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#1 buckland

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Posted 06 April 2021 - 09:01 PM

A few years ago I started a thread on this ... it fizzled ... poo-pawed as not in our lifetime... but excuse me ... IT is coming faster than you might think. All that weight down low. Independent 4 wheel drive motors. No oil ..no diesel/gas few moving parts...QUIET... it is a perfect platform for leave no trace. Sit long enough with a panel and get a basic fuel recharge. 400 mile range (I get 500 with diesel 2.8 l). 

 

All sounds good to me... I'm a cheerleader for quiet

 

https://www.cnbc.com...ado-pickup.html

 

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#2 Casa Escarlata Robles Too

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Posted 06 April 2021 - 10:18 PM

Good cheer leading.Yes it will come hopefully sooner then later.

Also in the mix will be Hydrogen fuel cell,maybe a better way to go for

large non oil uses.

The future will be here sooner then we might be ready for it.

 

These vehicles may be priced out of sight for the general public though.

 

Be interesting what other remarks are posted.

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#3 Taku

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Posted 06 April 2021 - 10:54 PM

Hopefully they will figure our a way to recycle the batteries. As far as I know, they all go in the dump for the most part since companies do not have to disclose what their makeup is so most places will not take them.


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#4 buckland

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Posted 06 April 2021 - 11:08 PM

Yup I too think Hydrogen is the real cheap way to go... it is real close... at my age I probably won't have one but it would be fun to see the youth buy into it.   Batteries... even Tesla decided to switch from ion to the LiFePo4.... much longer lasting and can be recycled albeit now at a cost. 


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#5 buckland

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Posted 06 April 2021 - 11:13 PM

I live boonies but hep cat about recycling ... we do well ...we haver a special box for anything lithium... AA batteries, Vacuum etc...  I think they are starting too realize there is more lithium in there they can extract... just now not = to virgin.... that will change real soon


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Posted 07 April 2021 - 01:38 AM

Taku,

 

There is a lot of concern around the much larger scale mining for the copper, cobalt, nickel, manganese, lead, lithium and rare earth material that will be needed to make the millions of electric motors and batteries for electric vehicles.  As most of us know mining has a history of being hugely destructive and both polluting and contaminating.   Add to that the disposal of the batteries and motors containing all those processed materials and the potential environmental impact is very large.

I am no expert on this but I have read quite a bit on the concerns expressed by a number of knowledgable researchers as well as minimization of the concerns by others.

https://www.wired.co...ry-evs-shortage

 

I hope this is taken simply as an informative comment which may or may not stimulate others to dig into the facts and detiails.  I am not seeking a debate on this.  


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Posted 07 April 2021 - 02:39 AM

To expand on what Ckent posted:  https://www.monkfish...ght-green-lies/

Click on the video at the page bottom. I am half way through the book, it;s an eye opener. Sorry, not sure if it's hyperlinked.


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#8 buckland

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Posted 07 April 2021 - 10:35 AM

Definitely not a long term solution yet.... Hydrogen seems to be the cleanest option. The ugly side of electric is the battery. Germans have been working on a salt based battery which is easily dismantled and recycled but it is still not able to deliver the storage lithium does. 


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Posted 07 April 2021 - 12:47 PM

I am all for long term solutions driven by free market forces.  

 

I am strongly against long term solutions driven by either Congressional or Executive Branch action.  I was a participant in the "Cash For Clunkers" fiasco and while laughing all the way to the bank after receiving $4,500 as a trade allowance for my barely running 1990 Suburban, I was and remain appalled at the foolishness behind the program. That said, it was exactly what I expected it to be and when combined with Solyndra just a year later, it reinforced my innate opposition to Gummint intervention on such a grand scale.

 

For the record, I am a Registered Cynic.

 

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#10 ramblinChet

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Posted 07 April 2021 - 07:55 PM

And us taxpayers will subsidize this greatly, and have been, since all electronic vehicles in their current state are abysmal failures. They may be acceptable in narrowly defined circumstances but the amount of toxic pollution they create from cradle to grave is much greater and more difficult to deal with when compared to a conventional gasoline or diesel engines.

 

And if you knowingly purchase something that is partially paid for with someone else's money which was taken from them at the point of a gun...you are still morally and ethically a thief ;)


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