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Old 10-24-2006, 06:42 AM   #31
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Unless we find a way to use capacitive discharging to power cars then electric cars will never be anything but an envirowacko's wet dream. Anyone who actually understands our current level of battery technology already knows this.



Battery powered cars have always been a kicked-in the-head, pie-in-the-sky goal of people who apparently also believe in pyramid power, crystal life energy and ouija boards.
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Old 10-24-2006, 06:43 AM   #32
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Hey, maybe we can put that stuff into blimps too!



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Old 10-24-2006, 06:44 AM   #33
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The people who claim it's "living" are the ones who are killing it.



We definitely live in an irony free country. It's unbelieveable to see all the self-contradicory stuff that people spout off about with a straight face.
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Old 10-24-2006, 06:44 AM   #34
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"Always" is a very, very long time.
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Old 10-24-2006, 06:45 AM   #35
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Oh the humanity!
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Old 10-24-2006, 06:46 AM   #36
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Have you contacted Buell customer service yet?



There's no reason you should take a loss by selling the thing. Contact them with all of your problems clearly documented and see if they buy it back from you.



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Old 10-24-2006, 06:51 AM   #37
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Hydrogen is just an energy carrier, a rather inefficient one at that as has been pointed out. Pure electric, battery based cars would be much more efficient, but yes you still need to generate the electricity. I feel we're starting down the right path but still don't have all the pieces to the puzzle. As for the usability of an electric car, look at the recently unveiled Tesla roadster. It's really just an electric Lotus, but the performance and claimed range are an impressive step.



As for getting all that electricity, we have a free, readily abundant source: the Sun. I would need to look up the numbers as it has been a few months since I last saw them, but the amount of energy it radiates to Earth each day which goes unharvested in mind-bogglingly huge.



An electric motorcycle with 150mi range, and all the torque right from the start, that sounds like a ton of fun to me.
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Old 10-24-2006, 06:53 AM   #38
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do you guys' knees actually jerk when somebody says a thing that could be interpreted as "left-wing", or is that just an expression? Do you have padding under your desk or do you wear like skateboard knee pads? Thank you.
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Old 10-24-2006, 06:53 AM   #39
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GM lost millions on those cars. Would you call a vehicle that only 800 people stepped up to buy a success?



GM crushed because there was no way it would be cost effective to make spare parts and service them.



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Old 10-24-2006, 06:55 AM   #40
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It's the left wingers that put exclamation points after everything jb.



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