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Electric Vehicle Trip Hazards

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by tinmanofkent, Jan 8, 2020.

  1. TORNADOS7

    TORNADOS7 Major Poster

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    250 miles ?... :eek:

    You must'a got a good'n then, 200 miles on a single charge is what I'm hearing "so" if for some god forsaken reason I had to go to London then I'd need to book a night at a "premier inn" for halfway through the trip and even then I'd probably run out of charge on the last leg of the journey... :facepalm:

    Chuffin crap innit... :rolleyes:
     
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  2. Wing Commander

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    Ahhh, but even if it does have 250 miles range, you have to reduce that to around 200 miles or the batteries will be totally flat after going the full distance. A reserve of a few miles is desirable, not only to get home, but also to preserve the lifespan of the batteries. Draining them to zero will shorten their life.

    So now we have got 200 miles..... but we haven't really, because we might actually want to get home again, so the range is now just 100 miles from home. . . And, as pointed out, turn on some toys and the batteries will take another hit. :confused:
    Or put it another way, less distance from home than you can do with less than two gallons of diesel (with all the toys switched on).

    It gets worse.... After about three years, the batteries will have deteriorated and the range could easily be reduced by 30%. Replacing the batteries will cost £several thousands.
    Hands up everyone who wants to buy an electric car which is over four or five years old.... :facepalm:
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  3. Lev Levvin

    Lev Levvin Major Poster

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    Just how ‘green’ are these vehicles considering they use electricity that isn’t all generated with wind or solar...

    And the production of new batteries...

    disposal of worn out batteries...
     
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  4. madpastie

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    a bit like this electric digger
     
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  5. Rattymcrattyface

    Rattymcrattyface STRAP IN

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    you could always knock the door and hug them and thank them for saving the earth:ranger:
     
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  6. dave 2 stroke

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    i have seen a moto gp bike one of the electric ones on fire and wow gos up in a big way and your not putting it out it needs starving form oxygen saturation the go in a van like armored van
     
  7. Lev Levvin

    Lev Levvin Major Poster

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    Isn’t it a thing where the fire brigade won’t tackle a burning Tesla because it’s too dangerous?

    only try to save life and prevent fire spreading ?
     
  8. tinmanofkent

    tinmanofkent Lagerfanny

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    The current that street lamps put out would give you charge on Friday, drive on Monday.
     
  9. bucketboy

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    My son does 25,000 miles a years, never needed to book a night in a hotel, never ran out of electricity, never had a breakdown, while he pulls into a service station for a coffee, he puts another 200 mile range in his car.

    Big, comfortable, spacious and fast as f***

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    He had had fast expensive IC cars in the past, he will never get another, this is ....better

    Bb
     
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    Were as, petrol is really safe :thumb:





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  11. DUNKS

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    No problem AA will come when you eventually run out. they will bring you a bucket of electricity. Or have a diesel genny to top you up.

    OH YES!
     
  12. TORNADOS7

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    T'is all complete 8u11$h1t€ buddy, so you stop using fossil fuels just fer them to start using more to produce the electricity so that you can charge yer stoopid chuffin electric car, WTF ?... :facepalm:
     
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    However sympathetic I might be to the science of global warming, when news media show pictures of power stations and claim water vapour coming from the cooling towers is smoke, credibility is lost. Usually in the same picture, a tall thin tower,the actual chimney, shows no visible emissions.
    A by-product PFA, Fly Ash. was a 30% substitute for cement, producing a more durable concrete. Now 30% more cement has to be kilned to make up the loss.
     
  14. FPoole

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    Pretty funny to me. When we were kids we would have unplugged the thing just so the car would be dead the next morning. Maybe they could lay a heavy rubber mat over the cord or tape it down with that gaffers tape. I'm sure the owner doesn't have many options and needs the car for work.
     
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  15. Mike.lewis

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    That's the sort of childish immature thing that I always think about doing when I see these sort of cars plugged in and charging at work.
     
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  16. tinmanofkent

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    I would have mounted a flexible vertical arm on the house so the cable was held over the pavement at a high level and then dropped vertically to the car.

    Don’t the chargers have an alarm if they’re unplugged?
     
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  17. Lev Levvin

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    Serious note...

    I was under the impression it is illegal to leave cables etc draped across public footpaths?

    I know that any tradesmen who have no choice but to run cables etc over a footpath have to cover them with heavy rubber channeled ramps and put up a load of warning signs
     
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    That’s a liberty and well worth a letter to the council.

    We know where Greta lives now at least :D
     
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    They usually advertise 'up to' before the claimed mileage range, which I take as meaning car with new batteries, optimal weather, flat road, no a/c used, no main lights, no heavy luggage and maybe only the driver aboard.

    I'm not convinced electric cars are out of the relatively early development stage yet, or that they are going to be the successor to petrol/diesel engines.
     
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    I’d rather get on the back of @Lev Levvin ’s quad whilst he drives wearing his gimp suit :D
     

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