[LINK] eHighways & electric planes

Karl Auer kauer at biplane.com.au
Mon Jun 27 14:09:10 AEST 2016

On Mon, 2016-06-27 at 13:39 +1000, David Lochrin wrote:
> That's fine in principle, but I strongly suspect the optimum size of
> a bus is determined by its service requirements, such as the number
> of people to be moved between major centres at various times during
> the day together with the economics of capital cost, garaging, parts
> & maintenance, staffing, etc.  There's no way we're going to triple
> the number of buses because of the limitations of battery technology.

Missing the point, David. The economics of all those things is changed
by changing technology. You may be right today, you may be wrong
tomorrow. My point is just that we should not hamstring new
technologies with regulations developed for old technologies.

The trick is to look at what the new constraints and opportunities
actually ARE rather than continue to run with the old assumptions.

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au)

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