ssc's seemingly extraordinary battery technologies that they boasted could have been possible with ultra capacitors(which came to mind immediately when they said can be charged in 10 minutes) and they could have also developed many other new technologies that are not known. the battery industry has practically not advanced at all in 20 years; the reasoning behind this seems clear to me to be that oil companies have purposefully stopped it so that they dont lose money from more advanced EVs. There was a big EV movement in the 90s, when they had production cars similar to how advanced Tesla's cars are. many of the major automobile companies were involved, but they only rented and leased their new cars to consumers(im not sure why, maybe just because it was all new to the people). Soon after 100% of the EV's sold were repossessed; they were then, for no apparent reason, destroyed along with all the others that were not even sold yet. the only ev's from the time that remained had their internals torn out and destroyed as well. here is a movie that has some information about my accusations Who Killed the Electric Car? - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia you can also do your own research and find similar information
Too many companies are working on too many different battery technologies for oil companies to do much about it at this point, and battery technology has advanced quite a bit in the last 20 years. A 10 minute battery charge is easily achievable by today's technologies, some can even do it faster, if you can provide enough power. The plain fact is that they never had the battery capability they claimed, end of story. Also, do you really think the members of an electric car website such as this one aren't already aware of the WKTEC movie?
Or maybe they made claims that they couldn't substantiate and they gave up?
I was ready to be surprised if they actually produced a car that lived up to their press releases.
But I was also ready to be not surprised if it didn't happen.
Some like Chelsea are in it and/or the sequel.
Exactly. Except I would have been shocked, not just surprised, if they had of made something close to what they were claiming, since you could tell by their first press release that they had no idea what they were even talking about.