LABOR PROMISES ELECTRIC CAR PROJECT IN LATROBE VALLEY

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LABOR PROMISES ELECTRIC CAR PROJECT IN LATROBE VALLEY

Post by Randall679 » Tue, 30 Oct 2018, 08:23

New factory to make Morwell 'electric car capital' as Labor eyes marginal seat

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/victori ... 50ctn.html

I suggest that the LaTrobe Project follow the lead of Ross Blade and base the vehicle on an existing rolling body and just develop the electric motor, storage and drive train … in the case of the Blade, it was a Hyundai Getz

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Post by jonescg » Tue, 30 Oct 2018, 08:44

Hmmm, clearly AVASS wasn't as well connected with the Labor Party as SEA is :(
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Post by Richo » Tue, 30 Oct 2018, 12:40

That's ridiculous.
So a company already doing it, struggling to make it work goes out.
Within a few months the govt signs a deal with another company that doesn't even have a factory or the land for a factory to build the same thing.

Would have made a better headline that govt saves electric bus company and local jobs.
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Post by T1 Terry » Thu, 01 Nov 2018, 09:27

Not the way political parties work. The headlines for saving a company that was going to the wall doesn't stand out near as well as establishing new generation vehicle manufacturing plant for the future in an area with recent unemployment problems due to closing a dirty power plant of the past.
The fact that they already build electric powered delivery vans etc at another site means building a new factory in an area they need to win the voters over again while using a company with a proven track record in a similar field looks a lot better than propping up a failing venture that would start the whole protectionism debate up all over again and not at a politically good time.

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Post by Richo » Thu, 01 Nov 2018, 13:01

Yes winning votes is important by giving more money to the already successful and let the struggling poor people go to the wall. :?
Guess that's what they call a good bet...

I see SEA import the vans and stick the electric bits in.
https://reneweconomy.com.au/first-all-e ... ors-70082/
SEA wrote: The SEA E4V is designed to be the world’s first economically viable, 100% electric commercial delivery van
The difference between the the first electric van and first "economically viable" electric van is time.
The electric vans made 10 years ago had more expensive, lower density batteries.

Its interesting that everyone does a speed test to 100kph/60mph - except SEA which does it to 50kph. :roll:

I shouldn't complain it's a majority win in the end :)
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Post by T1 Terry » Thu, 01 Nov 2018, 14:36

At $80,000 plus for a van with only 200km range, it wouldn't fit into the campervan market to be viable for conversion to an RV for the eco switched on baby boomers who will hit the market very soon. I wonder how much for the vehicle ex batteries? I'm watching evric's battery upgrade with the new chemistry cells with interest, there might be real potential there for a serious change in battery direction if they do what is hoped.

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Post by Richo » Fri, 02 Nov 2018, 13:01

I'd reckon $25k less battery so $55k.
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Post by reecho » Sun, 04 Nov 2018, 19:40

SEA Electric have stated that with some increase in volumes the prices will drop to a point where they will be competitive to the Hiace equivalent.

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Post by Randall679 » Mon, 05 Nov 2018, 05:47

Yes, why reinvent the wheel ... find a good van that can be converted "economically" into a viable electric delivery van. Not many vans do more that 200kms a day, do they? Maybe they can add a range extender ...

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Post by T1 Terry » Mon, 05 Nov 2018, 09:25

For a motorhome it would need to be around 400km from a charge and be capable of topping up with solar. They don't drive 00km in one hit very often, but it is not uncommon for it to be 400km between power points in the outback.

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