What do you think about Electric Cars?

Discussion in 'Serious Discussion' started by Katzenfreund, Aug 24, 2017.

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Will your next car be electric?

  1. My next car will be electric

  2. I’ll wait several years for prices to drop

  3. I’m not convinced by them, I’ll buy conventional

  4. I am undecided, far more info is required

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  1. case-sensitive

    case-sensitive MDL Expert

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    Gorski ........its time for you to wake up ...... you missed the bus ......... your consume more to solve consumption problems is pure capitalist propoganda ......... and a nightmare for the planet .
     
  2. gorski

    gorski MDL Guru

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    Perhaps you should sober up and get off that toxic s**t that is eating your brain...

    And it would be great if you wouldn't put words in my mouth, thanx a bunch...
     
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  3. gorski

    gorski MDL Guru

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    How about a flying EV, minimal training required:

    https://www.electricvehiclesresearc...nveils-air-one-evtol-for-individual-ownership

    Posted on October 22, 2021

    AIR Unveils AIR ONE eVTOL for Individual Ownership

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    AIR, creator of personal eVTOLs for the consumer market, unveiled its debut vehicle, AIR ONE, and announced it is now accepting pre-orders. AIR ONE is a sporty, easy-to-operate electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft designed for individual consumer ownership.

    As the eVTOL industry gains traction with a primary focus on air taxis and other urban use cases, AIR puts the freedom to fly directly in the hands of consumers with its sleek and playful AIR ONE vehicle intended for adventure, fun, and day-to-day flying by consumers. Infused with a spirit of adventure, AIR's aim is to enable mass production of vehicles and accelerated integration of advanced air mobility into society on both a commercial and personal level. For further information see the IDTechEx report on Air Taxis: Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing Aircraft 2021-2041.

    "The future of mobility is in the sky, but to get there we need to build consumer confidence in eVTOLs as a legitimate mode of everyday transport and develop vehicles on a mass-scale to bring that vision to life," said AIR's CEO and Co-Founder Rani Plaut. "AIR ONE is our hat in the ring, simultaneously showing consumers the first in a line of diversified, playful models for personal flight and demonstrating cutting-edge technology that will enable high-volume production and scalability."

    The company's inaugural vehicle is an all-electric two-seater eVTOL that offers a range of 110 miles on a single charge at speeds up to 155 miles per hour, with a flight time of one hour. AIR ONE prioritizes everyday practicality for consumers with collapsible wings for easy parking and its ability to take off from or land on any flat surface.

    At the heart of AIR ONE is the company's 'fly by intent' software, which manages complex functions and navigation, so that usage isn't restricted to highly skilled pilots and trained professionals. Additional safety features include an AI-enabled monitoring system which does frequent inspections of the vehicle and eliminates checklists for riders to ensure paramount safety, even for riders with minimal training.

    Based on technology and manufacturing techniques from the automotive and aerospace industries, AIR ONE is designed from inception to be a fun, safe and practical vehicle that adheres to aerospace standards and regulations. To this end, AIR is currently working with the FAA to obtain G1 certification.

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  4. gorski

    gorski MDL Guru

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    Going big and cleaner in maritime traffic now: https://www.electricvehiclesresearc...rlds-first-emission-free-high-speed-catamaran

    World's First Emission-Free High Speed Catamaran
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    Stockholm-based Echandia has signed an agreement to supply the world's first emission-free high-speed catamaran with an integrated battery and hydrogen-based fuel cell system. The client is Green City Ferries AB and the ferry is planned for commercial traffic in Stockholm. The installation will take place in the autumn of 2022 and the agreement is worth approximately SEK 14 million for Echandia.

    Echandia is a world-leading developer of advanced battery and fuel cell systems for maritime electrification. The agreement is for the Beluga24 model, which is designed by Teknicraft in New Zealand and the Italian Studio Sculli and is built in carbon fiber by Green City Ferries north of Stockholm. The high energy efficiency of Echandia's integrated battery and fuel cell systems requires less hydrogen, which saves a lot of weight, and the battery part is significantly lighter than competing solutions.

    If you look at public transport in Stockholm, the fleet of vessels accounts for circa 5 percent of energy consumption but about 50 percent of carbon dioxide emissions annually (according to Båtplan Stockholm 2025). Green City Ferries' goal is to switch to emission-free and fast waterborne transport in the world's cities. The start for this takes place in Stockholm with support from Klimatklivet and EU. Before initializing final production stages, Green City Ferries will secure additional external financing.

    Magnus Eriksson, CEO, Echandia, comments "Sweden has been lagging behind internationally when it comes to electrifying shipping, but now the pace is increasing here as well. We are proud to be a part of this project that not only contributes to reducing emissions from Stockholm's waterborne local transport but is also the first in the world with an emission-free high-speed catamaran. The ferry will be equipped with an integrated system with both batteries and hydrogen, which is significantly more energy efficient compared to solutions with separate systems."

    Fredrik Thornell, CEO, Green City Ferries, comments: "We are very pleased to collaborate with Echandia in this groundbreaking project, which we see great interest in globally. We will build a completely emission-free high-speed catamaran intended to operate in Stockholm's waters. Echandia is the perfect partner for that. Compared to other tenders, Echandia's solution means significantly lower total weight with high safety."

    Additionally: https://www.idtechex.com/en/researc...e-and-sea-going-boats-and-ships-2021-2040/739
     
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