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    Battery based electric vehicles of today and tomorrow.

    right tool.... Even your basic EV today - good for short local runs. Moving a disabled vehicle a 1000 miles or further... better hope your F150 is still around. Putting in a large PV array is looking even better, given where I believe grid rates are heading to here, not that many years out...
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    Battery based electric vehicles of today and tomorrow.

    Stewart Brand walked that same Path, before him. Study the science openly, is a good idea...... Rgds, D.
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    Battery based electric vehicles of today and tomorrow.

    Abandoned Farms/Ranches..... lots of reasons, today. Being Small, anywhere, is pretty tough. The water in those SW areas may not be totally gone, but now expensive enough to access, that added to all the other input costs and overhead...... how long do you stay in the fields, tearing up $1,000...
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    Battery based electric vehicles of today and tomorrow.

    Top up your Koolaid Gale; you clearly haven't been drinking enough. ;) (I actually DO like EVs, for certain usage patterns). Some of the irritation on this topic is definitely Carrrot and Stick related. Meaning.... we (Canadians at least) are going to get Beaten (even harder) with The Stick...
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    Model A Ford.... I keep threatening.....

    Owner's Passing on..... none of us can beat Time, but this topic reminded me of a line from a Model Train guy...... "I hope my wife doesn't sell my collection, for what I told her I paid". :cool: Hobbies/Addictions..... good fun, but can be spendy..... Land Rover..... I understand the...
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    Model A Ford.... I keep threatening.....

    Beautiful car, and picture CM. Thanks for the 411, and offer ! That profile shot reminds me..... better ground clearance than most modern SUVs, and probably way better approach angle than many modern pickups.... I would have watched that vid I posted today, regardless of who made it.... but...
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    Model A Ford.... I keep threatening.....

    Those finicky Model A's ! I was actually looking for coverage on Chinooks flying in BC, but since Design Simplicity was on my mind this week, had to watch this one that drifted by.... Where do you buy 600 wt oil..... Rgds, D.
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    Your last generator Maintenance Run

    I remember the primitive automotive-propane systems years back, which unfortunately coincided with typical -40 Winters.... pretty hard to start sometimes. Wouldn't help much in the dead of Winter here, but the manifold system on RVs allows you to open both tanks at once.... might not be enough...
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    Battery based electric vehicles of today and tomorrow.

    Often real break-throughs come from other disciplines applied to a different area. Solid Hydrogen.... the Semiconductor world is one that could do this in volume and at relatively low cost. And..... I also like that they appear to have nailed the Recycling tech, from the get-go. Rgds, D.
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    Your last generator Maintenance Run

    I know of King, but haven't used any, yet. Haven't heard anything bad (usually the first thing you hear....), and the points you touch on are commendable, esp. today. ^ part of why I ask, and hang out on TBN..... quality design/manufacturing/support can be a moving target.... some traditional...
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    Your last generator Maintenance Run

    Takes a lot of trimming to stay ahead of the trees..... need those James Bond trimmer helicopters ! What 10kw unit do you run Piloon ? Picked up a tall can of quick-start on sale recently.... just to have it. Knock wood, never needed it on my generators, but the stuff keeps, and actually used...
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    Your last generator Maintenance Run

    Thanks for taking the time to post..... no apology needed, as that is the Seat of the Emergency-Pants estimate that would be useful to my buddy. The problem for many is getting the 100# 'ers off the truck w/o a loader. My buddy had an F350 with a liftgate on it, but I'm not sure that truck is...
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    Battery based electric vehicles of today and tomorrow.

    Technology can be tuned to suit..... People..... well, I'll defer to F. Gump...... Rgds, D.
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    Battery based electric vehicles of today and tomorrow.

    Model A Ford.... I keep threatening..... :cool: Yes, my dislike for over-complication (doors that won't open w/o vehicle power.....) extends well beyond Tesla.... Rgds, D.
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    Battery based electric vehicles of today and tomorrow.

    Good practice..... I do the same. I haven't dug into the details, but my impression from the bbc article was that it was a software/internet issue. Basic Ingress/Egress.... make it more complicated, you introduce more dependencies..... folks like the toys/convenience.... me, I'm not big on the...
 
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