Decent review of EV motorcycle

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Decent review of EV motorcycle

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Re: Decent review of EV motorcycle

Post by enigmaT120 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:06 pm

When my Darian suit arrived, Riders' Warehouse included a copy of a book about various of their employees commuting through the Duluth winter on a slightly modified (to keep the battery warm) Zero. It was interesting. But can't you still get that 200 mph, 200+ mile range (probably not both at the same time) sport bike for $30,000? Zeros aren't really cheap.
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Re: Decent review of EV motorcycle

Post by Zombie Master » Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:18 am

No one said they were cheap.
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Re: Decent review of EV motorcycle

Post by Wobbly » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:00 pm

Interesting. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Decent review of EV motorcycle

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Re: Decent review of EV motorcycle

Post by Steve in Golden » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:13 pm

ZM's article wrote:The first Eviation production model is slated to arrive in 2020. It will carry six to nine passengers using electric motors supplied either by Yasa of England or Siemens of Germany as well as 6,000 pounds of batteries. If that sounds like a lot, well, it is – but it’s necessary to propel the aircraft, which will have a max takeoff weight of just under 12,000 pounds, a max payload of 2,750 pounds and a cruise speed of 240 ktas, all fairly incredible projections from a company that wants to change the world of aviation, and maybe the world in general.
6,000 pounds of batteries? :shock: :shock: The "fairly incredible projections" sound like some Elon Musk-style pie-in-the-sky stuff to me.

What the world needs is a revolutionary new battery. Until we have that, I just don't see how electric airplanes are going to be practical.

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Re: Decent review of EV motorcycle

Post by Sibbo » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:09 am

Steve in Golden wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:13 pm
ZM's article wrote:The first Eviation production model is slated to arrive in 2020. It will carry six to nine passengers using electric motors supplied either by Yasa of England or Siemens of Germany as well as 6,000 pounds of batteries. If that sounds like a lot, well, it is – but it’s necessary to propel the aircraft, which will have a max takeoff weight of just under 12,000 pounds, a max payload of 2,750 pounds and a cruise speed of 240 ktas, all fairly incredible projections from a company that wants to change the world of aviation, and maybe the world in general.
6,000 pounds of batteries? :shock: :shock: The "fairly incredible projections" sound like some Elon Musk-style pie-in-the-sky stuff to me.

What the world needs is a revolutionary new battery. Until we have that, I just don't see how electric airplanes are going to be practical.
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Re: Decent review of EV motorcycle

Post by Zombie Master » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:06 am

Steve in Golden wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:13 pm
[quote= The "fairly incredible projections" sound like some Elon Musk-style pie-in-the-sky stuff to me.

What the world needs is a revolutionary new battery. Until we have that, I just don't see how electric airplanes are going to be practical.
Musk has his own reusable rocket delivery system. I wouldn't discount that guy! When you consider operating costs, maintenance, and pollution, electric is going to happen. The sooner the better IMO. Now who's going to make that lightweight battery?
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Re: Decent review of EV motorcycle

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Zombie Master wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:06 am
Now who's going to make that lightweight battery?
I thought that is what this was for: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=10391#p124650
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Re: Decent review of EV motorcycle

Post by Steve in Golden » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:32 pm

Rob wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:00 pm
Zombie Master wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:06 am
Now who's going to make that lightweight battery?
I thought that is what this was for: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=10391#p124650
Probably be a good while before that comes to anything.

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