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Old 03-05-2010, 12:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi from a frugal Newbie

Hello the forum - I found you while researching electric motor cycles.

Certainly electric vehicles feature in my future

As a Scot I am naturally careful with money, and hence the earth's resources

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Old 03-05-2010, 01:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome! Have you seen Craig Vetter's work with streamlining motorcycles? That has the biggest payoff for them. Currently, most electric vehicles just make their smoke elsewhere, but they may be a key technology if we find it cheaper to make electricity than liquid fuel.
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Welcome to the site Andrew.

Did you have any platforms that you're thinking about using for a electric motorcycle, or still looking?
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..."The Frugal Newbie"...has a nice jingle to it -- like it!

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Thanx for the welcomes.

Bicycle Bob - aware of Craig Vetter and streamlining in general, but everyday commuting kinda makes it difficult.

Daox - my Scottish upbringing makes it likely that the electric motor bike will spin out of either a rolling frame I come across, or whatever motor I can acquire or make (I make small brushlesses for electric (model) flight)

Land-o-sand? Er, arabia?
I realise that most of the vehicles etc are US, or at least transatlantic, so very littel but the principles apply over here in Europe where fuel is expensive.


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