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by IVI
Thu, 03 May 2012, 03:41
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Amory Lovins' "Reinventing Fire" plan includes EVs
Replies: 1
Views: 560

Amory Lovins' "Reinventing Fire" plan includes EVs

If you have just under 27 minutes free, sometime, I would like to recommend you invest them at TED viesing a talk by Physicist (and RMI principal): Amonry Lovins: + http://www.TED.com/talks/amory_lovins_a_50_year_plan_for_energy.html He's brought EV's (particularly, lightweight carbon fibre bodied o...
by IVI
Sun, 29 Apr 2012, 18:16
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Hybrid Car Owners NOT Likely To Buy Another Hybrid
Replies: 7
Views: 1708

Hybrid Car Owners NOT Likely To Buy Another Hybrid

From /. the original article (with reader comments) is here: + http://tech.slashdot.org/story/12/04/09/2112215/hybrid-car-owners-not-likely-to-buy-another-hybrid "An anonymous reader writes "A new study has found that people who purchased a hybrid car in the past are not likely to buy a hybrid for t...
by IVI
Sun, 22 Apr 2012, 01:01
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: IBMs [2009] 500-mile battery challenge bears fruit
Replies: 1
Views: 563

IBMs [2009] 500-mile battery challenge bears fruit

Under the recent /. article title: + "IBM Creates 'Breathing' High-Density Lithium-Air Battery" we read: "As part of IBM's 'Battery 500' project — an initiative started in 2009 to produce a battery capable of powering a car for 500 miles: Big Blue has successfully demonstrated a light-weight, ultra-...
by IVI
Fri, 20 Apr 2012, 05:19
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Full-Spectrun research => Miracle battery f EV's?
Replies: 14
Views: 2603

Full-Spectrun research => Miracle battery f EV's?

PS I think I brought a couple Transputer eval boards (hosted, for power, in PC's?) along with the Occam development tools when I came to Oz, years ago. (They might have needed to be connected, eg, via an Apple printer cable (or similar) so that you could see the advantages of their parallelism, with...
by IVI
Fri, 20 Apr 2012, 05:07
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Full-Spectrun research => Miracle battery f EV's?
Replies: 14
Views: 2603

Full-Spectrun research => Miracle battery f EV's?

Your reply started out in a way, which got my expectations up that I might receive the benefit of your greater-than-moi's research... If I have missed a talk, a paper, a point or a web page, just contribute the link(s) or why not just -mention- the fact(s), that you found at some of those links; -th...
by IVI
Fri, 20 Apr 2012, 04:31
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: the i-MiEV experience
Replies: 32
Views: 9889

the i-MiEV experience

Re: The iMiEV, has anyone at Mitsubishi been advised of your list of issues with it?

I assume the car would still be under warranty. Which of those issues has the maker "fixed" (or at least tried to fix).

Let's have the -whole-story, please... from anyone who knows any part of it.
by IVI
Fri, 20 Apr 2012, 04:29
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: the i-MiEV experience
Replies: 32
Views: 9889

the i-MiEV experience

If Hacket was driving his Tesla around in (nearly FLAT) Adelaide, this might explain the 500 Km range, but I'd like to find more details of that experiment.
by IVI
Fri, 20 Apr 2012, 04:24
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: solar power
Replies: 14
Views: 2105

solar power

Renewable energy is GOOD, but not all renewable energies are OPTIMAL. Last time I checked, to make a Solar Panel takes MORE energy than ALL of the energy that Panel can ever generate over its entire usable lifetime. If that's -still- true, ten Solar Panels are -far- from OPTIMAL, as a renewable ener...
by IVI
Sun, 08 Apr 2012, 20:03
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: KQED Silicon Valley 'Forum' incl The Future of EVs
Replies: 2
Views: 690

KQED Silicon Valley 'Forum' incl The Future of EVs

A typo repair, in the 3rd paragraph -up- from the PS:

"... should be able to buy -both- ..." ("buy" was omitted)
by IVI
Sun, 08 Apr 2012, 19:44
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: KQED Silicon Valley 'Forum' incl The Future of EVs
Replies: 2
Views: 690

KQED Silicon Valley 'Forum' incl The Future of EVs

So, KQED is a public radio (NPR) station in/near San Fransisco (in the innovative "Silicon Valley"). KQED has a -terrific- current event / issues program (often with call-in's) known, simply, as "Forum" that always seems to pack more into its time-slot than many of "Our ABC" counterparts tends to do...
by IVI
Thu, 05 Apr 2012, 17:14
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: "RMI supports EVs, do you?" :Rocky Mt Inst (USA)
Replies: 0
Views: 498

"RMI supports EVs, do you?" :Rocky Mt Inst (USA)

A few more articles of possible interest, from Amory Lovins' Rocky Mountain Institute, on their blog's "Spark" page: + http://blog.RMI.org/blog_Spark2012_11 Links to blog articles with titles like: "HOW OUR PRIUS PAID FOR ITSELF AND PUT $10,000 BACK IN OUR POCKET" + http://blog.rmi.org/blog_how_our_...
by IVI
Thu, 29 Mar 2012, 03:10
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Full-Spectrun research => Miracle battery f EV's?
Replies: 14
Views: 2603

Full-Spectrun research => Miracle battery f EV's?

Good point! In fact, the inventor of this "liquid battery" has already got a design for transporting larger versions of this battery in containers or long truck boxes. Any design starts out a bit fuzzy... it then gets -customized- to each application. Of course, the article isn't focused on EV's, in...
by IVI
Thu, 29 Mar 2012, 03:01
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Full-Spectrun research => Miracle battery f EV's?
Replies: 14
Views: 2603

Full-Spectrun research => Miracle battery f EV's?

