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by EVNoob
Mon, 30 Aug 2010, 15:40
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: How much would you pay to charge your car?
Replies: 8
Views: 1302

How much would you pay to charge your car?

I would seriously resent paying full stop! The reason I am building an EV with expensive batteries is to rid myself of the tyranny of greedy oil companies and service stations, I don’t want to trade one dictator for another. Having said that I also fully appreciate that it is totally unrealistic to...
by EVNoob
Sat, 28 Aug 2010, 01:49
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11836

emissions trading / carbon trading

Western governments don't have to legislate family sizes. Mortgages, work pressures and the high cost of raising children do that automatically. Many European countries have a stable to declinig population, as would Australia if it were not for immigration. That would appear to work against the arg...
by EVNoob
Sat, 21 Aug 2010, 15:45
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11836

emissions trading / carbon trading

The Greens have a few medical doctors, so I suggest they have some clues on health care, but probably no economists.

Just trying to keep the discussion balanced.
by EVNoob
Fri, 20 Aug 2010, 02:22
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11836

emissions trading / carbon trading

The main problem is the salesman, if Peter Costello (who shut it down) actually said we should do it, I would believe him, but Barnaby Joyce? The problem is politicians are not very good at explaining concepts, they are only good at arguing the politics about a decision their party is taking, there ...
by EVNoob
Wed, 18 Aug 2010, 02:33
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11836

emissions trading / carbon trading

It is interesting, the points of view put across on this forum, the seem to be quiet balanced, taking a pragmatic view to the issue and trying to come up with solutions. One I think the State Government of Victoria (even though they wont) should look at is Hazelwood Power station, they should (I jus...
by EVNoob
Thu, 22 Jul 2010, 04:34
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11836

emissions trading / carbon trading

You are right on the terminology, it should be a carbon dioxide tax, everybody calls it carbon tax for short. Climate change happens all the time, whether humans are to blame for this occurrence that is for the evidence to prove/disprove. But once the natural resources (fossil fuels) are gone, there...
by EVNoob
Wed, 21 Jul 2010, 03:14
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11836

emissions trading / carbon trading

Not to go hippy on you acmotor, but planting a tree and burning it, wastes an incredible amount of water, if the tree is planted in the wrong place it can servely hamper the flow of rivers/creeks and once it is cut down you will find that water table rises and salinty can become a problem. The simpl...
by EVNoob
Thu, 03 Jun 2010, 02:12
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Solutions Knowledge Base
Replies: 20
Views: 2645

Solutions Knowledge Base

I meant for the hosting etc
by EVNoob
Wed, 02 Jun 2010, 02:32
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Solutions Knowledge Base
Replies: 20
Views: 2645

Solutions Knowledge Base

Well IT Skill is not hard, it is a matter of money actually.
by EVNoob
Tue, 01 Jun 2010, 04:21
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Electric motors and hill starts
Replies: 19
Views: 2671

Electric motors and hill starts

Riding the clutch is a bad idea anyway as you are wasting fuel by keeping the revs at 1500 - 2000 instead of 750 - 800, not to mention the stress you are placing both your foot/leg under.

It is just easier to put the handbrake on.
by EVNoob
Sat, 29 May 2010, 20:01
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Solutions Knowledge Base
Replies: 20
Views: 2645

Solutions Knowledge Base

It is a mistake to think this is a going to be a encyclopedia of how to make EV's, it will just be a wiki of solutions and their pro's and con's. An over time it will build up to a point where we know (from observation) what works and how well. I reckon we should look at this very carefully and ensu...
by EVNoob
Wed, 21 Apr 2010, 01:37
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: From Canberra: What the pollies think of EVs....
Replies: 7
Views: 1224

From Canberra: What the pollies think of EVs....

Here's the thing, we shouldn't need government incentives? Clearly this is the future and it is affordable to the average Australian to convert their car (With $3000 spent on petrol only by the average Melbourian car driver a year, plus the costs of the car ie: finance, servicing etc), the problem i...
by EVNoob
Mon, 19 Apr 2010, 23:30
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Why get an EV?
Replies: 311
Views: 28361

Why get an EV?

That would be a better return on investment than a commodore or falcon has ever been. Well, I wouldn't go as far as that! I wish I had kept my 1971 Falcon GTHO, purchased new for $5700! With the right provenance, today, that car might realise at Auction, nearly 200 times is original purchase price!...
by EVNoob
Thu, 15 Apr 2010, 22:16
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: GM Electric Pod Car
Replies: 6
Views: 1161

GM Electric Pod Car

Cute,Image

But the jury's out on whether people will buy them, purely for communiting this is a possible option (but why not catch a train?).

The practicality of something like this seems to have been forgotten ie: where do you put your shopping?
by EVNoob
Wed, 07 Apr 2010, 16:20
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: ABC Lateline
Replies: 30
Views: 4524

ABC Lateline

Oh Clive, how can you have any credibility with mutton chops! I still don't understand his logic, why would you think that digging up oil from reefs around Australia is a good idea? He says reduction in energy consumption, well sorry to tell you but it is envitable that it will go up, there isn't mu...