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Calif. Energy Commission approves energy efficiency rules for battery charger systems; automotive chargers exempted

Green Car Congress

This exception does not apply to autoettes, electric personal assistive mobility devices, golf carts, or low speed vehicles. The proposed regulations for battery charger systems include measurement of power consumption in active mode, maintenance mode, and no battery mode; power factor for larger battery charger systems; and labeling and marking requirements.

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Why The Ford F-150 Lightning Is The Most Important EV Ever

EV Adoption

Wait, you might be thinking to yourself, what about the Tesla Model S which single-handedly changed the image of EVs from glorified golf carts into fast as all heck, 300+-mile range, aspirational computers on wheels? Less maintenance/Lower TCO.

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Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

And with EV maintenance you are less exposed to being ripped off buy the ICE car repairman. A very low cost EV is taking a golf cart transaxle or whole GC rear/seat and weld, ect a MC front end, frame, title to it, change the batteries from 6vdc to 12vdc to double the voltage and use larger dia VW Rabbit tires and you can have a nice 1- 3 person MC trike that goes 45-55mph and 50+ mile range.

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Electric Car Manufacturers Inspire New Paradigms -- Seeking Alpha

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

The customer will only pay a monthly fee about $240 (US Dollars) which includes a full maintenance service agreement; carbon offset payments and in some countries even all electricity used, and insurance. They are either glorified golf cart city cars like this one or they are only for the very wealthy like the Tesla. Apr 25 01:04 PM | Link | Reply HerrHansa 12 Comments A golf cart with a nice body, for more than the price of a decked out Mini.

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