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by MitchJi
Apr 05 2019 4:47pm
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Tesla patents techniques for improving motor power by changing the shape of some components
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: Tesla patents techniques for improving motor power by changing the shape of some components

One more comment:
The controller on the M3 uses ceramic, not silicon.

Some more information here:
by MitchJi
Apr 05 2019 11:20am
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Tesla patents techniques for improving motor power by changing the shape of some components
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: Tesla patents techniques for improving motor power by changing the shape of some components

Some great information about Tesla motor technology is in this video, starting at about 45 minutes some interesting comments on solid state batteries by sandy Monroe (he has seen prototypes) motor technology starts about 48 minutes introduced by talking about patents:
by MitchJi
Apr 03 2019 5:42am
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Tesla patents techniques for improving motor power by changing the shape of some components
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Tesla patents techniques for improving motor power by changing the shape of some components

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-patent-more-efficient-electric-motors/ Brief excerpt below: Tesla has invented a technique for increasing its All-electric vehicles’ power and torque by simply adjusting the shape some of its electric motor’s components. A recently published US patent application tit...
by MitchJi
Mar 30 2019 2:20pm
Forum: Electric Aircraft
Topic: Elephant in the room - Quadcopters...
Replies: 188
Views: 27899

Re: Elephant in the room - Quadcopters...

Edit - I assumed you were talking human-size quadcopters. RC scale has been done 1000 times by now, even open source projects with hardware available. That doesn't keep me from wanting one, of course. I have a thermal camera that would be awesome to get airborne, but is outside the payload of most ...
by MitchJi
Mar 13 2019 5:32pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Quadra eqooder with zero powertrain
Replies: 6
Views: 346

Re: Quadra eqooder with zero powertrain

Tilting 3 wheeler. IMO Zero should license this technology and make it available on every zero model.


https://www.tiltingmotorworks.com/
by MitchJi
Mar 13 2019 5:15pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Tesla cell torture tests
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Tesla cell torture tests

Posted on a private Tesla forum : I've dragged Model S cells to 0.00v and clamped them like that in a dead short for a week, then removed the short and very slowly and very carefully, under supervision, recharged to 4.20v w/ 50mA cut, then ran another 1A discharge (0.33C) to 3.2v cut. Cell capacity ...
by MitchJi
Mar 07 2019 2:25pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Quadra eqooder with zero powertrain
Replies: 6
Views: 346

Quadra eqooder with zero powertrain

Interesting leaning 4 wheeler. Probably insanely pricey because they don’t list a price. https://electrek.co/2019/03/07/quadro-eqooder-electric-vehicle/ https://electrek.co/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2019/03/eQOODER-3_4-ant-jpeg-e1551969693720.jpg?quality=82&strip=all&w=1000 The eQooder’s unique des...
by MitchJi
Feb 23 2019 1:00pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Video fundamentals of EV technology, autonomy and Nissan/Ghosn
Replies: 0
Views: 202

Video fundamentals of EV technology, autonomy and Nissan/Ghosn

Very interesting video, nice review of the fundamentals of EV technology (might be good for the es-wiki?), some interesting information about autonomy, and interesting information about Nissan/Renault/Ghosn
by MitchJi
Feb 19 2019 7:25pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clip - Drastically improved 3D printing technology?
Replies: 10
Views: 474

Re: Clip - improved 3D printing technology?

If 3d printing was 100 times faster the machines would probably be a lot more expensive and we would have the current situation compounded where there are relatively few badass machines (metal, other advanced materials) because they cost a fortune. For doing plastics it would be nice but there are ...
by MitchJi
Feb 19 2019 6:00pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clip - Drastically improved 3D printing technology?
Replies: 10
Views: 474

Clip - Drastically improved 3D printing technology?

Watched a ted talks video. Sounds impressive!




Company site:
https://www.carbon3d.com/
by MitchJi
Feb 19 2019 5:52pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Very enthusiastic review of the mahindra genze 2 electric scooter
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Re: Very enthusiastic review of the mahindra genze 2 electric scooter

Hard to post additional text on my iPad. With a top speed of 30 mph (48 km/h) and a range of around 28-34 miles (48-54 km), I was excited, but wasn’t expecting to be blown away. But as it turned out, I was blown away. Big time..... To put it simply, the GenZe 2.0 electric scooter has been a game cha...
by MitchJi
Feb 19 2019 5:49pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Very enthusiastic review of the mahindra genze 2 electric scooter
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Very enthusiastic review of the mahindra genze 2 electric scooter

