Will Electric Vehicles Be Viable? When?

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Re: Will Electric Vehicles Be Viable? When?

Post by strad » Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:43 am

lotta money
I was under the impression this years is a new and not yet available for sale.
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Re: Will Electric Vehicles Be Viable? When?

Post by AJI » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:16 am

strad wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:59 pm
Y'all should be happy Harley has come out with an electric Hog.
How about a 2000PS Lotus?

https://electrek.co/2019/07/16/lotus-un ... -hypercar/

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Re: Will Electric Vehicles Be Viable? When?

Post by subcritical71 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:19 pm

strad wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:59 pm
Y'all should be happy Harley has come out with an electric Hog.
I can’t imagine an electric bike ever having a Harley badge on it... makes me question a lot of things :)

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Re: Will Electric Vehicles Be Viable? When?

Post by Big Tea » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:29 pm



Here is a quick look

BTW, I'm still pouting that the VW Buzz will be around £50k when it comes out next year instead of the 'promised' (well hinted at) £30k which I would have ordered. Reconsider the alternatives now
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Re: Will Electric Vehicles Be Viable? When?

Post by roon » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:06 pm

strad wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:59 pm
Y'all should be happy Harley has come out with an electric Hog.
Will marketing insist trademark slow, heavy, and unreliable? More importantly, will the loud-pipes-save-lives poseurs have the guts to swing a leg over this absolute death machine? We may need to resort to strobe lights and laser beams to ensure continued life-saving. If consumers of FearlessOutlawGuy™ products do not feel safe whilst commuting to work then the brand may begin to suffer.

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Re: Will Electric Vehicles Be Viable? When?

Post by Big Tea » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:07 pm

roon wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:06 pm
strad wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:59 pm
Y'all should be happy Harley has come out with an electric Hog.
Will marketing insist trademark slow, heavy, and unreliable? More importantly, will the loud-pipes-save-lives poseurs have the guts to swing a leg over this absolute death machine? We may need to resort to strobe lights and laser beams to ensure continued life-saving. If consumers of FearlessOutlawGuy™ products do not feel safe whilst commuting to work then the brand may begin to suffer.
It wont be so bad because this one goes around corners and stops OK.
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Re: Will Electric Vehicles Be Viable? When?

Post by strad » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:44 am

Zero to sixty in 3 seconds.
Kinda short range for going cross country.
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Re: Will Electric Vehicles Be Viable? When?

Post by Big Tea » Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:59 pm

strad wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:44 am
Zero to sixty in 3 seconds.
Kinda short range for going cross country.
Bar to bar and plug in :twisted:
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Re: Will Electric Vehicles Be Viable? When?

Post by strad » Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:00 pm

Ah yes.. a T T bike. Tavern to Tavern.
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Re: Will Electric Vehicles Be Viable? When?

Post by loner » Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:33 pm

Prototype Sumitomo tires recover energy as they roll
https://www.greencarreports.com/news/11 ... -they-roll
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Re: Will Electric Vehicles Be Viable? When?

Post by Big Tea » Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:41 pm

That look interesting. I await developments.
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Re: Will Electric Vehicles Be Viable? When?

Post by Greg Locock » Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:50 am

Using it to power TPMS is sensible. Increasing the rolling resistance of the tire to generate feel-good electricity is not.

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Re: Will Electric Vehicles Be Viable? When?

Post by roon » Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:06 am

Needs a windmill on the roof to achieve over unity. Suspension harvesting might be easier.

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Re: Will Electric Vehicles Be Viable? When?

Post by loner » Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:21 pm

roon wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:06 am
Needs a windmill on the roof to achieve over unity. Suspension harvesting might be easier.
with tweaks no harm if both
Image
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Re: Will Electric Vehicles Be Viable? When?

Post by loner » Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:34 pm

Senate bill includes up to $1B for clean-car infrastructure
As proposed, it includes up to $1 billion for states to build "alternative-fuel" infrastructure. That could include funding for hydrogen, natural gas, ethanol, or even biodiesel stations or other infrastructure. With more than 2 million electric cars on the roads today, compared with fewer than 200,000 natural gas cars and barely 5,000 hydrogen vehicles, however, most of that money seems more likely to be spent on public electric-car charging stations.
Add that to the remainder of the $2 billion Volkswagen is spending to build out its Electrify America charging network, plus hundreds of millions spent by other charging networks, and by 2023, charging stations could be plentiful.
https://www.greencarreports.com/news/11 ... um=twitter
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