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Online Freddy
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Well I'll be 70 and probably won't give a monkeys but good news.
Posted July 26, 2017, 19:03:53 PM Logged

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Well I'll be 70 and probably won't give a monkeys but good news.

Cars will all be self driving by then, I can't help but think us old gits will still be able to get around in cars  Cheesy


Our government has announced today that they are to ban new sales of petrol and diesel cars from 2040.

The Greens are saying their policy doesn't go far enough. I feel it is somewhat ambitious but hey, even if that ambition fails, we will be further down the road of change (pun intended).

Pretty good news, It's been on the TV all day, personally I was hoping that they would get rid of diesel cars long before that, it's good but they should have gone further, they might start to tax diesel off the road, watch this space  fingers crossed 
Posted July 26, 2017, 19:33:05 PM Logged

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The city where I live Brighton gets it's first electric Taxi

May this be the beginning of many many more.

https://thelatest.co.uk/brighton/2017/07/05/brightons-first-electric-taxi/
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A cab can easily do 1000 miles per week around town. This would be a great way to reduce pollution but would need vastly more fast chargers to be built. Starting with taxi ranks I guess.

100,000 mile warranty on a battery would be reached in 2 years though. eek.
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A cab can easily do 1000 miles per week around town. This would be a great way to reduce pollution but would need vastly more fast chargers to be built. Starting with taxi ranks I guess.

I'm not sure that we would need vastly more fast chargers, 1000 miles a week is roughly 150 miles a day, EV's are coming that will do 200 miles per charge, the taxis will be able to charge at night at home. I think just a few fast chargers would do it just incase a taxi needs a quick 20 min top up, while he has his lunch for example.

I live with an EV and have done over 150 miles in a day, it's really not hard to do with my home 7kW charger.

100,000 mile warranty on a battery would be reached in 2 years though. eek.

I think that is a valid point. Though to date I have never heard of an EV battery being finished in 2 years ... yet

 
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A cab can easily do 1000 miles per week around town. This would be a great way to reduce pollution but would need vastly more fast chargers to be built. Starting with taxi ranks I guess.

I'm not sure that we would need vastly more fast chargers, 1000 miles a week is roughly 150 miles a day, EV's are coming that will do 200 miles per charge, the taxis will be able to charge at night at home. I think just a few fast chargers would do it just incase a taxi needs a quick 20 min top up, while he has his lunch for example.

I live with an EV and have done over 150 miles in a day, it's really not hard to do with my home 7kW charger.

100,000 mile warranty on a battery would be reached in 2 years though. eek.

I think that is a valid point. Though to date I have never heard of an EV battery being finished in 2 years ... yet


And I will just add this, in Japan they are already doing it.   


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And here in the UK too


I admit these videos are sponsored by Nissan but I can forgive them for blowing their own trumpet Smiley
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  I've gotten the impression that Japan and China are way ahead of the rest of the world in using EV's.  The last few years the winters have been so mild and now there is talk about loosing cities in Florida and other places because of rising waters.  Seems like that is what it will take before Americans wake up.
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Carl I think your country is doing more for EV's than the press and media let on, you are slowly heading in the right direction. Much of it is down to the individual as well, if people can be convinced that EV's are actually really good cars they might seriously consider buying one.

Moving on from that I came across this video and was stunned by how much electricity was needed to refine oil into fuel, it's mind boggling, if we can stop using so much to refine the oil we would have a huge amount more to put directly into the EV's.

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Bit of an eye opener, no? Cheesy
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Interesting figures. Must work out the CO2 per litre for generation of fuel.

I get the following wrong too, thought I'd post even though it's a bit off topic.

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I've heard people misquote this on videos a few times.

The car battery is rated in kWh and the regen is rated in kW but sometimes they say, wrongly, that it's regening at 30kWh, where it should be 30kW.

I hope that's clear  lol
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Electric Porsche with gears and faster than the original.

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Offline Carl2
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Pretty good car and they are talking 200 mile range.
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Offline Snowcrash
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Cool retro 911. 54Ah battery to give 200 mile range. And gears too!
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Offline Snowcrash
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Interesting vid on energy density of batteries. Current to theoretical limits.



And can we manufacture enough? The numbers.



It's doable.
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