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Re: Electric car

#181  Postby Animavore » Jan 10, 2018 10:54 am

Just watching electric car rally. Weird watching them drift silently.
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Re: Electric car

#182  Postby felltoearth » Jan 10, 2018 12:48 pm

Animavore wrote:Just watching electric car rally. Weird watching them drift silently.

Brings new meaning to driving a Hummer.
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Re: Electric car

#183  Postby Animavore » Jan 10, 2018 4:13 pm

Couldn't even hear the hum over the crunching of gravel, pebbles scattering, and screeching of tires.
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#184  Postby Animavore » Jan 21, 2018 11:42 am

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#185  Postby Animavore » Jan 21, 2018 11:53 am

This is the year I get my license and car. I'm determined it's electric. I can get a grant of up to €5,000 based on the price of the car if I buy a new one. Though it might be more prudent to get a second-hand car.
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Re: Electric car

#186  Postby aban57 » Jan 22, 2018 1:48 pm

I do 260 km a day. Electric is unthinkable to me.
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#187  Postby Scot Dutchy » Jan 22, 2018 2:02 pm

The Tesla does it for $80,000.
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#188  Postby aban57 » Jan 22, 2018 2:08 pm

Scot Dutchy wrote:The Tesla does it for $80,000.


Only if I have somewhere to recharge at home and at work, which I don't. Also, my society won't pay me a 80K euros car, surprisingly :)
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#189  Postby Animavore » Jan 22, 2018 2:15 pm

The Leaf 2 does 400km on its top model. How do you not have a place to charge at home?
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#190  Postby Scot Dutchy » Jan 22, 2018 2:18 pm

We have it on the street.
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#191  Postby Animavore » Jan 22, 2018 2:24 pm

They're everywhere here too. At least 60km apart. The ones at the stations charge super fast compared to the home ones too.
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#192  Postby Scot Dutchy » Jan 22, 2018 2:35 pm

Animavore wrote:They're everywhere here too. At least 60km apart. The ones at the stations charge super fast compared to the home ones too.


Yep we have charging stations.

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#193  Postby aban57 » Jan 22, 2018 2:45 pm

Animavore wrote:The Leaf 2 does 400km on its top model. How do you not have a place to charge at home?


This is Belgium. Most houses are still heated with fioul. So recharge stations ? Only a handful of societies have them.

And I rent an appartment, so how am I supposed to do ?
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#194  Postby Scot Dutchy » Jan 22, 2018 2:48 pm

aban57 wrote:
Animavore wrote:The Leaf 2 does 400km on its top model. How do you not have a place to charge at home?


This is Belgium. Most houses are heated with fioul. So recharge stations ? Only a handful of societies have them.

And I rent an appartment, so how am I supposed to do ?


Are you still using heating oil? I knew that was the case years ago. Nobody uses it here anymore.
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#195  Postby aban57 » Jan 22, 2018 2:50 pm

Scot Dutchy wrote:
aban57 wrote:
Animavore wrote:The Leaf 2 does 400km on its top model. How do you not have a place to charge at home?


This is Belgium. Most houses are heated with fioul. So recharge stations ? Only a handful of societies have them.

And I rent an appartment, so how am I supposed to do ?


Are you still using heating oil? I knew that was the case years ago. Nobody uses it here anymore.
Use a street point here. There are plenty of them.


Not in Belgium. They're virtually non existant here.
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#196  Postby Animavore » Jan 22, 2018 3:07 pm

I didn't even know there was 260km you could drive in Belgium without ending up outside the country.
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#197  Postby Scot Dutchy » Jan 22, 2018 3:14 pm

Animavore wrote:I didn't even know there was 260km you could drive in Belgium without ending up outside the country.


You would be surprised. It is small even smaller than the Netherlands. You could drive round the Brussel Ring a few times.
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#198  Postby aban57 » Jan 22, 2018 3:18 pm

Animavore wrote:I didn't even know there was 260km you could drive in Belgium without ending up outside the country.


That's pretty close to the maximum I could do on a east-west or north-south trip, if I stay roughly on the same latitude/longitude. The diagonal Ostende-Arlon is 300 km long.
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#199  Postby laklak » Jan 22, 2018 4:01 pm

We could get by with an electric for most daily use, but would still need the truck for hauling stuff and longer trips. It's just an academic exercise, though, since we're leaving just as soon as we can sort it all out. Once we get to Swaziland an electric would be of no use. I've never even seen a hybrid there, and there is zero supporting infrastructure. You'd have to import all the stuff from South Africa, and nobody could work on the car. Hell, half the time the power is off anyway. We are thinking of an electric off-road golf cart thingy to drive around the game reserve, if we can find one over there. The closest store to the reserve is about 40 km, and to get to Mbabane (which will probably be a couple of times a week) it's about 120 km each way. The only useful vehicle is a 4x4 diesel truck, as the roads in some areas are rudimentary at best.
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#200  Postby Scot Dutchy » Jan 22, 2018 5:31 pm

aban57 wrote:
Animavore wrote:I didn't even know there was 260km you could drive in Belgium without ending up outside the country.


That's pretty close to the maximum I could do on a east-west or north-south trip, if I stay roughly on the same latitude/longitude. The diagonal Ostende-Arlon is 300 km long.


I presume you live in Wallonia? Oostende - Aarlen. :lol:
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