Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 179 | 180 | 181 | 182 | 183 | 184 | 185 | 186 | 187 | 188 | 189 | 190 | 191 | 192 | 193 | 194 | 195 | 196 | 197 | 198 | 199 | ... | 272
Linuxluver

5615 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #2292869 9-Aug-2019 12:37
Send private message quote this post

Dingbatt: I wonder how many pages this thread would take up if people didn’t use half page quotes.
...

 

I'm guilty of this as sometimes I responds days later...and tend to leave most of the thread in place for context.....But I do try to reduce as much as possible. 





_____________________________________________________________________
If you order a Tesla, click my referral code below to order your car and get free stuff. 

 

My Tesla referral code: https://ts.la/steve52356


tripper1000
1248 posts

Uber Geek


  #2292900 9-Aug-2019 13:39
Send private message quote this post

Obraik: On to a different subject, a common claim that seems to pop up in the comments of news articles about EVs is that they're dirtier than a ICE vehicle. I came across this well written article on why that's not true. 

 

Engineering Explained on Youtube is a petrol head engineer (proper engineer who worked in the auto industry) and explains lots of interesting car stuff scientifically. Primarily he is ICE based but lately he has gotten into the EV scene. He says it like it is and doesn't gloss over the warts.

 

He does a good video on the topic of weather or not EV is worse for the environment and works out the data based on charging EV's in the 2 USA states that the greenest and dirtiest electricity, so as to be unbiased.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RhtiPefVzM

 

 


 
 
 
 


kingdragonfly
5095 posts

Uber Geek


  #2293099 9-Aug-2019 16:45
Send private message quote this post

As usual, "Engineering Explained" left out the carbon footprint for oil exploration, refining, and transportation.

Even when using coal to power EV, the efficiency of large power plants plus very high efficiency of electric transmission is better than an equivalent ICE car total energy usage, from drilling rigs to gas tank.

Oil refining using about 1.2 KWh of electric power per liter of gasoline. The same power which would power the EV about 5 KM. If the oil came from tar sands then that figure is double or triple. Again this excludes oil transportation.

Oil production also produces a lot of CO2 from flaring, burning off unwanted gases.

We are lucky in New Zealand in that we have no shortage of green energy possibilities, so even the worst possible estimate will put an EV ahead of an equivalent ICE vehicle within a year.

tdgeek
21512 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2293448 10-Aug-2019 11:12
Send private message quote this post

Aside from oil companies, petrol station owners, petrolheads, do many others really see EV as not that good? I don't think many do to be honest.

 

Oh yeah Trump and his fanatics, slit them in that group.

 

To me, its like Solar PV, its great, but the current payback period is too large.


tripper1000
1248 posts

Uber Geek


  #2293635 10-Aug-2019 18:02
Send private message quote this post

kingdragonfly: As usual, "Engineering Explained" left out the carbon footprint for oil exploration, refining, and transportation......

 

Yeap, you are correct - but he was giving gasoline cars every benefit of the doubt where there was any ambiguity in the figures, (including forgetting refining emissions) and still completely debunked the myth that EV is worse for the environment. 


Obraik
785 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #2296475 13-Aug-2019 12:30
Send private message quote this post

GM and Volkswagen have said they're no longer going to be making hybrids anymore. Their electric vehicles will be BEV only.  Interestingly, GM says they will have 20 EV models in the next four years...maybe we'll see a Commodore EV down these ways. What will the bogans say?

 

https://jalopnik.com/there-is-no-hybrid-future-at-gm-and-volkswagen-1837166788


Guilliman
80 posts

Master Geek


  #2296496 13-Aug-2019 13:26
Send private message quote this post

Interesting, I thought Toyota were stuck on hybrids, I wasn't aware they were working on pure EVs.

 

There was also an interesting article about a new electric motor concept. However, as the author states, they still need to prove it in a working device.

 
 
 
 


GV27
2389 posts

Uber Geek


  #2296507 13-Aug-2019 13:51
Send private message quote this post

Guilliman: Interesting, I thought Toyota were stuck on hybrids, I wasn't aware they were working on pure EVs. There was also an interesting article about a new electric motor concept. However, as the author states, they still need to prove it in a working device.

 

It's a very recent development. They have signed some agreements with CATL and seem to think they will have a demonstrable Solid State battery for next year's Olympics. 


Obraik
785 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #2296534 13-Aug-2019 14:19
Send private message quote this post

Guilliman: Interesting, I thought Toyota were stuck on hybrids, I wasn't aware they were working on pure EVs.
There was also an interesting article about a new electric motor concept. However, as the author states, they still need to prove it in a working device.

Toyota kinda had to admit recently that their bid on Hydrogen isn't really going anywhere and announced they were doing some EVs

kingdragonfly
5095 posts

Uber Geek


  #2297644 13-Aug-2019 17:30
Send private message quote this post

Obraik: https://jalopnik.com/there-is-no-hybrid-future-at-gm-and-volkswagen-1837166788

"Scrapped hybrids, dropping NEV sales in China, and some backtracking on big vehicles."

