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by Hillhater
Mar 30 2022 8:28pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Chevy Bolt first drive
Replies: 248
Views: 38905

Re: Chevy Bolt first drive

One important point i missed in this last few weeks was the fact that GM ARE PRODUCING THE BOLT again... ....contrary to our suspicions a few weeks back when they announced the shut down of the bolt line and potential conversion to SUV production. That, coupled with the reduced pricing of $31k is in...
by Hillhater
Mar 30 2022 7:02pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Chevy Bolt first drive
Replies: 248
Views: 38905

Re: Chevy Bolt first drive

Where there is a will , there is a way ! But public charge stations can be VERY expensive ! EVgo example.. Let’s do the math on charging real quick. Say you are charging at 30kW for 2 hours to fill up your Chevy Bolt. That’s going to cost you $.30 * 120 = $36. That’s not a bad price but it ends up b...
by Hillhater
Mar 30 2022 5:36pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Dealers unhappy over EV charger costs.
Replies: 17
Views: 357

Re: Dealers unhappy over EV charger costs.

Because of Covid the wait list for the new transformers he needs is currently over a year long. He is having to go with rebuilt ones and they are almost impossible to find too as nobody is getting rid of their old cores. He has been telling his bosses that he can't supply power for new buildings an...
by Hillhater
Mar 30 2022 4:53pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Dealers unhappy over EV charger costs.
Replies: 17
Views: 357

Re: Dealers unhappy over EV charger costs.

One of the best ways to showcase how quickly your new battery-powered products can charge is by hooking them up to a fast charger and showing the customer, reducing fears about range anxiety and driving downtime that are normally associated with electric cars. So for purposes of advertising. Given ...
by Hillhater
Mar 30 2022 2:14am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Dealers unhappy over EV charger costs.
Replies: 17
Views: 357

Re: Dealers unhappy over EV charger costs.

Why would they want to install level 3 chargers? ...... From the referenced article.... the newer chargers some manufacturers believe should be mandatory if they’re intent on selling EVs..... ........ ....the Hyundai dealership is worried that the manufacturer might withhold product if it cannot su...
by Hillhater
Mar 30 2022 12:19am
Forum: EBike Troubleshooting
Topic: TSDZ2 new blue gear much noisier
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: TSDZ2 new blue gear much noisier

The TSDz2 only has one blue plastic gear, the mating gears are all steel. What sort of noise is it ? It may be bearings , or just different allignment when reinstalling the motor and gears.( their positioning is not very precise. Try dismantleing and carefully reassembling to get a closer gear mesh....
by Hillhater
Mar 30 2022 12:07am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Dealers unhappy over EV charger costs.
Replies: 17
Views: 357

Dealers unhappy over EV charger costs.

.several dealer groups piped up about how much it’s actually going to cost them to install some of the newer chargers some manufacturers believe should be mandatory if they’re intent on selling EVs. Some showrooms are finding out that not all buildings are wired for the high loads incurred by moder...
by Hillhater
Mar 29 2022 11:42pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gas price thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 89235

Re: gas price thread

Give it a try yourself.. ..then report back how “easy peasy”, economical, reliable, and “off the shelf” ..every thing is. Have you ever “thrown in “ a new wiring harness , re-instrumented a dash, ? How about repaired/ replaced interior trim ? This is the type of work specialists do, and they charge ...
by Hillhater
Mar 29 2022 9:35pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gas price thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 89235

Re: gas price thread

calab » Mar 30 2022 12:47pm Could but can you right now? Availability of the Leaf ?? I have no idea , and i am sure it will vary around the country,..as with any new car currently due to the component shortages, shipping delays , etc. But the cost and tax credit is current for those that fit the re...
by Hillhater
Mar 29 2022 5:42pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gas price thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 89235

Re: gas price thread

Sure, but I would guess if they dont earn enough to pay tax, they probably are not in the market to buy a new car anyway. EVs, and all new car purchaces, are still the domain of the wealthy (relatively !) class. Out of curiosity, what income would be needed , to take advantage of that $7.5k tax cred...
by Hillhater
Mar 29 2022 5:31pm
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: TSDZ2: Is my use Light, Medium, or Heavy? Maintainence Schedule?
Replies: 3
Views: 301

Re: TSDZ2: Is my use Light, Medium, or Heavy? Maintainence Schedule?

