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Too bad the pope doesn't ride in an EV

Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:18 pm

Wouldn't it be great if someone on his staff convinced him to do so? Can you imagine what such a thing would do for the 'movement', and the image of EVs?? If only Fiat weren't so anti-EV and made one a little bigger than the 500e...
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Re: Too bad the pope doesn't ride in an EV

Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:27 pm

Tesla has poisoned that well. If you spent 15 minutes explaining the reality of EVs, you might make a positive demo of a low cost, energy beneficial, accessible vehicle. Instead we have most people thinking every EV has an Insane mode. The Holy Father does not have that time.
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Re: Too bad the pope doesn't ride in an EV

Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:08 pm

I disagree -- about the 'well being poisoned', the time required to explain and what most people think of EVs! The Vatican could put out one press release and post it and further details on their website. It could explain all of the reasons an ePope-mobile is better for the environment (etc.), which is quite apparently one of his "causes".

It would do wonders for the 'movement', and I wouldn't be surprised if we (Holy) See it happen. I'm just trying to get the ball moving and expedite it! :)
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Re: Too bad the pope doesn't ride in an EV

Sat Sep 26, 2015 12:24 pm

Wouldn't the fact that the "Pope-mobile" creeps along, not to mention its overall appearance, just reinforce the stereotype of EVs as "golf carts"? ;)
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Re: Too bad the pope doesn't ride in an EV

Sat Sep 26, 2015 12:26 pm

I'm just dissapointed the Pope used a Jeep here and not the Papal Peugeot.
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Re: Too bad the pope doesn't ride in an EV

Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:16 pm

I can see it now.

"The official EV of the Holy See" :)
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Re: Too bad the pope doesn't ride in an EV

Sun Sep 27, 2015 7:14 am

Personally I would like to see him in an e-NV200 with the rear doors replaced with clear panels. Image
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Re: Too bad the pope doesn't ride in an EV

Sun Sep 27, 2015 12:59 pm

dgpcolorado wrote:Wouldn't the fact that the "Pope-mobile" creeps along, not to mention its overall appearance, just reinforce the stereotype of EVs as "golf carts"? ;)

Millions wouldn't care, and would learn the Truth (heh-heh) after purchase...

"Second", as the owner of a golf cart, I regret that the rise of EVs and the use of that expression have now, by implication, given golf carts a bad name! ;-)
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Re: Too bad the pope doesn't ride in an EV

Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:15 am

kovalb wrote:Personally I would like to see him in an e-NV200 with the rear doors replaced with clear panels. Image

Since e-NV200 is not available for U.S. yet(not sure if it will be ever available for us), he can use this instead.
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Re: Too bad the pope doesn't ride in an EV

Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:00 am

Ask and ye shall receive.

Pope Goes Electric:
https://cleantechnica.com/2017/03/02/po ... -electric/

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