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Old 11-24-2011, 07:35 PM
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I will never support it..
I like my gas motors....
No matter where my money has to go.....
Keep supporting that and your hot rod just made need a bunch of battery's real soon....
Not this Guy....
You can have your battery powered cars...

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I will never support it..
I like my gas motors....
No matter where my money has to go.....
Keep supporting that and your hot rod just made need a bunch of battery's real soon....
Not this Guy....
You can have your battery powered cars...
And his forefathers in 1492 told Christopher Columbus "New World?, hell, you are going to sail off the edge of this world".
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If your not buying the oil from the middle east, your buying the batteries from China. It's 1 evil over another... If GM, Ford or Mopar, were looking into developing GNG powered vehicles where we can utilize our own resources, I'd be listening. But that would only raise the enviromentallists out of the woodwork against Frack. But that's why The US farms out all it's production that pollutes to countries like China that just don't care

For now, gasoline is cheaper than any of the alternatives
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If your not buying the oil from the middle east, your buying the batteries from China. It's 1 evil over another...


I could not have said it any Better....
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And his forefathers in 1492 told Christopher Columbus "New World?, hell, you are going to sail off the edge of this world".

Now That's funny..

This world will be over before you see Battery cars take it over..... I really think this will fail before it ever really get's off the ground..


And you do know where your money will be gone now (FOR THE BATTERY'S).... Since I didn't even have to be the one to tell you..

Thanks Matt for filling our dear friend in on where his money is really going..

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A123 batteries that make up the Tesla battery bank are made in Massachusetts by a company founded by three MIT grads. American designed and built. The packs in the Volt are being manufactured at the Brownstown Battery Pack Assembly Plant in Brownstown Township outside Detroit. A long ways from China.
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I hope lots of people buy Chevy volts. GM will get better at building them.

But more importantly, the more electric cars there are, the lower the demand for Gasoline.
And that will ultimately make the price of gas go down, (or not rise as fast) for my boat, and the larger vehicle I need to tow it.
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Old 11-24-2011, 10:13 PM
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A123 batteries that make up the Tesla battery bank are made in Massachusetts by a company founded by three MIT grads. American designed and built. The packs in the Volt are being manufactured at the Brownstown Battery Pack Assembly Plant in Brownstown Township outside Detroit. A long ways from China.
But then again.. There use to be a lot of things built here,,,, If you know what I'm getting at...

You will learn in due time my friend...
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Yep !!!! Some a little more then others...
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I think it's inevitable there will be more electric vehicles in use in the near future. Whether they're battery-powered or if some other way of tapping the grid to power them will be developed down the road, I can't even guess. And whether electric powered transportation is the next thing that will replace IC, or if some other technology will gain traction and make both IC and electric vehicles obsolete I also cannot say.

But all I REALLY care about is that transportation remains personal if you choose it to be. I don't want to ride w/strangers and not be in control of the steering wheel, but I've said all that already. I figger it's better to drive your own electric car than it is to be herded into/onto mass transportation- but from a purely practical standpoint, mass transpo is really the most viable option unless energy is widely available at a lower cost than oil.

I wonder how long it will take before the aftermarket puts out hop-up parts for the electric's?
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I think it's inevitable there will be more electric vehicles in use in the near future. Whether they're battery-powered or if some other way of tapping the grid to power them will be developed down the road, I can't even guess. And whether electric powered transportation is the next thing that will replace IC, or if some other technology will gain traction and make both IC and electric vehicles obsolete I also cannot say.

But all I REALLY care about is that transportation remains personal if you choose it to be. I don't want to ride w/strangers and not be in control of the steering wheel, but I've said all that already. I figger it's better to drive your own electric car than it is to be herded into/onto mass transportation- but from a purely practical standpoint, mass transpo is really the most viable option unless energy is widely available at a lower cost than oil.

I wonder how long it will take before the aftermarket puts out hop-up parts for the electric's?
A mega capacitor used like nitrous...
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A mega capacitor used like nitrous...
The typical ways of hot rodding an electric is increase battery bank voltage (not cheap or practical) or/and increase the current (amps) capability of the controller, also not cheap but practical. I did that as a kid about 45 years ago with golf carts, replaced the (6) 6 volt batteries for 36 volts with (6) 12 volt batteries for 72 volts. An electric motor will give x rpm per volt, double the voltage and you get double the rpm and hp.

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Check this out, in case you are ever in a drag race against a white 1972 Datsun 1200, that is unusually quiet.
http://www.plasmaboyracing.com/whitezombie.php
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0~60 mph in 1.8 seconds, and he is a shade tree mechanic. John is a great guy, did all this with old tech DC motors. Just gives an idea of what will be offered for the consumer in the not too distant future. Thanks for reminding me about John and White Zombie. Prior to going Li Ion, he used the same batteries I used to race with the gasser mini scooter group. The last race they decided to handicap my scooter by having a 50 mile race on old route 66 in Arizona. I proceeded to build a 500 lb battery trailer for that race.










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