Saw "who Killed The Electric Car" Last Week


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QUOTE(Plan B @ Jul 11 2006, 02:30 PM)

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It is win win. Republicans get their wall, tree huggers get less polution and the Democrats get more jobs for the people in building the wall. Of course, in order to come in under budget it will have to be migrant labor building it. :P
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until you can make an electric car that will out perform my gas burner don't ask me to look at them.

13.3 @ 99.6 - pure electric, but looses power considerably up top.

http://www.dragtimes.com/Nissan-240SX-Timeslip-7382.html

Uses 25 marine batteries, and still only weighs 3250 pounds.

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13.3 @ 99.6 - pure electric, but looses power considerably up top.

http://www.dragtimes.com/Nissan-240SX-Timeslip-7382.html

Uses 25 marine batteries, and still only weighs 3250 pounds.

sorry to drag this back up, but he didn't note how he charged it (at least I didn't see it on either website). Building a car like this would be a blast I'd think, but the question of how long the batteries would last and how it would get charged is a big question in my mind.

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Electric motors can far outperform combustion engines. They are far more simple and make peak torque at zero RPM. The problem is and only is BATTERIES. But its a big problem.

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sorry to drag this back up, but he didn't note how he charged it (at least I didn't see it on either website). Building a car like this would be a blast I'd think, but the question of how long the batteries would last and how it would get charged is a big question in my mind.

He explained all of that in the comments on the side bar. He said it only took 2 hours to charge it back to 100%. Its also his daily driver. He didnt specify how long it lasted though

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Idiot liberal Supreme Court Justices outlaw exhaling!

In its Monday ruling, the Supreme Court majority agreed that global warming represents a different kind of air-pollution problem. Gases such as carbon dioxide, once released into the atmosphere, "act like a ceiling of a greenhouse, trapping solar energy and retarding the escape of reflected heat," the court said.

The majority opinion, written by Justice John Paul Stevens, said that the Clean Air Act said the Environmental Protection Agency shall regulate the emission of "any air pollutant" that is likely "to endanger public health or welfare."

He noted that the word "welfare" is defined broadly to include "effects on the climate and weather."

In scolding the EPA for not moving to regulate greenhouse gases, he said the emissions fit well within the law's definition of air pollutants and that the agency "has the statutory authority to regulate the emission of such gases from new motor vehicles."

The court did not say EPA must set national emissions standards for motor vehicles. But it made clear the agency must make its case if it chooses not to act.

"Under the clear terms of the (law), EPA can avoid taking further action only if it determines that greenhouse gases do not contribute to climate change or it provides some reasonable explanation" why regulations are not needed, Stevens said.

New regulations limiting greenhouse gases would probably force automakers to produce vehicles that burn less gasoline.

Concurring with Stevens' opinion in the case were Justices Anthony M. Kennedy, David H. Souter, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen G. Breyer.

Disagreeing were the court's four most consistently conservative members -- Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito

Why would anyone believe that some idiotic dufus sitting on the Supreme Court can understand the science of climatology? This is what happens when you let liberals take control of the congress and court systems. Liberalism, the choice of wusses!

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saw a link to a revers trike that uses fuel vapor injection ....it's a prototype claims of 1.7 G and sports car quick acceleration and 93 mpg I'm not sure of the name something like " Ale " with the little mark over the "e" can't do it with my keyboard .

A few years ago I saw a 914 that was re-powered to all electric would do 80mph for at least 2 hrs ... and they drove it to the show about 2 1/2 hrs one way ...I was at the 'I' renew show in Iowa in 96. along with a city bus that was electric ... it can be done .... the driving public just needs to adjust to how they use their personal transportation.

As for the batteries .... well improvements in that technology is on the way ....and lead does recycle .

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