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Re: Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #375 on: September 25, 2020, 08:30:38 AM »
Hi,
    It is called ludicrous mode for a reason I guess.
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Re: Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #376 on: October 06, 2020, 09:59:11 AM »
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-06/how-practical-are-electric-cars-in-regional-australia/12731896

The headline actually asked "How well do electric cars really work in the bush?" but I really wouldn't call Sydney - Wagga Wagga "bush" ::)

So it appears things are getting there, although they still have a way to go though.

Having said that though, as the bloke in the article said, "Until they can get prices down to the same as a Mazda 2, it's never going to happen"!
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Re: Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #377 on: October 11, 2020, 11:52:47 PM »
Price is the killer for EVs and hence the queue for the RAV4 hybrid as a halfway house for those who fear bans/restrictions on ICE cars at some stage.

No battery towhorse/workhorse within cooee of a new showroom yet but here's Hyundai's interesting take on the matter-
https://www.carsguide.com.au/car-news/the-new-petrol-vs-diesel-why-hyundai-says-hydrogen-fuel-cell-trucks-81018

Bearing in mind the Koreans are banging out EVs now if one takes your fancy-
https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/2020-hyundai-kona-electric-highlander-auto-my20/SHRM-AD-6091442/?Cr=0
Yeah I know not enough cupholders for me either but maybe with the next update? :'(
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Re: Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #378 on: October 12, 2020, 12:03:11 AM »

"We can probably stop with the quarter mile time obsession now. It’s just gone too far. Nobody needs a car that can do 0-97 km/h in under 2 seconds. It’s absurd that anyone with $US150,000 ($211,245) can just place an order for this level of rolling vehicular manslaughter from the factory. If you want to run faster than 12s, you should have to build it yourself."

https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2020/09/the-tesla-model-s-plaid-will-start-at-197000-and-run-a-sub-9-second-quarter-mile/
Probably be ready before jeepers drag car, and likely faster too  ;D

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Re: Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #379 on: October 12, 2020, 09:27:48 AM »
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"We can probably stop with the quarter mile time obsession now. It’s just gone too far. Nobody needs a car that can do 0-97 km/h in under 2 seconds. It’s absurd that anyone with $US150,000 ($211,245) can just place an order for this level of rolling vehicular manslaughter from the factory. If you want to run faster than 12s, you should have to build it yourself."

I'm not sure the difference in building it yourself to do 2 seconds and buying it to do 2 seconds.... ???
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Re: Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #380 on: October 13, 2020, 05:21:15 AM »
I passed a Tesla slipstreaming a mobile crane in the slow lane on the motorway today.

You could just feel the range anxiety.

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Re: Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #381 on: October 13, 2020, 05:37:40 AM »
I passed a Tesla slipstreaming a mobile crane in the slow lane on the motorway today.

You could just feel the range anxiety.
I passed a Tesla dawdling along in the fast lane, not overtaking anybody yesterday.
You could feel the rage as I had to pass them in the left lane. ;)

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Re: Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #382 on: October 13, 2020, 06:35:58 AM »
I passed a Tesla slipstreaming a mobile crane in the slow lane on the motorway today.

You could just feel the range anxiety.

England !!  Range anxiety !!   ;D ;D ;D :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:  Sneeze  and  you'd have gone from one side to the other . ;D ;D
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Re: Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #383 on: October 13, 2020, 09:08:04 AM »
England !!  Range anxiety !!   ;D ;D ;D :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:  Sneeze  and  you'd have gone from one side to the other . ;D ;D

England?

I was in Wales! They don't have electricity. ;D

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Re: Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #384 on: October 13, 2020, 09:47:42 AM »
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Re: Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #385 on: October 13, 2020, 12:53:18 PM »
They don't have electricity. ;D

Or as I saw it put the other day:


What did the Russian people use for lighting before candles ?

































