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by Bennothemad
Wed, 19 Oct 2016, 00:05
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Ban of ICE vehicles in Germany
Replies: 3
Views: 1929

Ban of ICE vehicles in Germany

Some more sources:

Ban ICE by 2035 to stop gloabl warming by Climate Action Tracker

EU report on low-emission mobility

[url=http://www.sciencealert.com/the-netherlands-is-making-moves-to-ban-all-non-electric-vehicles-by-2025]The Netherlands moving to ban ICE vehicles by 2025[/url]
by Bennothemad
Sun, 16 Oct 2016, 17:44
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Ban of ICE vehicles in Germany
Replies: 3
Views: 1929

Ban of ICE vehicles in Germany

After I've put a bit more thought into this, I think we're going to see a lot more electric vehicle development by Germany's big auto over the next 15 years. While the agreement is non-binding, it is a demonstration of political and civic will. So really, the market research for electric vehicles ha...
by Bennothemad
Thu, 13 Oct 2016, 18:34
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Ban of ICE vehicles in Germany
Replies: 3
Views: 1929

Ban of ICE vehicles in Germany

First up - sorry for the clickbait subject line... You'll find out why as you read. The Bundesrat has recently announced the signing of a non-binding agreement to ban the sale of ICE vehicles by 2030. This doesn't include agriculture or industry use vehicles, so you could still expect to see diesel ...
by Bennothemad
Tue, 04 Nov 2014, 20:39
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: '01 Barina for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 225

'01 Barina for sale

Hi, I'm selling an '01 Barina 5 door hatch. Manual, 1.4L, ~175,000km, silver. I don't have the time to finish fixing it anymore, and I would rather it go somewhere and be used than to a wreckers. The body and paint aren't in great condition, but nothing that would affect roadworthy. I've replaced th...
by Bennothemad
Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 23:45
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Building an EV that can handle the dirt
Replies: 18
Views: 1786

Building an EV that can handle the dirt

Really, is anything about converting from ICE to EV practical? "Practicality" and possibility increase in direct proportion to your bank account.
by Bennothemad
Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 13:48
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Building an EV that can handle the dirt
Replies: 18
Views: 1786

Building an EV that can handle the dirt

Maybe a snorkel would work, but you'd have to have the entire motor encased in a watertight box which would probably: A. Not be as watertight as intended and B. cause a heap of overheating issues going slow. I think the added complexity of putting the engine in a watertight box with a workable cooli...
by Bennothemad
Fri, 17 Oct 2014, 21:25
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: newbie
Replies: 32
Views: 2939

newbie

More free textbooks for the learning of the electrons... http://openstaxcollege.org/books http://www.reddit.com/r/trackers/comments/hrgmv/tracker_with_pdfsebooks_of_college_textbooks/c1xrq44 On a side note I did look up some solar trailers. Under "Customizing" there is a vehicle that has about capab...
by Bennothemad
Fri, 17 Oct 2014, 19:11
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: newbie
Replies: 32
Views: 2939

newbie

Also, for anyone wanting to study up on electrical theory...

http://physicsdatabase.com/free-physics-books/
by Bennothemad
Thu, 16 Oct 2014, 21:18
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: newbie
Replies: 32
Views: 2939

newbie

Yeah, I'm thinking a better solution for what I want to do would be to get the motors and batteries from an Outlander PHEV and sticking it into a triton or Pajero. Probably around the same cost. Or maybe a "toughing up" of the outlander, because it's a bit soft. As for my original idea... I think it...
by Bennothemad
Wed, 15 Oct 2014, 03:22
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: newbie
Replies: 32
Views: 2939

newbie

Yeah, I'm in no hurry. As I said, I've got 4 years before my long service leave kicks in, which will give me enough time to become an "expurt". And increase the allotted budget.

Also, googled I-Miev parts.
by Bennothemad
Wed, 15 Oct 2014, 02:52
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: newbie
Replies: 32
Views: 2939

newbie

Yeah, after some quick and dodgy computations (1+1=3, right?)... I'll need ~14,000 rofldollars of batteries (LiFePo's) to do what I want to do. That leaves me approximately $6,000 for everything else. Time to re-spec back to reality. Maybe a few years on lithiums will be cheaper, and solar more effi...
by Bennothemad
Tue, 14 Oct 2014, 04:32
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: newbie
Replies: 32
Views: 2939

newbie

OK, so does anyone know of any good textbooks/sites for electrical theory? The school team I ran into had PV cells mounted on cardboard, incredibly light, for the bicycles. Their car was going to get a similar set up, but I'm not sure if they would have had to cover that in glass or clear plastic. W...
by Bennothemad
Mon, 13 Oct 2014, 22:13
Forum: AEVA QLD Branch
Topic: oct meeting
Replies: 2
Views: 583

oct meeting

entered in error
by Bennothemad
Fri, 10 Oct 2014, 22:01
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: newbie
Replies: 32
Views: 2939

newbie

Adverse Effects wrote:
3:- put a big heavy trailer in the mix then almost dubbel every thing and add some more because you had to dubble every thing
Fair enough.

Thanks for all the replies, and don't expect to see many posts from me until (iff) I start building this beast.
by Bennothemad
Fri, 10 Oct 2014, 07:08
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: newbie
Replies: 32
Views: 2939

newbie

Hi, First things first, not an adbot. Little bit about myself - I'm old enough to be going bald but young enough to be appalled. I'm a trained monkey by trade, spinning spanners on greasy things. I've also cycled around the country. Oh, and I really hate having to buy fuel. While cycling the Nullarb...