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by Hillhater
Jan 14 2019 2:52pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3172
Views: 108078

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Our economy is fine. Privatley for me energy prices are perfectly fine. I could very easy pay twice or three times per kWh for electricity, heating and fuel. If needed I could even pay 10 times (would not like to do that), but this is not even likely. But..its not about YOU .! ...its about that hug...
by Hillhater
Jan 14 2019 5:51am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3172
Views: 108078

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

^^^^^
I wonder how much power is used in those "accellerators" ...
..IE what is the energy conversion efficiency of the system ?
by Hillhater
Jan 13 2019 7:28pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 4216
Views: 292658

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

Does anyone know if there is anywhere to buy spares (blue/metal gears) in Australia ?
by Hillhater
Jan 13 2019 7:25pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: DH frames for freeriding
Replies: 32
Views: 568

Re: DH frames for freeriding

With a mid drive, i route the power cable up the seat tube (external) to a connector under the seat. Backpack cable runs down to the back of the seat for connection Allow enough coiled cable to enable mount/dismount easy. Recommend a easy pull connector incase of emergency. :wink: All very stealth a...
by Hillhater
Jan 13 2019 4:44pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: DH frames for freeriding
Replies: 32
Views: 568

Re: DH frames for freeriding

Tommm wrote:
Jan 13 2019 10:31am
Only negative of DH frames is they generally have little space for a battery.
Any ebike, especially serious off road ebiles , ride so much better wothout the battery fixed to the frame.
A backpack battery is a huge step up from fixed packs, and often much more secure from theft.
by Hillhater
Jan 13 2019 4:32pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: tsdz2 torque assist failure?
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: tsdz2 torque assist failure?

Are you running the original factory software, or a reflashed version of the modified software .?
by Hillhater
Jan 12 2019 2:18am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 4216
Views: 292658

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

Another "clicking noise" ?? Im sure the answer is in this thread somewhere, but searches have not turned up anything like this .. Low km drive ..<< 100 km .48v , and .working fine last time used. After a month or so of no use, i noticed that the drive "jammed" momentarily when movening the bike back...
by Hillhater
Jan 11 2019 5:47pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3172
Views: 108078

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Numbers and averages can be deceptive. You may well already have 60% power from RE .."Averaged over the year" .. But there are many periods when wind and solar are contributing almost nothing., and the 100% thermal back up plants have to save the day... Where is the problem? At the end of the year ...
by Hillhater
Jan 11 2019 1:57am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3172
Views: 108078

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Numbers and averages can be deceptive. You may well already have 60% power from RE .."Averaged over the year" .. But there are many periods when wind and solar are contributing almost nothing., and the 100% thermal back up plants have to save the day. No matter how many wind turbines and Solar Farms...
by Hillhater
Jan 08 2019 10:12pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3172
Views: 108078

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

rooftop PV solar ! :shock: Don't forget to subtract grid installation and maintenance/distribution costs from that. Why ? If you want to benefit from FIT or have power during the night,...you will need the grid. And if you were off grid, you would have to add on the cost of storage... ......and mos...
by Hillhater
Jan 08 2019 9:59pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3172
Views: 108078

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

According to Lazzard..
The only generating methods more expensive than CSP are diesel reciprocating , and rooftop PV solar ! :shock:
by Hillhater
Jan 08 2019 5:54pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Video- Inside the massive Gigafactory where Tesla will soon make 60 percent of the world’s lithium-ion batteries
Replies: 21
Views: 689

Re: Video- Inside the massive Gigafactory where Tesla will soon make 60 percent of the world’s lithium-ion batteries

MJSfoto1956 wrote: Tesla. For the same reason that Standard Oil didn't get the credit for the Model T.
:?:
Standard supplied the fuel...Ford made the tank to store it in
Tesla’s fuel is electrons..from the grid or a power point. The “fuel” is stored in cells produced By Panasonic .!
by Hillhater
Jan 08 2019 2:12pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Video- Inside the massive Gigafactory where Tesla will soon make 60 percent of the world’s lithium-ion batteries
Replies: 21
Views: 689

Re: Video- Inside the massive Gigafactory where Tesla will soon make 60 percent of the world’s lithium-ion batteries

The practical question isn't really who was the first to do it inhouse, or who is still doing it inhouse, but who actually made it work as economy of scale.... Yes, but as I say, that is yet to be done in the GF. They are not yet at 25% capacity, and “who” should be credited with amy success anyway...
by Hillhater
Jan 07 2019 9:26pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3172
Views: 108078

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

That's a huge margin of error!! So yeah, the ~50 years of GOOD data statement applies. We just weren't thinking about climate as much in the past, so the trail from here to there is pretty murky... And remember , the only consistent temperature measurement records available for the past 100+ years ...
by Hillhater
Jan 07 2019 9:11pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Tesla M3 teardown information video - Hallbach Array Motor
Replies: 15
Views: 379

