Will Electric Vehicles Be Viable? When?

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Something new that may have an impact. (or not? no mention of life time)

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Interesting development, looks like mass production is quite a ways off, like most research results.
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I read about these a long time ago, long before they developed any prototype. Nice to see the idea went forward and now they´re testing real prototypes.

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Seems another EV scam has been revealed.

Trevor Milton, who took millions from investors backing his 'Nikola Corp' electric truck company,
- on the basis of glossy hype presentations - was a couple of days ago indicted on fraud charges,
prosecutors revealing that the vehicle was only a mock-up, & was not functional as claimed/shown,
with the prime-mover on road video actually depicting a gravity-powered, not electromotive, run.

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/niko ... -of-fraud/
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That’s ancient history! #-o
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djos wrote:
Sun Jun 20, 2021 3:20 am
I found this video rather interesting. It looks like electric planes may be the best solution for short range flights for the foreseeable future.

Or is this vid just another 'puff piece' to hype up some scam-bait?
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Just because Nikola was a scam, doesn’t mean this company are scammers too.
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I watch this guy regularly, he always has good stuff on, always worth a watch.
The actual vid is about a thorium reactor being built in China, but it touches on powering planes and ships with the tec.

Not actually specific enough to discuss but shows the gist



jump to 3.30 if you want.

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djos wrote:
Sat Jul 31, 2021 6:42 am
Just because Nikola was a scam, doesn’t mean this company are scammers too.
The same kind of vague, nebulous (dubious), yet confident claims/assertions sans detail/analysis would
IMO - very much suggest that you should not be an investor - especially if you cannot do due diligence..
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I’m not an investor (afaik) just a very interested observer.
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Big Tea wrote:
Sat Jul 31, 2021 10:40 am
I watch this guy regularly, he always has good stuff on, always worth a watch.
The actual vid is about a thorium reactor being built in China, but it touches on powering planes and ships with the tec.

Not actually specific enough to discuss but shows the gist.

Again, this guy presents as either severely lacking in critical-analysis capability, (suspiciously),
or as a downright shill - for maybe/could be/one day, possibly stuff - sans reasonable doubt.

When he shows a vid-clip of a mid 1940s B-29, as a nuclear-powered aircraft, well
frankly, to me - his credibility plummet to ground zero - faster than Fatman/Little boy...
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djos wrote:
Sat Jul 31, 2021 11:00 am
I’m not an investor (afaik) just a very interested observer.
Yeah, keep it safe, by all means, but no call to be a 'booster' either, surely?

As an Aussie, its your bounden duty to develop your 'bullshit or not' detector skills, no?
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I think your cynicism is broadly justified, but a bit over the top.
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djos wrote:
Sat Jul 31, 2021 11:07 am
I think your cynicism is broadly justified, but a bit over the top.
Well, that's as maybe, but "I'll take the Pepsi Challenge"* on the basis
of the available technical issues as presented...



*See how insidiously that broadly understood figure of speech just slips in?
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J.A.W. wrote:
Sat Jul 31, 2021 11:19 am
djos wrote:
Sat Jul 31, 2021 11:07 am
I think your cynicism is broadly justified, but a bit over the top.
Well, that's as maybe, but "I'll take the Pepsi Challenge"* on the basis
of the available technical issues as presented...



*See how insidiously that broadly understood figure of speech just slips in?
I remember back in the day when Pepsi were pushing the brand in the UK, the supermarkets had people giving samples, doing the Pepsi Challenge, etc. I tried the challenge. "So which one is Pepsi?" the smiling lovely lady asked. "That one" says I. "Correct" she says still smiling, "but can you tell me why?". "Because I don't like it as much as the real stuff". Smile disappears from the lovely lady's face. :lol:
Turbo says "Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools." oh, and "The Dutch fans are drunk. Maybe"