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Offline peejay69

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Well kiss my knee and call me Rupert…
on: June 15, 2021, 09:29:14 AM
Just been out on this full power Zero on Sports mode. I’m glad I have a tendency to overly hold on the the bars because this thing is a rocket! Lots of fun up the dual carriageway. Bike courtesy of my brother. I’d have one for commuting in a heart beat. Right, onwards to Fort William.


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Re: Well kiss my knee and call me Rupert…
Reply #1 on: June 15, 2021, 11:01:59 AM
Hello rupert.  :008:

Ive watched a few videos on youtube about these electric ones and i think they're ideal for commuting

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Re: Well kiss my knee and call me Rupert…
Reply #2 on: June 15, 2021, 03:39:14 PM
*Originally Posted by Floydsz1 [+]
Hello rupert.  :008:

Ive watched a few videos on youtube about these electric ones and i think they're ideal for commuting

I agree. I'm still not convinced though and I reckon my consumption of coffee would increase proportionately (waiting for it to re-charge at service station )   :008:   
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Re: Well kiss my knee and call me Rupert…
Reply #3 on: June 15, 2021, 04:37:35 PM
I think this pretty well sums up the state of the electric motorcycle outside of densely populated urban areas:



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Re: Well kiss my knee and call me Rupert…
Reply #4 on: June 15, 2021, 07:02:27 PM
What never seems to get mentioned is what actually happens when the batteries need replacing, not just on bikes but cars.  They're full of all sorts of nasty chemicals that nobody wants . There's already tons of old stockpiled batteries leaking nasty chemicals.  Electric isn't as environmentally good as people think. Hydrogen is the way to go.

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Re: Well kiss my knee and call me Rupert…
Reply #5 on: June 15, 2021, 08:21:10 PM
Land Rover are in the process of developing a hydrogen powered Defender  :169:   
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Re: Well kiss my knee and call me Rupert…
Reply #6 on: June 25, 2021, 01:42:30 PM
That'll be SIR Rupert, if you don't mind  :008:
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Re: Well kiss my knee and call me Rupert…
Reply #7 on: June 25, 2021, 03:38:36 PM
There is plenty of work going into the recycling of EV batteries at their end of use. They are chock full of highly refined elements that will be required to make new batteries. It will be cheaper to recycle than mining and refining yet more lithium etc. Think of all the mobile phones and laptops that are in the world with batteries that need to be recycled too. Its going to be big business for those companies with the technology to extract the useful ingredients from old electronics.
However, the batteries will find many new uses when they are no longer deemed good enough to power a vehicle. Used as static power storage for people with solar panels is one such use.
I love a petrol bike as much as anyone, but BEV's are coming, like it or not.
If you are interested, have a look at the "Fully Charged" channel on YouTube.
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Re: Well kiss my knee and call me Rupert…
Reply #8 on: June 25, 2021, 08:01:59 PM
*Originally Posted by TYKE [+]
Land Rover are in the process of developing a hydrogen powered Defender  :169:

I think Hydrogen is the way to go.  Just need enough gas stations to make it worthwhile

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Re: Well kiss my knee and call me Rupert…
Reply #9 on: June 25, 2021, 08:23:57 PM
 Unfortunately, it's probably not going to be viable to use hydrogen for small vehicles like motorcycles, for a long time.
No infrastructure for distribution at the moment.  Expensive and inefficient to produce hydrogen in the quantities that would be required. Huge amounts of electricity needed to produce it would be better put straight into batteries. Difficult to store as it tends to leach out through any containers.
Maybe viable for buses and trucks initially.
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