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Electric Cars

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Would you buy an electric car

YES - i love the environment
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18%
Suppose so - cheap to run and good in the town for short trips
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No
3
27%
Id rather cycle this Peugeot bicycle
1
9%
V8 not 8V
5
45%
 
Total votes : 11

Re: Electric Cars

Postby FarmerPug » Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:17 pm

if you could pull out the batteries and swap them that would be the solution.
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Re: Electric Cars

Postby DaiRees » Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:54 pm

No it wouldn't! How are you going to carry a couple of hundred kilos of spare batteries? :roll:
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Re: Electric Cars

Postby mjb » Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:48 pm

<steve_earwig> I think this forum is more about keeping our cars going with minimal outlay than giving our cars more reason to go bang
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Re: Electric Cars

Postby Doggy » Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:51 pm

No chance of calling the AA for some more AA's, then?
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Re: Electric Cars

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Re: Electric Cars

Postby steve_earwig » Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:33 pm

What's the life expectancy of these battery packs and the cost of renewal compared to, say, a horse?

In fact...
Horse - low initial purchase price (£1,500-2,500), moderate maintenance costs, (vet's bills, suppliments etc.), moderate running costs (grass, straw hay, oats, shoes etc. + £300 a year insurance - total about 1,500 a year), useful waste products (especially if you grow rhubarb), low power (typically 1HP), low speed (top speed 30mph), fair range (100 miles+ in a day), biodegradable.

Battery car - huge initial purchase price (the Mitsi iMiEV, which the Peugeot Iron actually is, costs £38,699), low maintenance (no oil or anything to change), massive running costs (factoring in a battery change), toxic waste products (used batteries that will need expensive disposal/recycling), modest power (Iron = 64bhp), modest speed (Iron top speed = 80mph), poor range (Iron = 80 miles), will require expensive recycling at the end of its life.
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Re: Electric Cars

Postby Welly » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:12 pm

I like horses.
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Re: Electric Cars

Postby steve_earwig » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:44 pm

bur you couldn't eat whole one?
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Re: Electric Cars

Postby Welly » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:41 pm

I'd buy an electric horse for travelling to work, why haven't they thought of that?
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Re: Electric Cars

Postby FarmerPug » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:11 pm

an electric horse that original, patent that idea now quick before someone steals it.
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Re: Electric Cars

Postby Doggy » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:04 pm

Better patent time travel first....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsAO1xgkNeQ
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Re: Electric Cars

Postby rwb » Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:43 pm

Look at you posh lot wanting a horse. My boss got a mule for free.
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Re: Electric Cars

Postby steve_earwig » Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:37 pm

Can those big tortoises carry people about? I wouldn't mind one of them and they eat kitchen scraps...
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Re: Electric Cars

Postby Doggy » Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:54 pm

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Re: Electric Cars

Postby Busman » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:08 pm

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