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Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:57 pm
by roymck
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Diesel generator for charging up electric cars

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Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:05 pm
by reliant-reviver
But arguably the diesel generator runs at a stable optimum and the electric motor powering the variable demand of the vehicle is far more efficient than the equivalent IC engine.

Be interesting to see the worked calculations of it I suppose, my betting is that even accounting for the losses it's a more economical / less polluting use of energy.

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Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:19 pm
by peter freeman
I wonder long long it will be before its put on a trailer so you can travel and keep your electric car charged at all times

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Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:23 pm
by philhoward
There’s a picture floating around of the AA equivalent which is a generator on a trailer for charging up flat electric vehicles..

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Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:40 pm
by TrevorG
Where do people think we get our electricity from in the first place? I love the figures quoted by government of how much green electricity we produce....it's quoted as a percentage of average consumption. Wonder if people realise we need three to four times the generation power than that at peak times and guess how that's created?

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Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:42 pm
by Nigel Clark
peter freeman wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:19 pm
I wonder long long it will be before its put on a trailer so you can travel and keep your electric car charged at all times
A case of technology going full circle perhaps, rather like the diesel-electric railway locomotives of the late Fifties/early Sixties:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_27

Nigel

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Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:13 pm
by scimitargtc
Oh, a Top gear moment coming on I feel....

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Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:52 pm
by gtcse8
Bloody windmills will never recoup their build costs, and we all know how difficult GRP/Composit materials are to recycle.
We are all being hoodwinked. :w

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Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:55 pm
by Dcrosby13
My favourite one is energy suppliers stating you only get green energy when they bill you as if theres a giant junction box they can flick so that Dave only gets green energy..............

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Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:59 pm
by gtcse8
TrevorG wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:40 pm
Where do people think we get our electricity from in the first place?
Dave have you got a stream/beck/river on your property ?.

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Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:05 pm
by scimitargtc
I’d surmise most of us do at the moment

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Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:12 pm
by gtcse8
Ha Ha
I was thinking of hydro electrickery

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Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:28 pm
by TrevorG
We've got a wind generator, and it's not the heavy horses!

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Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:07 pm
by Rattling
It's the old adage ,create a market then supply it :D millions are being made :D

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Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:28 pm
by Sarecen
My neighbour had his supply sabotaged, they fed his donkey Horlicks and all the lights went out :D :D