Electric Vehicles: What have you spotted?

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Re: Electric Vehicles: What have you spotted?

Post by CitroJim » 11 Oct 2018, 11:51

Peter.N. wrote:
11 Oct 2018, 11:39
I filled the 406 with diesel in Tain last Friday and still have over a quarter of a tank left. Scottish diesel seems to work OK down here. :wink:

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Did you bring your car home on the train then Peter :lol:

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Re: Electric Vehicles: What have you spotted?

Post by white exec » 11 Oct 2018, 11:53

Never thought of trying a dash of Malt to keep the injectors clean... :wink:

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Re: Electric Vehicles: What have you spotted?

Post by CitroJim » 11 Oct 2018, 12:21

white exec wrote:
11 Oct 2018, 11:53
Never thought of trying a dash of Malt to keep the injectors clean... :wink:


You never know, it might just work ;)

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Re: Electric Vehicles: What have you spotted?

Post by Peter.N. » 11 Oct 2018, 16:19

Train? What's that Jim? Don't want to spoil a good drive. :wink:

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Re: Electric Vehicles: What have you spotted?

Post by CitroJim » 11 Oct 2018, 17:37

Peter.N. wrote:
11 Oct 2018, 16:19
Train? What's that Jim? Don't want to spoil a good drive. :wink:

Peter


Ahh, sorry Peter... I forgot... The good Dr. Beeching ripped up all of yours back in the 60s :evil:

I rather like train travel and it's very much my choice of transport when I make the occasional trip down to Somerset...

I'm very happy to let the train take the strain as the old British Rail advert strapline used to go...

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Re: Electric Vehicles: What have you spotted?

Post by van ordinaire » 11 Oct 2018, 21:34

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
10 Oct 2018, 23:35
Could have been a Chinese one :!: Quite a few BYD's on the streets of London.

https://www.airqualitynews.com/2018/02/ ... t-expands/

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The new fleet consists of 11 10.8m BYD ADL Enviro200EV single decker buses, similar to those operated by Go-Ahead on other routes in the capital.
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We ship buses from China - in the interests of the environment? Beyond irony!

I didn't notice the bus company, or the route although, having followed the link, Camberwell wasn't 1m miles away BUT, no, it wasn't one of them, it had an italianesque name in huge chrome script across the front.

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Re: Electric Vehicles: What have you spotted?

Post by van ordinaire » 11 Oct 2018, 21:38

Mandrake wrote:
11 Oct 2018, 09:10
Peter.N. wrote:
11 Oct 2018, 08:25
Passed a Tesla in Altnaharra last week, about the most isolated village in Scotland, hope he had plenty of charge!

There's a rapid charger 17.5 miles away in Tongue, so I'm sure they'll be fine with over 200 miles range. :wink:


Assuming, of course, that they haven't already done over 217.5 miles :wink:

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Re: Electric Vehicles: What have you spotted?

Post by van ordinaire » 11 Oct 2018, 21:55

Mandrake wrote:
11 Oct 2018, 09:56
Would you knowingly drive a petrol car into the wilderness miles from any petrol stations and let it run right down with no regard for how to get back to somewhere you can buy petrol ? I wouldn't.
Perhaps not "knowingly" but when you're travelling in a strange place you may have no idea when/where you'll next be able to buy fuel - & you just have to trust to luck.

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Re: Electric Vehicles: What have you spotted?

Post by van ordinaire » 11 Oct 2018, 22:00

CitroJim wrote:
11 Oct 2018, 11:51
Did you bring your car home on the train then Peter :lol:
Now there's a surprise!

Welcome back to FCF's very own prodigal son. =D>

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Re: Electric Vehicles: What have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 11 Oct 2018, 22:44

Maybe it was one of these Van, from Spain this time.....
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Re: Electric Vehicles: What have you spotted?

Post by CitroJim » 12 Oct 2018, 05:41

van ordinaire wrote:
11 Oct 2018, 22:00
CitroJim wrote:
11 Oct 2018, 11:51
Did you bring your car home on the train then Peter :lol:
Now there's a surprise!

Welcome back to FCF's very own prodigal son. =D>


:lol: Thanks Van! It's good to be back :)

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Re: Electric Vehicles: What have you spotted?

Post by van ordinaire » 15 Oct 2018, 22:52

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
11 Oct 2018, 22:44
Maybe it was one of these Van, from Spain this time.....

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Regards Neil

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That script doesn't look as florid as I recall. Like I said, I'll pay more attention next time I'm caught up in the bus jam at Lewisham station.

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Re: Electric Vehicles: What have you spotted?

Post by white exec » 19 Oct 2018, 08:14

Electric buses and warmth
Came across some articles on this issue last week, looking at how to keep all-electric battery bus interiors acceptably warm (or cooled).

What was interesting was that the driving range (155mi_250km/day+) was not an issue with currently available vehicles, but heating remained so. A whole variety of solutions on offer (from old friends like Valeo and Webasto, amongst others). Interesting figure: using the traction batteries for interior heating would require an additional 2000kg of batteries to be carried.

http://www.eliptic-project.eu/news/are- ... sion-buses
https://www.busworld.org/uploads/exhibi ... -buses.pdf

The second article I found a really interesting read.

See that some of the latest BYD BE buses shipping to London are equipped with inductive under-floor recharging/top-up equipment. One of our family works as a London bus network controller, and says that one of their bus Garages is now totally electric. Whole-day battery performance is not an issue, but the 1.6-litre diesel engines fitted for heating/AC is.

The numbers of buses being manufactured from BYD China is now impressive:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BYD_K9
Interesting to see that they are now being built in the USA too, and (iirc) a new plant in south Wales.
See that LiFePO4 batteries are being used.
At least (for some UK orders), bodies from Alexander-Dennis are part of the spec; shame we can't do better.

Exciting.

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Re: Electric Vehicles: What have you spotted?

Post by CitroJim » 19 Oct 2018, 08:27

Simple! Supply all passengers with fur coats as they step on the bus...

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Re: Electric Vehicles: What have you spotted?

Post by Gibbo2286 » 19 Oct 2018, 09:55

CitroJim wrote:
19 Oct 2018, 08:27
Simple! Supply all passengers with fur coats as they step on the bus...

:lol:



'Great minds' Jim, I was just about to say the same. :)