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by boars
Oct 22 2020 9:31pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: EV's on The Long Way Up
Replies: 8
Views: 641

Re: EV's on The Long Way Up

. Cannot be a big market segment at that price. But there is plenty of money in the HD fan club. And it is still cheaper than the cheapest EV (Hyundai etc).. :wink: Don't disagree that there are big spenders in the HD fan club but I feel a Venn diagram comparing EV lovers and HD lovers doesn't have...
by boars
Oct 02 2020 1:12am
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Storm Bee electric dirt bike
Replies: 100
Views: 18722

Re: Storm Bee electric dirt bike

Wish those subtitles would translate - looks like a heap of fun.

What was the general consensus?
by boars
Oct 01 2020 12:47am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: EV's on The Long Way Up
Replies: 8
Views: 641

Re: EV's on The Long Way Up

The first couple of eps were so so - hopefully it picks up.

Would love to take a HD livewire for a spin but they're $50,000 here!
Burn in hell.

Cannot be a big market segment at that price.
by boars
Oct 01 2020 12:36am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: United States Ends ICE
Replies: 77
Views: 1675

Re: United States Ends ICE

...that IF someone can develop a gas turbine to run at all on H2 ( not done to date !) First Hydrogen Fueled Aircraft Flight Martin B-57 Canberra (1955) On 13 February 1957, the first of three successful flights was made and the fuel system worked well. The transition to hydrogen was made in two st...
by boars
Sep 29 2020 1:45am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Tesla battery day announcement
Replies: 48
Views: 1398

Re: Tesla battery day announcement

My previous employer was seeking to do all the things Tesla is doing now (except Tesla has competent engineers and a vision, and my previous employer ...didn't. http://www.capebouvardtechnologies.com.au/tech The structural battery thing is kinda dumb really. It's totally unnecessary but if you were...
by boars
Sep 22 2020 10:43am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: What happened to Nikola One Semi?
Replies: 41
Views: 3459

Re: What happened to Nikola One Semi?

The party just got bigger... :shock: :mrgreen: The Justice Department has joined U.S. securities regulators in examining allegations that electric-truck startup Nikola Corp. NKLA -3.78% misled investors by making exaggerated claims about its technology, according to people familiar with the matter....
by boars
Sep 16 2020 1:21am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 6278
Views: 345610

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Is this parody? It feels like parody, please tell me this is now parody. Losing 90% of water in a process that creates water from Hydrogen? Sorry, what? There's too many posts to read in this crazy thread, so I've lost track of who's tongue is in cheek and who's finger is up their nose. :lol: In all...
by boars
Sep 15 2020 9:07pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: What happened to Nikola One Semi?
Replies: 41
Views: 3459

Re: What happened to Nikola One Semi?

But WTF ??.. GM buying int this con artist ?..what ever happened to “Due Dilligence” ?.. Or..maybe they deserve each other. Uh they did the figures... and well the money will (potentially) flow out of Nikola into GM, not the other way around. Hardly buying into them, just gives GM another potential...
by boars
Jul 11 2020 9:54am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: EV charging prices in Europe increase 500%
Replies: 29
Views: 4109

Re: EV charging prices in Europe increase 500%

Snip for your (less than $100k ?).. Tesla whilst at work !... you are truly a fortunate man ! snip Why are you acting like Tesla's aren't under 100k? Even in Australian $ you can pick up a brand new Tesla for under 100k. Tesla 3 in AUD is like 75k? Well below that in USD which is where Jack lives. Y...
by boars
Jun 24 2020 10:38am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Tesla battery day announcement
Replies: 48
Views: 1398

Re: Tesla battery day announcement

Even if you halved your cobalt usage per cell.... each year they produce more and more cells. Of course they're going to secure cobalt, they want to keep their supplies in check and don't want the cost to spiral out of control. I have my doubts about any battery revolution overnight but progress is ...
by boars
Jun 23 2020 9:59pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Tesla battery day announcement
Replies: 48
Views: 1398

Re: Tesla battery day announcement

Could be great news for people doing custom builds, more secondhand batteries in the market if they outlast the cars they're in. :mrgreen:
by boars
Apr 29 2020 8:35pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Filler cap used as access for charging?
Replies: 9
Views: 713

Re: Filler cap used as access for charging?

Sorry for the confusion. A (good looking) waterproof opening for charging in the motorcycle tank is really the primary aim of the game. If a standard motorcycle filler cap was large enough to accept a standard phase one cable into it I'd possibly look at just mounting a standard cable. Most filler c...
by boars
Apr 29 2020 6:56pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Filler cap used as access for charging?
Replies: 9
Views: 713

Re: Filler cap used as access for charging?

