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Old 30th October 2019, 21:04   #46
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EV-olutionaries may be!
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Old 31st October 2019, 00:29   #47
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You call them washing machine enthusiasts just like Jeremy Clarkson

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Old 24th December 2019, 23:37   #48
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Think EV loving "Petrolhead" counterparts should simply be called "Electricheads" Simpler the better.
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I’ll go with ‘motorhead’
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ElectricHead is nice
Possibly ElectricDreamer might be more appropriate in India considering the infra
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How about "Green Crusaders" or "Green Motorheads"? I know it's not one word but suits well.
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Gentlemen, Ladies,

Many of us see ourselves as true petrol heads. There is no universal definition. It means whatever you would like it to be.

But I reckon you enjoy cars in the broadest sense possible. You like driving, you like reading up on cars, you like talking about cars. You like looking at cars. You are a member of a car forum, such as TeamBHP. You might actually own a car, although this is not necessarily required to see yourself as a petrol head.

But no matter what; petrol as it stands is on its way out. Yes, that is a hard pill to swallow. Those of you who have followed some of my posts over the years will know that mentally as far as cars concerned I am still stuck in some vintage car time warp. So not filling up with petrol is just completely alien to me. I am still trying to figure out wonky carburators.

But even I have to face the fact that it is very likely I might have to own a non-IC car in the not so distant future. I do not like it, I might not even post about it because of "oh the shame"!!!! It feels like a total dishonour, letting the good side down. Of course, I am as green as the next guy, but could we please make everything else green before turning to cars?

It is not going to happen: we need to re visit that what binds all of us. We are all petrol heads, in our own definition.

What are we going to call ourselves going forward when all of us are driving some electrical contraption?

Somehow, I feel E-heads just does not cut it.

Your suggestions please!

Jeroen
, well said.
so true, just the thought makes me "light-headed" pun intended.
maybe we could call ourselves " Shock(h)ed"- The Ex petrolheads.
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Old 26th December 2019, 16:57   #53
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I'm 42 and am pretty sure that petrol cars are going to be around in my lifetime. At least, for a majority of the driving years I have left .

EV fans should be called "torque-heads"! The instant torque from powerful EVs is simply mind-blowing.

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We should call EV fans "volters"
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Old 27th December 2019, 14:25   #54
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I think one of the common enthusiast terms is 'Volthead' . I guess in the end it will depend on what factor I guess defines the Electric car
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