[LINK] Electric vehicles and generation

Antony Barry tony at tony-barry.emu.id.au
Sun Jul 23 08:14:24 AEST 2006

On 22/07/2006, at 8:33 PM, Kim Holburn wrote:

>  Electric Cars and Their Discontents
> http://backslash.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/07/21/174214

What made the most sense was the comment that there is no way you are  
going to get high power and range. Batteries are suitable for short  
range vehicles. The best thing on this was http:// 
which involved a vehicle with a 100cc diesel motor which was used for  
battery recharging rather than propulsion.

I have an electric bicycle with a 200 watt motor. I can cruise  
comfortably with little effort at 25kmph for  a hour before I need a  
recharge. You can do a lot with a small amount of power. The throttle  
is linked to the pedals so the harder I pedal the harder the motor  

The Canadian company, Bionx, produces a more sophisticated system  
which has regenerative breaking and a computer control where you can  
set the degree of assistance you want. They claim a range of ~80km.


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