JoeS
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Morpace Market Research

Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:19 am

As an EV owner I had signed up with Morpace ("MyDrivingPower") which conducts occasional EV-related surveys, a number of which I've taken over the last couple of years. I actually enjoy answering their questions, it's fun to figure out exactly what they're trying to zero-in on, but I also realize that all-too-often a clueless non-EV person or committee put them together. It's in these surveys that I try to highlight what I would prefer as an EV-human interface, but rarely have the opportunity to do that.

This week I received another survey request that Morpace was conducting on behalf of a major OEM. After answering a few questions (such as my age, income level, and EV I currently drive), they abruptly said thank you but that I didn't meet their criteria. Ouch! :evil:

Anyone else get this one, dated this morning?
EVs: 2 Wht/Blu SE Prem., '13 Tesla MS85, 3 156v CorbinSparrows (2 Li-ion), 24v EcoScoot(LiFePO4)
EV Conv: 156v '86 Ram PU, 144v '65 Saab 96
Hybrids: 48v1kW bike
ICE: '88 Isuzu Trooper. Mothballed: '67 Saab (orig.owner), '76 MBZ L206D RHD RV

jray3
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Re: Morpace Market Research

Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:30 am

nope, and when I just tried to join, the link appeared to be inactive.

https://www.mydrivingpower.com/Portal/D ... fault.aspx
2012 i-SE "MR BEAN" 105,400 miles
2000 Mazda Miata EV, 78 kW, 17 kWh
1983 Grumman Kurbwatt EV,170 kW, 32 kWh
1983 Mazda RX-7 EV 43 kW 10 kWh
1971 "Karmann Eclectric" EV 240 kW 19 kWh
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Lithim
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Re: Morpace Market Research

Thu Sep 10, 2015 3:29 pm

Yes, I had a similar reaction with my responses.
Not sure which of my answers threw me under the bus. They know I own an I-Miev so that wasn't the problem. I did the survey yesterday.
Maybe they don't like geezers with electric cars ???
Just have to wait for the next survey.
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JoeS
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Re: Morpace Market Research

Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:09 pm

Lithim wrote:Yes, I had a similar reaction with my responses. Not sure which of my answers threw me under the bus. They know I own an I-Miev so that wasn't the problem.
Well, if they were set up to send the survey to all their participants, so maybe the survey originator didn't want "low-cost vehicle" owners and it was easier to post-filter rather than pre-filter?
Lithim wrote:Maybe they don't like geezers with electric cars ???
My thought, also, with emphasis on geezer. Reminds me of the time I was talking with a student participating in the World Solar Challenge and I tried explaining hypermiling to him - only to be summarily dismissed. :cry:
EVs: 2 Wht/Blu SE Prem., '13 Tesla MS85, 3 156v CorbinSparrows (2 Li-ion), 24v EcoScoot(LiFePO4)
EV Conv: 156v '86 Ram PU, 144v '65 Saab 96
Hybrids: 48v1kW bike
ICE: '88 Isuzu Trooper. Mothballed: '67 Saab (orig.owner), '76 MBZ L206D RHD RV

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