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by billvon
Dec 07 2019 10:20pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Tesla charging problems ?
Replies: 18
Views: 228

Re: Tesla charging problems ?

cricketo wrote:
Dec 07 2019 12:14am
Typical dryer is 30A, and typical range is 50A (I've seen 30 and 40 amp circuits as well). Either way, Tesla's mobile adapter states it will pul up to 32A max.
Hmm. Ours pulls 40A from our 50A outlet.
by billvon
Dec 06 2019 8:22pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Tesla charging problems ?
Replies: 18
Views: 228

Re: Tesla charging problems ?

Really? So on a long road trip, say visiting your aunt in Wyoming from Utah there's a way to identify "sharing economy" households willing to let you plug into the clothes drier circuit for 4+ hours? Yes, there are several "charger sharing apps" out there like EVMatch. From a typical 50A dryer outl...
by billvon
Dec 06 2019 5:12pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Tesla charging problems ?
Replies: 18
Views: 228

Re: Tesla charging problems ?

eee291 wrote:
Dec 06 2019 4:58pm
That's not a line I would want to be sitting in, even if the line was just one car
Fortunately you don't have to. You can use any outlet or EV charger to charge it. That's a line of people who want free charging, and don't want to pay for the power.
by billvon
Dec 02 2019 10:14pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5425
Views: 239465

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

RT Solar (+ storage) is universally accepted as the MOST EXPENSIVE source of electricity. Only by people with a political agenda. In reality: ============================= Solar plus batteries is now cheaper than fossil power Robert F. Service Science 12 Jul 2019: Vol. 365, Issue 6449, pp. 108 Summ...
by billvon
Dec 01 2019 10:58pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5425
Views: 239465

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Hillhater wrote:
Dec 01 2019 10:33pm
billvon wrote:
Dec 01 2019 9:56pm
The one “smart” solution that would solve the problem at minimal cost would be to prevent R T Solar from feeding back to the grid !
Then prices would increase faster.
How do you figure that ?
Because solar+storage currently represents the cheapest way to get new power.
by billvon
Dec 01 2019 9:56pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5425
Views: 239465

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

What ever dumb or smart solution they decide to try to solve the problem with, one thing is certain.. .. the price of electricity to the consumer will increase ! That's a given. It has always increased. The one “smart” solution that would solve the problem at minimal cost would be to prevent R T So...
by billvon
Nov 27 2019 10:04pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5425
Views: 239465

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Any country that has it's own oil, and can still print money to buy other peoples oil at $55, would be wiser to just leave it in the ground for now. Money in the bank for when things really get tight eventually and nationalistic walls go up everywhere. I've been making that argument for years. ANWR...
by billvon
Nov 26 2019 6:09pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Tesla Model 3
Replies: 1144
Views: 79334

Re: Tesla Model 3

Whoever said the depost was $10 was off by a zero. $100US for Americans, other countries like Australia had to put down $150. But like was said, it's refundable. How many deposits converted to sales on the model 3? Seemingly quite a lot. I saw a rant by a Tesla short about a year ago about how "onl...
by billvon
Nov 26 2019 2:05pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Tesla Model 3
Replies: 1144
Views: 79334

Re: Tesla Model 3

For me though it's too big (and inefficient). But I am far from it's target market. I do like it though. I'd love to hire one. Me as well. Between roof racks and trailer hitches I have always done fine with very small cars. If I can carry a 4x8 sheet of plywood a few miles, and tow a U-haul-it trai...
by billvon
Nov 26 2019 1:29pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Ideas for EV farm machinery
Replies: 38
Views: 1432

Re: Ideas for EV farm machinery

I take issue with organic agriculture - why deliberately go about things the hard way to produce a crop you can sell to rich hippies? There's a lot of good things about parts of organic agriculture (i.e. agriculture that doesn't rely heavily on natural gas or petroleum based pesticides) but some of...
by billvon
Nov 26 2019 1:00pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Tesla Model 3
Replies: 1144
Views: 79334

Re: Tesla Model 3

No doubt people will buy it but the deposts mean nothing at the moment its a small returnable amount I've never seen any car manufacturer sell in such fashion . . . Tesla does it to gauge demand. Since they are a new company they can't rely on 30 years of sales records for one of their older vehicl...
by billvon
Nov 25 2019 4:40pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Tesla Model 3
Replies: 1144
Views: 79334