Re: Tesla M3 teardown information video - Hallbach Array Motor

If you rode a M'bike or drove a Tesla, you might just find your engine does rev to 15k ! And if you worked on a Toyota/Lexus hybrid you might also find 7-800volt drive systems. The race track in often the birthplace and prooving ground of tomorrows road car technology. Industry uses a whole range of...
by Hillhater
Jan 07 2019 5:50pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Tesla M3 teardown information video - Hallbach Array Motor
Replies: 15
Views: 379

Re: Tesla M3 teardown information video - Hallbach Array Motor

TilmanBaumann wrote:
Jan 07 2019 4:37pm
The future of performance EV seems to be high voltage if you read the current developments on that era.
yes. Note the latest FE cars run 900volt systems..battery included.
by Hillhater
Jan 06 2019 11:16pm
Forum: Electric Aircraft
Topic: Rolls-Royce world’s fastest all-electric aircraft
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Rolls-Royce world’s fastest all-electric aircraft

Flight performance is always dictated by (amoungst many other things)... Power and weight. And in the case of electric aircraft, that weight is dictated by battery capacity/power ratios. I suspect this RR design is a compromise on battery weight/discharge power, endurance, and capacity. IE, they cou...
by Hillhater
Jan 06 2019 6:36pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: List of small hatchback cars
Replies: 116
Views: 4148

Re: List of small hatchback cars

An electric 2CV, my dream car. Never hod so much fun driving a slow car. .... In the '70s, i lived/worked in Spain. A group of us "owned" an old 2CV. ..no roof, no doors, no seats other than the drivers, no exhaust, ....and not much rubber on the tires !...... ..but, yes, a great fun car. :lol: :lol:
by Hillhater
Jan 06 2019 5:40pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Samsung 50E capacity testSamsung 50E capacity test - 5000mAh or not?
Replies: 9
Views: 479

Re: Samsung 50E capacity testSamsung 50E capacity test - 5000mAh or not?

Hmmmm missing true four wire setup for accurate test results. The terminal sens wires must separately connected to the copper plate."... Yes ,.TH has had this pointed out several times, and is working on a revised set up.! For a true "4 wire" test, the voltage sense connections should be directly o...
by Hillhater
Jan 06 2019 5:32pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3172
Views: 108078

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Yep. Climate change denial is very big money... As is Climate Alarmism/AGW also big money. Rememer, the whole Climate game is not about pollution, emmissions , or renewable energy sources,.. Its all about money, redistribution of wealth and breaking the current economic system .. As repeated stated...
by Hillhater
Jan 05 2019 6:05pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: List of small hatchback cars
Replies: 116
Views: 4148

Re: List of small hatchback cars

Im a big fan of Citroen's. I ran several of them back in the 70s- 80s..the GS models mostly (but also CX.) https://goo.gl/images/iBC2Cc https://goo.gl/images/iBC2Cc Those were super sophisticated technical vehicles with flat 4 , air cooled, motors, hydraulic/gas adjstable suspension , high pressure ...
by Hillhater
Jan 05 2019 6:02am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Video- Excerpt from Oracle ‘s ER Larry Ellison talking about Tesla and Elon
Replies: 10
Views: 227

Re: Video- Excerpt from Oracle ‘s ER Larry Ellison talking about Tesla and Elon

But he couldnt state highest sales volume, or profitability.....because it would not be true ! So he has to quote something that sounds good (to the gulible), to make Tesla appear impressive, by quoting revenue... Which we both know is only part of the story.. ..it means nothing in terms of sucessfu...
by Hillhater
Jan 01 2019 3:38pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Video- Excerpt from Oracle ‘s ER Larry Ellison talking about Tesla and Elon
Replies: 10
Views: 227

Re: Video- Excerpt from Oracle ‘s ER Larry Ellison talking about Tesla and Elon

Bright enough to notice that he didnt mention the relative sales or profitability. He used revenue to imply the M3 was the top dog financially, when infact it is still loss making . (Tesla have previously stated they need a 5000/ week production rate to just break even....and they are not doing that...
by Hillhater
Dec 31 2018 5:36pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Video- Excerpt from Oracle ‘s ER Larry Ellison talking about Tesla and Elon
Replies: 10
Views: 227

Re: Video- Excerpt from Oracle ‘s ER Larry Ellison talking about Tesla and Elon

Note how he is being very careful with word choice, and "economic with the truth " !
Highest REVENUE... ..not sales volume, or profitablity ?
More related to the M 3 price per unit , than any magical sales success.
by Hillhater
Dec 31 2018 5:17pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Tesla Model 3
Replies: 652
Views: 41000

Re: Tesla Model 3

Hopefully Tesla has a profitable year in 2019. Elon said they will be profitable for now on. Other than when big re-payments come due. I think a big re-payment is due soon. But I bet that 1/4 they will just break even. All the rest will be profitable. He also said that they "needed 5000/week to bre...