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Re: Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #450 on: September 30, 2021, 03:14:42 PM »
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Re: Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #451 on: September 30, 2021, 04:35:21 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGqexebCcUo          :D
Never heard of them.
Thanks for posting, very interesting.
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Re: Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #452 on: September 30, 2021, 04:55:35 PM »
hopefully one day they'll make one that looks decent.. looks like something out of the jetsons
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Re: Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #453 on: September 30, 2021, 05:25:39 PM »
hopefully one day they'll make one that looks decent.. looks like something out of the jetsons
Ahahaha, it does hey.
But what hope is there when the new patrol, Landcriuser look the same.
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Re: Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #454 on: October 01, 2021, 07:38:39 AM »
Have been reading some interesting views on these from different sources. One that took my interest was some guys testing a prototype through South America where one of the wheel motors (?) packed it in. The solution was to disconnect and just drive it with the three remaining. Apparently the amount of power that these things have means that the solution was still plenty to get around with. Of course the cost of repairs etc will need to be considered but I reckon if the battery and re-charging limitations that exist at the moment are sorted then these are a serious contender. Am hoping that the looks (outside and in) may improve but only time will tell and I suppose you can always add your own fruit  ;D

Here's an article on the Electric Ford F150 https://www.ford-trucks.com/articles/ford-begins-f-150-lightning-pre-production-adds-450-american-jobs/?utm_source=2021927&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=content

Lot better looking than the Rivian
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Re: Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #455 on: October 04, 2021, 04:58:39 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGqexebCcUo          :D
This just popped up.
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Re: Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #456 on: October 04, 2021, 06:10:08 PM »
This just popped up.
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Re: Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #457 on: October 04, 2021, 06:46:47 PM »
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Re: Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #458 on: October 04, 2021, 07:02:22 PM »
Same link on tappa. :)
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« Reply #459 on: October 04, 2021, 07:08:06 PM »
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Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #460 on: October 04, 2021, 07:14:31 PM »
I’m pretty keen on pre ordering a Rivian when they are released here everything I see or read about them makes me want one :) after all the mechanical issues I’ve had with diesels over the last few years the idea of electric motors is very appealing lol


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Re: Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #461 on: October 04, 2021, 07:23:23 PM »
I’m pretty keen on pre ordering a Rivian when they are released here everything I see or read about them makes me want one :) after all the mechanical issues I’ve had with diesels over the last few years the idea of electric motors is very appealing lol


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Re: Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #462 on: October 04, 2021, 07:25:58 PM »
A 4wd mechanic I know, is gearing his business to step away from the mechanical component & investing in the diagnosis of software, electric components.
Not a bad idea hope he has a good internet connection. ;) as most if the diagnosis will be done online I watched a friend do an update on there Tesla model three the other day was a very simple process.


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Re: Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #463 on: October 04, 2021, 08:15:24 PM »
A 4wd mechanic I know, is gearing his business to step away from the mechanical component & investing in the diagnosis of software, electric components.

Know another mechanic and he is gearing up to work solely on running gear.   EVs still use some form of gearbox, driveshaft and CVs.   
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Re: Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #465 on: October 13, 2021, 06:46:46 AM »
Thought I had seen this in the thread before but couldn't find it

https://fering.co.uk/

https://www.autodaily.com.au/exclusive-fering-pioneer-hybrid-4x4-shown-for-the-first-time/

This is the sort of thing I could drive. Maybe not this exact one but the concept is awesome and has some very cool engineering. Hopefully opens the way for similar vehicles to bring the price down.

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Re: Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #466 on: October 17, 2021, 01:12:30 PM »
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Re: Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #467 on: October 18, 2021, 10:44:12 AM »
I thought about putting this in the "old cars are cool" thread, but was too scared of upsetting the purists  ;D
https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2021-10-18/converting-classic-cars-to-electric-vehicles/100533104
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Re: Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #468 on: October 18, 2021, 11:13:06 AM »
Cool little Datto .. pity the cost was so high and the range so short ..
Tweed  to Brisso and back maybe on a single charge  ::)..  $40,000 buys a Shit load of  Kilometers in Datto 1200  fuel . ;D
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Re: Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #469 on: October 18, 2021, 12:22:48 PM »
Cool little Datto .. pity the cost was so high and the range so short ..
Tweed  to Brisso and back maybe on a single charge  ::)..  $40,000 buys a Shit load of  Kilometers in Datto 1200  fuel . ;D

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Re: Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #470 on: October 22, 2021, 11:27:05 PM »
Yikes https://www.facebook.com/are51vendas.br/videos/195773491776043      Tesla cut in half in a crash .
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Re: Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #471 on: October 23, 2021, 10:20:34 AM »
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Yikes https://www.facebook.com/are51vendas.br/videos/195773491776043      Tesla cut in half in a crash .
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« Reply #472 on: October 27, 2021, 09:00:34 PM »
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Re: Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #473 on: October 28, 2021, 08:19:13 AM »
Do EVs have a battery isolator switch or similar, to allow welding?
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Re: Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #474 on: October 28, 2021, 01:47:09 PM »
Do EVs have a battery isolator switch or similar, to allow welding?

I dunno the answer to this one steffo, but some other useless info for ya :) I might be worng here, just some info I had during a convo over some beers

I think the likes of Tesla dont support utilising the power from the car for any other reason except powering the car. Some smarties apparently found a way to bypass this but Tesla have advised that will void the warranty etc on the batteries themselves. I heard the reason for this is it could deminish the life and capacity / distance of the batteries etc......ah, there ya go, quick googles

https://electrek.co/2021/02/23/tesla-voids-your-warranty-power-your-home-with-electric-car-battery-pack/

Funily enough however other leccy car vendors do allow and provide provisions for it, like Hyundai perhaps.
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