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by Hillhater
May 25 2021 8:51pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Ford etruck F-150 Lighting - Opinions?-
Replies: 80
Views: 1639

Re: Ford etruck F-150 Lighting - Opinions?-

How cheap solar? $50 for 250 watts :shock: (used) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-auRHKq2-A&ab_channel=DIYSolarPowerwithWillProwse OK so you get $1000 worth (5kW) of panels.. You need to mount and wire them up ...another $1k ? And install some cheap inverter/ charge controller (5kW) ..another...
by Hillhater
May 24 2021 8:44pm
Forum: EScooters/EMotorcycles
Topic: My new electric motorcycle
Replies: 29
Views: 1345

Re: My new electric motorcycle

:shock: :shock: .. Alibaba... :o ...keep us posted !
..fingers legs and toes all crossed for a good outcome ! :bigthumb:
by Hillhater
May 24 2021 7:32pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Ford etruck F-150 Lighting - Opinions?-
Replies: 80
Views: 1639

Re: Ford etruck F-150 Lighting - Opinions?-

Let's say, for example, you invented a home brewing system that produced beer out of air with no material or energy input. It might well have cost a lot to develop - but after developing it, it would provide you with free beer. Even using “, no cost” consumables, you would have to completely forget...
by Hillhater
May 24 2021 4:06pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Ford etruck F-150 Lighting - Opinions?-
Replies: 80
Views: 1639

Re: Ford etruck F-150 Lighting - Opinions?-

...?? Interesting,.tell me where you can get a suitable ..5-10kW ?...solar set up for free ? ... Fascinating that you spent the time to write out that answer, but did not take the time to read his post where he used the word "cheap!" And equally facinating that you avoided the part where ...
by Hillhater
May 23 2021 8:56pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Ford etruck F-150 Lighting - Opinions?-
Replies: 80
Views: 1639

Re: Ford etruck F-150 Lighting - Opinions?-

15 years from now maybe the Tesla truck will be like the 55-57 Chevy Belaire's were to the teens in the 60&70's. Err ?..No !.....it doesnt have “Style” enough for that kind if lasting appeal. ..More likely they could end up like that row of Caddy’s buried nose down in the desert Like e tomb sto...
by Hillhater
May 23 2021 8:07pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Ford etruck F-150 Lighting - Opinions?-
Replies: 80
Views: 1639

Re: Ford etruck F-150 Lighting - Opinions?-

Matt Gruber wrote:
May 21 2021 4:06pm
With a cheap (yes they are cheap now) back yard (no permits needed) solar set up, you can charge an ev for free ..... 8) ..
...?? Interesting,.tell me where you can get a suitable ..5-10kW ?...solar set up for free ? ...
..... ( otherwise your charging is not “free”,...just pre paid ! )
by Hillhater
May 23 2021 7:51pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Ford etruck F-150 Lighting - Opinions?-
Replies: 80
Views: 1639

Re: Ford etruck F-150 Lighting - Opinions?-

Yes, that Volt was a steal (why no more GM?).. .....but it only has a 16 kWh pack, so not as much cost in the pack. Current assembled/installed pack costs are around $200/kWh at best, so that Ford must have $20-25k of battery on board. That doesnt leave much for the rest of the drive train, let alon...
by Hillhater
May 23 2021 7:01pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Ford etruck F-150 Lighting - Opinions?-
Replies: 80
Views: 1639

Re: Ford etruck F-150 Lighting - Opinions?-

We need to understand how Ford can market this vehicle at <$40k. (<$29k after tax, rebates, etc)..for a full size truck with a reported 120+kWh battery and a high power EV drive train ?
by Hillhater
May 23 2021 1:21am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Ford etruck F-150 Lighting - Opinions?-
Replies: 80
Views: 1639

Re: Ford etruck F-150 Lighting - Opinions?-

. ....Most people, clearly, are in it for themselves and the collapse of human society, because they drive cars. ... You really do have an “ass backwards” handle on this. Cheap, available transport for the masses, is what has built our human societies to where we are. Vehicles, ICE motors, CO2, etc...
by Hillhater
May 20 2021 8:40pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Hydrogen fuel cell EV distance record.
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Hydrogen fuel cell EV distance record.

E1000 wrote:
May 20 2021 7:21pm
Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, EVs that you can't charge at home!
Yep !.....much like ICE’s, that you can’t refuel at home !
But actually with Hydogen, there are very few places that you can refuel ! :shock:
by Hillhater
May 20 2021 2:52am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Thread for new battery breakthrough PR releases
Replies: 1690
Views: 273637

Re: Thread for new battery breakthrough PR releases

Ahh ! , yes sorry i missed the “k” in there :oops:
Now , if they can make that commercial, and affordable, it could be a winner :bigthumb:
by Hillhater
May 19 2021 9:00pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Hydrogen fuel cell EV distance record.
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Hydrogen fuel cell EV distance record.