Electricity! ;D
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Re: Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #387 on: October 21, 2020, 12:57:22 PM »
I know one thing I do know .
EV's need something that makes noise on them to let you know they are coming up on you from behind ..Walking through the carpark at work , wind other cars etc and a bloody taxi  drove up from behind and passes within inches of me .. Didnt know it was there till the moment it started to pass me ..
Same has happened in the shopping center car park a couple of times, luckily I caught a movement in the reflction of a cars paint work , other wise with all the normal noise we wouldnt have known they were there each time .
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Re: Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #388 on: October 21, 2020, 01:30:31 PM »
The boss bought a Tesla at the end off 2019 .... gets on average 400 klms per charge ... the fast charger that comes with it will recarge it in approx 45 mins ... the slow charger takes all night .... 0 to 100 2.9 sec .... definatly diffrent on the inside .... will we all eventually be in an elec car maybe but untill then its a petroleum burning we all go ....
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Re: Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #389 on: October 21, 2020, 10:42:09 PM »
Just need to knock the back off and make her into a dual cab and look out Ranger and Hilux owners (Triton owners are excused)-
https://www.carsguide.com.au/car-news/mercedes-benz-takes-on-toyota-land-cruiser-with-wild-eqc-4x4%C2%B2-suv-to-crush-doubts-about
Well that and the extra $26k in stamp duty and luxury car tax and you're ready to roll sparkies and plumbers etc.
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Re: Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #390 on: October 22, 2020, 04:23:22 AM »
"With a retuned Off-Road drive mode in hand, the EQC 4x4² can also tow a trailer, have a roof rack and tent installed, and comes with an inflatable dinghy, ensuring it can truly go remote."

Not sure how a dinghy = remote.
And how far is remote without electricity?  The on road version has 434 km range

If you are.going to write an article, then be realistic.  I wouldn't even compare it to a LandCruiser, just on size alone. (Although that quote was from Mercedes)

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Re: Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #391 on: October 22, 2020, 04:38:41 AM »
I can't remember if anybody has mentioned the Bollinger in this thread...

https://bollingermotors.com/

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Re: Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #392 on: October 22, 2020, 05:32:18 AM »
Also the Hummer is back

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/20/21525290/hummer-ev-electric-truck-gmc-price-specs-range

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Re: Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #393 on: October 22, 2020, 07:52:03 AM »
EV's need something that makes noise on them to let you know they are coming up on you from behind ..

Had the same thing happen last week ...

Went for a walk round the block, heard a funny rattle of some sort, looked back & the postie on his new trike was about 3m's behind me!

Yeah, it's only a postie trike but still scared the $%^& out of me :-[
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Re: Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #394 on: November 22, 2020, 09:40:52 PM »
Interesting cut n paste ..This guy lives in Germany .  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olpYrqazwbY
                       We got the Taycan Turbo "loaner" on Friday evening, and it is probably a great car. I don't know that yet as charging it is a pain in the behind. The "charger" that comes with it requires a PIN and a PUK (for a charger?) and its manual is as thick as a brick. The 380 Volt cable that came with it does fit into the power plug in my workshop, which has no problems running all my heavy machines (band saw, lathe, mill, ...). But as soon as I connect the Porsche, the RCD pops.
There is a charging station just 500 meters from our house, which was a surprise here in the deep countryside... but of course the connectors don't fit.
There isn't enough juice to reach the next "Hyper Charger", so the normal household power plug (230 V) is the only option. It takes like two days to fill the battery. Connected it yesterday at noon, so this hopefully will give us enough power for ONE short little trip today, before we have to bring the thing back.
This was a horrible experience. I think that eMobility still has a looong way to go. They let the engineers go wild. "A charger that is app controlled and has WiFi connection? How cool is THAT?"
Not cool. I want a car that is easy to fill, not pure frustration and disappointment.
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Re: Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #395 on: November 23, 2020, 11:34:39 AM »
Speaking of Taycans...

https://youtu.be/cGcIFgAzJR8




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