Well, if you can persuade your employer to let you access your own patent (as, I suppose, this talk's speaker has done), creating a Start-Up company & owning (to use, rather than to shelve) that intellectual property (IP) can actually help keep a good technology (if this is good) available to be app...
by IVI
Thu, 29 Mar 2012, 02:54
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Proposed: Hybrid Car with Detachable Engine
Replies: 10
Views: 1607

Proposed: Hybrid Car with Detachable Engine

That depends on the -design- NOT the "color of the person's parachute" (ie, occupation) or any other irrelevant attributes we might find out about them. For one thing, not matter -who- designs a car... an engineer has to sign-off on it AND - unfortunately - it has to be crash-tested. Web sites get d...
by IVI
Wed, 28 Mar 2012, 19:24
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Making EVs commercially in AU: If not NOW, When?
Replies: 94
Views: 11090

Making EVs commercially in AU: If not NOW, When?

Modec is interesting.

Is there any indication that early-adopters may be considering adapting
the new (research-result from MIT) "liquid metal" battery for use in EVs?
by IVI
Wed, 28 Mar 2012, 19:05
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Proposed: Hybrid Car with Detachable Engine
Replies: 10
Views: 1607

Proposed: Hybrid Car with Detachable Engine

Well, if a detachable battery isn't to Aussie's liking, perhaps a detachable engine will be (presumably, to give increased range, by reducing the total vehicle weight): + http://tech.slashdot.org/story/12/03/27/2324242/a-hybrid-car-with-detachable-engine-proposed Personally, I still prefer 100% Elec...
by IVI
Tue, 27 Mar 2012, 15:30
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Full-Spectrun research => Miracle battery f EV's?
Replies: 14
Views: 2603

Full-Spectrun research => Miracle battery f EV's?

Could this guy's "liquid metal" batteries
be useful in EV's, 'wouldn't be surprised.

Have a look & tell us what you think:

YATT: http://www.ted.com/talks/donald_sadoway ... nergy.html
by IVI
Sun, 25 Mar 2012, 22:53
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: New Web Site Plan
Replies: 12
Views: 2668

New Web Site Plan

I haven't been following this thread - due in part to some computer issues...

Is the "new system" going to include any kind of Search function
(eg, via Google.com even)? :-)

If not in this coming release, when? :-/

TIA.
by IVI
Sun, 25 Mar 2012, 20:06
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: CHAdeMO Fast Charge E-BOWSERS - New Pricing.
Replies: 8
Views: 2364

CHAdeMO Fast Charge E-BOWSERS - New Pricing.

BROKEN LINKS:

2. Certificates &

3. Specifications

Kindly advise when these PDF documents become available via
the web page at:

+ http://www.E-Station.com.au/chademocharge.html

TIA.
by IVI
Sun, 25 Mar 2012, 20:01
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: CHAdeMO Fast Charge E-BOWSERS - New Pricing.
Replies: 8
Views: 2364

CHAdeMO Fast Charge E-BOWSERS - New Pricing.

Typo:

- replace: "but adding"

(in the next to last para of my previous post)

+ with: "by adding"

My bad :-/
by IVI
Sun, 25 Mar 2012, 19:57
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: CHAdeMO Fast Charge E-BOWSERS - New Pricing.
Replies: 8
Views: 2364

CHAdeMO Fast Charge E-BOWSERS - New Pricing.

So, are these products imported? Or did E-Station design & make them in, eg, WA? When will you find an Aussie EV-maker to work up a swappable-battery car with, so your company can -also- lead AU to a long-range EV driving experience. I - for one - do NOT relish the idea of sinking lots of $$$ into -...
by IVI
Sun, 25 Mar 2012, 19:40
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: NPR Sci.Fri's 30 min's discussion on EVs
Replies: 3
Views: 754

NPR Sci.Fri's 30 min's discussion on EVs

So, US's National Public Radio has a 2-hour (Wow!!) weekly Science news program, on Friday's: "Sci.Fri" In the program's first hour on its 23rd March show, Ira Flatow hosted a nice (calm, informative) chat - unlike "My" ABC's jumble of sound-bites - with sev- eral EV-involved business people... on s...
by IVI
Sat, 24 Mar 2012, 20:22
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 2012-02-12 Jewish Resp to the Energy Challenge
Replies: 2
Views: 682

2012-02-12 Jewish Resp to the Energy Challenge

Another recent talk is available at FORA.tv: + 2012-03-07 Dan Akerson (CEO of General Motors) - search for it Another older, grey-haired guy with a bit of power & influence, eg. in USA's auto-making industry. The talk is from -before- AU's generous (no need to make an EV in AU) decision to make "bai...
by IVI
Sat, 24 Mar 2012, 20:14
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 2012-02-12 Jewish Resp to the Energy Challenge
Replies: 2
Views: 682

2012-02-12 Jewish Resp to the Energy Challenge

The cited video shows women -actively- participating -impressively- in the debate on EV's, not just looking-on, as in some circles... (Having said that, I'm well aware that many women own & drive Prius's, at least in & around Adelaide... so, I'm confident that they'll line-up to buy an EV, ie, as so...
by IVI
Sat, 24 Mar 2012, 20:01
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 2012-02-12 Jewish Resp to the Energy Challenge
Replies: 2
Views: 682

2012-02-12 Jewish Resp to the Energy Challenge

A recent talk (see Subj for its title) covers EV's & hybrids in California (about an hour in from the start). It's available on FORA.tv (You'd need to join - for US$50 per year - to access this or other videod talks, eg, Shai Agassi's; Shai has a lot on YouTube. The speaker converted her VW car to e...