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Re: Electric Cars
« Reply #225 on: June 11, 2019, 04:34:53 PM »
Milk delivery companies were using EV's in the 1960's  :laugh:

I saw an electric milk float the other morning actually. 1980s registered. Not seen one for yonks. The firm still has a photo of one on their homepage: https://www.creamline.co.uk/

I was looking for a photo of that vehicle on their site but wasn’t sure which one it was, could you point it out for us?

It says “about us” in the frame. XBA 271X is the registration number on it. The X tells us that vehicle was registered in 1982.

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Re: Electric Cars
« Reply #226 on: June 11, 2019, 04:39:17 PM »
I think the current anti plastic campaign will see the Milkman back in biz - in the UK , at least

I agree. I think glass milk bottles are overdue for a comeback.

And also the amount of plastic carrier bags we use is a thing now. We should use those paper grocery bags like they have in the US. In fact, if one of our American friends wouldn’t mind exchanging some information about American grocery bags made of paper, send me a PM. I want some measurements, photos, thicknesses and possibly some manufacturers. It may be a viable import item from the US. It was something I was researching as a sideline last time I was in China but the US is a more sophisticated and mature market for paper grocery bags. The Chinese don’t really understand the concept. If somebody here is in the paper bag business in the US especially, please @ me.

Paper bags and glass bottles are coming back I think. Better than choking our oceans with plastic.

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Re: Electric Cars
« Reply #227 on: June 11, 2019, 10:47:25 PM »
I think the current anti plastic campaign will see the Milkman back in biz - in the UK , at least

I agree. I think glass milk bottles are overdue for a comeback.

And also the amount of plastic carrier bags we use is a thing now. We should use those paper grocery bags like they have in the US. In fact, if one of our American friends wouldn’t mind exchanging some information about American grocery bags made of paper, send me a PM. I want some measurements, photos, thicknesses and possibly some manufacturers. It may be a viable import item from the US. It was something I was researching as a sideline last time I was in China but the US is a more sophisticated and mature market for paper grocery bags. The Chinese don’t really understand the concept. If somebody here is in the paper bag business in the US especially, please @ me.

Paper bags and glass bottles are coming back I think. Better than choking our oceans with plastic.

I frequently request paper bags instead of plastic ones when I’m at the grocery store. I also try to re-use them.

Earlier today I was at Albertsons, owned by the same company who owns Safeway.

The bag I received is made by International Paper, made in the USA. It says 40% PCW with a triangle made with arrows around it. www.brownbaggreenglobe.com/ is listed on the bag. It also says “Sustainable Forestry Initiative Certified Sourcing” www.sfiprogram.org/

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Re: Electric Cars
« Reply #228 on: June 12, 2019, 04:46:46 PM »
The local recycling program is shifting away from glass because recyclers are not buying the material.  They are focusing on clean paper, metal, and plastic components.  Glass is easily breakable and shatters into many pieces contaminating other recycled materials.  Paper, metal, and plastic items can be crushed and still retain its original made structure.  Glass cannot.  Not many glass food containers sold in the local grocery store in my town. In one local county, they instructed the residents to stop leaving the glass items in their recycling container and to take them directly to a glass recycle facility on their own volition.  Otherwise, just dump them with the regular trash.

The old Coke in the glass bottle vending machines are long gone.  No one is going to pick up the empty bottles anymore.   :biggrin:
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Re: Electric Cars
« Reply #229 on: June 13, 2019, 02:06:26 AM »
Met a guy at the sailing club who seems to be handy at repairing cars .. He expects to get a LOT of Tesla biz when the cars get to the end of their service plans.  Appaerenly Harrords have an EV from the early 1900's still in use !


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Re: Electric Cars
« Reply #230 on: June 17, 2019, 10:52:35 AM »
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“The simple fact is, there is just too much plastic – and too many different types of plastics – being produced; and there exist few, if any, viable end markets for the material,”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/17/recycled-plastic-america-global-crisis

After humans disappear, the Styrofoam will still be here.  THAT will be mankind's legacy.   :chuckle:
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Re: Electric Cars
« Reply #231 on: June 25, 2019, 07:56:55 AM »
A new Dutch car-manufactorer is jumping in the electric fray.

They however do some things differently:

- Every car gets 5m2 solar-roof, meaning the car can charge whether plugged in or not. (estimate 20.000km / year purely on solar-power).
- Every car will get a 700km range (which would put it in a 'usable' ballpark for me.
- The car will not have 1 big engine, but rather 4 small electric engines in-wheel for a 4-wheel car. (10% more efficiency)
- The car will have closed rear-wheels (10% more efficiency)

- Initial manufactoring will be 500 vehicles, of which 100 are already sold at about 110k eur.

Original article in Dutch here : https://www.ad.nl/auto/nederlandse-zonneauto-overschaduwt-tesla~a252028d/
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Re: Electric Cars
« Reply #232 on: June 25, 2019, 09:26:45 AM »
A new Dutch car-manufactorer is jumping in the electric fray.

