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Electric cars?

Discussion in 'Business, Investment and Economics' started by tothemax6, Jan 22, 2011.

Would you buy an electric car?

  1. Already own one

    3 vote(s)
    3.1%
  2. Yes - would definitely buy

    21 vote(s)
    21.6%
  3. Yes - preferred over petrol car if price/power/convenience similar

    44 vote(s)
    45.4%
  4. Maybe - preference for neither, only concerned with costs etc

    21 vote(s)
    21.6%
  5. No - prefer petrol car even if electric car has same price, power and convenience

    6 vote(s)
    6.2%
  6. No - would never buy one

    5 vote(s)
    5.2%
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  1. Wysiwyg

    Wysiwyg Everyone wants money

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    You may be surprised to know horse sh!t doesn't stink unlike human waste although some may think theirs does not.
     
  2. luutzu

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    $85K USD.

    But man that looks awesome.

    The thing with Tesla is its cars look too ordinary for the price tag. It's not bad looking, just not unique enough.
     
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    My brother in law had a Tesla model S on loan for a week (won the loan in a competition). Your right they don't look like much but my god do they go (like the proverbial **** off a shovel) once the batteries are warmed up (yes warmed up to give peak power) I don't think any car on the road can beat it off the line up to 100KPH. The acceleration can only be described as neck snapping, in fact you need to be sitting properly back in the seat before tramping the accelerator to the floor, oh and make sure that no cars are in front within sight or they might get a rude shock when they find you in their back seat. And all you can hear is the hum from the motors and a slight squealing of the tyres. A real wolf in sheep's clothing.
     
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    Makes you think..

    China is adding a London-sized electric bus fleet every five weeks
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    China is the world's pioneer in full scale adoption of electric busses.
    Image: Proterra
    26 Apr 2018


    That’s the equivalent of the entire London bus fleet, says a new report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

    The world has around 3 million buses. Most run on diesel and compressed natural gas. The global fleet of electric buses now totals around 385,000 vehicles - and 99% of those are in China.

    China goes electric


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    Image: Bloomberg New Energy Finance
    China has the biggest urban population in the world and air pollution is a major health hazard in Chinese cities. It’s also a high-profile political issue, says the report, so authorities must be seen to be doing everything in their power to clean up city air. On a broader economic level, China also wants to reduce its dependency on oil.

    https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018...don-sized-electric-bus-fleet-every-five-weeks

    Strict air quality targets are driving the demand for electric buses. The government is subsidizing operators in the purchase and deployment of new fleets of environmentally friendly public transport fleets. Until the end of 2016, national and regional subsidies combined to bring the initial capital cost of an e-bus to below that of a similar diesel bus.
     
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  6. explod

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    And this:-

    http://www.solarroadways.com/

    No end to what we can and will do but the corporates need to sell their oil and coal shares first.

    Oh, and then be in charge of the alternatives. It's the money Ralf.
     
  7. basilio

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    How to move quickly on electric buses when you want to.. And the outcomes.

    Electric Bus Fleet?
    by [​IMG] Lu Lu, Lulu Xue and Weimin Zhou - April 04, 2018
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    Electric buses have replaced diesel ones in Shenzhen, China. Photo by Lu Lu/WRI China
    Diesel buses—and the choking smog they spew—are a common sight in most cities. But not in Shenzhen, China.

    The southeastern city, which connects Hong Kong to mainland China, announced at the end of last year that all of its 16,359 buses had gone electric. The city’s buses are the world’s first 100 percent electrified bus fleet, and its largest—bigger than New York’s, Los Angeles’s, New Jersey’s, Chicago’s and Toronto’s electric bus fleets combined.

    How the city overcame obstacles like high costs, lack of charging station infrastructure and more provides lessons for other cities looking to electrify their bus lines.
    http://www.wri.org/blog/2018/04/how-did-shenzhen-china-build-world-s-largest-electric-bus-fleet
     
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  8. Joules MM1

    Joules MM1 ....everything has an art

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    Norway - 52% of new car sales are hybrid or electric. Drivers of electric cars get car tax exemption, free charging, free parking, free use of tolls and ferries.
     
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  9. Joules MM1

    Joules MM1 ....everything has an art

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    Joules MM1 ....everything has an art

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    yaaand not just cars

     
  11. sptrawler

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    Digressing a bit, but it did come up in this thread a long time back, when we were discussing batteries versus hydrogen.
    https://thewest.com.au/business/avi...-to-london-in-two-hours-by-2050-ng-b88879795z

    It's scram jet technology, which will force the renewable industry toward h2.
    Renewables can't be charging batteries and making hydrogen, on a major scale. Batteries will be there for voltage stability and instantaneous response, but hydrogen storage has to be the main game, for transport.
    Sorry Iuutzu, it isn't scam jet. lol
     
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    The next step in battery technology seems to be on the horizon, well they know what they need to do, now they just have to work out how.

    https://www.caradvice.com.au/646463/solid-state-batteries/

    It is starting to get to the capacitor/battery hybrid technology, we talked about at the beginning of the thread.
     
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    Can't be caught cheating environmental emissions testing if the car doesn't make any emissions!
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    I expect the next "adjustment of truth" will be the advertised range between each charge for EVs.

    0-100kph - 2.5s / range 400k's... all downhill. lol

    Am interested in doing a retro fit myself - my power is free :)
     
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    Japan doesn't have the quantity of renewable energy required, to make the hydrogen, we do.

    The ammonia is only the storage medium, the hydrogen is produced then added to the ammonia for transport, then extracted at its destination.
    This is a good article, explaining the processes required and the advantages of hydrogen.
    http://www.solarpaces.org/missing-link-solar-hydrogen-ammonia/
     
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