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  1. IM12STPN

    IM12STPN Well-Known Member

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    Thought I'd start the discussion:cool018:



    Imagine Florida with a hurricane coming toward Miami. The Governor orders an evacuation. All cars head north. They all need to be charged in Jacksonville. How does that work? Has anyone thought about this? If all cars were electric, and were caught up in a three-hour traffic jam with dead batteries, then what? Not to mention that there is virtually no heating or air conditioning in an electric vehicle because of high battery consumption.



    If you get stuck on the road all night, no battery, no heating, no windshield wipers, no radio, no GPS (all these drain the batteries), all you can do is try calling 911 to take women and children to safety. But they cannot come to help you because all roads are blocked, and they will probably require all police cars will be electric also.



    When the roads become unblocked no one can move! Their batteries are dead.



    How do you charge the thousands of cars in the traffic jam? Same problem during summer vacation departures with miles of traffic jams. There would be virtually no air conditioning in an electric vehicle. It would drain the batteries quickly.



    Where is this electricity going to come from? Today's grid barely handles users' needs. Can't use nuclear, natural gas is running out. Oil fired is out of the question, then where?



    What will be done with billions of dead batteries, can’t bury them in the soil, can’t go to landfills.



    The CART IS WAY AHEAD OF THE HORSE. No thought whatsoever to handle any of the problems that batteries can cause.



    The liberal press doesn't want to talk or report on any of this.



    In France, thousands of taxis are now stored as inoperable because the batteries are dead and to replace them would cost more than the value of the vehicle itself!
     
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    Exactly. It is amazing how unprepared that market is. I always said from decades ago ALL batteries for cars should have standardized sizes and R&R batteries. So you pull into existing fuel station that now has a rack of batteries and they just switch out, then recharge, like a quick type nascar tire change, so to speak. Probably multile batteries but it at least incorporated existing service platforms. They'd be smaller but you can stop and change.
    When they get the graphine batteries together that'll help but I still believe it's far from being truly productive. JMHO.

    Getting this today. Can't wait. Took the deal and researched/videos and I like it, especially where I live. Folding class 2 and can reprogram to class 3 with a simple mode change.

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    Perhaps we should just skip electric cars and go straight to electric multiple rotor helicopters. I will put out the bat signal to Elon Musk. When I was a young cartoon watcher, I sincerely thought by the time I reached this age we would be in the age of the Jetsons.
     
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    @BrotherWind ...Should be fun:icon_thumleft: BUT....

    1. Call LLOYD'S for more HP/TQ
    2. UD pulley
    3. Needs fairing with stereo
    4. BEST COLOR already:dance:
     
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    I have already been searching upgrades. Several so far... LoL
     
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    Just had too do it. Not so political as bat signal for some.
    Some folks say my Vision looks like something out of the Jetsons.
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    We've got enough oil for the rest of our lives. Why should we give a schit about trying to come up with renewable sources of energy for the next generations, Right?
     
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    My son did a window tint job on a new Electric Hummer....it will lift front tires off ground when nail it:22yikes:
     
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    GM is committed to go all electric for everything except HD commercial in the next fifteen years. Pretty sure they and others are working to figure out all the hurdles to make it happen. As much as I don't want to give up my petroleum powered stuff I'm hoping that it all works out.
    Who wants to be a millionaire? All you have to do is invent a noise maker for electric motorcycles that make it sound like a Harley going down the road.
     
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    @lou8700 ....IF sounds like a HD there's a problem....no oil in motors to "mark their spot":crackup:(can't use "chain oiler" either:cool018:)
     
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    Another million dollar invention opportunity. An automatic oil dripper!
     
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    Just use a clothes pin to hold a playing card against the spokes. Remember, or am I just showing my old age?:bike4_smilie:
     
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    @marlake ...check out my posts on laugh thread....speaking of age...more to come:cool018::crackup:
     
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    Playing cards - I wish. I probably destroyed thousands of dollars ( todays money ) in using baseball cards. Every week I bought at least a pack of baseball cards and got that bubble gum inside for about a nickel, maybe a dime.
     
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    This was my huge point with the compact fluorescent light bulbs. These were crammed down our throats. Remember if you purchased X amount of dollars at Walmart the bulbs were either free or discounted heavily. Then they contain a ball point pen amount of mercury. Not much I agree but multiply that by millions. But no plan or education on how to properly dispose of. Yeah they have bins at some stores but how many people actually knew this in the general public? How many actually bring in spent bulbs to the store to be disposed of? Now comes the LED lightbulb. Has circuit boards inside them. Many people buy these bulbs but don't understand kelvin or watts on these new types of bulbs. They throw them out because they don't like the color or it's too bright. The dimmers aren't compatible with incandescent lighting. So yeah millions of older dimmers added to landfills. Cellphones, chargers, transformers, tablets, laptops, computers, tv ect. Keep adding to the fill

    So yes batteries and electronic waste is a huge concern. But not to this generation it seems. Car batteries are going to be a huge concern. They'll address that when it's too late as usual.
     
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