Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > Fossil Fuel Free
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-21-2009, 06:33 PM   #21 (permalink)
Losing the MISinformation
 
Intrigued's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Southern Missouri
Posts: 393

Quad Cam - '00 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX
Last 3: 25.94 mpg (US)
Thanks: 15
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by trikkonceptz View Post
They claim to have found a way to charge batteries, Lithium, in seconds, by guiding the molecules through the lithium plates.
Recharging argument taken care of. (maybe...)

Range argument simplified. (hopefully...)

Cost argument multiplied... (most likely... )

Guess which argument is holding me back already.

__________________


The brake pedal is my enemy. The brake pedal is my enemy. The brake pedal...
  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 03-21-2009, 11:17 PM   #22 (permalink)
Moderate your Moderation.
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Troy, Pa.
Posts: 8,919

Pasta - '96 Volkswagen Passat TDi
90 day: 45.22 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,369
Thanked 430 Times in 353 Posts
I'm still thinking long and hard about EV conversions, and at the current time, I can only really think that, while I'd love to do one, there aren't too many places within 50 miles round-trip that I go to, ever.

That said, I'm personally looking into an electric motorcycle, more for kicks than anything, but also to "get around" in when I don't feel like going for a walk, but would just love to Joyride up to Wally World and loiter for awhile.

I may more than likely build an EV trike as my first though, since I can carry two people in it, it's more stable, lighter than a 4-wheeled vehicle, and can still have _some_ cargo area.
__________________
"ʞɐǝɹɟ ɐ ǝɹ,noʎ uǝɥʍ 'ʇı ʇ,usı 'ʎlǝuol s,ʇı"

  Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2009, 12:02 AM   #23 (permalink)
nut
 
Coyote X's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Southen West Virginia
Posts: 654

Metro XFi - '93 Geo Metro XFi Convertible
90 day: 62.17 mpg (US)

DR650SE - '07 Suzuki DR650SE
90 day: 55.26 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 37 Times in 26 Posts
Send a message via MSN to Coyote X
Toyota RAV4 EV - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Quote:
Whether or not Toyota wanted to continue production, it was unlikely to be able to do so, because the EV-95 battery was no longer available. Chevron had inherited control of the worldwide patent rights for the NiMH EV-95 battery when it merged with Texaco, which had purchased them from General Motors. Chevron's unit won a $30,000,000 settlement from Toyota and Panasonic, and the production line for the large NiMH batteries was closed down and dismantled. This case was settled in the ICC International Court of Arbitration, and not publicised due to a gag order placed on all parties involved.[1][2] Only smaller NiMH batteries, incapable of powering an electric vehicle or plugging in, are currently allowed by Chevron-Texaco.
gotta love conspiracy stuff Just a few more years and those patents will expire.
__________________


  Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2009, 12:16 AM   #24 (permalink)
PaulH
 
MPaulHolmes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Maricopa, AZ (sort of. Actually outside of town)
Posts: 3,831

Michael's Electric Beetle - '71 Volkswagen Superbeetle 500000
Thanks: 1,367
Thanked 1,115 Times in 730 Posts
OK, Chevron/Cobasys and raisin man (the super old guy that wrote the special needs article. He's known the world over as raisin man, because he's real old, and raisins are real wrinkly, and often found in bran muffins, he main diet to help him stay regular. Since his old age has caused problems with incontinence) should both be "dealt with". hahahaha!
__________________
kits and boards
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2009, 09:04 PM   #25 (permalink)
EtOH
 
Allch Chcar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: North Coast, California
Posts: 429

Cordelia - '15 Mazda Mazda3 i Sport
90 day: 37.83 mpg (US)
Thanks: 72
Thanked 33 Times in 24 Posts
He's a very cynical guy. And where is he fueling his car? 3 minutes is crazy fast. It takes me 15 minutes to fuel up my Ranger at half of the 17.3 gallon capacity(from experience), it takes even longer if the tank is dry (sorry for the duh factor). And it takes twice that to go inside and pay, not everyone is foolish enough to keep plastic cards that can precharge for your fuel without. I've tried them too. Fickle creatures.