They however do some things differently:

- Every car gets 5m2 solar-roof, meaning the car can charge whether plugged in or not. (estimate 20.000km / year purely on solar-power).
- Every car will get a 700km range (which would put it in a 'usable' ballpark for me.
- The car will not have 1 big engine, but rather 4 small electric engines in-wheel for a 4-wheel car. (10% more efficiency)
- The car will have closed rear-wheels (10% more efficiency)

- Initial manufactoring will be 500 vehicles, of which 100 are already sold at about 110k eur.

Original article in Dutch here : https://www.ad.nl/auto/nederlandse-zonneauto-overschaduwt-tesla~a252028d/

Very cool!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Electric Cars
« Reply #233 on: June 25, 2019, 09:54:27 AM »
A new Dutch car-manufactorer is jumping in the electric fray.

They however do some things differently:

- Every car gets 5m2 solar-roof, meaning the car can charge whether plugged in or not. (estimate 20.000km / year purely on solar-power).
- Every car will get a 700km range (which would put it in a 'usable' ballpark for me.
- The car will not have 1 big engine, but rather 4 small electric engines in-wheel for a 4-wheel car. (10% more efficiency)
- The car will have closed rear-wheels (10% more efficiency)

- Initial manufactoring will be 500 vehicles, of which 100 are already sold at about 110k eur.

Original article in Dutch here : https://www.ad.nl/auto/nederlandse-zonneauto-overschaduwt-tesla~a252028d/

I watched this earlier today, some neat ideas with it, production about 18 months away yet


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Re: Electric Cars
« Reply #234 on: July 10, 2019, 01:02:09 PM »
Now this is exciting!

Porsche debuts new Taycan all electric sports car. Move over Tesla, you’ve just been outclassed!

           
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Re: Electric Cars
« Reply #235 on: July 10, 2019, 02:41:41 PM »
In the last few days the all electric Volkswagon ID.R has just smashed the hill climb record which has stood for about 20 years. The same car that beat the Pikes Peak record early last year.




Same car V's a McLaren MP4




Pikes Peak, but watch to the end to see the next challenge


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Re: Electric Cars
« Reply #236 on: July 10, 2019, 02:54:50 PM »
In the last few days the all electric Volkswagon ID.R has just smashed the hill climb record which has stood for about 20 years. The same car that beat the Pikes Peak record earlier this year.




Same car V's a McLaren MP4


Porsche shares some technology with Volkswagen don’t they?
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Re: Electric Cars
« Reply #237 on: July 10, 2019, 02:56:49 PM »
In the last few days the all electric Volkswagon ID.R has just smashed the hill climb record which has stood for about 20 years. The same car that beat the Pikes Peak record earlier this year.




Same car V's a McLaren MP4


Porsche shares some technology with Volkswagen don’t they?


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Re: Electric Cars
« Reply #238 on: August 06, 2019, 04:01:33 PM »
If you want to see the latest in Electric cars I would suggest just popping into your local McDonalds .. you will find plenty of  people suffering bad backs, bad hips and many other fake problems so they can sit their fat ass in a car all day and scoff hamburgers and chips..

They are easy to spot usually a dirty grey track suit top and bottom with food stains all over the place.. :laugh:


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Re: Electric Cars
« Reply #239 on: August 07, 2019, 03:10:17 AM »
In the last few days the all electric Volkswagon ID.R has just smashed the hill climb record which has stood for about 20 years. The same car that beat the Pikes Peak record early last year.




Same car V's a McLaren MP4






Hmm, not sure of the validity of testing a AWD 2019 spec EV with a another forum 1988 design F1 car ..;) 

Mika Hakkinen's lap record at Monaco in your 1988 McLaren MP4 was 1:19.798.. Lewis Hamilton (2019)  1:10.166  .. nearly 10 seconds faster !

Souirce: https://www.statsf1.com/en/circuit-monaco.aspx




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Re: Electric Cars
« Reply #240 on: August 07, 2019, 08:22:39 AM »
In the last few days the all electric Volkswagon ID.R has just smashed the hill climb record which has stood for about 20 years. The same car that beat the Pikes Peak record early last year.




Same car V's a McLaren MP4






Hmm, not sure of the validity of testing a AWD 2019 spec EV with a another forum 1988 design F1 car ..;) 

Mika Hakkinen's lap record at Monaco in your 1988 McLaren MP4 was 1:19.798.. Lewis Hamilton (2019)  1:10.166  .. nearly 10 seconds faster !

Souirce: https://www.statsf1.com/en/circuit-monaco.aspx

Well maybe because that was previously the record holder and had been held for ca.20 years, so what else can you compare it with?

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« Reply #241 on: August 07, 2019, 09:53:58 AM »


Well maybe because that was previously the record holder and had been held for ca.20 years, so what else can you compare it with?

 :laugh:

That's akin to comparing internet speeds in 1998 and 2019 !


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Re: Electric Cars
« Reply #242 on: December 08, 2019, 10:41:59 PM »
 Something to think about if you are thinking of getting an electric car and live in a country with freezing winter weather

https://www.disclose.tv/new-test-reveals-electric-cars-are-practically-unusable-in-winter-383233?fbclid=IwAR13od9fhhhZS5r-KA5KHvLXickhh0ZuppOueNYvI3bxY87fcaUKJb8K4Xg