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Re: Fully Charged

Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:06 am

Pittsburgh's T (light rail) runs on 650 volts DC through a single overhead line and grounded rails. In the early 20th Century, PRR's Eastern Corrdior ran at 12,000 volts, 25 Hz AC, but those powered full-size trains.

The only issue with tired vehicles is that you need dual overhead lines to complete a circuit. This wouldn't be a huge issue to set up, but I would think they use AC to minimize arcing, or at least they should (unlike DC, AC goes to zero volts twice a cycle, allowing for an arc to break).
"Bear" - 2012 Diamond White Pearl ES with QC - 2/21/2013
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Phximiev
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Re: Fully Charged

Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:09 pm

2012 iMIEV ES
2014 Chevy Volt

Phximiev
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Re: Fully Charged

Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:12 pm

News from "down under":

https://youtu.be/sMs8MN9mNac
2012 iMIEV ES
2014 Chevy Volt

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Re: Fully Charged

Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:49 pm

2012 iMIEV ES
2014 Chevy Volt

PV1
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Re: Fully Charged

Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:35 pm

They had me until they mentioned selling data. It's bad enough our phones track us everywhere we go, now they'll have flooring to do it. Other than that, nice product and very interesting idea.
"Bear" - 2012 Diamond White Pearl ES with QC - 2/21/2013
Solar-powered since 10/10/2013

"Koorz" - 2012 Cool Silver Metallic ES with QC - 1/5/2015

Driving electric since 2-21-2013.
3 years with the i-MiEV and loving every mile!

Phximiev
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Re: Fully Charged

Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:55 pm

Electric cars introduced in Emirates:

https://youtu.be/9r61sbBbU1M
2012 iMIEV ES
2014 Chevy Volt

Phximiev
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Re: Fully Charged

Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:04 pm

2012 iMIEV ES
2014 Chevy Volt

Phximiev
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Re: Fully Charged

Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:54 pm

Introducing Jonny Smith:

https://youtu.be/riyLR40nfyM
2012 iMIEV ES
2014 Chevy Volt

misterbleepy
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Re: Fully Charged

Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:43 am

Johnny Smith owns and races an EV:
https://youtu.be/u6VJ6_4yCkw
Here it is setting an EV world record last year (not sure if that record still stands):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4iSS3eNZyg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZW3BxrBAAs
More info here:
http://flux-capacitor.co.uk/
Back to the Smart fortwo - it's the only car (mk1 non-EV version) I have ever driven with a tighter turning circle than my iOn.
Keith B.
driving with the power of 15.667 kettles

Phximiev
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Re: Fully Charged

Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:49 am

Better than Autopilot?

https://youtu.be/cfRqNAhAe6c
2012 iMIEV ES
2014 Chevy Volt

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