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Re: Fully Charged

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:06 am
by PV1
Pittsburgh's T (light rail) runs on 650 volts DC through a single overhead line and grounded rails. In the early 20th Century, PRR's Eastern Corrdior ran at 12,000 volts, 25 Hz AC, but those powered full-size trains.

The only issue with tired vehicles is that you need dual overhead lines to complete a circuit. This wouldn't be a huge issue to set up, but I would think they use AC to minimize arcing, or at least they should (unlike DC, AC goes to zero volts twice a cycle, allowing for an arc to break).

Re: Fully Charged

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:09 pm
by Phximiev

Re: Fully Charged

Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:12 pm
by Phximiev
News from "down under":

https://youtu.be/sMs8MN9mNac

Re: Fully Charged

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:49 pm
by Phximiev

Re: Fully Charged

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:35 pm
by PV1
They had me until they mentioned selling data. It's bad enough our phones track us everywhere we go, now they'll have flooring to do it. Other than that, nice product and very interesting idea.

Re: Fully Charged

Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:55 pm
by Phximiev
Electric cars introduced in Emirates:

https://youtu.be/9r61sbBbU1M

Re: Fully Charged

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:04 pm
by Phximiev

Re: Fully Charged

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:54 pm
by Phximiev
Introducing Jonny Smith:

https://youtu.be/riyLR40nfyM

Re: Fully Charged

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:43 am
by misterbleepy
Johnny Smith owns and races an EV:
https://youtu.be/u6VJ6_4yCkw
Here it is setting an EV world record last year (not sure if that record still stands):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4iSS3eNZyg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZW3BxrBAAs
More info here:
http://flux-capacitor.co.uk/
Back to the Smart fortwo - it's the only car (mk1 non-EV version) I have ever driven with a tighter turning circle than my iOn.

Re: Fully Charged

Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:49 am
by Phximiev
Better than Autopilot?

https://youtu.be/cfRqNAhAe6c