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jarledb
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  #2147897 19-Dec-2018 15:50
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MikeAqua:

 

ROFLMOA

 

https://www.electrive.com/2018/12/17/real-fail-at-filling-a-tesla-electric-car-video/

 

 

That video has been removed. I am assuming its this one (Facebook video)?


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  #2148222 20-Dec-2018 10:03
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jarledb:

 

MikeAqua:

 

ROFLMOA

 

https://www.electrive.com/2018/12/17/real-fail-at-filling-a-tesla-electric-car-video/

 

 

That video has been removed. I am assuming its this one (Facebook video)?

 

 

That's it.





Mike


 
 
 
 


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  #2148223 20-Dec-2018 10:07
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jarledb:

 

MikeAqua:

 

ROFLMOA

 

https://www.electrive.com/2018/12/17/real-fail-at-filling-a-tesla-electric-car-video/

 

 

That video has been removed. I am assuming its this one (Facebook video)?

 

 

Classic.   Who let her loose with a Tesla??





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10 electric cars for 2019 and beyond.

Almost all of these are "money is no obstacle" cars, and unlikely to be seen in NZ.

However engineers for these cars pave the road for typical consumers. I'd love to see these cars against a Bugatii hyper-car


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  #2149526 23-Dec-2018 08:43
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Kalashnikov's trabant thing looks scary. 0-100 in 6 seconds if you dare.

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  #2149549 23-Dec-2018 10:35
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Having a racing series seems to be an effective way of advancing development in things motoring. I know there is Formula E, and some of the advances made in that will trickle down to road cars, but how about a series for family sized cars, cars that the family with 2.3 kids may one day be able to afford. Maybe there is one already going that I haven't heard about yet.

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  #2150236 24-Dec-2018 20:04
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2Tqw9LX3QE&t=428s

 

Fully Charged drive the VW EV 


 
 
 
 


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Are Electric Cars Worse For The Environment?
Engineering Explained


Short answer. no, electric cars are better for the environment, even for coal produced electricity.

14 minute video. Oriented toward engineers. Lots of citations.


"Myth Busted: I put a ton of time into researching this video, and was surprised numerous times to learn about the differences in lifecycle emissions between gasoline cars and electric cars."

1) Doesn't producing electric car batteries produce a lot of emissions?

2) Are electric cars powered by fossil fuels, offsetting any emission benefits particularly relevent in Australia

3) Isn't lithium mining terrible for the environment?



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Has an environmental analysis been done on if an EV is charged using diesel generated power? As some small Pacific island countries get most of their power from diesel. And lots of countries (including NZ) use diesel generation as peaking generation.

Surely a diesel car would be better for the environment than burning the diesel in a generator, just to get power for charging an EV.





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  #2152599 31-Dec-2018 12:39
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A pretty upfront video, intentionally favouring the ICE, but still giving a clear result for the EV


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  #2152603 31-Dec-2018 12:43
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Clawhammer: Having a racing series seems to be an effective way of advancing development in things motoring. I know there is Formula E, and some of the advances made in that will trickle down to road cars, but how about a series for family sized cars, cars that the family with 2.3 kids may one day be able to afford. Maybe there is one already going that I haven't heard about yet.

 

Not aware and not needed. Racing allows high expenditure research to be carried out, that flows down to road cars. Traction control is one, regenerative braking is another, and no doubt more efficient ICE engines would be another. Safety as well I assume. There is a motorcycle EV series in 2019 MotoE I think its called, MotoGP, also the pinnacle, in a electric version

 

One day the entire globe might be solar powered, how cool would that be?


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  #2152605 31-Dec-2018 13:03
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tdgeek:

One day the entire globe might be solar powered, how cool would that be?



Isn’t it already?

With the possible exception of nuclear (and even its fissile material was produced in a star) all energy, stored or currently being absorbed, comes from the Sun. 😊




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  #2152612 31-Dec-2018 13:35
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Dingbatt:
tdgeek:

 

One day the entire globe might be solar powered, how cool would that be?

 



Isn’t it already?

With the possible exception of nuclear (and even its fissile material was produced in a star) all energy, stored or currently being absorbed, comes from the Sun. 😊

 

:-) yes correct!

 

Re phrased to global inhabitants energy consumption!

 

 


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  #2152697 31-Dec-2018 16:06
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Aredwood: Surely a diesel car would be better for the environment than burning the diesel in a generator, just to get power for charging an EV.


I've heard that an EV charged from a gasoline powered generator is equivalent to 77 MPG, because an electric motor is more efficient than an internal combustion engine.

In 2018, the average US car gets 23 MPG, with only hybrids getting 40 MPG or better.

I don't know how this compares to diesel.

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  #2152712 31-Dec-2018 16:34
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tdgeek:

 

One day the entire globe might be solar powered, how cool would that be?

 

 

About 2 degrees less than currently? ;)

 

But seriously, it looks like solar panels are more efficient at capturing solar energy than plants. Solar panels max out at about 22%, whereas photosynthesis is about 26% (https://www.britannica.com/science/photosynthesis/Energy-efficiency-of-photosynthesis), and only a proportion of plants' surfaces is chlorophyll. So every acre of land where green plants (or bare land or car parks) is replaced by solar panels will result in global warming.

 

 


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