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Old 06-13-2018, 02:03 PM   #2031 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by sendler View Post
Two inductive paddles touching each other with zero gap is nothing like trying to discuss inductive charging with coils embeded in the road shining their field up to the underside of a moving vehicle. It doesn't work practically.
Modifying all of our heavy rail diesel with an electrified contact however is a no-brainer and should be our first priority in building out electric transport infrastructure. Regular diesel trains could still use the same track. And be retrofitted to run on electric rails where possible and switch to diesel where needed.
Perhaps Robert Lutz will expand on this concept.
The railroads are already electric,so yeah,connecting them to the grid is a natural,unless of course,you're a purveyor of diesel fuel.

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