He likes the scooter much more than he likes Ebikes: https://electrek.co/2019/02/19/500-miles-genze-electric-scooter/ I’ve been a fan of personal electric vehicles (PEVs) for at least a decade. Whether that means electric bicycles, e-scooters, e-skateboards, e-unicycles, e-motorcycles or any other n...
by MitchJi
Feb 19 2019 5:35pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Chevy Volt Pack Info - Salvage 16kwh Packs Under $2k
Replies: 16
Views: 14795

Re: Chevy Volt Pack Info - Salvage 16kwh Packs Under $2k

Well, with the right tools, you can take out the cells "as welded" in 3P 1S. It is actually easier than taking out the individual cells and safer. Weight per cell is 1153.0g / 3 with the copper tab left on. There is room to separate the plates for air cooling. http://www.diyelectriccar.com/forums/a...
by MitchJi
Feb 15 2019 2:19pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: GM two new mid Drive Ebikes
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: GM two new Ebikes mid Drive

Should have posted in the Non Hub Drive Forum
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by MitchJi
Feb 15 2019 10:31am
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: More info about the new lightening motor cycle
Replies: 7
Views: 423

More info about the new lightening motor cycle

https://electrek.co/2019/02/14/lightning-strike-electric-motorcycle-motor/ Lightning Motorcycles, the California-based electric superbike manufacturer, has a highly anticipated electric motorcycle debuting next month. So far they’ve shown us a few teasers revealing little more than the headlights. T...
by MitchJi
Feb 15 2019 10:20am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: GM two new mid Drive Ebikes
Replies: 6
Views: 319

GM two new mid Drive Ebikes

https://techcrunch.com/2019/02/14/everything-you-need-to-know-about-gms-new-electric-bikes/ GM is bringing two new electric “connected” bikes to market this year — one folding and one compact — as it makes a broader push into electrification and experiments with how to diversify its business of maki...
by MitchJi
Feb 12 2019 8:57am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Tesla acquires maxwell - why Luke?
Replies: 24
Views: 1197

Re: Tesla acquires maxwell - why Luke?

This video by jack rickard has some excellent information on the maxwell acquisition. Starting at 1:08.

by MitchJi
Feb 05 2019 10:27am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Tesla acquires maxwell - why Luke?
Replies: 24
Views: 1197

Re: Tesla acquires maxwell - why Luk

I believe most customers would rather have a smaller, lighter, and less expensive battery...rather than more range. It's possible that a small improvement in regen capture could help to provide high performance from a smaller battery pack, since the first two seconds of acceleration draw more amps ...
by MitchJi
Feb 05 2019 10:22am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Tesla acquires maxwell - why Luke?
Replies: 24
Views: 1197

Re: Tesla acquires maxwell - why Luke?

HIs take on the ultra caps: Some people are wondering if the ultra cap part of Maxwell is of use to Tesla, especially since Maxwell recently inked a supply agreement to Geely for their hybrid cars. Ultra caps ARE useful for hybrids that have small (or non-existent) batteries. They are used to store ...
by MitchJi
Feb 05 2019 10:06am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Tesla acquires maxwell - why Luke?
Replies: 24
Views: 1197

Re: Tesla acquires maxwell - why Luke?

This sounds good. At the Gigafactory they have huge rooms filled with large rolls that they spread goop on and they dry and recapture the solvent. http://rivianauto.club/xf/threads/teslas-battery-cell-technology-acquisition-maxwell.54/ This morning, Tesla announced it was acquiring Maxwell, a super ...
by MitchJi
Feb 04 2019 4:36pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Tesla acquires maxwell - why Luke?
Replies: 24
Views: 1197

Re: Tesla acquires maxwell - why Luke?

From maxwell's latest press release... Looks like they have something similar to solid state batteries. Thanks for posting this! Link for the presentation: http://s21.q4cdn.com/566123494/files/doc_presentations/2019/Maxwell-Needham-Conference-Deck.pdf JB said that Tesla is working on the Goodenaugh...
by MitchJi
Feb 04 2019 2:20pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Tesla acquires maxwell - why Luke?
Replies: 24
Views: 1197

Tesla acquires maxwell - why Luke?

https://electrek.co/2019/02/04/tesla-acquires-ultracapacitor-battery-manufacturer/ from a different source: “Maxwell executives told investors in January that it had developed and patented a "dry electrode" technology that could significantly increase the driving range and reduce the cost of electri...
by MitchJi
Feb 02 2019 12:40pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Harley livewire vs zero test drive video
Replies: 5
Views: 402

Harley livewire vs zero test drive video

TkSARmOrp-I He’s probably biased, part owner of a Harley dealership. But he does have some reasons that sound good to prefer the Harley. Part of the reason that I’m posting this is because I’d like some opinions on the Harley vs the zero. A friend said: The Harley’s specs are not really credible at...