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Old 12-12-2008, 09:12 PM   #16
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Old 12-13-2008, 12:23 AM   #17
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Sweet its in my own town and i never knew! ive been to the strip but never seen it, im gonna have to go talk to that guy!

i wonder if he would be interessted in R/C.....
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I find the whole "clean" aspect of electric quite....interesting. Batteries have a limited life span, then what happens with them when they are done? I honestly don't believe electric is as clean as the medias spin says it is.
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The Electric Cars are Green argument is countered by how much coal/uranium it takes to produce the electricity to charge the batteries.

One would have to measure how much damage gasoline engine emissions cause against how much damage a power plant causes to produce the same amount travel time.

Then again, Wind Farms and Solar Panels could help add to the electricity in the power grid and lower the emissions from traditional power plants.

And as already mentioned, what does it take to recycle Lead Acid and Lipo batteries?

And let's not get into the safety issues of that Datsun getting rear-ended by a Ford F-350 with those Lipos mounted. YIKES.

There's way more to the issue than people realize.
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perhaps 1 day we'll look to see some1 actually bringing out a gasoline car and cant help but reflect

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Old 12-13-2008, 07:00 PM   #21
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I find the whole "clean" aspect of electric quite....interesting. Batteries have a limited life span, then what happens with them when they are done? I honestly don't believe electric is as clean as the medias spin says it is.
The media spins the Green Thing too much.

The greenest form of transportation is walking of riding a bike. If you want an electric hybrid, then a 600watt bolt on brushless system for your bike is the best option. A 36V 10AH battery that will get you 20miles on a charge is cheaper and better for the enviroment than some fancy $40,000 hybird.
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Old 12-13-2008, 07:36 PM   #22
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I find the whole "clean" aspect of electric quite....interesting. Batteries have a limited life span, then what happens with them when they are done? I honestly don't believe electric is as clean as the medias spin says it is.
as compared to the tens of thousands of gallons of gas burned to research, find and drill for oil, tanker it around the world, refine it, put it back in a truck, drive it to you, electricity to pump it into your car which burns at an efficiency rate so low it's incredible? meanwhile the batts in hybrids and even regular cars are 100% recycleable last for years and the efficiency rate is vastly higher.
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Then again, Wind Farms and Solar Panels could help add to the electricity in the power grid and lower the emissions from traditional power plants.
What happens down the road a few decades when we've used up the wind and the sun? No more air to breathe and we all freeze to death...

Those who won't learn from history are doomed to repeat it...
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What happens down the road a few decades when we've used up the wind and the sun? No more air to breathe and we all freeze to death...

Those who won't learn from history are doomed to repeat it...
As far as I am concerned, wind and solar have very few side effects, besides being very low in power concentration...

BTW, when are you going to move this to the chat lounge?
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:00 PM   #25
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The Electric Cars are Green argument is countered by how much coal/uranium it takes to produce the electricity to charge the batteries.
I think you'll find that most electric car users charge at night when demand is low and the plants are still "on". even if nobody is using electricity, the plant is still on, and making it.

Also, we're putting up a 1kw solar array to charge ours. At that point (once you're over the expense of the panels), it's FREE.

<--- Electric car owner and enthusiast.

We have a smaller little electric shop car that we use to do business around town. As it's a hatchback, it's also the car that's used to take the last 30 minutes or so of packages from here to the post office. Last call here is about 4pm when the last of the freight companys trucks leave. We're still workin, so whatever is generated between 4 and 4:30 gets rushed down to the post in the back of the electric car. You guys didn't know you were so "green" did ya.

Car goes 40 miles on a 10kw charge. That's about what, 80 cents? 20 when it's cold, 40 when it's warm out. I...uh...er... kinda hot rodded it, and the mileage did go down a bit. Now down to 18-25, depending on who's driving it... But it will burn rubber now, like crazy... ...lol...

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Awesome, Awesome Stuff!!........ And using a Datsun, too cool!!!
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:21 PM   #27
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......... You know what would be REAL Cool??.......... A VW Bus!....... That would be awesome seeing one of those handing over some ass at the track!.......... And all the Batteries it could hold!.........Hmmmmm......
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:37 PM   #28
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Would of been more impressed if he drove it to track & back home ....
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