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Post by antiscab » Fri, 10 Jun 2011, 03:48

Just go this in my email from SBS:

http://www.sbs.com.au/dateline/story/ab ... ric-Dreams

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Post by Richo » Fri, 10 Jun 2011, 20:48

Yeah I heard it was on 2 days after it was on TV.
Typical.
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Post by Simon » Sat, 11 Jun 2011, 04:45

Richo did you follow the link to watch the video in antiscabs post?
TV is IMO dying and ICE vehicles will soon follow! Image Image
Electric Dreams Youtube link.

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Post by Speedily » Sat, 11 Jun 2011, 14:46

This is more like want is needed here Image

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Post by Richo » Sat, 11 Jun 2011, 15:52

Ah I was at work and the PC has no speakers.
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Post by Richo » Sat, 11 Jun 2011, 16:23

Now that I have used my daily download allowance on wireless internet I have watched it.
Meanwhile it would have been free on TV.

Still the point he is plugging is that people won't suffer range anxiety.
But IMHO if most people (+80%) can use a standard eV without changing the pack or setting up a new infrastructure then his market is going to be less than 20%.
Good on him for trying Australia to prove that it works.
But I don'r know how keen he will be to install 2 swap-out stations in the country just to service Farmer John in the outback with only his eV using it.
It will be like our telehones, internet and schooling system...
So what will be the point if he only services the 80% that could use a regular eV without his swap stations since he probably wont get around to servicing the 20% who would need it.

I'm sure that his confidence will make its mark on our world but it won't be the only solution to our future transport needs.
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Post by coulomb » Sat, 11 Jun 2011, 17:04

Speedily wrote: This is more like want is needed here Image

Apparently this was a YouTube video about the Tesla model S. It seems that the video has been removed (but not the advertisement preceding it).
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Post by Simon » Sat, 11 Jun 2011, 20:43

Richo wrote:
Still the point he is plugging is that people won't suffer range anxiety.
But IMHO if most people (+80%) can use a standard eV without changing the pack or setting up a new infrastructure then his market is going to be less than 20%.

Yes most people will not need to use the battery swap stations. It is mainly just a good selling point to convince people that they will never be short on charge.
Higher capacity batteries and fast charging will make the swapping stations redundant.

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