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  Topic: Long range EVs
jema

Replies: 852
Views: 265534
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Dec 01, 23 8:05 am   Subject: Long range EVs
On street charging still seems to be an issue though. There was a report in our local paper that a whole load had been turned off by the provider for 'safety reasons'. No idea why.

that one is bein ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
jema

Replies: 852
Views: 265534
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Nov 30, 23 8:01 am   Subject: Long range EVs
Prices on EVs are crashing now, a pretty much brand new car for less than £20k:

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202311244257430?sort=price-asc&aggregatedTrim=Ultimate&make=Vauxhal ...
  Topic: 41 tunnelers blinking in the sun
jema

Replies: 3
Views: 162
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Nov 29, 23 8:21 am   Subject: 41 tunnelers blinking in the sun
Amazing story, the good news side is that they were fed and watered pretty quickly, so it was more a case of when they were rescued than if, which must help psychologically.
  Topic: Long range EVs
jema

Replies: 852
Views: 265534
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Nov 29, 23 8:19 am   Subject: Long range EVs
Energy security my arse, Scotland's only oil refinery is closing:

https://news.stv.tv/scotland/scotlands-only-oil-refinery-to-shut-with-hundreds-of-jobs-at-risk-at-grangemouth

So whatever new oi ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
jema

Replies: 852
Views: 265534
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Nov 28, 23 7:41 am   Subject: Long range EVs
Considering the oil capacity of a wind turbine gearbox,they do tend to go hand in hand.

big turbines don't have gear boxes and turbines tend to use synthetic oil.


The gearless turbines have hy ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
jema

Replies: 852
Views: 265534
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Nov 27, 23 7:34 am   Subject: Long range EVs
Considering the oil capacity of a wind turbine gearbox,they do tend to go hand in hand.

big turbines don't have gear boxes and turbines tend to use synthetic oil.
  Topic: Long range EVs
jema

Replies: 852
Views: 265534
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Nov 26, 23 8:22 am   Subject: Long range EVs
https://www.theengineer.co.uk/content/news/iea-oil-gas-report-torpedoes-carbon-capture-fantasy

Oil can never be a partner in green technologies, they won't eat their own lunch.
They are invested i ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
jema

Replies: 852
Views: 265534
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sat Nov 25, 23 8:17 am   Subject: Long range EVs
https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-news/industry-news/stellantis/stellantis-to-convert-diesel-vans-to-electric/
Not long range yet, but this looks interesting...

I guess the mere fact that that sor ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
jema

Replies: 852
Views: 265534
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Nov 06, 23 7:45 am   Subject: Long range EVs
I think regional flight will be a revolutionary big win for batteries.
With batteries everything is a tipping point.
Once they have the energy density to actually do something, they are automaticall ...
  Topic: thorium browser
jema

Replies: 2
Views: 8274
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Sat Nov 04, 23 1:45 pm   Subject: thorium browser
https://thorium.rocks/

Seems to be gaining a good reputation and I have just imported everything from firefox to it.
It feels fast and uses less memory than firefox.
It is chrome based and so the ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
jema

Replies: 852
Views: 265534
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Oct 29, 23 7:22 am   Subject: Long range EVs
We drove about 5 hours back from deepest Wales yesterday and when looking at long trips lately I always think how would this work in an EV? This was typical after two and a half hours people wanted lo ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
jema

Replies: 852
Views: 265534
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sat Oct 28, 23 2:42 pm   Subject: Long range EVs
are EVs more expensive when it comes to insuring them? I have seen a few comments saying that they are.. but without any backup.

The Daily Fail or some such found I think a guy with an expensive E ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
jema

Replies: 852
Views: 265534
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Oct 18, 23 7:23 pm   Subject: Long range EVs
https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/citroen-c3

European manufacturer 199 miles, £22k

Nice, not exactly earth shattering, but each new EV in the £20,000s is a big thing right now.
  Topic: Long range EVs
jema

Replies: 852
Views: 265534
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Oct 17, 23 6:56 am   Subject: Long range EVs
Good news from premier inn

More BS from Toyota sadly.
It falls apart on a couple of levels.
Most importantly if you can mass produce it doesn't take 5 years to mass produce.
If you can't th ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
jema

Replies: 852
Views: 265534
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sat Oct 14, 23 8:05 am   Subject: Long range EVs
The logic is I think more about the grid than generation.
If you don't have batteries the grid must handle the peak load.
With sufficient batteries the grid has to handle the average load that may b ...
 
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