Thursday, October 29, 2009

Boy was I wrong

My Bad,
The Triac that was at Green Car Co in Bellevue was not one of the production ones sent over a couple of months ago. I was going through my older photos, and there was a prototype that was before the production modles that had the same body.I allso looked at the pictures that I have of the production Triacs, and they are MUCH better quality. Allso I noticed that on the prototype that the rear wheel is mounted on the opposit side than the production modle. The one I saw was the same way, so it clearly was not one of the production Triac's.

I got an E-mail from Green Vehicles on Monday saying that they would be sending me some paperwork by the end of this week, and My Triac would be ready to ship the end of next week. I have heard this story before, I just hope this is the last time.

Sorry for the mistake on the Triac at Green Car Co in Bellevue

Monday, October 26, 2009

Wow a Triac in the flesh

I went to the "Green Car Co" in Bellevue Wa. this weekend, and there it was the Triac in the flesh, or should I say fiberglass. To my surprise it was not proudly on display with the other ev's in the display room. Almost as if they were ashamed of it. The Triac was through a large opening into the shop where they repair cars, and had dust all over it from the shop.The car was sent up from Green Vehicles for the "Beyond Oil conference". They were told that it is a prototype, and there’s was not ready yet. I am a little skeptical though. The prototype I am used to seeing is the older body style with the center headlight. This one clearly looked like one of the 7 that were shipped here from China two months ago.Green car co was so disappointed in the quality of the car that they did not even take it to the conference. I did see some things that clearly were not good quality in the interior panels. One of the indentations in the plastic near the cup holders was so thin there was a hole in it big enough to stick a couple of fingers in. There were also a couple of places where two panels come together that the black plastic was rough, and had white showing where it was either cut , or the black had just been rubbed off.I was able to sit in it and one of my fears turned out true. My head hits the roof :(. I am not sure what can be done about that. The seats sit in contact with the battery box, so they can not be lowered. It might be possible to adjust the seat position and angle to get around the problem. No one was there that knew anything about it.I am anxious to here what Ehab from Green Vehicles has to say about there car as well as mine.

Monday, October 12, 2009

One more little delay, but worth it

Well there has been one more little delay, but it is worth it. It turns out there is a dealership opening (in Bellevue WA) about 25 miles from where I live. Part of the agreement with them is that they get the first Triac, so there's got done first. This is good for me because if I have a problem I have somewhere to go now.

Mine is suppose to be ready to ship by next week. The dealers Triac is being delivered tomorrow. I plan on going down to see one for the first time in person.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Where can it be?

Oh where oh were has my Triac gone, oh where oh where can it be.

I called Green Vehicles on October 2nd, the day they assured me it would be done, and I have not heard back yet.
Searching on the net I discovered that the 2009 ALTCAR Expo (Alternative energy and transportation expo) was October 2nd and 3rd in Santa Monica CA. The list of exhibitors included Green Vehicles. I can only guess that they have been very busy getting ready for it, and that is why I have not heard back.
The big question now is "Oh where oh were has my Triac gone, oh where oh where can it be".