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What gm-volt guys think of MNL ...

Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:40 pm

Here are some interesting comments about MNL by gm-volt members (and personally about me, as well). LOL.

http://gm-volt.com/forum/showthread.php ... NissanLeaf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

update : Hmmm ... apparently the thread was deleted.
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Re: What gm-volt guys think of MNL ...

Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:28 pm

evnow wrote:Here are some interesting comments about MNL by gm-volt members (and personally about me, as well). LOL.

http://gm-volt.com/forum/showthread.php ... NissanLeaf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Interesting that you created this MNL thread. Goal?

Obviously readers should look at the opening post of that thread titled "Cool *ev comparison table by EVNow on MNL MyNissanLeaf" to see why I started it. It was positive and not negative.

I've actually meet folks here and had some great exchanges in the MNL forum as well as in various PMs. Lot of great technical information here about EVs in general. Nice. Obviously many great threads and experiments on the LEAF.
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Re: What gm-volt guys think of MNL ...

Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:42 pm

Because it is interesting, and sometimes amusing, to read?
scottf200 wrote:
evnow wrote:Here are some interesting comments about MNL by gm-volt members (and personally about me, as well). LOL.
http://gm-volt.com/forum/showthread.php ... NissanLeaf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Interesting that you created this MNL thread. Goal?
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Re: What gm-volt guys think of MNL ...

Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:45 pm

Oh its not that bad, I think everyone would like to be an "EV purist", but current battery technology doesn't allow that for everyones driving needs/conditions, and some feel they want/need the ability to go further than the pure EV range, its like a security blanket for some. It's really the best way to ween the public off pure gasoline, if they drive on all electric most of the time, they will soon realize they don't need their "security blanket" any longer, and their next car will likely be a pure EV :)

Evnow was not bashed too much, I think its all good :)
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Re: What gm-volt guys think of MNL ...

Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:57 pm

mitch672 wrote:Oh its not that bad, I think everyone would like to be an "EV purist", but current battery technology doesn't allow that for everyones driving needs/conditions, and some feel they want/need the ability to go further than the pure EV range, its like a security blanket for some.
Mitch, I see from your sig that you are still driving that gas guzzling Prius :o "ordered 2012 Red SL Leaf 9/29/2011 "January 2012 delivery"
Hopefully you join us EV purist (~40 mile Volt BEV and ~70 mile LEAF BEV). 8-)
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Re: What gm-volt guys think of MNL ...

Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:10 pm

scottf200 wrote:Mitch, I see from your sig that you are still driving that gas guzzling Prius :o "ordered 2012 Red SL Leaf 9/29/2011 "January 2012 delivery"
Hopefully you join us EV purist (~40 mile Volt BEV and ~70 mile LEAF BEV). 8-)
That's the plan, unless I decide to go with that cute little Mitsubishi I I keep seeing adds for on TV (not likely). I'd really like to get the Model S, I just might not have enough time left on the planet to wait for that. The Schnieder EVSE has been installed for over a month now... There's always the Plug in Prius, but that's not enough of an improvement over what I have already, and 10 years and 3 generations of Priu are enough for me, been driving Priu since 2001

And that "gas guzzler" gets nearly 50MPG, I use less than $25/week on fuel currently.
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Re: What gm-volt guys think of MNL ...

Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:25 pm

evnow wrote:Here are some interesting comments about MNL by gm-volt members (and personally about me, as well). LOL.
http://gm-volt.com/forum/showthread.php ... NissanLeaf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Thanks for the post EVNow! It's good to see that our friends on the Volt forum have nice things to say about MNL. It's also good to see long time members of MNL like Hodad66 on that forum.
The comments about you are not inconsistent with reality ;-)
scottf200 wrote: Hopefully you join us EV purist (~40 mile Volt BEV and ~70 mile LEAF BEV). 8-)
On a related note, Scottf200, I would take a cue from Rusty and decrease your proselytizing about the Volt. It's a great car but honestly, your efforts to make the Volt a BEV really do more harm than good (though the information content of many of your posts, without your attempts to befuddle, has been quite good).

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Re: What gm-volt guys think of MNL ...

Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:40 pm

scottf200 wrote:Hopefully you join us EV purist (~40 mile Volt BEV and ~70 mile LEAF BEV). 8-)
Sorry Scott, but your Volt is not a BEV. The Volt is a hybrid. If it were a BEV, it would be eligible for an HOV plate here. It makes no difference how many miles you can squeeze out of the battery pak, it still has an ICE in it that uses Premium gasoline. And I routinely get 100 miles from an 80% charge with my LEAF, not even close to 70. That's for highway speeds around 70mph! I never even went that fast when I had my Honda GX. At 60mph on the freeway, I could easily go over 80 miles in my LEAF!
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Re: What gm-volt guys think of MNL ...

Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:45 pm

evnow wrote:Here are some interesting comments about MNL by gm-volt members (and personally about me, as well). LOL.
Given your thread title here, I'm curious what you pulled from the referenced thread as to what gm-volt guys think. Since you've brought it up here on MNL what's partially turned into a decorum discussion there, do you have issue or comment on what's been said there? Being relatively new to both forums, I'm particularly curious what the LOL is in context to (and if you'd prefer to respond with a PM versus here (or not respond at all, after all you don't have to) that would be fine). Perhaps I'm dense, but I just don't understand the meaning and context of the quoted comment as relates to the thread title here.

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Re: What gm-volt guys think of MNL ...

Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:09 pm

EVNOW is an interesting fella. Long before I cared one way or another about the VOLT
I noticed how he rode everyone to post in specific threads. Finally a number of members
reminded him that forum posting is supposed to be fun... ;-) He backed off.
He has? Seems to me he is still constantly tilting at the windmill of orderly posting on the forum - bless his heart!

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