Too many acroynms! NEV is either "Neighborhood Electric Vehicle" in the US or "New energy vehicles" in China, meaning everything but petrol or diesel vehicles, "ICE".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neighborhood_Electric_Vehicle

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_energy_vehicles_in_China

Perhaps the US and Europe can agree to change "NEV" to "VEEV": "Virginity enhancing electric vehicle"




tdgeek
21512 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2297654 13-Aug-2019 18:21
Send private message quote this post

kingdragonfly:
Obraik: https://jalopnik.com/there-is-no-hybrid-future-at-gm-and-volkswagen-1837166788

"Scrapped hybrids, dropping NEV sales in China, and some backtracking on big vehicles."

Too many acroynms! NEV is either "Neighborhood Electric Vehicle" in the US or "New energy vehicles" in China, meaning everything but petrol or diesel vehicles, "ICE".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neighborhood_Electric_Vehicle

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_energy_vehicles_in_China

Perhaps the US and Europe can agree to change "NEV" to "VEEV": "Virginity enhancing electric vehicle"



 

Im on the lookout for a GVEEV (Golf Virginity enhancing electric vehicle) It needs to fit my fancy Titleist set!


kingdragonfly
5095 posts

Uber Geek


  #2300701 17-Aug-2019 09:36
Send private message quote this post

Renault ZOE Z.E50 all-electric hatchback / zero emission city car 2019

fully charged show

Renault have released some updates on the figures quoted in this episode, most notably the range of this Renault ZOE Z.E50 is now confirmed at 245 miles WLTP standardised cycle ( ≈ 394 km) and the acceleration from 50 - 75 mph (or 80 - 120 km/h) is 7.1 seconds.

This represents an increase of 31% in range from the previous 2nd generation model (Z.E 40) that had a range of 186 miles ( ≈ 300 km) WLTP.

The Renault ZOE has always been a favourite affordable EV of Fully Charged and we're not alone as apparently "cumulative sales" make it the most common EV in Europe.

It might not look it, but this 3rd generation model is the latest, fastest, most rangey Renault ZOE all-electric hatchback. Crucially more of a techlift than a facelift; a 52kWh battery pack replaced the 40kWh, bringing a WLTP calculated range of 245 miles ( ≈ 394 km) - a 31% increase in range for this new Renault EV, already impressive and relatively cheap electric car.

* improved dashboard
* better connectivity
* 50kW fast charge ability
* minor exterior tweakage


afe66
2464 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #2300744 17-Aug-2019 11:13
Send private message quote this post

Biggest issue with earlier zoe's was no CCS or Chademo so even though it could take 3 phase ac the number of stations that could supply that was very small.


wellygary
4995 posts

Uber Geek


  #2300877 17-Aug-2019 13:32
Send private message quote this post

afe66: Biggest issue with earlier zoe's was no CCS or Chademo so even though it could take 3 phase ac the number of stations that could supply that was very small.

 

There is one other.....

 

https://www.renault.co.nz/electric-cars/zoe-ev

 

"Register to discover the pleasure of driving the Renault ZOE EV from $68,990"

jarledb
Webhead
2554 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2300893 17-Aug-2019 14:49
Send private message quote this post

wellygary:

 

There is one other.....

 

https://www.renault.co.nz/electric-cars/zoe-ev

 

"Register to discover the pleasure of driving the Renault ZOE EV from $68,990"

 

 

 

Seems expensive for what it is.


1 | ... | 179 | 180 | 181 | 182 | 183 | 184 | 185 | 186 | 187 | 188 | 189 | 190 | 191 | 192 | 193 | 194 | 195 | 196 | 197 | 198 | 199 | ... | 272
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic





News »

Nanoleaf enhances lighting line with launch of Triangles and Mini Triangles
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:18


Synology unveils DS1621+ 
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:12


Ingram Micro introduces FootfallCam to New Zealand channel
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:06


Dropbox adopts Virtual First working policy
Posted 17-Oct-2020 19:47


OPPO announces Reno4 Series 5G line-up in NZ
Posted 16-Oct-2020 08:52


Microsoft Highway to a Hundred expands to Asia Pacific
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:34


Spark turns on 5G in Auckland
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:29


AMD Launches AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processors
Posted 9-Oct-2020 10:13


Teletrac Navman launches integrated multi-camera solution for transport and logistics industry
Posted 8-Oct-2020 10:57


Farmside hits 10,000 RBI customers
Posted 7-Oct-2020 15:32


NordVPN starts deploying colocated servers
Posted 7-Oct-2020 09:00


Google introduces Nest Wifi routers in New Zealand
Posted 7-Oct-2020 05:00


Orcon to bundle Google Nest Wifi router with new accounts
Posted 7-Oct-2020 05:00


Epay and Centrapay partner to create digital gift cards
Posted 2-Oct-2020 17:34


Inseego launches 5G MiFi M2000 mobile hotspot
Posted 2-Oct-2020 14:53









Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.