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Old 08-30-2019, 07:46 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Old 08-30-2019, 10:53 PM   #42 (permalink)
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They reduce the neutron poisons by running a very enriched reactor fuel blend. We are talking so highly enriched it's not anywhere near commercially viable for power generation.
I'm just generally talking the point at which they consider the fuel spent. I was 11 years a nuclear power plant operator and reactor chemist in the navy. Thankfully I have forgotten all the stuff I probably am not supposed to tell. I will say there ain't nobody as good and safe at running nuclear power as the US Navy.
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I'm just generally talking the point at which they consider the fuel spent. I was 11 years a nuclear power plant operator and reactor chemist in the navy. Thankfully I have forgotten all the stuff I probably am not supposed to tell. I will say there ain't nobody as good and safe at running nuclear power as the US Navy.

not really you may have not heard of the Semi valley,CA disaster a government ran disaster area
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Nothing wrong with the prius. I can say for sure more straight white guys and soccer mom's drive them than anything.

Who cares where electricity comes from its way cheaper to power an EV than fuel an SUV. Plus everywhere in the country coals market share is being eaten away and replaced by wind and natural gas.

When spent nuclear fuel is recycled it doesn't last tens of thousands of years. The unwanted waste isotopes loose approximately 99.99% of their radioactivity after 40 years when the waste and fuel are seperated.
Then the recycled mixed oxide fuel is stable and ready to use for tens of thousands of years.
Our current plan is to use nuclear fuel once, which consumes up to 5% of the fissile elements, then put it all in "temporary storage" permanently. Which is the stupidest plan anyone would possibly come up with. Thank politicians and nimbly useful idiots.
The reason the spent fuel stays highly radioactive for so long is because the vast majority of the "spent fuel" is still fissile material.
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not really you may have not heard of the Semi valley,CA disaster a government ran disaster area
Not US Navy, the US Army also blew up a reactor in the Idaho desert.

Here is the navy's blurb, "The US Navy has accumulated over 6200 reactor-years of accident-free experience involving 526 nuclear reactor cores over the course of 240 million kilometres, without a single radiological incident, over a period of more than 50 years."

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I would settle for a mild hybrid.
Recently I got to take a look at a Mercedes-Benz C200 EQ-Boost.



Even though 48V might seem too low, its 14hp and 118lb.ft. could already move it at a reasonable pace if it was possible to get it coupled while the ICE is off.
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Recently I got to take a look at a Mercedes-Benz C200 EQ-Boost.

Even though 48V might seem too low, its 14hp and 118lb.ft. could already move it at a reasonable pace if it was possible to get it coupled while the ICE is off.
48V ( more like 55V for just-off-the-charger lead-acid cells) at 500A is 30 - 35-ish HP peak. Kinda like the original under-powered (IMHO) beatle.

Driving each of the 4 wheels with a 10 - 15 HP electric motor and a 5:1 gear reduction ... would get you up to 65 mph ... eventually ...

35 HP on each wheel and a 4:1 gear reduction would get you a speeding ticket ... but you might overheat the heck out of the motors
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48V ( more like 55V for just-off-the-charger lead-acid cells) at 500A is 30 - 35-ish HP peak. Kinda like the original under-powered (IMHO) beatle.
With a two-speed transmission. Otherwise the (optional oil-cooled) 68hp Toyota/Lexus single-speed is comparable.
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48V ( more like 55V for just-off-the-charger lead-acid cells) at 500A is 30 - 35-ish HP peak. Kinda like the original under-powered (IMHO) beatle.
I'm not sure if that motor-generator on the C200 EQ-Boost ever reaches 500A.


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Driving each of the 4 wheels with a 10 - 15 HP electric motor and a 5:1 gear reduction ... would get you up to 65 mph ... eventually ...
Considering the torque output, just one of those motor-generator units could already be enough to move it. Even though it's not a fair comparison to a 50hp VW EA827 1.6D such as the one an uncle of mine had adapted to a Suzuki Vitara, the motor-generator has a little more than 50% torque.

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