Talk:Battery electric vehicle

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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Battery electric vehicle:

New since the great schism

  • Expand technology section
  • Add short para describing each vehicle sub-type
  • archive this talk page

Old FAC related ones

  • FAC reviewer wants more sources
    • consider converting anchored external links to refs;
    • wikilinks probably have good refs in them, too
    • someone else suggested at least one per paragraph! That would be about 80.
  • Put it through peer review again, asking in particular for copyediting help.

I removed other no longer relevant points

Talk page moved[edit]

The electric car article used to be called battery electric vehicle. The page was moved in February/March 2008. Battery electric vehicle is now used only for BEVs other than passenger electric vehicles. 199.125.109.89 (talk) 23:28, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

Advantages[edit]

People use cars mostly during daytime, and they will probably be charging it at night. This is good for society as there is excess and cheap electricity at night. In a way BEV's act as a means of energy storage for the entire society. Should we include this as an advantage? Enisbayramoglu (talk) 12:08, 26 May 2009 (UTC)

Hydrogen vehicle[edit]

Would someone please look at the Hydrogen vehicle article? The comparison with BEVs is being destroyed by a hydrogen POV pusher. -- Ssilvers (talk) 13:25, 18 September 2009 (UTC)

Article title - suggest All-electric vehicle[edit]

Since batteries are used in gasoline engine-only cars and hybrids as well as battery EVs, it would make sense to rename this article "All-electric vehicle" or a suitable alternative to mean vehicles that run only on electric power. Facts707 (talk) 09:43, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

It's probably best to stick to the conventional terminology. Dicklyon (talk) 16:52, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

An REV is a BEV[edit]

A range-extended vehicle (REV)like the Chevy Volt is a fully functional electric car. Only the electric motor on the Volt powers the vehicle directly. The fact that it has an ICE generator and a gas tank on board does not negate it from being an electric car. Think of it as an electric car with a 40 mile range carrying dead weight in the form of and ICE generator and a gas tank. If that dead weight were something else such as bunch of golf clubs would that change it's status as an electric car? No or course not.

This is different from a Plug In Prius which gets some motive power from the electric motor and some from the ICE. If you drive a Prius up a hill the ICE kicks in. The electric motor on the Volt is powerful enough to supply all the motive power under any condition. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.192.40.227 (talk) 03:26, 22 May 2010 (UTC)

REVs should be on the BEV list. They could be designated as being REV but they should still be on the list. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.192.40.227 (talk) 03:22, 22 May 2010 (UTC)

The Volt is a PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle). The only practical difference between the Volt and every other PHEV is range on battery-only power. This article should be merged with the Electric vehicle article. Creating a separate article for "BEVs" is just confusing and misleading. Clayfoot (talk) 18:26, 16 November 2010 (UTC)

Special Purpose Vehicles[edit]

The entry under special purpose vehicles is bad, it's just a link to an advertisement. I'll try and get something written up and in place, but it might take a month or two, I'm in the middle of publishing a couple of books. Needless to say, time is at a premium. UrbanTerrorist (talk) 23:28, 19 September 2011 (UTC)

Couldn't leave the add. I am searching for a citation on the first SEVCON controller. I knew one of the men who claimed to have been involved, however Peter has been dead for over twenty years now. It is possible I may be able to get in contact with some of the people who worked there after he did, they might still remember me. I'll see what I can get from them, and their competitors. UrbanTerrorist (talk) 22:54, 20 September 2011 (UTC)

Better Tesla Model S Picture[edit]

Excuse me. I would like to request the use of a better picture of the Tesla Model S for this article. The shot is a bit blurry and there's too much background noise. We need a high-quality picture to meet Wikipedia's quality standards. Can anyone please help? Thank you.--Gg53000 (talk) 00:58, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

Yes, you can help by taking a better picture and uploading it. Ask here if you need help with how to upload a photo you've taken. Dicklyon (talk) 02:19, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

I believe I have found a better quality picture in the Wikimedia Commons. I just need instructions to upload it.--Gg53000 (talk) 14:19, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Never mind. The picture I have been thinking of was deleted. Give me some time to find a different photo. Thank you.--Gg53000 (talk) 16:38, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Orphaned references in Battery electric vehicle[edit]

I check pages listed in Category:Pages with incorrect ref formatting to try to fix reference errors. One of the things I do is look for content for orphaned references in wikilinked articles. I have found content for some of Battery electric vehicle's orphans, the problem is that I found more than one version. I can't determine which (if any) is correct for this article, so I am asking for a sentient editor to look it over and copy the correct ref content into this article.

Reference named "SmithSpecs":

I apologize if any of the above are effectively identical; I am just a simple computer program, so I can't determine whether minor differences are significant or not. AnomieBOT 19:25, 25 April 2014 (UTC)