Go Back   London Ontario Adult Forums > Entertainment > Inside Gerald's Twisted Mind

Inside Gerald's Twisted Mind Purely for Entertainment purposes

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 11-09-2018, 08:09 AM
Gerald's Avatar
Gerald Gerald is offline
London Sugar Owner
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: London Ontario Canada
Posts: 5,510
Default Electric Cars

I need me one of them there electric vehicles.

I've been following the status of electric cars on YouTube and find it very interesting.
There are very good electric vehicles out there, but the main hurdle is the recharge time. You can install a charging unit in your garage but that costs a fortune and doesn't help if you take a long trip.
The great things about EV's is the lack of pollution, no more smelly fill ups at gas pumps, no more oil changes, quiet running and awesome acceleration.
The only real issue now, is the battery. However, battery technology is changing like the evolution of computers. Current batteries are good, but future batteries will be better, quicker to recharge, hold a charge for longer distance, weigh less and cost less.
Work on super capacitors, graphene, silicon and solid state batteries will be game changers in the very near future.
It will be a very odd landscape without the array of gas stations across the country, but if I can recharge my vehicle with a common 120V AC outlet in less than 15mins I will be happy.
However, we still have a long way to go before we get flying cars which are needed to get around London's horrible traffic during rush hour. lol
__________________
___________________________________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-09-2018, 08:45 AM
Geturdune's Avatar
Geturdune Geturdune is offline
Going Deep
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: London
Posts: 146
Default Re: Electric Cars

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gerald View Post
I need me one of them there electric vehicles.

I've been following the status of electric cars on YouTube and find it very interesting.
There are very good electric vehicles out there, but the main hurdle is the recharge time. You can install a charging unit in your garage but that costs a fortune and doesn't help if you take a long trip.
The great things about EV's is the lack of pollution, no more smelly fill ups at gas pumps, no more oil changes, quiet running and awesome acceleration.
The only real issue now, is the battery. However, battery technology is changing like the evolution of computers. Current batteries are good, but future batteries will be better, quicker to recharge, hold a charge for longer distance, weigh less and cost less.
Work on super capacitors, graphene, silicon and solid state batteries will be game changers in the very near future.
It will be a very odd landscape without the array of gas stations across the country, but if I can recharge my vehicle with a common 120V AC outlet in less than 15mins I will be happy.
However, we still have a long way to go before we get flying cars which are needed to get around London's horrible traffic during rush hour. lol

Gerald, here is something that headlined the news write ups today on EV. Some of it very interesting on how other countries are adapting to EV.


https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/ar...pread-adoption
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-09-2018, 02:04 PM
Stantheman's Avatar
Stantheman Stantheman is offline
I like it Here
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 128
Default Re: Electric Cars

There are some affordable options out there.

GMís Volt is a Hybrid that allows you to do the majority of your smaller commutes on EV only and has a petro engine to alleviate range anxiety.

Iíve been following a few owners and some report only needing a fill up after 3 months of EV driving for mostly in town. Decent car, hatchback configuration.

When you look at the upfront costs of a quickcharger, the savings in fuel can be made up pretty quickly. Even when we bitch about the price of Hydro, the cost is actually very stable compared to petro and the cost per kilometre travelled is pennies for electric, compared to dollars for petro.

The Bolt is pure EV and does have good range but, there is no petro capability to bail you out.

Tesla, nice machine but, expensive. And serviceability is questionable as you must take it to a Tesla deale for any repairs and reports of long wait times for parts means it could be longer than taking in your regular petro car.

Itís a coming of age for sure......when it comes time to replace my wheels, Iíll be looking closely at them.

Iíll also have a classic vehicle or motorcycle to burn up fossil fuel for as long as I can. Lol
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-09-2018, 02:57 PM
Gerald's Avatar
Gerald Gerald is offline
London Sugar Owner
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: London Ontario Canada
Posts: 5,510
Default Re: Electric Cars

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stantheman View Post
There are some affordable options out there.

GM’s Volt is a Hybrid that allows you to do the majority of your smaller commutes on EV only and has a petro engine to alleviate range anxiety.

I’ve been following a few owners and some report only needing a fill up after 3 months of EV driving for mostly in town. Decent car, hatchback configuration.

When you look at the upfront costs of a quickcharger, the savings in fuel can be made up pretty quickly. Even when we bitch about the price of Hydro, the cost is actually very stable compared to petro and the cost per kilometre travelled is pennies for electric, compared to dollars for petro.

The Bolt is pure EV and does have good range but, there is no petro capability to bail you out.

Tesla, nice machine but, expensive. And serviceability is questionable as you must take it to a Tesla deale for any repairs and reports of long wait times for parts means it could be longer than taking in your regular petro car.

It’s a coming of age for sure......when it comes time to replace my wheels, I’ll be looking closely at them.

I’ll also have a classic vehicle or motorcycle to burn up fossil fuel for as long as I can. Lol

I've been looking at reviews of the Hyundai Kona EV. It looks impressive.
I also looked at a review of an electric bike that looked amazing. No gear shifting, no gas, no noise. It moves so quickly you have to watch your speed and you don't even realize how fast you are going compared to fuel cycles.
Also checked out a review of an electric plane that looked wild as well.

By 2020 they should have new technology batteries that will change the world. It's literally a race now to see who can produce and patent the most advanced battery system.
There is still work being done on hydrogen fuel cells, but that would mean hydrogen installed at every gas station. By the time that system is in place, it will most likely be outdated technology.
Really, it seems to be the "solid state" battery that is the holy grail. Something I believe Samsung is going to start using for their cell phones.
__________________
___________________________________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-09-2018, 11:24 PM
Jazz2207's Avatar
Jazz2207 Jazz2207 is offline
Still learning
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Over the rainbow
Posts: 60
Default Re: Electric Cars

Thank goodness we now have legalized pot sales to collect tax from. I'm sure one of the reasons the EV developers weren't getting any help (or were being thwarted, like the Quebec firm 10 years ago) had something to do with the billions in gasoline tax that will go 'up in smoke'.

Not long from now, Canada will be held up as a shining example, IMHO, of forward thinking and good planning - for the environment and much more (like new plaid designs - I sure miss Bob and Doug!!).

On the other hand, a couple of Alice B Toklas fudge brownies and we may not even care...

Jazz
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-14-2018, 11:35 AM
david12's Avatar
david12 david12 is offline
Rookie Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 17
Default Re: Electric Cars

I have nissan leaf. Very happy with it.
summer range of 240 km and winter range of 170 km per charge.
It has 40 kwh battery. Bolt has 60 kwh. so range and price also higher but nissan has better interior and safety features.
No more stressed about gas price !
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-15-2018, 08:53 AM
Le_Slacker's Avatar
Le_Slacker Le_Slacker is offline
I like it Here
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 175
Default Re: Electric Cars

I can confirm most of the good stuff about the Volt - I can get around 90 KMs on a full charge, but drops quite a bit if you need heat in the car in the winter... I charge at home (Woodstock) overnight once or twice a week, and charge at work downtown (London) everyday - I never really run down or get to the gas station - I have saved all 3 gas receipts for this year's fillups, and the 1/2 tank I have now will probably not get used until next year...

I'm also keeping an eye out on the Kona EV... it does look very appealing and interesting
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Featured Advertiser Link



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.

This vBulletin Board Customized by The GSI Network
Promoting Adult Entertainment Since March 2001 - All Rights Reserved