Electric is getting more modern science national geographic

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  1. JohnG.

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    Will happen here eventually as a city delivery experiment...
    More needs to happen with battery storage truckstop charging stations and Government incentives to be really useful here.
  3. Gazman

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    Looks alright AFF363B9-E36E-49FD-8CFE-7452FD59903D.png
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    The big electric news at the moment seems to be about a battery that can withstand 600degC.
    Not taking sides one way or the other, but, is this a big deal? 600degC doesn't seem like a lot.
  6. Yuri_Ivanovich

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    It is a lot. Finding metals and chemicals that are stable over temperature range of <0°C to 600°C is quite difficult. Regular old 60/40 solder melts at 190°C. Water boils at 100°C. Some lubricants will become fuel (combust) at <200°C. Many aluminium and magnesium alloys will melt at <500°C.
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  7. OzRider64

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    Designed in OZ.
    Assembled in OZ.
    Just over 20K for their top of the range model.
    What’s the HD version worth, over double the price.
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  8. bigborett

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    That's nice and good to hear.
    Doesn't change the way it looks though. Not my cup of tea.
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  9. OzRider64

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    Your right, looks are a subjective thing.
    Getting a battery powered motorcycle to look like a IC motorcycle is a big task.
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    Try hiding it behind a fairing like the old Honda CBR1000 or PC800. It's not hard.
  11. Simosez

    Simosez go ride your bike.

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    Looks like someone bolted a set of wheels to a vacuum cleaner.
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    The Hoover 8000 Cafe Racer.
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    Funny you should say that. Road bikes were easily identifiable until the proliferation of fairings, now they are green or blue or red or yellow (Ducati excepted).

    I jusy thought it had an art deco-styled fairing look. Kinda steampunky.
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    Yes, I know what you mean, but sadly it does seem like the electric vehicle manufacturers are determined to identify their machines by style, as much as technology.

    Right now there are two things stopping me from buying a Tesla - i. the austere 21st century interior with a central tablet and no dashboard; and ii. the duckbill front end where you'd usually expect to see a radiator grille.

    Call me old school, there's little I can do about the interior apart from possibly installing an after-market HUD kit, but if I do go ahead and purchase a model 3 the first thing I'll be doing is buying a fake grille decal to add some character to the nose cone, and this is despite the fact that my current ICE car has a grille less front.
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    That bike looks bloody awful.
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    Tell us what you really think.
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    it does….
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    Hi Godsilla

    I hadn’t heard of steam punk fashion so googled it

    Looks alright! 41459A79-FACF-4D2F-B2D6-6E284133EC63.jpeg
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