Yeah I just want a slick looking plug, there's no real reason beyond that :lol:

Thanks again for the ideas.
by boars
Apr 28 2020 7:04pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Filler cap used as access for charging?
Replies: 9
Views: 713

Re: Filler cap used as access for charging?

https://www.evalbo.de/shop/ladedosen/ You can simply mount this where the filler cap used to be. Thanks for that quick response. How does one go from that sort of plug to a standard wall plug? Edit: I guess I need a T2 to 3pin 10amp (Australian plug: Type I) adaptor... but have had no luck finding ...
by boars
Apr 28 2020 12:45am
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Filler cap used as access for charging?
Replies: 9
Views: 713

Filler cap used as access for charging?

Hey guys, had a bit of a dig around and have been unable to find much of anything where people have replaced their standard ICE petrol cap assembly with a 240/120V type setup. Is there any sort of kit out there that makes this an easy proposition? Most of the outside/water resistant AC plugs I'm awa...
by boars
Feb 26 2020 2:19am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Tesla MIC (made in China) Model 3 will be LFP!
Replies: 17
Views: 1142

Re: Tesla MIC (made in China) Model 3 will be LFP!

I thought Tesla only released sales figures quarterly? Did I miss something recently? Kind of comparing apples to oranges but if you've only got apples and oranges, well. :evil: You're right, Jan is generally a low output month, I just think it'll be particularly slow this time around and will take ...
by boars
Feb 25 2020 11:55pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Tesla MIC (made in China) Model 3 will be LFP!
Replies: 17
Views: 1142

Re: Tesla MIC (made in China) Model 3 will be LFP!

Yes, everyone is down due to COVID-19 - that's not something unique to BYD now is it?
In fact all of the issues selling cars in China at the moment apply to everyone.

Was Tesla's previous sales in December limited by demand or by supply capacity?
No way to know but I'm sure you'll speculate away.
by boars
Feb 25 2020 11:44pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Can EVs survive without subsidies ?
Replies: 100
Views: 9262

Re: Can EVs survive without subsidies ?

I feel like everything is going to be down this year regardless of the incentives or otherwise, the drama around COVID-19 is causing issues with all sorts of industries. Am I personally worried, not really but it has had major impacts on manufacturing and supply chains that appear to be ongoing. Can...
by boars
Feb 20 2020 5:51pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: GM retreating into its shell ?
Replies: 36
Views: 2736

Re: GM retreating into its shell ?

69 billion over the 2 financial years ending 2007/8 ... Wow, that had to hurt. How anyone can complete with companies losing that sort of money... (Yes, yes bailouts too but not everyone is a favorite that will get those). This financial year is still in the black for Tesla if I recall correctly, no...
by boars
Feb 20 2020 3:44am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: GM retreating into its shell ?
Replies: 36
Views: 2736

Re: GM retreating into its shell ?

Punx0r wrote:
Feb 20 2020 3:41am
Tesla? :whistle:
Haha are you here all week? Try the veal?

Nice.
by boars
Feb 19 2020 8:58pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: GM retreating into its shell ?
Replies: 36
Views: 2736

Re: GM retreating into its shell ?

Interesting figures - not sure where Ohbse is getting them from. However if you don't count the "Accident Compensation Corporation" deduction (we don't count medicare levy etc in ours) and just go pure PAYE tax rate you end up with NZ paying slightly less. PAYE - $20,620NZ Vs 20,797AU. https://neuvo...
by boars
Feb 18 2020 10:05pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: GM retreating into its shell ?
Replies: 36
Views: 2736

Re: GM retreating into its shell ?

Maybe we need IKEA flat packed cars we can assemble here to avoid import taxes on fully assembled vehicles. Components would get you under the LCT at the very least :lol: :pancake: Getting over all the hurdles described would be a mission and a half even if you didn't have to compete against massive...
by boars
Feb 18 2020 2:09am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: GM retreating into its shell ?
Replies: 36
Views: 2736

Re: GM retreating into its shell ?

I'd say the primary reason is still that showrooms/dealers sell vehicles on behalf of manufacturers and said dealers rely on servicing to stay afloat. Not to mention that even manufacturers have vehicles that are loss leaders. Pumping out cheap cars with expensive parts is a great way to make a buck...
by boars
Feb 17 2020 8:02pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: GM retreating into its shell ?
Replies: 36
Views: 2736

Re: GM retreating into its shell ?

Wonder how well they do in RHD countries holistically. Maybe they could probably pull out of all of them without too much detriment..... reports i have read say they will withdraw from ALL RH drive markets ( india, Japan, Thailand, S Africa, etc) and selling the Thailand production plant (RH ?) to ...
by boars
Feb 17 2020 8:51am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: EV charging prices in Europe increase 500%
Replies: 29
Views: 4109

Re: EV charging prices in Europe increase 500%

john61ct wrote:
Feb 17 2020 8:42am
Looks like they want to push drivers toward the annual subscription contracts with the carmakers

https://www.electricfelix.com/blog/the- ... und-europe
Ah I missed that gem, ironically though that's more repulsive to me than just a price increase.