Not saying he's justified but there's no reason to attack him personally. No doubt he's developed these views from experience.
__________________
-Allch Chcar

  Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2009, 09:12 PM   #26 (permalink)
PaulH
 
MPaulHolmes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Maricopa, AZ (sort of. Actually outside of town)
Posts: 3,831

Michael's Electric Beetle - '71 Volkswagen Superbeetle 500000
Thanks: 1,367
Thanked 1,115 Times in 730 Posts
And does he have experience! hahaha!
__________________
kits and boards
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2009, 10:03 PM   #27 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Christopher Jordan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Santa Cruz, CA.
Posts: 861

White Whale - '03 Chrysler Town & Country mini van all white
Thanks: 58
Thanked 43 Times in 38 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Allch Chcar View Post
Not saying he's justified but there's no reason to attack him personally.
I am not attacking him, the nickname did stick though. Raison...,,, that gentleman...... sounding like someone yelling "that thing will never fly' at the Wright Bros. is an attitude which I cannot sit by and ignore!

I am my own worst enemy- the Yahoo group Small Efficient Vehicles ranted on about something perfectly normal in CA., and I got booted out of that group for saying banning everyday occurrences was stupid. I just don't know when to shut up!

At least; when ecomodder kicks me out, I will have my myth (a.k.a.-EV)!
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2009, 10:50 PM   #28 (permalink)
Losing the MISinformation
 
Intrigued's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Southern Missouri
Posts: 393

Quad Cam - '00 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX
Last 3: 25.94 mpg (US)
Thanks: 15
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Say What???

Quote:
Originally Posted by Allch Chcar View Post
And where is he fueling his car? 3 minutes is crazy fast. It takes me 15 minutes to fuel up my Ranger at half of the 17.3 gallon capacity(from experience), it takes even longer if the tank is dry (sorry for the duh factor).
Huh? I know we're getting off subject here, but I've never taken more than 5 minutes to fill up the Intrigue. I drive a ton van on occasion, and it has a 35 gallon tank, and I've never taken 15 minutes to fill it up. Does this mean that regulations make for slower fillups in certain states???

Anyway... Christopher Jordan, you just keep ranting on. When I get over my second college-hood (and get a job...), I'm joining the ranks of EV drivers, and hopefully multiple times! Definitely a "Small Efficient Vehicle" for town driving, and well... kick me out if you have to... something with a lot of voltage and short range just for the fun of it... just to help prove that electric vehicles don't have to be slow and boring, you know.

Hey, I can be a Myth-Buster, too!
__________________


The brake pedal is my enemy. The brake pedal is my enemy. The brake pedal...
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2009, 12:17 AM   #29 (permalink)
EtOH
 
Allch Chcar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: North Coast, California
Posts: 429

Cordelia - '15 Mazda Mazda3 i Sport
90 day: 37.83 mpg (US)
Thanks: 72
Thanked 33 Times in 24 Posts
Meh, must just be our gas pumps are slow.

Or it could just be the fumes, time really slows down when the pump starts chugging...

__________________
-Allch Chcar

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Car and Driver magazine ecomods a Pinto: MPG up +25% MetroMPG EcoModding Central 34 01-29-2014 07:00 PM
Myth Busters SUCKS! (HHO mod, does it work?) markjs The Unicorn Corral 293 12-19-2012 02:55 PM
Drunken Driver Hits 4 Cars In 1 Driveway - Self-Made Electric Car Totaled In Crash jesse.rizzo The Lounge 10 03-28-2009 11:08 AM
Car & Driver disses buying old economy cars to save fuel MetroMPG General Efficiency Discussion 89 10-09-2008 06:47 PM
Wisconsin Conservation Driver license plates bennelson EcoModding Central 9 09-04-2008 09:36 AM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com