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Old 11-27-2007, 11:55 AM   #302 (permalink)
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Great video Darin!
zpiloto:
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Man that is so cool!! What kind of shape are the batteries in after the test drives? Nice rolling stop by the way
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I was thinking that since you have a ready supply of used batteries, you could continue to collect them, charge them, load test them, and then keep the ones that do the very best. You will probably find a lot of really bad ones, but all you need is 8-10 really good ones, right?

Nice video. It really is amazingly quiet. You might need some sort of very soft horn or beeper to use in parking lots and near pedestrians so people don't step out in front of you. Something that plays the sound of George Jetson's spacecar would be perfect. :-)

Also, is there an concern about hydrogen buildup in the charging area? I don't know much about batteries.
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That's terrific! Thanks for showing us the current state of the tests you're conducting. I was shocked to see that the Neon guys got a charge out of it too.
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