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Re: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

Post by RJDiogenes » Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:56 pm

It's every two to three weeks for me. Of course, I work from home, which has not only saved me a fortune but extended the life of my car quite a bit (not to mention my own life :lol: ).
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Re: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

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Re: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

Post by RJDiogenes » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:49 pm

Wow, not even close. :D So what's the problem? If the new advanced batteries work for cars, why don't they work for trucks?
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Re: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

Post by Gary » Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:46 pm

The YouTube embedded video won't post.

Buying a Pruis with a dead battery.
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Re: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

Post by RJDiogenes » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:08 pm

"I'm not an environmentalist." :wtf: :lol:

That's kind of amazing that you can pick up a dead Prius and bring it back to life for less than two grand. I find it comforting that this new breed of electric car isn't going to put an end to people working on their jalopies in their driveways-- not that I have any interest in that, I just approve conceptually. And I got a big kick out of the domino effect. :lol:
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Re: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

Post by Gary » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:37 pm

RJDiogenes wrote:"I'm not an environmentalist." :wtf: :lol:

That's kind of amazing that you can pick up a dead Prius and bring it back to life for less than two grand. I find it comforting that this new breed of electric car isn't going to put an end to people working on their jalopies in their driveways-- not that I have any interest in that, I just approve conceptually. And I got a big kick out of the domino effect. :lol:
A friend of mine, who is a big time gear head, has a Chevy Volt and absolutely loves that car. His commute is similar to mine (35-miles one way) and says he fills the tank *maybe* once every six months. I've been intrigued by the Volt because it rocks the charts in reliability; however, I prefer a hatchback for the ease of carrying awkwardly large cargo. A Prius would be a good car, except my driving is mainly on the highway and the Prius excels in city mileage.

That being said, it doesn't surprise me one bit people can still tinker with vehicles like this. It's no different than the real old guys lamenting "Ya just can't work on cars these days". They're befuddled by the onboard computers and various sensors, yet there are discussion forums abound for how to work on vehicles since computers became more and more prevalent. Oddly enough, the guys on those forums are whining that no one will be able to work on fully electric vehicles :lol: People always find a way.

I know a couple of people who would benefit for having a Prius as a daily driver and am going to keep my eyes open. The presenter stated "These cars can easily hit 300K miles". That's darn good performance!
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Re: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

Post by RJDiogenes » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:17 pm

Yeah, people can hack anything. Computers, phones, electric cars. Before long, people will be tinkering with used SpaceX vehicles. :lol:
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Re: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

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Re: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

Post by RJDiogenes » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:24 pm

Interesting. He should go after the public transportation market, too. Considering all the high-tech bells and whistles on these things, I wonder why they don't include solar panels, too.
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Re: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

Post by Gary » Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:54 am

The battery revolution is really hitting its stride.

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Re: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

Post by RJDiogenes » Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:12 pm

I love the scene of the guy gassing up his battery car with a giant USB cable. Very Sci Fi. :lol:

The battery revolution is going to have a wide-ranging impact beyond cars and electronics, I think. I wonder if these companies have done studies on how long the average household could run on similar capacity, and how efficiently they could be charged with solar panels or a windmill.
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