- Sep 19, 2018
- Reaction score
I read in a Chrysler forum that the poster was able to hook up his house batteries to the regenerative breaking circuit in his drive batteries to extend range. He could flick a switch to recharge the drive batteries when there was plenty in his house batteries from solar etc.For longer trips or van life, larger hybrid would make the most sense. Maybe it would be possible to add range via extra battery packs or a larger one if someone could fab it up.
I was abbreviating Right Hand Steering (steering wheel on the right side). I thought the previous posts would be enough explanation. (sorry about that)I don't know what a "RHS vehicle" is, but if it refers to EVs I'd like to know which and why. Many states are now providing incentives for such a switch and according to the following link, 9 have plans to to ban gas powered cars. https://money.com/states-banning-gas-powered-cars/
I figured the RHD out when it was too late to edit. Thanks for the illumination anyway.I was abbreviating Right Hand Steering (steering wheel on the right side). I thought the previous posts would be enough explanation. (sorry about that)
EV manufacturing, along with all other consumers of computer chips are going to have supply chain issues for the next few years. Due to de-globalization, de-capitalization, political turmoil in component supplying countries, and famine, alternate raw materials and critical component suppliers will need to be developed. I don't think anyone knows how the market is going to be affected.
Right now there is a lot of pushback from banning ICE vehicles from parts of London. Politicians can pass laws but if people don't want it or the technology isn't mature it won't happen or if forced it will kill the economy.
I don't mind new tech improving things. But in the rush to get it done they have pushed the wrong parts of the idea before the very necessary foundational parts are at least ready to go.I figured the RHD out when it was too late to edit. Thanks for the illumination anyway.
ICE engines are BAD. They pollute and put us at the mercy of people that don't give 2 figs about anything but making more money. The mainstream EV industry is just getting started. Sure, there are some things to still work on. The first ICEs were not perfect either. Still aren't. "Toxic emissions from tailpipes of diesel and petrol cars have caused air pollution problems in European towns and cities for decades and cause tens of thousands of unnecessary, premature deaths each year." per https://www.transportenvironment.or...ars-when-it-comes-to-air-pollution-heres-why/ You can be sure this also applies to the US. Read the whole article and you will find it addresses pretty much all the standard EV push-back arguments.
Computer Chips? Yes, that's a concern. We no longer "own" the industry. But neither do those that hate us. Manufacturing of all kinds have gone global and diversified. I don't see that changing anytime soon. So, we need to learn better ways to deal with globalization. Recently we discovered the largest lithium deposit in the world just happens to be near the Oregon Nevada border. We still have much chip research going on in the U.S. And so on.
I'll still vote for cleaner air, lower global temps, milder weather patterns, more economic independence that EV can provide. There will be no sunshine embargo or OPEC-like group just deciding to raise the price of sunshine. Did I mention fewer deaths from all the fossil fuel pollution? I think that's kind of important too.
If you are dead set on getting an EV I'd get it now. Prices are going to go up a lot. Cost of the average EV went up 13% from 2021 to 2023. The UAW is demanding a 46% pay raise. I could see used EVs going for the same price a new for a while like truck prices did during the COVID lockdown......
ICE engines are BAD. They pollute and put us at the mercy of people that don't give 2 figs about anything but making more money. The mainstream EV industry is just getting started .....
Globalization as we have known it for the past 40 years is going away. It started before COVID. It has been tending towards regional for a while but it is going to take time to redevelop the infrastructure.Computer Chips? Yes, that's a concern. We no longer "own" the industry. But neither do those that hate us. Manufacturing of all kinds have gone global and diversified. I don't see that changing anytime soon ....
Lithium ore isn't the problem; it is abundant in the earth's crust. It's the processing into battery usable lithium that is the problem: it pollutes about 50 gallons of water to produce 1 pound of usable lithium. An EV uses about 1500 pounds..... Recently we discovered the largest lithium deposit in the world just happens to be near the Oregon Nevada border .....
* It depends on who you ask, I suppose. Or on your politics.Who hates us?
Yup! It's possible to confuse and mislead with statistics. But, both sides of every issue run that risk, not just the folks you (or I) don't currently agree with. I try to always find multiple sources and also apply what seems to be all the logic my poor aging brain can handle. For example, More EVS on the road = fewer ICEs on the road. That means less demand for gas. In a system without someone putting their finger on the scale, this SHOULD reduce gas prices. The reason it might not be was also explained in the article I posted.You keep believing what you want. You can spin statistics any way you want, and they do.