[LINK] Electric vehicles and generation

Jan Whitaker jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Sun Jul 23 15:33:22 AEST 2006

At 02:32 PM 23/07/2006, Karl Auer wrote:
>Lightness does not mean danger; rather the reverse. a light vehicle does
>less damage when it hits something - to the surroundings AND to the
>occupants. Light materials are LESS likely to fly apart, as they contain
>less energy to be dissipated.

That is counter intuitive, so it's probably true. But I don't understand 
how an aluminum can that can be crushed flat against your forehead but a 
tin can can't would be safer than the tin can version?  Maybe the synthetic 
acrylic materials, oil based are they?, are more crush resistant. ???  They 
would certainly be lighter.


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