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by Hillhater
Apr 06 2022 7:09pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Lucid EVs?
Replies: 18
Views: 1287

Re: Lucid EVs?

Luke, this sealing to prevent salt vapor ingress is obviously important. Which vehicle packs do you believe manage this issue best ?....if any ? From which vehicles perspective, this would mean the ones with potted cells. Fortunately, while no companies start out potted, many of the ones who stayed...
by Hillhater
Apr 06 2022 6:49pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Lucid EVs?
Replies: 18
Views: 1287

Re: Lucid EVs?

Luke, this sealing to prevent salt vapor ingress is obviously important.
Which vehicle packs do you believe manage this issue best ?....if any ?
by Hillhater
Apr 06 2022 5:57pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gas price thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 89236

Re: gas price thread

JackFlorey wrote:
Apr 06 2022 11:14am
We're in a market now where prices are dropping fast.....
So what has changed since that 2021 cost review that i posted, ...to cause prices to drop by 50+% ?
Is there some surplus of supply over demand ?
by Hillhater
Apr 06 2022 5:53pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gas price thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 89236

Re: gas price thread

I'm sure that we heard this before but made the Local news again. Toyota has entered into a joint venture with GM to produce EV's and phase out all ICE by 2035. Last year or two Toyota had not planned to move away from ICE. The pressure must be one. The POLITICAL pressure is certainly on,...but we ...
by Hillhater
Apr 06 2022 12:07am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gas price thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 89236

Re: gas price thread

Link please jack.. you must have a very good supplier . https://signaturesolar.com/eg4-lifepower4-lithium-battery-48v-100ah/ Interesting,....and the “bare” cells are even cheaper ! But not BYD ?.. and not suited to traction / EV drive applications at <1C discharge rating. Any independent tests to v...
by Hillhater
Apr 05 2022 11:22pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gas price thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 89236

Re: gas price thread

It'd sure be nice to invest in companies that invest in clean-tech just how do you find them? Or you can think latterally and invest in a technology that will actually work, rather than just be a virtue signaling waste of money ! I was referring to Governments “investing” our tax money more wisely ...
by Hillhater
Apr 05 2022 6:47pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gas price thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 89236

Re: gas price thread

....... BTW, one analyst I caught yesterday, after reviewing march sales data, raised his forecast to china having as high as 40% EV share by years end. ..... Well anything is possible, we will have to wait and see,. ...but, to achieve that, it would require a 3+ time increase in EV manufacturing c...
by Hillhater
Apr 05 2022 6:38am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gas price thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 89236

Re: gas price thread

I believe they wrote the head line for your brethren...... ?..? Sorry, you have lost me there ? The writing may be on the wall , but as i have explained the vast majority of cars on the roads of China, and the rest of the world, will be fossil fueled way after you and i,..and our children,..have de...
by Hillhater
Apr 05 2022 2:49am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gas price thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 89236

Re: gas price thread

Have you checked the cost of LFP batteries lately ? Plenty available commercially, but you will be pushed to find quality cells much under $500/kWh . BYD/EG4 LFP batteries for behind the meter storage are currently going for $294/kwhr. (5.1kwhr for $1500) Been stable at that price for over a year. ...
by Hillhater
Apr 04 2022 11:09pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gas price thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 89236

Re: gas price thread

... ....You can subsidize the war machines and the oil mafia's mass destruction of the planet and its inhabitants, or take a less grid centric and more humane approach. Or at least live and act like you give a crap. Or you can think latterally and invest in a technology that will actually work, rat...
by Hillhater
Apr 04 2022 11:03pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gas price thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 89236

Re: gas price thread

. China’s BYD to Stop Producing Fossil-Fueled Vehicles on EV Shift :shock: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-04-03/china-s-byd-stops-producing-oil-fueled-vehicle-on-ev-shift So they are going to stop producing their top 3 best selling cars are they ? :lol: You have to look behind the hea...
by Hillhater
Apr 04 2022 5:10pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Adding more solar to my existing off grid setup
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Adding more solar to my existing off grid setup

How much power do you anticipate using ?
.....your existing 2.4kW system cannot be producing much more than 8-10 kWh ?
What capacity of panels are you thinking of adding ?
Do you want/need to go grid tied ?
by Hillhater
Apr 04 2022 4:56pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Chevy Bolt first drive
Replies: 248
Views: 38906

Re: Chevy Bolt first drive

speedmd wrote:
Apr 04 2022 2:35pm

Nothing sold in the USA comes close to your claims in my experience. Maybe a few tiny ones with a pedal artist can get close. Maybe with a tail wind and no hills!
And “Maybe” you just need more experience ?
by Hillhater
Apr 04 2022 4:45pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gas price thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 89236

Re: gas price thread

For the full year, renewables accounted for 83–84% of new power capacity. https://cleantechnica.com/2022/03/28/83-of-new-power-capacity-in-2021-came-from-renewables-us-power-capacity-report/#:~:text=New%20US%20Power%20Capacity%20by%20Source&text=For%20the%20full%20year%2C%20renewables,capacity%...
by Hillhater
Apr 03 2022 11:20pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: EV truck development.
Replies: 8
Views: 388

EV truck development.

