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by juk
Fri, 13 Jul 2012, 18:27
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Carbon Tax on Green Energy
Replies: 29
Views: 2492

Carbon Tax on Green Energy

If that article is true then they're dead in the water. If they keep putting up the price of electricity with it now over $0.20 a kWh, everyone will install solar. I note that 1.5kW which will generate 8kWh on average a day, or $1.60 only costs $2250 giving a payback time of less than 4 years. This ...
by juk
Wed, 11 Jul 2012, 08:16
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Carbon Tax on Green Energy
Replies: 29
Views: 2492

Carbon Tax on Green Energy

I enquired to Synergy about paying more for green power to be used for infrastructure, so that they'd build more. Their answer didn't grasp the concept i was aiming for, but they said that every MWh they sold as green power they bought a certificate for. Synergy are either lying about their certific...
by juk
Thu, 01 Dec 2011, 05:55
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: tabless A123 ?
Replies: 30
Views: 3086

tabless A123 ?

Thanksgiving didn’t have much to offer by way of thanks for about 125 employees of A123 who were laid off from the lithium-ion battery maker’s Livonia and Romulus, Michigan factories last week. The layoff announcements came just weeks after A123 reported rising third-quarter losses and lowered its a...
by juk
Mon, 21 Nov 2011, 16:20
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: tabless A123 ?
Replies: 30
Views: 3086

tabless A123 ?

" the factory is not interested in dealing with home builders" That's a shame. SEC filings show that the company is not interested in making a profit either. http://www.google.com/finance?q=a123 How hard is it to setup an online store and service the hobbyist, which could be their largest market at ...
by juk
Wed, 21 Sep 2011, 22:56
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Electric Air-conditioning capacity?
Replies: 10
Views: 5713

Electric Air-conditioning capacity?

"Is that little orange thing in the photo your EV Craig? If so I'm curious what make it is & the weight?" No, It's '99 lotus elise with a 2L engine from a honda civic type R putting out about 170kW. It's a seriously competetive car given it's 750kg weight. It's my consolation prize for the GFC killi...
by juk
Tue, 20 Sep 2011, 06:48
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Electric Air-conditioning capacity?
Replies: 10
Views: 5713

Electric Air-conditioning capacity?

Has anyone used the electric aircon compressors to hook up air-conditioning to their car? If so i was wondering what kW or BTU rating you went for and whether on reflection you thought it was sufficient? My car is a little hotbox, heatsoak, unstoppable ventilation, radiator lines and the sun all com...
by juk
Sat, 23 Apr 2011, 20:56
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: iMEV price drops to $20000
Replies: 13
Views: 2830

iMEV price drops to $20000

Everything in australia is a ripoff, why should this be any different?

The Tesla in Australia is a bargain price, and you only pay $100k tax for the purposes of subsidising V6 and V8 Holdens and Fords. It makes sense.
by juk
Mon, 18 Apr 2011, 05:42
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: "Heavy" Electric Vehicles
Replies: 10
Views: 1747

"Heavy" Electric Vehicles

if you are in the game of raping and pillaging the environment T1 Terry Obviously as a consumer you approve of this otherwise you'd have returned all your possessions for recycling and would now be living off the grid save for one incandescent light made of native copper panned for by virgins from ...
by juk
Wed, 16 Mar 2011, 06:13
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: In wheel Motor by Protean
Replies: 17
Views: 5352

In wheel Motor by Protean

That suspension looks exactly the same as the front suspension from a lotus elise even down to the splined hub and the secondary bump on the steering arm. There is usually a bolt and plate that bolts through the splined hub onto the back of the wheel bearing. The six bolts are different though, that...
by juk
Thu, 20 Jan 2011, 06:08
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Tesla now available in australia
Replies: 14
Views: 1603

Tesla now available in australia

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by juk
Mon, 16 Aug 2010, 06:32
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: CSIRO Ultrabattery should be made in Oz
Replies: 33
Views: 608

CSIRO Ultrabattery should be made in Oz

Clearly you've been getting your extractive industries knowledge from Kevin Rudd. 90% of the extraction of Lithium is done via solar evaporation. Your Rudd assumption is quite narrow minded considering I rarely heard "lead" in mining as an issue in his days. I agree not all mining produces lead yet...
by juk
Sat, 14 Aug 2010, 16:37
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: CSIRO Ultrabattery should be made in Oz
Replies: 33
Views: 608

CSIRO Ultrabattery should be made in Oz

You just have to see what Bolivia is up to with the worlds largest supply of Li, Its not looking good and the energy required to get it into the batteries is mad. LI from a tech point of view its great but from an ecologist its backwards. Lead is a by product of all mining and mining will never sto...
by juk
Mon, 19 Jul 2010, 04:59
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Random Posters
Replies: 4
Views: 808

Random Posters

There are lists around that you purchase for the purpose of increasing your site's position in search engines. These lists contain instructions on how to hide URLs, what to write, and which sites to write them on. Obviously AEVA has gotten onto one of these lists. The best bet is to disable HTML or ...
by juk
Sat, 03 Jul 2010, 06:25
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Clutch pedal as regenerative brake control
Replies: 12
Views: 1355

Clutch pedal as regenerative brake control

Thanks for the responses guys. Seems like another good idea has gone the way of the dodo. The lowest common denominator is pretty damn low eh?