Re: Tesla Model 3

Seems the Cybertruck has surpassed 200k pre-orders, will be interesting to see how many of those translate into actual orders. Yep. If the previous Tesla models are any indications - most of them. I suspect this truck will appeal to Tesla fans and to people who need trucks for specific reasons, lik...
by billvon
Nov 25 2019 11:45am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5425
Views: 239465

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Sounds balanced.... :roll: It's from a site named "notrickszone" which is an English-language version of a German website from an organization called EIKE. From Wikipedia: (translated) === The European Institute for Climate & Energy ( EIKE ) is a registered association that rejects the scientific c...
by billvon
Nov 24 2019 11:16pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Tesla Model 3
Replies: 1144
Views: 79334

Re: Tesla Model 3

Hillhater wrote:
Nov 20 2019 5:05pm
Except that it is all true.
No, it's truthy. Which means something that you FEEL is true but is actually false in reality. Here in the reality based community, words mean things, and facts don't change because of your feelings.
by billvon
Nov 24 2019 11:19am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Around the world on a solar ebike
Replies: 249
Views: 25163

Re: Around the world on a solar ebike

I mean the solar panels I got from eBay met the output specifications under ideal conditions - solar noon, no clouds, summer, optimal tilt. The rest of the time it was at like average a bit above 50%. Not sure how the "premium" ones compare under the same conditions. A pyranometer is invaluable for...
by billvon
Nov 23 2019 7:52pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Ideas for EV farm machinery
Replies: 38
Views: 1432

Re: Ideas for EV farm machinery

My next idea was to use LTO as the Chinese use in their buses, since they allow very fast charging (10C, maybe even 20C) and provide elctricity cables to the field edge aka headland. With a fixed pattern for plowing, why not run power directly to the tractor? A good reel system with a high voltage ...
by billvon
Nov 22 2019 4:36pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5425
Views: 239465

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

I guess you didn't follow the water "day zero story of South Africa the last two years. They were stated to be within a day or two of the taps literally running dry. You posted the article about that. They avoided it. Which, again, is the opposite of "no water at all." As far as the filters solving...
by billvon
Nov 22 2019 2:06pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Tesla Cybertruck
Replies: 48
Views: 2395

Re: Tesla Cybertruck

Balmorhea wrote:
Nov 22 2019 1:47pm
There's already blood on the streets.
True. Let's hope that autonomous vehicles (even level 1 and 2) come sooner rather than later.
by billvon
Nov 22 2019 2:01pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5425
Views: 239465

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Town_water_crisis From the website: "The City of Cape Town implemented significant water restrictions in a bid to curb water usage, and succeeded in reducing its daily water usage by more than half to around 500 million litres (130,000,000 US gal) per day in March...
by billvon
Nov 22 2019 1:27pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5425
Views: 239465

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

sendler2112 wrote:
Nov 22 2019 1:15pm
Why post several water filter solutions when the problem is that there is no water of any kind, dirty or clean, to begin with?
?? What do you mean, there's no water of any kind? Where do you get that?
by billvon
Nov 22 2019 12:42pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5425
Views: 239465

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

By the way, there are currently riots all over the planet due to the beginning of the end of growth and rampant imperialism and inequity. There are certainly riots out there. There are riots in Hong Kong right now, with protesters holing up in a school there. There are riots in Iran involving thous...
by billvon
Nov 22 2019 11:12am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5425
Views: 239465

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

It is not "MY" future. It is the future. I am not a "doom monger". I am a truth monger. Well, the problem there is that if you pick up along the same vein as doom mongers have followed for the past 300 years or so - with every one being wrong - you're not going to be seen as a truth monger. Imagine...
by billvon
Nov 21 2019 9:26pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5425
Views: 239465

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

So sorry to keep hearing this from you. Classic Chicago school economics. Was only ever true during this one time bolus in an empty world with vast untouched fossil carbon and mineral resources. Has been true dozens of times in dozens of areas - from construction materials to energy to transportati...
by billvon
Nov 21 2019 7:25pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5425
Views: 239465

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Many of the prognosticators have been wrong by a few decades. The charts from the Limits To Growth computer simulations are still holding up surprisingly well to the current actual data 50 years later. Agreed. And Hubbert's graphs held up very, very well - until they didn't. https://upload.wikimedi...
by billvon
Nov 21 2019 6:02pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5425
Views: 239465

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Peak Copper in 10 years? I have a poster in my office from 1995 that showed all the predictions for peak oil. The peaks ranged from 1998 to 2015. At that point, oil production would peak and then decline, and no amount of effort could reverse the decline. A dozen scientists, economists and industry...