Never even heard of it
no wonder its not selling
172 posts • joined 26 Feb 2010
no wonder its not selling
There's still nothing I'm happy to replace it with
It died after my baby boy wondered off with it and dropped it in the bath with the flap that normally seals the charging port to make it water proof open :-(
Paris cos its still the prettiest and was dumb thing to do
Seiously having had one for 3 years the very worst thing about EVs is the frigging smart cards and apps.
Just make them ugly, reliable and add a chip and pin card reader for debit cards
No way would ordinary punters put up with the same level of faff to fill up with petrol.
It's rubbish by design they need to show there is little market for them for as long as possible to minimise shareholder rumblings.
Men in sheds have been making 'good enough' electric conversions of ice optimised designs for many years.
All of the manufacturers know they can produce something decent after throwing a small team of engineers teams at the problem in fairly short order.
With minimal margins no one really wants the expense of pioneering the EV market, but have no doubt every car maker is more than prepared to become a fast follower.
Has anyone double checked to see if it can be divided by 3?
Whenever we had to find prime numbers at school the ones I 'found' were usually divisible by 3.
The last update turned my nexus from something still worthwhile to have lying around to utterly unusable a year or so ago. I wouldnt be at all surprised if google did it too.
no we are not, not even the national grid say this.
Forget the made up analysis based on what we currently produce and use and what we might use
There's a reason for the limited overhead and that because the overhead costs money and is pure waste.
The national grid will always only ever and deliberately have the tiniest amount of spare capacity, when it gets too big it gets cut back, when it gets too small it gets added to.
>>> @ Voland's right hand
"It is the Tropical ocean thermocline."
>> Isn't that basically solar power?
Yes, but only in the same way that petrol and diesel are solar power with a few extra processes thrown in together with built multi million year time delay.
>> HS, I don't understand this "If the planes can take off and land on electric power alone, all of a sudden lots of airports can allow a larger number of flights especially at night"
>> Can you elaborate?
Planning regs and local legislation often limit the number of flights coming in an out of an airport out of consideration for local residents especially at night. This is especially true of city airports, which are precisely the sort of places the first smaller electrified (not fully electric) aircraft will excell.
Wright electric think their electric aircraft reduce noise by 50% and fuel by 10%
Its a different set of pros and cons to the electrification of road transport. Any real world efficiency advantages (if there are any) probably wont be as big as they are on the ground. In aviation the real advantage of electic power will be a reduction noise espectially on take off and landing
Battery weight is much more of a disadvantage in the air than it is on the ground. On the ground you mostly pay penalty for extra weight in the form of using extra energy to accelerate, but in the air you also have pay penalty in energy for every second you remain aloft.
If the planes can take off and land on electric power alone, all of a sudden lots of airports can allow a larger number of flights especially at night which means lots more operational profits even if there no profits to be had from efficiency.
5 seconds is without a trailer.
Fully loaded its 20 seconds
its not even in the small print, in big print it says the battery has a million miles guarantee, no one other than sloppy journo's have said it wont break down for a million miles
Sorry to burst your bubble but it hasnt been KERS for sometime now.
Its now a two part system MGU-K and MGU-H
the most interesting part is the MGUH which actually recovers energy from the heat of the turbo
dont forget the batteries truck is heavier than a standard one.
fair enough most trucks max out on volume before max legal mass, but that will be a consideration for some.
By the time you have added a generator, a fuel tank a transmission, an exhaust and a cooling system you will have
A added even more weight
B taken up even more space
C added even more cost.
D started to make weight and load space an issue for everyone
Basically adding an engine to it is a stupid idea, if it wasnt Tesla would have added one.
They are not talking about sending injured astronaughts into space, just bringing them back
I think it means a landing of 1.5G not take off.
As the body produces more lift it allows for a much softer landing than a controlled crash landing which is what the original shuttle would have made
by which you mean they both share a Nasa default white and black colour scheme...
I remember when they paid me interest on a current account and they paid a cashier to sit behind a counter to give me my money for free.
How on earth as consumers can we accept it as inevitible, their costs now are a fraction by comparison.
<insert too much money on bonuses comment here>
I know this is dull non comedy answer but that sound from a keyless Nissan generally means one of two things.
either one of the doors or the boot isnt closed
The spare key is still inside the vehicle.
Go away watch that and tell me he isnt reading an i pad at breakfast
How can you not list 2001 for so many other things too
at least that solves the other unbased gripe people have about electric cars... being too quiet and knocking down every third pedestrian that they encounter
or to put it another way, 40,000 other workers who were originally doing that work in black or licenced mini cabs are kept in work at a higher rate of pay
"Critics have pointed out that this reduces the killing of human beings to a mechanised process carried out through a screen and a controller, much like a video game. ®"
...because as we all know, manned ariel attacks, cruise missiles, artillery strikes and any other potential form of beyond visual range weaponry all require someone to see the whites of the victims eyes before they press the kill button
its hard enough to see the roadsigns at the side of the motorway in heavy but flowing traffic as it is, give large goods vehicles technology to allow them to drive closer together and the amount of people missing their junction will more than wipe out those CO2 gains
I've never known any one as child who managed a gold fish alive more than a few months, days in some cases.
although my mum said she brought one of mine round from floating on its side with a few drops of brandy once.