I'm determined to have variable regen at some point even if only for on the track or closed roads as the case may be.
by juk
Fri, 02 Jul 2010, 21:50
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Clutch pedal as regenerative brake control
Replies: 12
Views: 1355

Clutch pedal as regenerative brake control

Woody, it's a hydraulic clutch, obviously the master cylinder is going the way of the slave cylinder. So i'm good there, and there's a hole through the bulkhead for the master cylinder which i can utilise. EClubman, you make a good point. So it would need a lockout, that's normally locked. Besides, ...
by juk
Fri, 02 Jul 2010, 19:05
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Clutch pedal as regenerative brake control
Replies: 12
Views: 1355

Clutch pedal as regenerative brake control

Would it be feasible to leave a clutch pedal in, wire it up with a hall effect sensor and use it to control the amount of regenerative braking?

edit: typo
by juk
Wed, 30 Jun 2010, 02:45
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: CALB Buy Closed
Replies: 4
Views: 645

CALB Buy Closed

I dont mean to be a doom and gloom merchant, but IMO GFC 2 has just begun. What this means for the currency should be the same as the last one, which should see the AUD down at 60 US cents. If i was you guys, i'd bring it forward, till next week. Edit: For those keeping tabs, i've got the USD at 0.8...
by juk
Mon, 07 Jun 2010, 18:27
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Global Warming / Cooling / Lunacy is / isn't bunk
Replies: 21
Views: 3428

Global Warming / Cooling / Lunacy is / isn't bunk

On the plus side, once comrade rudd has finished stuffing the economy and the AUD sits at about 50-60 cents to the USD, fuel will be $1.80-$2 a litre and you wont be able to afford to do such things for fun.
by juk
Thu, 03 Jun 2010, 07:17
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Global Warming / Cooling / Lunacy is / isn't bunk
Replies: 21
Views: 3428

Global Warming / Cooling / Lunacy is / isn't bunk

Andrew wrote: Global warming is a scam. We do not have enough recorded weather history to make any assumptions.


Such assumptions like "global warming is a scam"?

If i believe your second premise i can't believe your first and vice versa, such is the nature of science.
by juk
Fri, 28 May 2010, 01:54
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Stimulus
Replies: 18
Views: 1692

Stimulus

Except that Kevin Rudd is the prostitute, we know this because he's screwing us, he screwed the insulation deal, he screwed the schools development, he's trying to screw the hospitals, and he's currently rogering the mining sector with a falsie that he claims is only 17% whilst BHP know that it's 41...
by juk
Tue, 13 Apr 2010, 19:49
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: ABC Lateline
Replies: 30
Views: 3363

ABC Lateline

Ev's also have an Achilles heel with a dependence on the mining of increasingly scarce Rare Earths for battery production. Of the two, it is fairly evident that EV technology has the more advanced capacity to evolve beyond rare earth dependency. Actually, Rare earths are not rare, they're popping u...
by juk
Sat, 27 Mar 2010, 03:46
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: SPOTTED!
Replies: 42
Views: 9434

SPOTTED!

Spotted this parked up in maylands:

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Spoke to the bloke next door, turns out the owner is a sparky of the same ethnicity as Nicola Tesla, and somewhat of a fan of him, so the perfect plate.
by juk
Thu, 25 Feb 2010, 04:34
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: lithium supplies
Replies: 4
Views: 726

lithium supplies

Consultancy Warns of Overcapacity in Global Li-ion Battery Market Between 2014-2017; Forecasts 6 to 8 out of Approx. 60 Li-ion Makers Will Survive 23 February 2010 6:00:00 PM AWST The share of electrified powertrains will increase significantly in all major automotive markets, a development driven b...
by juk
Tue, 23 Feb 2010, 06:36
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: when you are driving , what shoes are you wearing?
Replies: 10
Views: 1292

when you are driving , what shoes are you wearing?

Ever get the feeling you're reading spam that's supposed to be an ad for some dodgy chinese shoe website, but the links failed along with the grammar, the punctuation and the spelling?
by juk
Sat, 13 Feb 2010, 05:56
Forum: AEVA NSW Branch
Topic: Automate every computer operation through a script
Replies: 1
Views: 666

Automate every computer operation through a script

Spam.

Automator. 'nuff said.