- Dec 7, 2015
- SE Washington St
- star gazer
they ain't going to kill it
To the original topic, there was a news report last week that NYC bought a number of all electric sanitation trucks (garbage trucks). The Sanitation Department is also tasked with clearing NYC streets of snow. The report stated the electric trucks lasted 4 hours plowing snow before the charge ran out and then had to spend 12 hours on charge for another go at it.
I remember a bloke who developed a system to remove H2 from water while on the move. Basically a water tank and the necessary gizmo to make the H2. He patented his invention then drove his car over a 1000 miles as a demonstration. He got a call from a foundation in Paris offering a huge sum of dough which was accepted. Turned out the foundation was operated by big oil. This happened during the fuel price shock in the 70's
I would like to know the amount of money they pay to keep promising technologies from being developed.
You can't put chickens back in the shell once they are hatched.
The article made it sound more like the garbage trucks were under consideration, or a pilot project testing phase and might not even be in service as the snow plowing ability is essential to the political survival of the mayor. Never seen a plow on a garbage truck in the midwest, but NYC is a different animal entirely and I bet they know what they're doing to prepare for the kind of storms they get.When idealism runs headlong into reality . . . an article discussing what Steve Frazier mentioned:
Only good use for a EV out here is to rip the batteries out break it down to usable voltage in series/parallel for storing solar and wind energy (it's fine to do that with these based on the battery composition) and take the regenerative braking system and turn it into a windmill. What's left of the vehicle after scraping it out turn it into a cartSeems like a good idea to me. How much use could you get out of an electric vehicle? It seems state of the art EV are a commuter car for warmer climates, or a second car for driving around town. You are more remote than I. I live on a gravel road, and an electric vehicle couldn't even get here without damaging the air dam or side shielding. Part of the extended range is from features such as low ground clearance for less air resistance and special low rolling resistance tires. These features don't work well with rough or gravel roads, especially in the rain.
The way our power bills are structured here, I pay more for distribution charges and fees than I do for the actual power I consume.Ex co-worker got bad news so is selling EVERYTHING he has owned in and around Mexico or Auxvasse MO(Pronounce Awe Vaus), he had a solar system added to his city house, was "gonna get paid for his excess electric" never metered that well, his Net bill decreased about 30% is all it ever made. His small farm site has a Game Room Barn as well the old house, had a massive solar on stilts set up there, almost made 50% of use so a net negative there as well. He finally admitted I was correct as to payback being over 20 years for what he spent starting three years ago.
Well all that is water over that dam, poor diet and poorer still habits have left him at 35% heart function at 60 years old(Retired at 57). He just underwent a Heart Tissue Ablation surgery which netted only 5% recovered additionally. His wife has spells where just passes out lost driver's license, not figured that out either where these two are already bought into a GM Duramax power Crew Cab Dually 4x4, and a 40' rolling shathouse, gonna live in it and run around the country. All I could think was gonna be bad when he dies on the road and she cannot drive the damn thing back on her own. Have two boys, one is buying the old farmstead, will still base there for time being.