With all the media being focussed on Tesla, Rivian, and Nikola in the heavy truck EV field , and Nikola now claiming to be ready for mass production,.....it came as a bit of a surprise to me that there are quite a variety of EV trucks already in use from multiple manufacturers and in many classes of...
by Hillhater
Apr 03 2022 8:26pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Chevy Bolt first drive
Replies: 248
Views: 38906

Re: Chevy Bolt first drive

Popular for whom? I'm single no family. But you are right the SUV's are everywhere 10-20 mpg. They are singing the blues. Again maybe you have not noticed...not every SUV is a V8 Hemi.. .....mine does 40+ mpg without trying to save fuel. ( it is not uncommon to get 50+ mpg on a steady highway run)
by Hillhater
Apr 03 2022 6:15pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gas price thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 89236

Re: gas price thread

Buying in enough volume to mass produce a car would cut the price by half or more. Tesla is using LiFePO4 in its next Model 3 partially as a cost saving measure over the lithium-cobalt chemistries it has been using. I've read that they're targeting $200/kWh. Sure, if you say so,.. and folk like Mus...
by Hillhater
Apr 03 2022 5:26pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: stealing "energy" from your workplace? stories?
Replies: 10
Views: 421

Re: stealing "energy" from your workplace? stories?

HughF wrote:
Apr 03 2022 2:55pm
I've charged my volt from flat to full every day at my office for close to 5 years now - no complaints from management.
But would they be happy if ALL employees did that ?
by Hillhater
Apr 03 2022 5:21pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Chevy Bolt first drive
Replies: 248
Views: 38906

Re: Chevy Bolt first drive

......My Ev is great to sit in. Think the ICE machines are cutting space to get the weight down. EV's are adding space. ....... It seems your glowing enthusiasm for EVs , has blinded you to the fact that the most popular passenger ICEs are SUVs..! NO shortage of space in those !. Or maybe you belie...
by Hillhater
Apr 02 2022 5:35pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gas price thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 89236

Re: gas price thread

. ........ That is how you keep battery costs down for a given amount of range. I think a $10,000 EV that can comfortably seat 5, accelerate like a typical ICE car, approach 150 miles range @ 70 mph, and top more than 90 mph is possible. And you could use a 15 kWh pack of cheap LiFePO4 batteries to...
by Hillhater
Mar 31 2022 9:21pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gas price thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 89236

Re: gas price thread

As you say , things change fast, so anyones guess is just that,..a guess !
Here is another that seems to agree ..
https://www.statista.com/topics/5623/el ... Keyfigures
by Hillhater
Mar 31 2022 7:14pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gas price thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 89236

Re: gas price thread

e-beach wrote:
Mar 31 2022 6:57pm

Yes, but who can really predict the future? :wink:
Not me... but MIT had a try..
https://news.mit.edu/2021/chinas-transi ... icles-0429
by Hillhater
Mar 31 2022 6:24pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gas price thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 89236

Re: gas price thread

........ China looks to be all in. delivering end of summer. China is so all in, it's crazy. I think they're going to be the first to get rid of gas engines. Depends on your definition/expectations of “all in”.. Their target is for 40% of new car sales to be EVs by 2030..a government “directive” on...
by Hillhater
Mar 30 2022 9:49pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gas price thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 89236

Re: gas price thread

This is why fuel prices should be maintained at high levels. The extra funds raised used to accelerate a mandated transition until it can become permanent. I will say it again..... fuel/energy costs are a primary factor n the inflation of prices of most every item that we have to purchase to live n...
by Hillhater
Mar 30 2022 8:40pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Dealers unhappy over EV charger costs.
Replies: 17
Views: 357

Re: Dealers unhappy over EV charger costs.

Nah, just approve on the basis that it is a “Green” development, off grid, that must be self sufficient using only solar + battery power source !
Isnt that the objective for the future anyway ?
Or is there some problem with that solution ? :wink: