EVs, have a guess (3 Nov, 2017)

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Re: EVs, have a guess (3 Nov, 2017)

Postby phill » Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:29 pm

paulw wrote:You're most likely correct if the events in Wellington in the past week are anything to go by. The Labor led new government decided it didn't want to override the Labor led Wellington council and call for a stay into scrapping of their EV bus fleet , the trolley buses and replace them with 10 year old diesels from Auckland. The NZ Gov just plays lip service to EVs these days..


im not so sure
that was an evolution hole that needed threading
spend 60 mill on old tec useful for as little as 10 years
or put a bridging unit in ( diesel buses ) and wait for electric storage buses to get viable
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Re: EVs, have a guess (3 Nov, 2017)

Postby aardvark_admin » Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:55 pm

It's just a shame that they couldn't have electric buses that ran using overhead lines that would provide the power through a kind of connector that pressed onto the underside of those lines.

Nah... too radical, too new, too practical.

I can't imagine a system like that *ever* working :-)
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Re: EVs, have a guess (3 Nov, 2017)

Postby phill » Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:01 pm

thats the problem
a huge percentage of said lines need renewing ( price for 10s of ks of ~1cm copper anyone ? )
they have held off the maintenance of them for so long its past due on the whole system ( its called atfl ciybs dfa mdikfaa ) accounting
which is where they find themselves now
they are not in a state good enough to link through to the changeover
and it isnt worth repairing / rewiring the whole system for the few years between now and new tec electric transport taking over



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always to fukin late cause im your bog standard dumass fukin accountant
making decisions i know fuk all about

any similarity to real or actual accountants may be entirely coincidental
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Re: EVs, have a guess (3 Nov, 2017)

Postby Perry » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:20 pm

Induction charging at bus stops?

Parking meters doubling as charging stations?
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Re: EVs, have a guess (3 Nov, 2017)

Postby phill » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:34 pm

Perry wrote:Induction charging at bus stops?

Parking meters doubling as charging stations?



thats the one ( or similar )

preferably capacitive storage not batteries the charge time is ideal for short stops while sorting passengers on and off
and a huge amount of storage is not needed just enough to get to the next stop with enough spare for emergencies
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Re: EVs, have a guess (3 Nov, 2017)

Postby pctek » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:43 pm

aardvark_admin wrote:
What do you think is the biggest hurdle to the widespread adoption of EVs by new-car buyers?

?

Who cares about new car buyers.
The point is the vast majority of second hand buyers.
The batteries are the issue and cost a fortune to replace. So that kills that idea....(used)
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