Full electric conversions.....

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Re: Full electric conversions.....

Post by thebouncingbunny » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:55 pm

I did laugh earlier in the week when it was announced that the uk had halved its generatings emissions,I guess that can happen when you close most of your traditional generating operations and buy from France......
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Re: Full electric conversions.....

Post by Kevin Sharpe » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:09 am

thebouncingbunny wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:55 pm
I did laugh earlier in the week when it was announced that the uk had halved its generatings emissions,I guess that can happen when you close most of your traditional generating operations and buy from France......
It's worth checking the facts... BEIS publishes the Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics (here) and Table 5.1 says;

"In 2016, the total UK electricity supply was 357 TWh, slightly lower than 360 TWh in 2015 (-0.8 per cent). Of this total supply, just over 95 per cent was home produced with 4.9 per cent from imports, net of exports."

Here's a pictorial representation of the energy mix in 2016;
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Re: Full electric conversions.....

Post by Kevin Sharpe » Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:28 am

Tesla announce two new electric vehicles, a 80,000 lb (40 tons) semi truck, and 250mph sports car 8)

https://youtu.be/5n9xafjynJA

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Re: Full electric conversions.....

Post by Kevin Sharpe » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:41 am

Some impressive numbers from Tesla :D
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Post by thebouncingbunny » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:52 am

I guess I'm just a cynical Luddite :)
Tho I did notice that the largest number on that table is gas and I'm guessing that more than 4.9% of that is imported.splitting hairs I know....:)
Had a look at that mental gull winged door tesla this weekend.looks amazing.7 sèats and 22" rims.whats not to like
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Re: Full electric conversions.....

Post by Kevin Sharpe » Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:45 pm

2017 Christmas Special | Fully Charged

https://youtu.be/UEksuVcjq78

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Re: Full electric conversions.....

Post by Kevin Sharpe » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:23 pm

Driving the Future of VW EV's 8)

https://youtu.be/T3Xx1-wj7Pc

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Re: Full electric conversions.....

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Re: Full electric conversions.....

Post by malum » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:16 pm

Haters gonna hate but I like it.

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Re: Full electric conversions.....

Post by Kevin Sharpe » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:40 am

malum wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:16 pm
Haters gonna hate but I like it.
Agreed, and will be interesting to see if it becomes a classic :)

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Re: Full electric conversions.....

Post by SplitBusVanatic » Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:35 pm

I really like that.
Really interested to see when it's actually available and what price would be like.

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Post by e m p i » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:49 pm

I think it looks hideous. It looks just like all the other modern euro-box school run people carriers. Giving it a fake V in the front in some attempt at “retro cool” just makes it even worse. Why try to make it look like something it isn’t? Bit like the new beetle. Anyone with half a brain knows it’s just a golf in a frock and has literally nothing in common with “real” beetles or the BMW mini. Mini my a**e - they’re bigger than a Fiesta, hardly what you’d call “mini”.
To be fair, I probably don’t dislike it looks wise more than any other modern car - they also look pig-ugly and soul-less if you ask me.

On another note, the technology in electric vehicles is certainly gathering pace and I think that most of the major manufacturers are ploughing big bucks in so they don’t get left behind. Just need them to become main stream now and a few get written off so we can pirate the drive train and batteries from them for reasonable cost rather than the 25k plus it cost now for the conversion :lol:
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Re: Full electric conversions.....

Post by Kevin Sharpe » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:43 pm

e m p i wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:49 pm
Just need them to become main stream now and a few get written off so we can pirate the drive train and batteries from them for reasonable cost rather than the 25k plus it cost now for the conversion :lol:
Lots in the junk yards already... the cheapest drivable 2014 Nissan Leaf I have purchased was for £2,500 and that contains everything that you would need for an electric drive conversion 8)

Heres one example on Copart today;
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Re: Full electric conversions.....

Post by e m p i » Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:25 pm

Kevin Sharpe wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:43 pm
e m p i wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:49 pm
Just need them to become main stream now and a few get written off so we can pirate the drive train and batteries from them for reasonable cost rather than the 25k plus it cost now for the conversion :lol:
Lots in the junk yards already... the cheapest drivable 2014 Nissan Leaf I have purchased was for £2,500 and that contains everything that you would need for an electric drive conversion 8)

Heres one example on Copart today;

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That’s good news as far as folk like me are concerned as when the time comes (and I think it’ll be sooner than people think) that you either can’t get petrol/fossil fuels any longer or the cost will prohibit it then that’s where we’ll be looking.
Either that or we all turn a bit Mad Max and have to trade for petrol. I’ve already started building the last of the V8 Interceptors in my garage, I’ve got my old bike leathers and I’m ready to saw 12” off my shotgun :cheers:
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Re: Full electric conversions.....

Post by Kevin Sharpe » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:49 pm

This is interesting... converting a BMW diesel to electric drive for 1000 Euros or less 8)

http://www.diyelectriccar.com/forums/sh ... p?t=193217
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