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    Quote Originally Posted by BusaSteve View Post
    Isnt an electric bike/car essentialy coal/gas powered...or nuclear?...cant see enough wind turbines or solar panels picking up the slack.
    Install a wind turbine on the roof. As you drive airflow over the car turns the turbine, generates electricity that charges the battery that powers the car. No dirty grid power required

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alternate View Post
    Install a wind turbine on the roof. As you drive airflow over the car turns the turbine, generates electricity that charges the battery that powers the car. No dirty grid power required

    #perpetualmotionconfirmed
    Legitimately - someone has built a boat to do exactly that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loud View Post
    Electric bikes... :/

    "It's the battery" will have more expensive ramifications.
    Check the battery.
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    Electric bikes are coming to take over

    I'll buy one when they look like a proper motorbike, can do 200k's on a charge and either swap empties for full batteries at servos or can recharge in 5 mins for less than $15.
    Until then, Fuck em there's 50 yrs of fuel left in the ground to use ......... And before all the greenies start, the batteries don't recycle very well and it'll cost a shit load of resources to build the new infrastructure required to make them useable, try getting to Albany on an electric car or bike. I'll beat you there and see you two days later ........


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    It always makes me smile when green devotee's claim or believe electric cars are pollution free...sure they are...all that horrible cancer causing chemical content...lets just pay the Chinese to bury the old batteries when they're worn out...like they do with the plastic waste they take. And the environmental cost of production is said to be far higher than conventional vehicles plus all that electicity generation....better open the coal mines up to cover the need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heretic View Post

    why are chinese banning petrol vehicles?

    To reduce smog

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    From someone who has been dicking around on pube tube for a few days, checking many off Mx/dual sport reviews, it would be interesting watching a vid on the electric marques.

    The KTM 'd' cell E vs the Beta 'd'cell E v the Yammy 'd' cell E.

    'Well, they're all the same except the Yammy gets that extra 100metres per charge.'
    Then it would be down to your favourite colour.

    Light, silent, and no need for filter changes. Sounds pretty nice tbh.

    I doubt E bikes will be a major force in the larger continents for another 50 years, but certain sectors might possibly see revolutionary change in the next 5- 10 years.
    Sventek, being a predominantly lazy fuck can you please purchase some for me, bring me the stuff, create something I want after you think of it for me then clean my house, wash my car, dog, bike breathe for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BusaSteve View Post
    It always makes me smile when green devotee's claim or believe electric cars are pollution free...sure they are...all that horrible cancer causing chemical content...lets just pay the Chinese to bury the old batteries when they're worn out...like they do with the plastic waste they take. And the environmental cost of production is said to be far higher than conventional vehicles plus all that electicity generation....better open the coal mines up to cover the need.
    Agree with your first part about the batteries, we don't have a system whereby they're environmentally sound YET.

    Completely disagree regarding coal power generation. We live in a country of open expanses and sunlight, and there are countries that have far more renewable power generation than we do. Coal is never going to be the answer to any power generation problem.
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    Well short term need is going to be impossibe to meet with wind power...same with solar power...the infrastructure is just not there. I've got it...why dont we use petrol to generate the electicity...tons of that stuff around...
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    if only perth could figure out a way to harness the raw power of complaining
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    Beauty is in the eye of the.....

    I cant understand why electric vehicles cannot have a cassette type battery system so you drive into a recharge place and swap your flat cells for recharged ones....like they do with the barbeque gas these days...guess the oil companies dont want this...and it is still cheaper to use fossil fuel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BusaSteve View Post
    Beauty is in the eye of the.....

    I cant understand why electric vehicles cannot have a cassette type battery system so you drive into a recharge place and swap your flat cells for recharged ones....like they do with the barbeque gas these days...guess the oil companies dont want this...and it is still cheaper to use fossil fuel.
    1) Car Design. The battery pack is buried away, out of sight. On the Toyota Camry and Prius hybrids the hybrid battery pack is behind and under the back seat, and weighs a fair bit.

    Sure, the manufacturer could sacrifice boot space and put the battery pack in the far back of the car (ie where the spare wheel well is) but then you've got a shitload of volts to worry about in the event of a rear end collision.

    2) Compatibility. Everyone's got different battery designs and capacities. The Prius uses 28 "modules". The larger Camry uses 34. I have no idea what the Tesla has.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phildo View Post
    Compatibility. Everyone's got different battery designs and capacities. The Prius uses 28 "modules". The larger Camry uses 34. I have no idea what the Tesla has.
    IMO this is the biggest issue with electric vehicles making headway into any large market! I've looked at the chargers the RAC has installed down south and they have something like 5 different charger plugs and charge at different rates
    Until there is some sort of commonality across the board with charging rates, plugs, battery packs etc I'm thinking that will restrict charging options and uptake will be slow
    Even more so for bikes given the smaller area to store batteries and area for charge points along with low power storage rates etc
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    So, last year only 777,000 EV sold in China..of the total of 24.7million vehicles sold. ( in one year...)

    100 new EV models were released at the Annual Chinese Motor Show.

    They have a fully 3D printed EV... looks a bit like the Smart Car

    Range Rover/Jaguar have an SUEV produced for the Chinese domestic market....

    Edit ...dropped a seven...

    a total of 1.189mill vehicles were registered in Aus for the same period..up a bit from 2016 (0.9 % )
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    This veedub just smashed the Pike's Peak record.....


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    I'm not big on number 3..... this vid is over a year old btw....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Para045 View Post
    IMO this is the biggest issue with electric vehicles making headway into any large market! I've looked at the chargers the RAC has installed down south and they have something like 5 different charger plugs and charge at different rates
    Until there is some sort of commonality across the board with charging rates, plugs, battery packs etc I'm thinking that will restrict charging options and uptake will be slow
    Even more so for bikes given the smaller area to store batteries and area for charge points along with low power storage rates etc
    Very interesting discussion but that is why we won't be using EV's for anything other than novelty value or short trips in the next 10 years. Until manufacturers adopt common standards the consumer has too many variables and early adopters are being asked to fund the R&D.
    Think about it, all servos use the same delivery mechanism for fuel, all petrol engines ignite the same fuel, all diesels squash the same fuel its available everywhere quickly and easily dispensed for a vehicle that costs relatively little. Also modern petrol is despite the media demonisation a relatively clean fuel source, diesel one the other hand is filthy and carcinogenic.
    Currently EV's are expensive have a short range and take a long time to recharge, the power delivery is superb and like nothing experienced before, undoubtedly they have a valuable part to play in reducing city smog. But personally I don't see them as a viable form of transport outside of heavily populated European city environments until the recharge problems are overcome.


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