If it has HDMI works better than UAE on a rpi3 o it'll be a definate sale for me even if it costs 6x as much.
the real A1200 looks shockingly poor on my HD telly even using RGB besides which I broke it taking it apart whilst trying to fit enough ram to use WHDload (which I loath for me not being able to get my head around)
Bring on the self driving cars steered deliberately into a ditch or onto a level crossing
thank you both
What does beyond the range of space walk technology mean?
Rocket goes to up to sat, man jumps out, hits it with spanner, jumps back in and goes home no?
Paris cos its written like I should know.
you say that and I'm the same, yet 640x480 you tube videos frequently end up buffering on my Virgin 200mb service and they dont on grandma's 2mb bt connection....
not being arsey, genuine question
having cornered the civilian market place, me thinks this is Amazon branching out into military supply and DARPA budget
the link to this device on the page looks very interesting.
I take it that the makers have no connection to the Vega bunch?
figure out how to make it into light weight low value coppper wire replacement, sit back and watch the world become a better place (and more trains run on time)
and bring back the directory!
There are probably less useful sites left than there were 10 years ago, make it easier for us to find whats left by subject rather than searching for a name that we dont know.
All google searches ever bring up these days are links to forums, amazon, ebay and you tube
"You're misusing statistics. Fatalities are not an even distribution over all miles driven. They are much more likely to happen in poor weather and where there is more traffic -"
Actually fatalities often drop in bad weather as drivers tend to slow down and take more care
errrr yeah great maths there, it makes no difference what the energy density of the resultant fuel is.
lets assume the additional heat energy going into the fuel production is completely free just 3kwh of elecricity into every gallon.
the point is worse case V8 petrols can actually use a similar amount of electricity than an EV does BEFORE even taken into account ANY other efficiency aruguements
average daily drive in this country is 36 miles pretty close to your 35 mile figure. What was your point again?
also 3.5 miles per KWh is pretty low average for an EV, mine for the year is around 4.6
Yes lots and lots of figures for Hydrogen are available the 2x figure is the best case figure I've seen based upon cracking natural gas, most figures are actually way way way higher making that arguement even worse
it can take 4 minutes to recharge but the reality is most of the stations in california (best place for it still) cant keep enough pressure to do it at that rate or supply at that rate or upto a full tank. Also well as far fewer places to charge. Good look taking a jerry can to top up with H2 or plugging in at home ironically giving Mirai owners far worse range anxiety than EV owners.
I hope it never happens. That would quite literally double the amount of cars on the road. picking you up dropping you off again picking you up again dropping you off again.
Its a popular idea because ALL subscription models make the the people who run them more money in the long run than a traditional sale would.
not this horse s#it again.
Fun fact: About 3kwh of electricity and another 3 kwh equivalent of heat energy goes into making every gallon of petrol - Depending on heating usage and time of year I get between 3.3 and 5.2 miles per khr from my leaf. My bosses 6 series beemer and Range Rovers can therefor quite often uses more elecricity than my electric car!
Hydrogen is the real massive waste of time here. It takes a minimim of twice as much electricity to make the hydrogen than it does to charge a battery. How come that double amount of electrcity is always deemed to come from renewable sources whereas every electric car is deemed to be charged from coal fuelled powerstations?
Also most cars are charged overnight by electricty which has to be generated anyway to keep the powerstations ticking over, but yes we do need to the look at both the grid and generation but we need to do that anyway.
Going back to the hydrogen nonsense, its really is a nasty reactive element that embrittles and knackers everything it comes into contact with. The REAL reason the car makers want to go this way is that you will be forced to regualarly replace expensive highly engineered components for the lifetime of the car. Car makers make more money on the upkeep of a car than they do on its initial sale. Battery cars on the other hand seem to be degrading far slower than it was originally feared.
The truth is that most of us who already have electric cars, never ever, or only once or twice ever use public charging.
We all charge happily from home, do our daily commute and plug in at home every few days, I charge my car less frequently than my phone.
Even the current limited range models make ideal second cars
yeah but its called Pluto so its prolly full of plutonium
What do these axions do?
This I very much suspect is the real reason for it being replaced with f35s
The ultimate aim, rightly or wrongly, being to replace pretty much everything other than transporters with F35s
they may well have done, they used to use my primary school as a dummy target in the 1980s at play and lunch times, they'd even come back round low enough to wave. Very popular with us, but not as popular as the lightnings who'd occasionally give us airshow quality passes and climbs that I'm pretty sure they wouldnt have officially been allowed to do either
that is all
Do the same review phones get passed around or does a new one get sent out to each reviewer.
If its the former is it possible that some other journo had previously taken it apart to see what was inside and some form of seal got broken?
Yes, I do want that authentic 90's or at least turn of the century broadband experience back!
There was a time when I used to have a PC with 16mb not 16GB of RAM and a 2mb connection not a 200mb connection and in usage terms it was a hell of a lot faster than what I use today.
They were both used to read tech, car and sports news with banner adds. I see nothing extra in a modern website that improves upon that experience.
I also remember when netbooks were usable. If anyone knows of an idiot proof distribution that just werks and does it well on a netbook please let me know
Apologies..... 3KWh of electrical energy an 3KWh of heat energy
about 6KW of energy (3KW electricity and 3KW heat energy) goes into to producing each gallon of petrol.
In summer I get about 5 miles and the depths of winter with lots of heating about 3.3 miles per KW out of my leaf.
That means that the most thirsty petrol cars out there actually use more electricity than my Nissan Leaf on top of the fuel that they burn!
Almost all charging is done over night, so the additional demands on the electricity infrastructure that would be caused by inscreased usage of electric cars are not actually as great as you might think
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