(Pre-emptive Sprague Clutch replacement: I have no clue). Which clutch are you thinking of ? There are two, and both have been known to fail unexpectedly ! The “sprague” reference is normally the bigger unit behind chainwheel..worthy of inspection and lube etc once a year, .. ...but there is also t...
by Hillhater
Mar 29 2022 4:49pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gas price thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 89235

Re: gas price thread

..... If they do produce an inexpensive offering, they will be bucking the automotive industry trend towards upsizing/upselling to pad more margin, ........ I assume you know that you can buy a new Nissan Leaf for <$20k ( after tax credit) ! https://insideevs.com/car-lists/cheapest-ev-200-mile-range/
by Hillhater
Mar 29 2022 4:40pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Chevy Bolt first drive
Replies: 248
Views: 38905

Re: Chevy Bolt first drive

Ok then,.. call it a tax credit if you prefer ! :roll: But the question is the same....why on some but not all ? Because the tax credit is only good for a manufacturer's first 200,000 plug-in cars. Tesla lost that first, then GM, mostly from Volt sales. Nissan will be next, but may still get a few ...
by Hillhater
Mar 29 2022 4:28pm
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: BBS02 - Pedals not turning
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: BBS02 - Pedals not turning

Your sprag clutch inside the cover behind the chainwheel, has broken .
Get your toolkit out !
by Hillhater
Mar 29 2022 3:55am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gas price thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 89235

Re: gas price thread

Empty trucks energy consumption is A pointless factor.
Trucks dont earn money running empty !
by Hillhater
Mar 29 2022 2:38am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gas price thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 89235

Re: gas price thread

calab wrote:
Mar 28 2022 10:07pm
I wonder how much the wh/mile difference would be between loaded to the max vs empty.
I have not seen a figure for empty, but BYD have stated ..
124 miles fully loaded
167 miles with half load
...so maybe 200 ish empty ?
by Hillhater
Mar 28 2022 7:50pm
Forum: Electric Watercraft
Topic: Getting Into Electric Power Catamarans
Replies: 113
Views: 6481

Re: Getting Into Electric Power Catamarans

Propane fuel cell ??...$$$$s :shock:
by Hillhater
Mar 28 2022 5:49pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gas price thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 89235

Re: gas price thread

I owned a small fleet of trucks for years and while I have no proof of it, I am pretty sure way more fuel is burned making local deliveries than in long distance hauling. Fuel ( diesel) for sure is more economical on the highway,...but i am not sure that applies the same for EVs ? But i am pretty s...
by Hillhater
Mar 28 2022 4:24pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gas price thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 89235

Re: gas price thread

I am just pointing out the current limitations of heavy EV trucks. As you say they are well suited to urban applications, but it is going to take that “next technology” of battery before they can be practical for any long haul or interstate transport. .a shipping truck takes a hell of a lot of power...
by Hillhater
Mar 28 2022 4:12pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gas price thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 89235

Re: gas price thread

neptronix wrote:
Mar 28 2022 4:05pm
Wouldn't be lipstick on a pig on the highway, which these trucks spend a majority of their time on.
I thought you agreed these were best suited to local deliveries ?
124 miles on the highway is about 2 hours....that is a short working day for a truck !
by Hillhater
Mar 28 2022 4:10pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gas price thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 89235

Re: gas price thread

What help did they get from the government? https://californiahvip.org/vehicle-category/heavy-duty/ ...California’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) plays a crucial role in the deployment of zero-emission and near-zero-emission technologies. HVIP accelerates c...
by Hillhater
Mar 28 2022 4:01pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gas price thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 89235

Re: gas price thread

Encouraging to see some heavier commercial applications ,...but with its 124 mile range , it wont be venturing far out of the state !...It has limited applications,..not much more than a local delivery option. Even the “extended range” ..563 kWh battery... can only run 200mls ( 3-4 hrs cruising on ...
by Hillhater
Mar 28 2022 2:08am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gas price thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 89235

Re: gas price thread

CATL teases Kirin battery, says it has 13% higher capacity than 4680 batteries https://cnevpost.com/2022/03/26/catl-teases-kirin-battery-says-it-has-13-higher-capacity-than-4680-batteries/ I guess they are talking of ASSEMBLED PACK densities ... meaning their pouch type cell packs closer than a cyl...
by Hillhater
Mar 27 2022 10:39pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gas price thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 89235

Re: gas price thread

Encouraging to see some heavier commercial applications ,...but with its 124 mile range , it wont be venturing far out of the state !...It has limited applications,..not much more than a local delivery option. Even the “extended range” ..563 kWh battery... can only run 200mls ( 3-4 hrs cruising on a...
by Hillhater
Mar 27 2022 5:52pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gas price thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 89235

Re: gas price thread

Yep. And then then they'll start mass producing EVs at as low a cost possible, and everyone will be buying them like mad. The economic/scaling domino effect is going to start very soon. .....I predicted this all in 2006 when i found out that battery technology scales like computer technology, just ...