ALTWHEELS FLEET DAY REPORT

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Written By: roo

I showed roopod at altwheels fleet day Monday and was a bit lazy with my camera (read no pictures) but I found this one on cnet…this is in front of Staples World Headquarters it was a fun event and I got to talk a lot of tech talk with all the big truck bigwigs! almost everyone was in a suit!  Bill Buchholz was there with Dirago (background in the picture) and it was fun hanging out with him,  probably the most interesting bit was a talk with the guy from Valence batteries (www.valence.com) about what it would take if I wanted to make roopod have an electric poweplant option I was surprised that he predicted that I would need only 71 kg  (156lb) of batteries to have a 100 mile range I would get rid of 150 lb of diesel engine, get that back with the batteries, and then maybe another 100lb for the elec motor etc…not near as bad as I thought…they would have to give me those batteries, though….probably about $20,000.00 worth!!!…guess that’s about it for altwheels!  thanks for looking…plus here is some press they got…not much to do with roopod…but interesting none the less…

http://www.necn.com/Boston/SciTech/2009/10/05/Cherry-pickers-go-from-seeing/1254775077.html

http://news.cnet.com/8301-11128_3-10367683-54.html

http://www.boston.com/news/science/articles/2009/10/06/alternative_energy_vehicles_on_exhibit/

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/x2060103328/Alternative-fuel-fleets-showcased-at-Staples

http://www.boston.com/cars/newsandreviews/overdrive/2009/10/altwheels_2009_staples_electric_truck.html

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