The V is for Voltage forums are having some problems right now. This site is a proposed replacement. The purpose would be to support the Electric Vehicle community with a discussion hub and information sharing resource.
The site is built using the Drupal software which I have been using for over 2 years on my own web sites. Drupal is a very comprehensive system that provides a ton of useful capabilities, and is supported by a strong and avid user community.
The site, as currently configured, supports discussion forums and blogging. A whole huge range of other features can be added if the community desires. I believe an important feature will be the "website directory" capabilities I've implemented on my site.
The one crucial flaw to Drupal is that uploading images to a posting is a hassle. You can attach a file but getting it to appear as an image in the posting is nonintuitive. Further complicating it is Drupal is in a transition to version 5.0, and this site is running on the 5.0 beta 1 release. What that means is the contributed modules maintained by the Drupal community have not yet caught up with the 5.0 release, and the improved image handling support has not been moved to 5.0 yet.
I have the site configured to have a "moderator" classification of user. Before I will move forward with this site I want a set of people to volunteer to be moderators. The duties will be similar to your role on the VVoltage site.
I would also be putting a small amount of advertising on the site, as Ken did on his, to help pay for the server resources. Especially as I'm concerned the traffic might put a high load on the server.