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Old 9th January 2018, 12:29 PM   #41
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Re: Electric cars, in a nutshell...

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I simply threw out the fuel cell notion as yet another possibility... Honda was (no idea on current status) putting a LOT of effort into both the Hydrogen Fuel Cells and CNG.
I like the idea of a Hydrogen fuel cell, even have a musician friend who has done considerable experimentation with one. In the end he had to abandon the project because the technology for small-demand refill sites was not developed and he could not produce enough hydrogen "gas" with his limited setup.

Making automotive fuel out of water is an intriguing idea...and the "dream" has been around for a long time!

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Old 9th January 2018, 01:42 PM   #42
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My experience with EV was quite impressive! A friend had a Mercury hybrid and in order to "activate" the car all that was required was to insert the "ignition key" and turn it "on". At that point all one needed to do was push on the "gas" pedal and the car moved forward...silently! It was an eerie experience.
If you liked that then you'll really enjoy your experience with a true EV. I don't know what Mercury the hybrid might have been since Mercury hasn't existed for quite sometime, but try a pure modern electric car that was designed from the beginning as an electric car. Basically on the market now you have few choices:

Tesla Model S/Model3/Model X, Chevy Bolt, BMW i3 (not really it has a gas generator onboard), Leaf....and that's about it.

Give one of those a go and I think you'll find the experience quite nice. The Tesla and Bolt are good performers too from an acceleration standpoint, both handle well too although the Bolt is wrong wheel drive, while the Tesla does everything correctly.
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Old 12th January 2018, 05:27 AM   #43
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Re: Electric cars, in a nutshell...

The latest EV on the horizon ('love its interior):

Fisker’s EMotion Electric Luxury Sedan and Flexible Solid-State Battery Make Global Debut at CES
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Old 12th January 2018, 09:49 AM   #44
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Re: Electric cars, in a nutshell...

Interesting car Larry....
I’m looking forward to reading more about the new battery tech!
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Interesting car Larry....
I’m looking forward to reading more about the new battery tech!
Ditto on the battery(s).

I thin' exterior-wise, the car is one of those that needs to be seen 'in person' to judge yea or nay in the 'looks' department. In photos there are some weird/awkward looking body line 'transitions' here and there.
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Old 12th January 2018, 08:52 PM   #46
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Re: Electric cars, in a nutshell...

I dunno Larry, I think the body lines in the back seat look pretty damn good.

The real question is whether or not Fisker will still be in business in 5 years or if the Emotion will just be another Karma.
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Old 13th January 2018, 04:29 AM   #47
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Re: Electric cars, in a nutshell...

Side view reminds me of the Mazda RX8

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Re: Electric cars, in a nutshell...

That's a great looking car but Fisker isn't going to produce enough of anything to influence the trajectory of EV evolution.
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