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Re: Going electric part 2 [Re: Jim_Clennell] #1657485
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Also on the negative side, saw my first bit of EV-specific crap driving last week: on the A346 in Wiltshire, as it winds up the hill out of Marlborough and into the forest.
I was stuck behind a lorry and waiting for the road to widen into a dual carriageway, with a train of traffic behind me. As the moment arrived, I mirror-signal-manouvered, only to find a Tesla appeared at warp speed, almost redesigning the boot of the Eos. Aesthetics aside, it was a classic example of the epic acceleration of EV's, especially uphill.
Thing is, it's a bit like having better brakes than the car behind you - even though you're not doing anything illegal, you really should allow for other motorists going about their business in "normal" vehicles.

Re: Going electric part 2 [Re: Jim_Clennell] #1657514
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Apropos of Scotland: number of filling stations between Fort William and Kyle of Lochalsh - a two hour drive, give or take: none...


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Re: Going electric part 2 [Re: Jim_Clennell] #1657518
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Do you mean liquid filling stations, Neil?

Re: Going electric part 2 [Re: Jim_Clennell] #1657546
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Yes. But there are an equal number of electric filling stations smile

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Re: Going electric part 2 [Re: Jim_Clennell] #1657549
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Good point Jim.

But I suppose that it is the same as any car with rapid acceleration, it's driver must anticipate the road users ahead.

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Absolutely, Paul. But EV acceleration (especially at lower speeds) is a step change that is accessible to far more drivers than the equivalent performance in ICE cars. I do remember the introduction of ABS causing a similar requirement to be aware of the limitations of others.

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Originally Posted by Jim_Clennell
Absolutely, Paul. But EV acceleration (especially at lower speeds) is a step change that is accessible to far more drivers than the equivalent performance in ICE cars. I do remember the introduction of ABS causing a similar requirement to be aware of the limitations of others.


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Re: Going electric part 2 [Re: Jim_Clennell] #1657629
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Interesting development seeing the first light of day in Europe, in Norway. Instead of charging the battery in the car, the battery is replaced for a fully charged one (takes about 5 mins).
It also allows cars to benefit from the latest battery technology as developments occur.
This latter point is something I think should be available more widely, but I suppose the design and accessibility of the host vehicle's onboard battery is crucial.

Re: Going electric part 2 [Re: Jim_Clennell] #1657639
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Well, when you get standardised battery cells with standardised fastenings that can be replaced by a robot...

The good thing about standards is that there are so many to choose from...


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