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Old 04-22-2006, 06:51 AM   #1
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Default Re: Electric Motorcycle gets 180 km(112 miles) Per Charge.

Well, let's see: 15,000 divided by 365 = 41 miles; that's how many miles the average person travels each day.



Undoubtedly there are folks whose commute is longer (such as people who work in Los Angeles), but for the average person, 112 miles a day is plenty for commuting and running errands.



And 112 miles would allow a couple of hours of recreational riding per day on Saturday and Sunday -- not an all-day ride, but still, a nice ride.



No, it couldn't be used for long trips, but it would serve the daily transporation needs of the majority of people.



However, it would have to be priced right. That's the biggest stumbling block.
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Old 04-22-2006, 07:20 AM   #2
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Don Gurney wins again. It's a bit of an unsafe design for American auto trafiic (it sits too low to be seen fron an SUV), but I'd give it a go for sure. And you know the battery power capacity will just ratchet upward as battery development continues. And if you can't do the math, 150kph is 93mph. Fast enough for now. Bring on the electrobikes.



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Old 04-22-2006, 07:23 AM   #3
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That and the low-slung design. I used to ride an aerodynamic pedal bike on the highway and when you are that low, people can't see you through their side windows. No big deal when you are riding on the side of the road, but when you are in a lane ...
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Old 04-22-2006, 08:33 AM   #4
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I'm betting that its range is much shorter than 112 miles when ridden at higher speeds. Right now with the methods of electricity production in the US electric vehicles of any type aren't anymore economical, don't pollute less, or offer any other advantages over the gasoline engines using our current technology.
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Old 04-22-2006, 09:32 AM   #5
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I like it better than the current crop of hybrids..
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Old 04-22-2006, 09:49 AM   #6
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BMW4WW wrote:



"Right now with the methods of electricity production in the US electric vehicles of any type aren't anymore economical, don't pollute less, or offer any other advantages over the gasoline engines using our current technology.



Not true. The amount of electricity used to travel a mile already costs less than the amount of gasoline used.



When you include the pollution created by pumping the oil out of the ground, shipping it to the United States, refining it into gasoline, trucking it to the gas station, and burning it in the car, the combined pollution is much greater than that produced by mining and transporting the coal and burning it in the power-generating facility.
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Old 04-22-2006, 11:10 AM   #7
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You failed to add the cost of battery replacement in your mileage equation as well as the pollution problems presented by disposing of the toxic components of those batteries.
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Old 04-22-2006, 11:30 AM   #8
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Cool looking scoot. Wonder what they'll cost?
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Old 04-22-2006, 12:23 PM   #9
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Good point.
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Old 04-22-2006, 12:46 PM   #10
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The components of batteries are recycleable. Internal combustion engines also wear out and need rebuilding/replacing.
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