Electric , Cars., Are 4bys next?

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 08, 2013 at 19:41
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Seems the possibility of electric cars is going to be on some companies agenda in the coming years.

Wonder if someone trys it with a 4by?.....How interesting would that be?..Lol.


Could be done i guess, just another thing oil companies would make disappear.


Cheers Axle.
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Reply By: SDG - Tuesday, Jan 08, 2013 at 20:08

Tuesday, Jan 08, 2013 at 20:08
Need to install some power points on some dirt tracks now.
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Reply By: DiscoTourer - Tuesday, Jan 08, 2013 at 20:10

Tuesday, Jan 08, 2013 at 20:10
Imagine ordering one with a long range tank.....adds an extra 1.5 tonne to the car so that you can cover 1500kms. Then the government will need to put power power points in the outback to top up. Each spot would need a huge number of outlets as you would probably be stuck there for atleast a day or so even on a fast charge. School holidays would be a bugger.
Brett.....
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Follow Up By: Axle - Tuesday, Jan 08, 2013 at 20:19

Tuesday, Jan 08, 2013 at 20:19
NO NO!!, Generators on board .. And BIG Batteries, Go For Days!!.

Cheers Axle.

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Reply By: Member - eighty matey - Tuesday, Jan 08, 2013 at 21:45

Tuesday, Jan 08, 2013 at 21:45
We've had stretches of 1000 kms between fuel stops, so you'd need a big battery to haul 3 tonnes for 1000 kms.

They couldn't get mobile phone coverage throughout the country before they sold Telstra, so you'd be struggling to get power out there.

Probably wouldn't be feasible in the city.

I like my diesel too much to change, anyway.

Hoo roo,
Steve
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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Tuesday, Jan 08, 2013 at 22:11

Tuesday, Jan 08, 2013 at 22:11
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No need for power points. A good solar panel on the roof would be the go.
75kW should do it. Bit more maybe to run a fridge and maybe even an espresso coffee machine. No worries.

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Reply By: Member - Jack - Tuesday, Jan 08, 2013 at 22:20

Tuesday, Jan 08, 2013 at 22:20
Electric cars in our lifetime is a pipe dream. Our little Astra returns better consumption than a Toyota Prius Hybrid. Toyota claim 5.5l/100 I think.
The immediate future will be in the European turbo diesels which give amazing fuel consumption. Our Astra diesel regularly delivers between 4.8 and 5.3 litres per 100km. I believe VW Golfs do even better. They can make diesel from an amazing amout of stuff. I believe you can even make diesel from mallee root (or so I was told).
While you can get these fuel efficient results, it will give the boffins time to fiddle around with other power sources. My bet is that once it is discovered it won't be a battery as we know it.
But I'm not holding my breath.

Jack
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Reply By: Going Bush - Tuesday, Jan 08, 2013 at 23:06

Tuesday, Jan 08, 2013 at 23:06
Hybrid Range Rover coming out this year

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13746_7-57507906-48/land-rover-confirms-a-diesel-electric-hybrid-for-2013/

there are already all-electric Safari Landrovers on at least one game park in Africa
http://www.cnet.com.au/electric-land-rover-defender-sneaks-up-on-game-339314733.htm

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Reply By: Rockape - Wednesday, Jan 09, 2013 at 05:57

Wednesday, Jan 09, 2013 at 05:57
Axle,
I don't see a problem with them at all.

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Follow Up By: Axle - Wednesday, Jan 09, 2013 at 07:23

Wednesday, Jan 09, 2013 at 07:23
Lol Ra, A few cartons of those will get you across the simpson!




Cheers Axle.
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Reply By: get outmore - Wednesday, Jan 09, 2013 at 10:31

Wednesday, Jan 09, 2013 at 10:31
Hmmmm maximum torque available instantly with a dead flat curve and independently driving through all 4wheels
Does have upsides
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Reply By: landseka - Wednesday, Jan 09, 2013 at 13:21

Wednesday, Jan 09, 2013 at 13:21
Trouble is, one of the big selling points for electric cars was silent motoring around town....now the Powers To Be want loudspeakers fitted to all hybrids so a noise can precede the car so sight impaired folk can hear them coming.
One of those v8 sound emitters may be the go...lol

Story here
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