Talk:Battery electric vehicle
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New since the great schism
Old FAC related ones
I removed other no longer relevant points
Talk page moved
- I moved the previous contents of Talk:Battery electric vehicle to Talk:Electric car to correct a broken edit history caused by a cut-and-paste move made at 19:50, 2 March 2008, probably by User:18.104.22.168; see also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/22.214.171.124 . Anthony Appleyard (talk) 22:21, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
- 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. 126.96.36.199 (talk) 23:28, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
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)
Article title - suggest All-electric vehicle
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
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 188.8.131.52 (talk) 03:26, 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
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
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)
Orphaned references in Battery electric vehicle
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":
- From List of modern production plug-in electric vehicles: Smith Electric Vehicles. "SMITH VEHICLES - Models and Configurations". Smith Electric. Retrieved 2012-10-08.
- From Smith Electric Vehicles: Smith Electric Vehicles. "SMITH VEHICLES - Models and Configurations". Smith Electric. Retrieved 2012-10-08.
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)