A Hyundai “Nexo” , hydrogen fuel cell car , set a new distance record for a production fuel cell car at 887 km. Its hydrogen tanks hold just 6.25 kg of hydrogen, and the trip lasted over 13 hours. So the average speed was approx 66km/h (45mph) ..so effectively “hypermileing” https://thedriven.io/202...
by Hillhater
May 18 2021 11:11pm
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Yamaha develops 496-horsepower motor for electric hypercars
Replies: 26
Views: 1134

Re: Yamaha develops 496-horsepower motor for electric hypercars

neptronix wrote:
May 05 2021 12:12pm
Quite typical.. unfortunately to get many of these high tech parts, many of us hobbyists will need to pull them out of scrapped cars.
Or stolen ones !!
Its the modern way, and you get newer parts. :wink:
I know some people.........
by Hillhater
May 18 2021 11:03pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Thread for new battery breakthrough PR releases
Replies: 1690
Views: 273637

Re: Thread for new battery breakthrough PR releases

JohnAnanda wrote:
May 18 2021 8:46am
There's often a catch with newly announced technologies, like a low energy density or other parameters, but here they claim a power of 110kW/kg and energy density of 630Wh/kg !.....
Errr ? Doesnt that imply you would need 10kg of cells to provide 1 kW of power ?
by Hillhater
May 16 2021 5:41pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: whats the best/easist type of car to convert to electric?
Replies: 7
Views: 448

Re: whats the best/easist type of car to convert to electric?

papasapien wrote:
May 16 2021 5:25pm
please. i want to build an electric car.
what should i look out for in terms of buying a car to convert?
VW Beetle...original model.
Lots of conversion kits and parts readily available.....
..and a cool ride when completed :wink:
by Hillhater
May 16 2021 5:30pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Aptera is gone for good. :'(
Replies: 120
Views: 13790

Re: Aptera is gone for good. :'(

TrotterBob wrote:
May 16 2021 2:39am
Um... thanks Hillhater? I see a window and a play button in your post but its giving me an error message.
Ahh !..sorry,...seems to have been corrupted on upload........corrected now.
by Hillhater
May 15 2021 1:55am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Aptera is gone for good. :'(
Replies: 120
Views: 13790

Re: Aptera is gone for good. :'(

Here ....Fixed it for you .. :wink:
TrotterBob wrote:
May 14 2021 11:55pm
Interesting video on the planned Aptera skin cooling effect. Not sure why this didnt embed.
EDIT....corrected
by Hillhater
May 13 2021 7:44pm
Forum: Electric Watercraft
Topic: Dolphins+ 3rd new vid! Catalina 27 conversion
Replies: 35
Views: 1215

Re: Starting my Catalina 27 conversion

.. :shock: $1000 ! ..deal of the century :bigthumb:
How did you manage a long trip single handed ?
Non stop, or day sailing ?
Even autopilot is risky in coastal waters ?
by Hillhater
May 13 2021 6:08pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Vintage Electric Go Kart Project
Replies: 5
Views: 513

Re: Vintage Electric Go Kart Project

Just a “heads up” ...
Be sure to carefully check each of those cells ( capacity, IR, Vmax, Vmin, etc).. before you wrap that pack up as they dont have the best reputation for holding their balance over time.
by Hillhater
May 13 2021 6:01pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ford's secret plan to make money servicing EV's- Mach E Mustang
Replies: 9
Views: 440

Auto makers secret plan to make money servicing EV's- Mach E Mustang

Oh ! Im confused...
You were comparing Ford to Tesla in the verry first line of your first post ?
So you didnt watch the video and hence you dont realise that it is impossible to use a “ trickle” charger on the Teslas 12 v aux battery !
That would be Auto design 101 failure !
by Hillhater
May 13 2021 6:18am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ford's secret plan to make money servicing EV's- Mach E Mustang
Replies: 9
Views: 440

Re: Ford's secret plan to make money servicing EV's- Mach E Mustang

. . As for James May, i didn't watch, but i'm going to guess that he did NOT have a battery tender plugged in, and hooked to the 12v battery :oops: all cars need to keep the 12v battery charged when they sit more than a week or so. . ... watch the video.....then rethink your comment ! I have had ma...
by Hillhater
May 13 2021 1:42am
Forum: Electric Watercraft
Topic: Dolphins+ 3rd new vid! Catalina 27 conversion
Replies: 35
Views: 1215

Re: Starting my Catalina 27 conversion

Wow ! Thats pretty ballsie to hop into a strange, unknown sailboat with a dead engine, and head srtaight out of the Bay to open water for several days.!... RESPECT :bigthumb: Did you have any Aux motor (outboard ?) at all ? Did you have any crew ? I understand the Bay entrance can be a pretty hairy ...
by Hillhater
May 12 2021 6:43pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ford's secret plan to make money servicing EV's- Mach E Mustang
Replies: 9
Views: 440

Re: Auto industry’s secret plan to make money servicing EV's- Mach E Mustang

James May...(yes he of ex “TopGear”)...has owned a Tesla S for some time. It is interesting what extended ownership reveals. Even, though the S was garage parked, and on a charger, the Aux 12v battery went flat and locked the car down. Solution was not as simple as you might expect, and the cause wa...
by Hillhater
May 11 2021 6:38pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lightweighting and aerodynamic optimization of a subcompact car.
Replies: 100
Views: 2375

Re: Lightweighting and aerodynamic optimization of a subcompact car.

Get the basics first. Must have is a bench top drill press and 6" grinder....... .... yes, but get the BENCH first ! .... ( workshops most used piece of kit !) Lots of clean worktop space, and make it plenty strong with a good 4”+ vice bolted to it on one corner ( left or right handed ?)... An...
by Hillhater
May 11 2021 6:22pm
Forum: Electric Watercraft
Topic: Shamrock, 25 foot sailboat electric conversion with an ebike hub motor
Replies: 63
Views: 9043

Re: Shamrock, 25 foot sailboat electric conversion with an ebike hub motor

Voltron wrote:
Apr 02 2021 11:47am
....... I could def see trans ocean solar racing being a thing though!
Until battery tech/ (energy density)..”tx Ocean Solar” will be little more than a demo exercise for the rich.
I suspect Wind will remain the dominant fuel for ocean racing for a long time yet.