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Old 02-04-2009, 03:46 PM   #1
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Default More electric pie in the sky?

You can park this next to your Moto Czyz.

I wonder if there is already "lifestyle" gear?

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Old 02-04-2009, 03:57 PM   #2
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Just don't park any vans nearby.

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Old 02-04-2009, 04:14 PM   #3
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Dude, who ever is selling electric pie is my new best friend.
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Old 02-04-2009, 06:30 PM   #4
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They are hoping to get a single charge range of 150 miles out of it. If it can do a steady speed of 55-60mph that would be quite impressive.

I have my doubts, though.


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They are hoping to get a single charge range of 150 miles out of it. If it can do a steady speed of 55-60mph that would be quite impressive.

I have my doubts, though.


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Yes well you've noticed that they say "top speed" and "XXXmiles range", but never in the same sentence. Also they never mention night time.
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Old 02-04-2009, 08:35 PM   #6
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So it's a really, really fast electric scooter. One gear. Sounds like as much fun as the Vegan Day Parade.

I've heard a lot about these extended-range electric vehicles but have yet to see one built. How much would you like to bet that if they eventually build one of these things, it doesn't come close to the claims?

Oh wait, those dudes designed a really cool condom dispenser. Maybe I'll reconsider...
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So it's a really, really fast electric scooter. One gear. Sounds like as much fun as the Vegan Day Parade.
I don't think that electric vehicles need gearing like a typical IC engine. They inherently produce so much torque at startup that a tranny would be superfluous.

Internal combustion as it exists today is horrendously inefficient from a purely engineering standpoint. Today's IC engine has to have a radiator...which means that a huge percentage of the potential energy from the fuel is wasted.

If an electric motorcycle comes out that can match the performance of my gas bike, I'd be open to buying it. It probably won't be long before we have that option.
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Yes well you've noticed that they say "top speed" and "XXXmiles range", but never in the same sentence. Also they never mention night time.

Agreed! Power density is power density, after all! The batts can only provide so much energy, then they run out.

I'm guessing they have a night time version, Seruzawa. They call it the "Nocturnal e-Mission."
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I don't think that electric vehicles need gearing like a typical IC engine. They inherently produce so much torque at startup that a tranny would be superfluous.

Internal combustion as it exists today is horrendously inefficient from a purely engineering standpoint. Today's IC engine has to have a radiator...which means that a huge percentage of the potential energy from the fuel is wasted.

If an electric motorcycle comes out that can match the performance of my gas bike, I'd be open to buying it. It probably won't be long before we have that option.
True. Electric motors get 100% of peak torque at zero rpm. You generally don't need gears.
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I was watching the Speed Channel show "Pass Time" and one of the cars was an electric dragster...the style we used to call a "rail," but I don't think they use that phrase anymore. Anyhoo, the sucker ran a low 8, not bad at all. Sounded cool as hell too.

Considering I used to carry get 20 minutes talk time on my Motorola "brick" phone, and now I'm getting days on a tiny V8 Razr, it's not hard to imagine we'll have a viable electric bike at a decent price before long.

Mini Cooper sent me an brochure on an electric Mini they'll be leasing later this year. It goes 150 miles total driving at "typical highway speeds." They provide a charging station for your garage that will completely charge the batteries in 4 hours. If you have to plug into an outlet, the charge time goes to 20+ hours. The performance is said to be equivalent to a standard, non-turbo Mini. Which is pretty good. The price is still high, it's $800 / month on a 1 year lease, which is basically a field beta test. Even if I wanted one, I can't get one; they are only available in CA, NJ, and NY.
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